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  • Judge considers ranchers’ discrimination case

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    A federal judge will decide if Hispanic ranchers can pursue their 2012 discrimination case against the U.S. Forest Service over claims that the federal government is trying to push them from land worked by their families for generations.

    The dispute centers on a decision made more than six years ago to limit grazing in parts of northern New Mexico.

  • Weather - Jan. 27, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 33° / LOW 10°
    Sunny, with a high near 33. Wind chill values as low as -6. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:04 a.m. to 5:24 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 41° / LOW 18°
    Sunny, with a high near 41. Saturday night —mostly clear, with a low around 18.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:05 a.m. to 5:23 p.m.

    Sunday

  • West to appeal 4-game penalty

    Fans hoping to see the highly anticipated East-West boys’ basketball game Friday night were turned away at the doors of Mike Marr Gym.

    Due to a ruling from the New Mexico Activities Association, not only that game but the Feb. 8 rematch and both West Las Vegas-St. Michael’s boys’ contests have been cancelled.

  • Another Perspective: A proud and nasty woman speaks

    By Kayt C. Peck

    It was a white-out blizzard by the time I got to Tecolote and snow accumulated on the road as a hazardous mix of slush and ice. I slowed, dropped the truck into 4x4 and wondered what to do. Ahead of me I saw an SUV, filled with other proud, nasty women, make the wise choice and turn around at the first available cutoff.

    I learned later that those who could not make it to the Women’s March on Washington-Santa Fe simply created their own right here in Las Vegas. Smart women.

  • Plan to fix deficit clears House

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Legislature locked in major provisions of a plan to close the state’s general fund deficit and rebuild reserves on Monday, as the House of Representatives approved cuts to local school district funding and other cash transfers and spending reductions.

  • Moon Mouse to be performed at Ilfeld

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Lightwire Theater performs Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium.

    Moon Mouse is a theatrical production for children and adults that tells the story of Marvin the Mouse and his adventures flying to the moon. Forty luminous characters operated by five performers bring the show to life.

  • Weather - Jan. 25, 2017

    Wednesday

    HIGH 35° / LOW 11°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night — mostly clear, with a low around 11.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:05 a.m. to 5:22 p.m.

    Thursday

    HIGH 37° / LOW 9°
    Sunny, with a high near 37. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night — mostly clear, with a low around 9.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:05 a.m. to 5:23 p.m.

    Friday

  • Highlands student lands AAUW scholarship

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Las Vegas chapter of the American Association of University Women has awarded a $2,000 scholarship to a nontraditional Highlands University student.

    Patti Dobbe, 58, retired in 2014 after a 30-year career in criminal justice as a probation officer and administrator. She is on track to complete her master’s degree in professional counseling from Highlands after summer term 2017, with a 4.0 GPA to date.

  • On the chopping block - East school officials ponder shuttering three schools, say move would save $1.6M a year

    The end may be near for three Las Vegas City Schools sites. On the chopping block for potential decommission and demolition are Paul D. Henry Elementary, Legion Park Elementary and a portion of Memorial Middle School.

    On Thursday evening, district officials will host a public hearing to discuss the potential closures of the sites starting at 6 p.m. in the band room at Robertson High School.

    Superintendent Kelt Cooper said the district has been working on its master plan for roughly a year, and due to years of declining enrollment, many classrooms are empty.

  • Chief justice: Judiciary on life support

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court warned lawmakers Thursday that the state’s budget crisis threatens to undercut constitutional guarantees to a speedy trial, funding for juries, access to court records and other basic services.

    In an address to a joint session of the Legislature, Chief Justice Charles Daniels described a judiciary “on life support” and said emergency funding is needed in the coming months for state courts to meet statutory obligations to compensate jurors and witnesses.