Local News

  • City close to Storrie deal

    The stalemate between the city of Las Vegas and Storrie Project Water Users Association appears to be coming to an end.

  • In Brief - News - Nov. 22, 2015

    The Associated Press

    Game Commission OKs $1M fee

    The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has agreed to pay a $1 million fee so hunters, anglers and trappers can continue to have access to state trust lands.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports the Game Commission approved the agreement at a meeting Thursday in Roswell following months of negotiations between the department and Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn.

  • Exchange targets Hispanics, Native Americans

    The Associated Press

    The state health insurance exchange is taking its message to the airwaves, billboards, community groups and online to boost the number of New Mexicans signing up for coverage during this enrollment period.

    Exchange CEO Amy Dowd said Thursday that people will have until the end of January to sign up, but those who want to have coverage by the first of the year face a Dec. 15 deadline.

    The exchange’s call center has been receiving about 100 inquiries a day and the number of

  • Study: More Mexicans leaving U.S. than coming

    By Elliot Spagat
    The Associated Press

    SAN DIEGO — More Mexicans are leaving than moving into the United States, reversing the flow of a half-century of mass migration, according to a study published Thursday.

    The Pew Research Center found that slightly more than 1 million Mexicans and their families, including American-born children, left the U.S. for Mexico from 2009 to 2014. During the same five years, 870,000 Mexicans came to the U.S., resulting in a net flow to Mexico of 140,000.

  • Editorial Roundup - Nov. 22, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Texarkana Gazette on the business of education (Nov. 17):

    No doubt you’ve seen the ads on TV or in print.

    Smiling students, professional instructors, promises of better jobs, better earnings, better lives.
    For-profit colleges. Education as a business.

    Maybe you’ve even taken the bait and enrolled. Perhaps you’ve taken out a loan or used government grants or military education benefits.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu Nov. 22. 2015

    Senior Lunch Menu

    The lunch menu for the Mora/Wagon Mound Senior Center provides coffee and milk daily.

    Liver and onions, mashed potatoes, green beans, sliced cucumbers, wheat roll with margarine, peaches and strawberries with topping

    Hamburger Stroganoff, egg noodles, broccoli, carrot raisin salad, and a banana

    Pork roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, asparagus, bread with margarine, and applesauce


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  • Photo exhibit tells stories of life as a Navajo

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University presents the photography exhibition “Crossing Between Worlds: Life, Land, and the Culture of Canyon de Chelly.”

    The exhibition of Charles Winters’ photographs continues through Dec. 11 in the Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave., with an artist and curator reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday.

  • West board: No raise for Parson

    A recent West Las Vegas board vote may be an indication of a rocky relationship between Superintendent Gene Parson and the board.

    During a meeting late last week, the board split on giving Parson a 1 percent raise for this school year, with board Chairman David Romero breaking the tie by voting against the raise. Board members Patrick Marquez and Anthony “Leroy” Benavidez opposed the raise while board secretary Christine Ludi and vice-chair Marvin Martinez were both in favor of the raise.