Today's News

  • In Brief - News - May 1, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Student rebuked for rosary

  • Jail Log - May 1, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 22 and April 29:
    Pete Martinez, 35, confinement order
    Tracy Crespin, 28, six-day commitment
    Kevin Romero, 29, confinement Order
    Anthony Tapia, 24, failure to comply with conditions of probation
    Stormy Dominguez, 26, failure to appear
    William Richardson, 63, breaking and entering
    Bobby Archuleta, 46, child support enforcement
    Adam Hern, 39, three-day commitment
    Lisa Sena, 44, DWI/suspended/revoked

  • Looking Back - May 1, 2015

    In 1965

    Monday, May 3 — Burglars entered the bus depot here Friday night and got away with about $55 in cash and a number of keys, according to City Police. Entry to the depot was gained through a back door. The burglars broke a glass pane in the door with a rock and crawled in. The cash drawer in the ticket office was pried open and about $45 taken. Another $9 was taken from the cash register.

  • Looking ahead - News - May 1, 2015

    Cinco de Mayo Celebration
    Casa de Cultura’s Fourth Annual Commemoration of Cinco de Mayo from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 at Mural Park, corner of Seventh Street and Douglas Avenue. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - May 1, 2015

    A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. South wind 5-15 mph, becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - May 1, 2015

    Highlands University regents voted last Friday to offer incoming freshmen a $1,000 bonus if they graduate from the university within four years. Outgoing President Jim Fries proposed the bonus as a way to provide an incentive to incoming students to complete their undergraduate degrees as quickly as possible. It’s a great deal for students. We hope many of the university’s incoming freshmen earn that bonus and that Highlands’ dismal four-year graduate rate will surge as a result.

  • Editorial cartoons - May 1, 2015
  • Just a Thought - Where will you be when the games begin?

    By Rick Kraft

    There was a “Wall of Shame” just outside the entry to the Olympic stadium in Olympia, Greece. But let me come back to this.

    On a tour through Greece, my wife and I had the opportunity to visit ancient Olympia where the Olympic games started.

  • Editorial Roundup - May 1, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader on NSA spying bill (April 27):
    Back in January, when this Congress was brand new and Mitch McConnell was taking the reins as majority leader of the Senate, he pledged “to get committees working again.”
    It’s surprising, then, that, in late April, McConnell moved to bypass the committee process to fast-track a five-year extension of the government’s authority to conduct mass surveillance of U.S. citizens’ phone calls.

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