NEW YORK — The NFL’s divisional playoff weekend drew its biggest television audience ever.
The four games last weekend averaged 37.8 million viewers. The previous high was 36.6 million in 2011.
The league said Tuesday that the Green Bay Packers’ 26-21 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday was the second-most watched divisional game on record. It averaged 44.4 million viewers on Fox. The New York Giants’ upset of the Packers in 2012 drew 45.1 million viewers.
Giving back was the name of the game on Monday as part of an event in honor of Martin Luther King’s Day of Service.
Roughly 20 people including VISTA volunteers, community members and United World College-USA students volunteered several hours to work on the La Milpa Community Garden.
Their work included building a wooden fence and raised garden beds, cleaning of invasive weeds, and preparing the ground for the construction of a rock wall. The event was to prepare the garden for the upcoming garden season.
An inveterate verbophile, I’ve always been interested in words, what they mean, why they mean, why they can hurt and heal. Remember that bit of doggerel about “sticks and stones” that may “break my bones”?
Snow likely, mainly after 11 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 33. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of 2-4 inches possible. Snow at night. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 19. Northeast wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.
A 40 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 31. Northeast wind 10-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of snow at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 9.
Seven people filed paperwork Wednesday to run for three seats on the Luna Community College Board of Trustees.
The District 2 race pits incumbent Tony A. Valdez against challengers Richard Jaramillo and Michael Angelo Adams. All three reside in Las Vegas.
The District 4 seat is currently held by Frankie Tenorio, but he has decided not to seek re-election. The three candidates in that race are Victor R. Ramirez, of Gonzales Ranch, Severiano Sisneros of Santa Rosa and Nick F. Maestas of Anton Chico.
In the coming weeks and months the Highlands University presidential search committee and, ultimately, the university’s Board of Regents will be hard at work vetting applicants for the Highlands presidency.
It’s impossible to overstate the importance of the work they will be doing. The person selected as the university’s next president will set the tone and course of the next several years at Highlands.