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  • Definitely not a whopper - Larger trout now in lakes

    By Karl Moffatt
    State Game & Fish Department

    Anglers should be catching fatter fish this summer because the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is growing them even bigger than ever.

    “I don’t know what they’re feeding them down at the hatchery, but they need to keep it up,” says Josh Anspach Hanson, 34, of Albuquerque. “It’s sure made my fishing really exciting again.”

  • City solid waste now a department

    The city of Las Vegas has a new department after the Council signed off last month on a reorganization plan proposed by City Manager Elmer Martinez.

    For years, the city’s solid waste program has operated as a division under the municipality’s massive Utilities Department, which also encompasses water, wastewater and gas. That changed last month when the City Council gave the OK to making solid waste its own department.

    The Council also signed off on making solid waste manager Matthew Griego a department director with a salary of $46,000.

  • Reporting of child abuse encouraged

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — State and local officials are calling on New Mexicans to contact authorities if they suspect a child is being abused or neglected.

    Gov. Susana Martinez was among those to issue the reminder Monday during a news conference in Albuquerque. She says reports of suspected abuse decline over the summer months when children are not in school.

    Teachers are among those who most often report suspected abuse.

  • Thousands turn out for farewell concert

    Whether it was going to Plaza Park for the entertainment, watching the parade, taking in the 23-minute fireworks display put on by the Las Vegas Fire Department, riding the rides at the carnival or participating in the Fiesta Memorial Run, throngs of people took part in this year’s Fourth of July Fiestas.

    The three-day event was capped by the Al Hurricane and Al Hurricane Jr. Farewell Tour concert, which drew thousands to Plaza Park on Sunday afternoon.

  • Protesting torture
  • In Brief - News - July 8, 2015

    The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - July 8, 2015

    In 1965
    Friday, July 9 — Jim Elliott won the junior division play with a score of 97 in the Jaycees Jr. Golf Tournament Wednesday. Jon Trumbull won the senior division by shooting a seven over par 79. Other players competing were Ross Ulibarri, Dick Devine, Ricky Wertz, Davy Anderson, Richard Thatcher, Gary Anderson and John Gallegos.

  • Looking ahead - News - July 8, 2015

    Mud volleyball and horseshoe tournament
    A mud volleyball and horseshoe benefit tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 11 at the San Miguel Sheriff’s Posse Grounds in Pecos. For more information, call Ira Harge at 426-7569, Dominic Baca at 505-629-3861 or Mike Sandoval at 505-490-2040.

  • Weather - July 8, 2015

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southwest wind 15-20 mph, decreasing to 5-10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.