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  • Looking Back - News - March 9, 2012

    In 1912

    Sunday, March 3 — In spite of the threatening storm, a goodly number of representatives of precinct 29, East Las Vegas gathered last night in the city hall to participate in a primary. The meeting was called to order by precinct committeeman F.O. Blood. Ralph E. Twitchell was chosen permanent chairman and Herbert W. Clark permanent secretary.

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 9, 2012

    Daylight saving time begins Sunday

    Don’t forget to set your clock forward one hour before going to bed on Saturday.

  • Weather - March 9, 2012

    A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 37. North wind around 10 mph, becoming east. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. A chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.


  • Correction - News - March 9, 2012

    An article on the Fiesta de la Hispanidad published in Monday’s edition contained two errors. Among the performers will be Kenneth Archuleta. The band Macizo will also perform. Archuleta and the band were misidentified in the original story.

  • Counting the Votes
  • Navajos look to invest in project

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A $1.5 billion effort to link the United States’ three major electricity grids has caught the attention of one of the country’s largest American Indian tribes as it looks to enter the energy race.

    Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly has met with developers of the Tres Amigas Superstation and sees the project as an opportunity for electricity generated on the reservation — which spans parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah — to reach other markets.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - March 9, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Prisoners leave Sandoval jail
    ALBUQUERQUE — Nearly 200 federal prisoners are being transferred out of the Sandoval County Detention Center to other jails in New Mexico but federal authorities aren't saying why.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - March 9, 2012

    THUMBS UP! DECISIONS MADE, RUNOFF BOUND. Some people seem frustrated with the fact that two of the three municipal races haven’t been decided yet, thanks to the new runoff system in place. But it’s the only way to select our next mayor and Ward 3 councilor by majority votes. We think it will be worth the wait.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 9, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - New Mexico by any other name — Arizona?

    By Jesus Lopez

    Even New Mexico’s name was offensive to Washington, and during the long quest for statehood, several attempts were made to change her age-old identity.

    As early as 1869, a Congressional bill proposing statehood required that New Mexico’s name be changed to Lincoln. In 1888, New Mexico’s admission was proposed in Congress under the name Montezuma. Even these attempts at statehood having failed, a name change was never actually required —  until 1906.