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  • In Brief - News - April 23, 2017

    Staff and wire reports
    Legislature seeks legal help
    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Legislature has sued Republican Gov. Susana Martinez over her budget vetoes that would effectively eliminate the legislative branch by cutting off its funding amid an escalating clash over how to resolve the state’s financial crisis.

    The Democrat-led Legislature on Friday petitioned the New Mexico Supreme Court to block vetoes that would defund the legislative branch and all state institutions of higher education in the coming fiscal year.

  • Weather - April 23, 2017


    HIGH 73° / LOW 43°
    Sunny, with a high near 73. South wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
    Sunday night — mostly clear, with a low around 43.
    6:18 a.m. to 7:41 p.m.


    HIGH 81° / LOW 46°
    Sunny, with a high near 81. Breezy. Monday night — mostly clear, with a low around 46. Windy.
    6:17 a.m. to 7:42 p.m.


  • Spring time fun
  • Prescription drug take-back day scheduled for April 29

    UPDATE: The location has been changed due to the weather predictions. The event will now take place at the Highlands University Student Center Ballroom at 800 National Ave. There will still be free food, live music, games, and agency information booths.

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The San Miguel County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and Highlands University are sponsoring a day for the community to come together on Wednesday to safely dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

  • Senior Lunch Menu — April 23, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for April 24 to April 28.

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, cheese, red chile, and potato
    Lunch: Beef tips over egg noodles, steamed cauliflower, garden salad with dressing, whole wheat roll, and fruit cocktail

    Breakfast: Sausage burrito, and salsa
    Lunch: Beef and cheese enchilada with red chile, pinto beans, Spanish rice, and lemon pudding

  • Que Pasa - April 23, 2017


    3 p.m.
    The Highlands University Madrigal Choir presents a concert, Music Here and Now in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. Some of the musical selections include Ron Strauss’ Adon Olam, and Bob Chilcott’s compositions Jazz Song of Innocence and Ophelia, Caliban and Miranda. Ticket prices are $5. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free along with other students with IDs.


    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

  • Photo op is a personal choice

    The following editorial was published in the Boston Herald on April 19.

    Five years ago we were drowning in a sea of outrage over Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas’ decision to “snub” President Obama during his team’s visit to the White House.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 23, 2017
  • Another Perspective: Stopping higher ed funds wrong move

    By Sam Minner

    A few days ago, I and all other university presidents in New Mexico were informed that we would receive no state appropriations effective July 1. The many challenges associated with balancing the state budget are well known and, unless revenues increase from some source, additional legally required cuts must be made to balance the budget.

  • Just a Thought: Are you talking about your ethics or mine?

    By Rick Kraft

    Several years back when I was the New Mexico State Bar President I was speaking to a group of a few hundred lawyers at a conference and I asked the group the question, “How many of you in this room are unethical?” Not a hand went up. Good ... I thought.