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Today's News

  • Another Perspective: Trump travel ban problematic

    By Victoria J. Mora

    There have been many responses from higher education to President Trump’s original executive order limiting visas for refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.

    With the release of the revised executive order on March 6, the scope of the “travel ban” has narrowed. But the new order remains problematic in light of the aims it intends to achieve and it is our responsibility as educators to call this out.

  • Another Perspective: Health care vital to state

    The health care industry is the bright spot in New Mexico’s economy, adding jobs at a time when other sectors are shedding them, but it does even more by supporting the culture of our communities and providing hope to generations of New Mexicans.

    As New Mexico’s population grows older, it is more important than ever that our hospitals and clinics remain financially strong and that our doctors, nurses and other health care providers remain able to give us the kind of first-rate and compassionate care that we all need and have come to expect.  

  • Just a Thought: I went out and bought a thousand marbles

    By Rick Kraft

    It is funny how a thousand marbles can help keep life in perspective.  Like an ever-flowing waterfall, life is constantly coming at us from upstream and then flowing past us. We finish one day, go to bed, and then wake up and another day is upon us.  

    Life marches on whether we want to recognize it or not.  Yesterday has been spent, but today is still available. Although none of us knows how many tomorrows we have to spend, we assume we have many.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - What’s in a name, anyway?

    By Beth Urech

    “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” unless your name is Rosaria or Rosa but on your current driver’s license it is written as Rose.

    Ever since the new law went into effect Nov. 14, 2016, some of us are discovering our names don’t smell as sweet.

  • Isotopes 2017 schedule

    Thursday, April 6
    Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park (promotion: fleece blankets)

    Friday, April 7
    Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park

    Saturday, April 8
    Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park (promotion: Dukes Retro Night)

    Sunday, April 9
    Salt Lake Bees, 1:35 p.m., Isotopes Park (promotion: magnet schedules)

    Monday, April 10
    Salt Lake Bees, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park

    Tuesday, April 11
    At Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 19, 2017

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, noon, Brandt Park
    Basketball
    • B.J. Gonzales Memorial Basketball Tournament, 9 a.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Football
    • Las Vegas Grizzlies at Santa Fe Venom, TBA
    Softball
    • NMHU vs. Adams State (DH), 11 a.m., Cowgirl Field

    MONDAY  
    Softball
    • West Las Vegs vs. Raton (DH), 4 p.m., WLV Field
    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Robertson JV vs. Santa Fe (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field

  • Override defends teacher leave

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico state Senate voted to override a veto by Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez of a bill that would have allowed teachers to take more than three days of annual sick leave without being penalized on performance evaluations.

    If the House also votes to override, it would be the first time in 15 years a New Mexico governor’s veto has been reversed.

  • Art on the air - Radio station 24-7 sports

    When he was looking for a format for his newest radio station, the loudest voices Matt Martinez heard were from the bleachers.

    “We took a study to see what people would like,” Martinez said. “The younger generation likes hip-hop and a lot of the new music out there, but the business community wouldn’t support it. But one of the formats that was a natural was sports.”

  • Martinez, county come to terms

    San Miguel County made official its pick for a new manager on Tuesday, as the county commission approved a two-year contract with Vidal Martinez.

    Under terms negotiated, Martinez will be paid $85,000 a year to serve as county manager.

    Martinez is a longtime administrator at Luna Community College. He had served as vice president for instruction before a more recent stint as director of vocational programs.

  • Tax code overhaul on table

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico lawmakers listened to an outcry from dozens of nonprofit organizations and industry groups as a Senate panel reviewed a proposal Wednesday to eliminate a wide array of tax exemptions, deductions and credits in an effort to stabilize state revenue streams and lower overall tax rates.

    Republican Rep. Jason Harper of Rio Ranch outlined provisions of the far-reaching tax reform plan designed to improve the business climate in New Mexico by sweeping away an array of tax breaks.