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Today's News

  • Udall, Weh trade barbs in debate

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    The unpopular leadership in Washington quickly became the focus Thursday night as first-term U.S. Sen. Tom Udall squared off with Republican challenger Allen Weh in their first and only televised debate.

    Election Day is Tuesday.

  • Regents chair says search firm likely

    The chairman of the New Mexico Highlands University Board of Regents says the university will likely hire a presidential search firm and appoint a search committee to find President Jim Fries’ replacement.

    Fries announced last week that he is planning to retire this summer.

    Exactly how Highlands will proceed with the search will be up to the university’s board of regents. Leveo Sanchez, chairman of the board, said that once the search begins, he hopes it can be completed in four to five months.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 3, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, Nov. 2 — State Sen. Fabian Chavez of Santa Fe was the keynote speaker at the Mora County Democrat banquet Saturday at the parochial school gym in Mora, with more than 1,000 persons attending. Mora County Democrat Chairman Fermin Pacheco served as master of ceremonies. Chavez spoke in detail of the entire Democratic ticket in the state and urged the re-election of Donald A. Martinez as district attorney.

  • Looking ahead - News - Nov. 3, 2014

    Hearing on oil and gas ordinance
    One of the last public hearings for the San Miguel County oil and gas regulatory ordinance is at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3 in the Commission chambers - second floor of the courthouse. Commissioners are expected to take action on the ordinance during a meeting on Nov. 12.

  • Weather - Nov. 3, 2014

    Monday
    A slight chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 56. Southwest wind 10-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. North wind 5-10 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 49. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 31.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 63. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33.
     

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Nov. 3, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Police probe fatal crash

    An 80-year-old Arizona man died early Friday morning in a single vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 84, mile post 98 near Romeroville.
    State Police from the Las Vegas District were dispatched to the crash just before 3 a.m. on Friday.
    The driver of the vehicle, identified as Charles Edward Horne, 80, of Sun City, Ariz., succumbed to his injuries on scene.

  • Study: Teacher shortage in poor schools

    The Associated Press

    A New Mexico legislative study says the state’s high-poverty schools are in dire need of hiring more teachers.

    The  Journal reports a Legislative Finance Committee report released Thursday says a “new approach” that includes better incentives and hiring decisions is crucial to get more effective teachers.

  • Cuban poet and novelist to offer free programs

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Havana comes to Highlands University Nov. 3 when internationally acclaimed Cuban poet and novelist Alexis Díaz Pimienta visits for 10 days of free public programs and teaching.

    Pimienta has published 30 books and is the winner of numerous literary awards over the years, including the Latin American Story Prize in 2013 for his book Intercambio de tarjetas.   

  • Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday at NMHU

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A record number of employers will be at the Highlands University Career and Internship Fair for students and alumni from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    The university’s Office of Career Services will host the fair, which is in the Student Union Building ballroom at the northwest corner of National Avenue and 8th Street.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 3, 2014

    TODAY
    HOY
    • One of the last public hearings for the San Miguel County oil and gas regulatory ordinance is at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3 in the Commission chambers - second floor of the courthouse. Commissioners are expected to take action on the ordinance during a meeting on Nov. 12. They are also hearing public comments about the amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. For more information, call 426-1468.

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