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  • Looking ahead - News - Nov. 28, 2014

    Christmas Fair at Sala de Madrid

    Annual Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, Sat. Nov. 29 and Friday, Dec. 6 at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands campus. For more information, contact Inez Gallegos-Lujan at 505-652-6943.

  • Weather - Nov. 28, 2014

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 73. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 34.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 72. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 32.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 28.

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 31.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:49 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.

  • 3 reasons shoppers will spend cautiously

    By Anne D’Innocenzio and Chris Rugaber
    AP Business Writers

    Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low.

    All signs point to a successful holiday shopping season. Despite the economic tail winds, though, retailers are finding themselves having to work to get shoppers into stores.

    Why? Five years into the economic recovery, most Americans still are struggling.

  • ‘Oh, Christmas tree’
  • Chamber gets city contract

    Nearly a year after the city ceased funding the Las Vegas San Miguel Chamber of Commerce, the City Council has thrown the organization a new lifeline.

    Councilors voted unanimously last week to approve a seven- month, $35,000 contract for the struggling organization, but in order to receive that funding, the chamber will need to provide several deliverables, including working to recruit 100 new members.

  • HU student found dead in dorm

    A New Mexico Highlands University officer conducting a welfare check found a student dead inside her room at Kennedy Hall Monday evening.

    The university identified the deceased woman as Paige Martinez, a 52-year-old Media Arts student. State police, which has jurisdiction on university campuses, was called in to investigate. While the death was initially deemed suspicious, state police released a statement Tuesday saying that foul play is not suspected in the death.

  • Ferguson businesses torched in protests

    By Jim Salter and David A. Lieb
    The Associated Press

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday after Ferguson erupted over a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 26, 2014

    In 1964
    Wednesday, Nov. 25 — Maurice Hoffman was elected president of the Las Vegas Shrine Club at the club’s regular monthly meeting at the Home Cafe. Hoffman succeeds Cap Parkinson as president. Other officers elected were Marion Wiggins of Wagon Mound to replace Hoffman as president and E.E. “Pete” Gardner as secretary-treasurer to replace the late Frank Weddington. The new officers take office Jan. 1.

  • Looking ahead - News - Nov. 26, 2014

    Free Thanksgiving meal
    El Sombrero Restaurant’s free Thanksgiving dinner, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27 at the restaurant located at 825 Mills Ave. Everyone welcome.

  • Weather - Nov. 26, 2014

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 59. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 28. West wind around 5 mph, becoming northwest in the evening.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 64. West wind around 5 mph, becoming south in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 32.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 69. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:47 a.m. to 4:49 p.m.