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Today's News

  • Weather - July 16

    Wednesday
    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming northwest in the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms likely at night. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. North wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

    Thursday

  • State to release corrected teacher evaluations

    The Associated Press

    Hundreds of New Mexico teachers who received evaluations with errors will get corrected evaluations within weeks.

    The Public Education Department plans to release corrected evaluations for the past school year by end of August, spokesman Larry Behrens said.

    Education Secretary Hanna Skandera has said faulty data reported by districts during the first implementation of the new evaluation system caused the errors, but some superintendents have said they doubted districts alone were responsible.

  • Que Pasa - July 16, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • Information meeting to learn about foster and adoptive parenting opportunities with New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department., 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the local CYFD office at 2518 Ridge Runner Road. CYFD staff will be available at the information meeting to give information and answer questions about how you can become a licensed foster or adoptive parent. For more information, contact Renee Valerio at 575-758-8871, or renee.valerio@state.nm.us.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • Rail line crucial to area

    Many people have fond, nostalgic recollections of an era of railroads in their home town. They recall the familiar whistle, waving to riders and — if they’re old enough — the sooty residue that belched out of the line’s smokestacks.

    Residents of the streets closest to the Amtrak line, Railroad, Pecos and Commerce, doubtless remember the coal-operated engines that left ashes in their yards.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 16, 2014
  • Work of Art: The selfie is all around

    It’s heartening — but I certainly won’t say humbling — to have received a number of comments on the last few Works of Art, describing observations from countries such as the Czech Republic and Austria, during the two weeks-plus we spent there with family.

    “Humbling” is the wrong word. It connotes a feeling of humiliation, as if some of my observations were ridiculous.
    But let’s drop the humility and discuss instead the reactions of some people to the articles about Prague and Hallstatt.

  • Lightning strikes TWICE - Las Vegas juniors softball repeats as state champions

    Ripping across the heavens in multiple directions, the lightning bolts struck, near and far, accompanied by the peals of thunder and a persistent rain.

    Only the lightning could delay the seeming inevitability of another state championship for the Las Vegas juniors softball team in a 22-2 deluge that washed away Zia Mile HIgh’s hopes of upsetting the defending champs on Sunday afternoon at New Mexico Highlands University’s Cowgirl Field.

  • State softball championships
  • HU punter is preseason All-American

    When the New Mexico Highlands football offense stalls on a drive downfield, the Cowboys can at least be assured of being able to pin the opponent deep via the punting game.

    Thanks in large part to Patrick Carney, Highlands has been keeping opponents honest on its own fourth down situations.
    Carney was recognized as a preseason All-American for NCAA Division II by The Sporting News and Lindy’s, nationally respected sports publications, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced on Monday.

  • Triggers-Robbers in Santa Rosa

    Rainy weather led to cancellation of one game and interrupted another in the Las Vegas Train Robbers’ last two scheduled home games of the summer.

    On Sunday, the Las Vegas-Trinidad contest at Rodriguez Park was rained out altogether. Then on Monday, a special Santa Rosa date reached the second inning — with the Triggers up 3-0 — before officials called a halt due to weather. The game was to resume on Tuesday in Trinidad, with the originally slated game cancelled by the Pecos League.