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  • Union calls on APS to avoid cuts

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The teachers union is calling on the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education to avoid pay cuts, furloughs or increased class size and to instead rely on cash reserves to cover budget reductions.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that members of a caucus within the Albuquerque Teachers Federation protested outside district headquarters Wednesday, calling on the district to find a way to cover a $12.5 million budget cut that won’t negatively affect teachers.

  • Senior Lunch Menu — Feb. 19, 2017

    Senior Lunch Menu

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals.
    Menu for Feb. 20 to Feb. 24.

    MONDAY
    Closed for Presidents Day

    TUESDAY
    Breakfast: Cereal, English muffin and peanut butter
    Lunch: Sloppy Joe, tossed salad with dressing, green beans, and baked apple crisp

    WEDNESDAY
    Breakfast: Bacon burrito with egg and cheese
    Lunch: Carne adovada, beans, seasoned spinach, flour tortilla, and diced peaches

  • West unveils school reorg plan

    Financial issues on the state level are hitting school districts across New Mexico.

    With the state yanking money back from districts, West Las Vegas school officials are scrambling to figure out a plan to ensure the money is spent effectively. Late last week, West Superintendent Christopher Gutierrez advised the board of his plans of reorganizing the district’s elementary school sites.

  • Accolades for Trolley Building - Local contractor receives award

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Franken Construction earned a New Mexico Best Buildings 2017 Award for transforming a unique historic Las Vegas, New Mexico, landmark into a state-of-the-art facility for Highlands University’s Media Arts and Technology Department.

    The Associated General Contractors of New Mexico made the award to Franken Construction of Las Vegas for its work on the university’s Trolley Building.

  • Missing teen worries family

    The family of an 18-year-old who went missing on Tuesday is asking for the public’s help in finding him.

    Alejandro Alex Alirez, 18, was last seen outside Alumbra, near the west side post office, at about 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

    Christine Pacheco, Alirez’ grandmother, said her entire family is worried because Alirez has not been acting like himself.
    She said her grandson was on life support for several days at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque a few weeks ago. She said he hasn’t been acting like himself since then.

  • Revenue forecast shows no relief

    By Morgan Lee
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A dire forecast for state government revenues in the coming fiscal year remains unchanged after a review by a group of state economists that sets parameters for government spending, a top budget negotiator in the House of Representatives said Wednesday.

  • Effort tabled to revamp game and fish agency

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A Senate committee has tabled a proposal to significantly shift the mission of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

    The legislation sponsored by Democrat Sen. Jeff Steinborn of Las Cruces would give the department the authority to manage all wildlife as a public resource rather than managing game animals and fish for recreation and food as currently provided under law.

    The measure also would give the gubernatorial appointees of the Game Commission authority over all wildlife rather than just game species.

  • Trump: White House fine-tuned machine, despite turmoil

    By Darlene Superville and Ken Thomas
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump mounted an aggressive defense of his young presidency Thursday, lambasting reports that his campaign advisers had inappropriate contact with Russian officials and vowing to crack down on the leaking of classified information.

  • House GOP struggles for consensus on health law

    By Alan Fram
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON  — House Republican leaders sketched broad outlines of a replacement for President Barack Obama’s health care law that left rank-and-file GOP members at odds and questioning details and timing of how the GOP intends to deliver on its long-promised alternative.

  • Jail Log - Feb. 17, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 8 and Feb. 13:
    Jerroldine Montaño, 38, probation violation: 24 hour hold for investigation. Adult Probation Office
    Leondro Padilla, 33, bench warrant: hold for court, San Miguel Magistrate Court / MDC
    Amanda Padilla, 27, bench warrant: failure to appear, District Court / Sandoval County
    Jessie Romero, 40, bench warrant: failure to appear, District Court