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  • Weather - Dec. 16, 2016

    Friday

    HIGH 58° / LOW 35°
    A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Windy, with a west wind 30 to 40 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:04 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 38° / LOW 8°
    A 30 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Windy, with a southwest wind 25 to 30 mph becoming north 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:05 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.

  • Exhibit explores LV’s Chinese immigrants

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The untold story of the Chinese immigrant experience in Las Vegas, New Mexico, in the 1880s comes to life in a multimedia museum exhibit Highlands University media arts students created.

    The exhibit, Phantoms of a Rail Town: The Chinese Immigrant Experience c. 1882, opened at the City of Las Vegas Museum Dec. 10 and continues through the end of 2017.

  • State has hundreds of vacant teacher positions

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The number of students enrolled in teacher training programs in New Mexico has dropped while the state struggles to fill hundreds of vacant teaching positions across the state.

    Researchers at New Mexico State University’s College of Education reviewed vacancy data from the state’s 89 school districts through mid-October and found nearly 600 open positions. Most were teaching jobs, but there were also vacancies for counselors, social workers, speech therapists and administrators.

  • 300 coats donated to local kids
  • Balderas: Police shooting probes need improvement

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The policies and procedures governing the investigation and prosecution of deadly shootings by law enforcement officers in New Mexico must be improved, state Attorney General Hector Balderas said Monday.

  • Trump picks Tillerson to lead State Department

    By Julie Pace and Catherine Lucey
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday he has picked Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state, calling the oil executive with close to ties to Russia one of the most accomplished “international dealmakers in the world.”

  • Partnership aims to increase computer science graduates

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A new partnership between Highlands University and Los Alamos National Laboratory aims to increase computer science graduates at the university that will fill professional positions at the laboratory.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 14, 2016

    Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1966 — The newest dormitory on the Highlands University campus is named Connor Hall in honor of Col. James E. Connor, comptroller at Highlands University. In making the announcement, Dr. Thomas C. Donnelly, president at Highlands, said that the regents decided to follow the policy of naming buildings after persons who have made significant contributions to Highlands over a long period of time.
     

  • Weather - Dec. 14, 2016

    Wednesday

    HIGH 54° / LOW 31°
    Sunny, with a high near 54. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:03 a.m. to 4:49 p.m.

    Thursday

    HIGH 62° / LOW 40°
    Sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:03 a.m. to 4:49 p.m.

    Friday

  • Organizer halts recall effort

    The man who had been leading the recall effort against Las Vegas Mayor Tonita Gurulé-Girón has notified the city clerk that he is withdrawing his recall petition.

    “This is my official notice that I am no longer continuing to work on the recall on Mayor Tonita Gurule,” Manuel Martinez states in his letter, which was submitted to City Clerk Casandra Fresquez on Wednesday.