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Today's News

  • Kidnapped girl found dead

    The Associated Press

    FARMINGTON — An 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped from the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, launching a massive search, was found dead Tuesday.

    Authorities had been searching by air and ground for Ashlynne Mike, a Navajo fifth-grader who was abducted by a man believed to be a stranger Monday afternoon, FBI spokesman Frank Fisher said.

    The girl’s body was found Tuesday morning in Shiprock, near a rock formation that the town is named for, said Jesse Delmar, the tribe’s public safety division director.

  • Mariachi group wins second

    Robertson High School’s Mariachi Cardenal is making waves in the music scene. In late April the group of more than 20 students earned second place in the annual Tucson International Mariachi Conference. While there the students learned from professional mariachi performers. Mariachi Cardenal was also the second-place recipient in what the director Martin Sena calls the “People’s Choice Award.”

    “We won second in the competition where people have to cast votes,” Sena said. The group’s second-place award also included $1,000.

  • Anti-child abuse campaign launched

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    A state agency tasked with protecting New Mexico children is launching a campaign Monday with a new website and meetings around the state aimed at getting more parents involved in fighting child abuse.

  • In Brief May 4, 2016

    The Associated Press

    New Springer Dam unveiled

    SPRINGER — Two small, old dams that had been deemed by water managers as most likely to fail have been replaced.

    Officials with the Office of the State Engineer and the town of Springer gathered Monday to celebrate the completion of the new Springer Dam with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    State Engineer Tom Blaine says the new dam will help provide a safe and reliable water supply for Springer.

  • Editorial Cartoon: May 4, 2016
  • Editorial : Crossing the line

    Testimony presented in federal court last week raises serious questions about the state Human Services Department and the manner in which it has been administering its food assistance program.

    According to The Associated Press, state caseworkers and supervisors testified last Thursday that they falsified income information on emergency applications for people seeking food assistance, resulting in some of the state’s most needy being denied help.

  • A work of Art: ‘Kinda’ is sorta common nowadays

    A recent discovery, which with my luck won’t create even a ripple, deals with added flabbiness in speech and writing.
    The culprit has a name: “Like.” We’re not talking about the verb like, which might appear in this sentence: “I really like Katherine Zeta Jones.” That’s a legitimate use of the word.

    It’s the flabby part of speech that we make of “like,” when we like overuse it.

  • Looking Back May 4, 2016

    Tuesday, May 3, 1965 — San Miguel County voters early today were following the expected pattern of a light vote in the primary election. There appeared to be no problems of major concern. However,  Asst. Dist. Atty. E.R. Cooper protested to State Police that officers were not to stand on guard within polling places where voters were casting ballots. Cooper said the officers may stand guard outside the polls.

  • Weather May 4, 2016

    Wednesday

    HIGH 72° / LOW 42°

    Sunny, with a high near 72. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Wednesday night — mostly clear, with a low around 42. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight. 

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:05 a.m. to 7:50 p.m.

     

    Thursday

  • Diversity celebration