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  • An early Christmas gift - Bank donates $10K to band

    Christmas came early for the Robertson Red Wave Marching Band. On Thursday afternoon, Southwest Capital Bank hosted a large community gathering and the band’s winter concert where the bank announced their donation of $10,000 to the group.

    The money, along with $10,000 raised by the band’s booster club and $10,000 match from the Las Vegas City School board, will be used to purchase new uniforms for the award-winning band.

  • Four vying to be city police chief

    With Chief Christian Montaño’s impending departure from the city, a group of Las Vegas police officers is throwing its support behind Commander Juan Montaño for the police department’s top position.

    Commander Montaño is one of four people being considered by Mayor Alfonso Ortiz for the post. The other candidates are Deputy Chief Eugene Garcia and Commanders Kenneth Jenkins and Adrian Crespin.

    Commander Robert Gutierrez did not apply for the position.

  • Luna election set for March 3

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College will hold a board of trustees election on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Three of the seven district board seats are up for election. The three districts are Districts 2, 4 and 6.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Dec. 22, 2014

    The Associated Press

    PILT funds approved
    New Mexico counties will be getting more federal dollars next year as compensation for the non-taxable lands within their borders.
    President Barack Obama signed legislation this week that included the funding. It’s part of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Program.
    New Mexico counties rely on the payments to provide services, including improvements to schools, roads and public safety. Last year, all but one of the state’s 33 counties shared a total of $37 million.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 22

    In 1964
    Wednesday, Dec. 16 — District II Officials Association members who will officiate the 11th annual “Stu” Clark basketball tournament for high schools are Arcenio A. Gonzales, George Esquibel, Nick DiDomenico, Leo Segura (president), Tony L. Lovato, John Berg, Tony Marquez, Tony Serna, Joe (Mayo) Armijo, Carlos Lopes, Alex Coull and Ray Serna.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 22, 2014

    Farmers Market open Saturdays
    Tri-County Farmers Market has opened its Winter Market at Mallette’s Farm Store at mile post 3 on Highway 518. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday morning.

  • Weather - Dec. 22, 2014

    A slight chance of rain showers after 11a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 15 to 20 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 50. Mostly clear with a low around 27.

    Christmas day
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:07 a.m. to 4:52 p.m.

  • Daves to chair search team

    New Mexico Highlands University Regents appointed a 13-person search committee Tuesday to conduct the search for President Jim Fries’ replacement, and they tapped the head of the Highlands Foundation to head that committee.

    Doyle Daves, who has headed the foundation for the last six years, will lead the search. The foundation is the university’s fundraising arm.

  • 15 file for East, West school board

    Although school board elections are months away, the campaigning has begun. On Tuesday, 15 candidates tossed in their names for seven vacant seats on either the Las Vegas City Schools board or West Las Vegas School board.

    Veteran board members Gary Gold and Felix Alderete are not seeking re-election for their respective seats.

    Vying for Gold’s seat on the West Las Vegas board are City of Las Vegas employee Alvin Jiron, former school board member John Trujillo and Anthony Benavidez who lists an Alamo Street address.

  • House of Cards