Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Oct. 7, 2011

    Highlands parade is Saturday

    The New Mexico Highlands University homecoming parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday near the San Miguel County Courthouse and end at Carnegie Library Park.

  • Weather - Oct. 7, 2011

    Isolated showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Southwest wind 10-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.


  • Correction - News - Oct. 7, 2011

    A story in Monday’s edition about an assisted-living facility on Fourth Street contained incorrect information. Area residents who spoke at the city meeting mostly raised concerns about the facility rather than the types of residents who would live there; specifically, parking and staffing were central to the discussion. The article also erred in stating the commission “voted overwhelmingly” in favor of the requested variance — the vote was 2-1. Additionally, the name of Aileen Torres-Hughes was misspelled in the article.

  • History buffs share knowledge

    By Michael Johnson
    Alamogordo Daily News

    ALAMOGORDO — Lying on tables covered with various hides skinned from horse, cow and buffalo were the military’s so-called tools of the trade back in the day.

    There were swords, military-style buttons, rifles, a beat-up tin cup, a portable amputation kit and a McClellan saddle for long trips on horseback.

  • Law tightens contract preference

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez signed a measure into law on Wednesday to ensure New Mexico businesses hold an advantage over out-of-state competitors when bidding on state government contracts.
    Supporters say the contracting preference can help provide jobs in New Mexico.

  • In Brief - News - Oct. 7, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Baptists may sell center
    ALBUQUERQUE — The Glorieta Conference Center north of Santa Fe is cutting back operations, laying off workers and may be sold.

  • Apple founder had eye on future

    By Joran Robertson
    AP Technology Writer

    SAN FRANCISCO  — Steve Jobs saw the future and led the world to it. He moved technology from garages to pockets, took entertainment from discs to bytes and turned gadgets into extensions of the people who use them.
    Jobs, who founded and ran Apple, told us what we needed before we wanted it.

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  • Noticias - Oct. 7, 2011

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  • Que Pasa - Oct. 7, 2011