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Today's News

  • Company to develop wind farm

    The Associated Press

    A Texas firm has won a bid to build a wind farm in northeastern New Mexico.

    State Land Commissioner Ray Powell announced Monday that Triangle Gallegos of Hereford, Texas, will be developing the project on 19,000 acres of State Trust Land and 31,000 acres of private land 35 miles west of Clayton in Union County.

    The lease on trust land will generate about $47 million in revenue for state schools.

  • Film crew to be in Vegas this week

    A three-person film crew will be in Las Vegas Thursday afternoon and Friday morning filming footage for a new travel series, “New Mexico True Television,” which is being produced in collaboration with the state Tourism Department.

    The filming will not result in road closures or disruption to any business or activity in town.

    “We will be focusing on the historical sites and buildings of Las Vegas,” the crew said in a statement. “We will also be paying a visit to Charlie’s Spic & Span Bakery Friday morning.”

  • Earth Day celebration
  • Que Pasa - April 30, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • Welcome Reception for Chris Wolf, CEO of Alta Vista Regional Hospital, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 at the Alta Vista Hospital Dining Room.
    • Community Education Initiatives Forum, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 at Memorial Middle School. State Public Education Department Secretary Hanna Skandera is scheduled to speak at 5:45 p.m. For more information, contact the New Mexico Parent Teacher Association by email at nmpta@nmpta.org.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 28, 2014
  • Making a difference

    Within a span of about 12 hours this past Saturday, Lincoln Park — and by extension, the Meadow City — became enriched by the planting of 29 trees, thanks to the efforts of several individuals and organizations seeking to beautify this city.

    Financial assistance came from an Urban Forestry grant from the New Mexico State Forestry Department.    

  • Work of Art: Let’s not dumb it down

    Without hesitation, I declare that no person had a bigger positive influence on the English language than William Shakespeare, whose birthday was believed to have been April 23, coincidentally, also the date of his death.

    But this isn’t going to be a pep talk on Shakespeare; rather, it’s a lament.

    Let me explain:

    Daniel Burnett, secretary of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a nonprofit dedicated to academic excellence, recently wrote that Shakespeare studies are virtually non-existent today.

  • Cowgirl softball season ends

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    GOLDEN, Colo. — The Cowgirls mounted a pair of rallies to send both games on the day to the bottom of the seventh, but the Orediggers captured the win both times as the New Mexico Highlands softball team (11-39, 7-30 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) dropped a pair of 6-5 games against Colorado School of Mines (20-25, 16-20 RMAC) Sunday afternoon in Golden, Colo.

  • State rosters filling up

    As the spring sports season hits the home stretch, a number of area athletes have their sights set on the postseason.

    Robertson has a solid chance of hosting first-round state tournament games in both baseball and softball, said RHS director of co-curricular activities Juan Carlos Fulgenzi. West Las Vegas likely would have to travel but could make the cut in both sports.

  • Outrage grows over Sterling situation

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Basketball Writer
    Outrage over racist comments purportedly made by embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit a crescendo Monday, with corporations pulling their sponsorship deals with the team.
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was to address the scandal in a news conference in New York where he could reveal sanctions the league will impose on Sterling.