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Today's News

  • Optic picks for Primary

    Democratic Nomination for Governor

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 30, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - The Americanization of the Old Town Plaza

    Resident scholar and historian Marcus C. Gottschalk has done painstaking and meticulous research into the original layout and early development of the Old Town Plaza. In 2001, he first published Pioneer Merchants of the Las Vegas Plaza, a work that includes the development of the Plaza from its settlement through the territorial period.
    Because of his knowledge and expertise on the current subject in our series, I asked Marcus to author this column and the next, in our continuing chronology of Las Vegas history.

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  • Editorial Roundup - May 30, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Poughkeepsie Journal on problems within Veterans Affairs. (May 25):
    Today, as we pay homage to those who have fought and died in our nation’s wars, the country can honor veterans in so many ways — but none is as pressing as making sure those returning from battle are getting adequate care to stay healthy.
    The country is falling horribly short, as the most recent scandals at Veterans Affairs facilities show. And that is an awful thing to ponder as we observe Memorial Day.

  • Students of the month - May 30, 2014
  • Professor publishes book

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University English professor Helen Blythe published a book that explores Victorian-era British writers’ work inspired by their adventures in colonial New Zealand.

    Palgrave Macmillan published Blythe’s 256-page book The Victorian Colonial Romance with the Antipodes, which was released May 21.

  • HU’s Howard receives Tech Champ Award

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University graduate Paul Howard won a Rio Rancho Public Schools 2014 Technology Champion award for the way he uses technology that helps his non-verbal students communicate for the first time.

    Howard started his position as a special education teacher at Rio Rancho High School in August 2013 and works in a self-contained classroom of eight students with special needs.

  • Que Pasa - May 30, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • Robertson High School graduation, 10 a.m. on Friday, May 30 at the Mike Marr Gym.

    SUNDAY DOMINGO
    • La Comunidad de El Carmen and Community Land Grand monthly meeting, 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 1 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on El Oro Road. All community members and those interested in preserving and protecting our community land and cemetery are urged to attend. For information, contact Joe Archuleta at 505-819-9960 or Jim Coryat at 505-617-5103.

  • HU students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society inducted 30 students at ceremonies earlier this month.

    Students from Highlands’ main campus, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe centers were inducted as well as one faculty member and two alumni.

  • Mora County Notebook - Graduations galore in Mora County

    After our college students graduated the celebrations turned to the younger graduates. On Friday, May 16, the kindergarten held its ceremony as the children leave the Holman site and graduate to first grade in Mora. There were many proud parents’ grand- parents cheering them on as they received their diploma/certificate. The next week the Head Start held its graduation ceremony on May 22 with 45 students graduating and again a full gym of parents and well-wishers.