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  • Weather - Feb. 19, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 64° / LOW 35°
    Sunny, with a high near 64. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 60° / LOW 34°
    Partly sunny, with a high near 60. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:44 a.m. to 5:46 p.m.

    Sunday

  • Looking Back - Feb. 19, 2017

    Friday, Feb. 17, 1967 — The Las Vegas Hawks were edged in a final period rally -4 by the Montezuma Seminarians ice hockey team at the Gallinas skating pond Thursday afternoon. The Hawks roster is made up of Bob Gordon, Dave Beeman, Juan Jose Peña, Alonso Vasquez, John Deere, Jeff Blaum and player-coach Robert Bickham.

  • More than $3,000 raised
  • Dons’ forfeits upheld

    West Las Vegas will have to forfeit at least three boys’ basketball games after all, and in effect it may be four forfeited games, according to one of the plaintiffs in a case decided in district court.

    The decision came Monday morning after a daylong hearing Friday pitted coaches David Bustos and Steve Sandoval and their players against the New Mexico Activities Association in the courtroom of Judge Abigail Aragon.

    A final hearing in the matter is set for the morning of Feb. 21, but that will be the day the District 2-4A tournament is set to begin.

  • Flamenco performance at Plaza Hotel on Saturday

    By Susan Vander Meer
    One Roof Publishing

    Ronald Maltais, artistic director for the Castañeda Concert series, recently announced the next two performances, the first of which will take place at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday in the Plaza Hotel Ballroom.

    The performance showcases Flamenco musicians and dancers. The third concert in the series will be at 3 p.m. on May 7 at Ilfeld Auditorium with violinist Elizabeth Young, cellist Dana Winograd, percussionist Ralph Marquez and Maltais at the piano.

  • Lawmaker warns that state needs $200M

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A leading Democratic lawmaker says New Mexico may need an additional $200 million or more to address a budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year and rebuild reserves enough to protect its credit rating.

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman John Arthur Smith of Deming on Monday warned of a budget gap between $200 million and $250 million for the fiscal year starting July 1.

  • 6 Samaritan House volunteers to be honored

    By Gwen Albers
    UWC-USA

    Two months after a stroke took the life of Judi Gallegos’ son, she joined the non-profit group that sometimes provided her Lonnie with a warm bed.

    “I felt the need to do something in his memory,” Gallegos said about becoming a volunteer with Casa de Samaritan Homeless Shelter after Lonnie’s passing on Dec. 24, 2012 -- one day after his 50th birthday.

  • NASA scientist to talk about space station today

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A free public lecture at Highlands University today (Wednesday) features a NASA scientist who will shed light on the indoor air quality environment of the International Space Station.

    Marit Meyer, a NASA Glenn Research Center scientist, will talk at 5 p.m. at Sininger Hall, Room 100, 904 University Ave. Sininger is in the university’s Central Park opposite Donnelly Library.

  • Weather - Feb. 15, 2017

    Wednesday

    HIGH 52° / LOW 27°
    Sunny, with a high near 52. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:47 a.m. to 5:44 p.m.

    Thursday

    HIGH 62° / LOW 30°
    Sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:46 a.m. to 5:44 p.m.

    Friday

  • Optic move stirs up lots of memories

    Most of the boxes are packed, the furniture has been moved to our new offices, and the movers have finally gotten my hundred-pound dictionary out the door.

    About all that remains is junking the unwanted equipment and finding the best place for my Pulitzer Prize. OK, so I don’t really have a hundred pound dictionary, much less a Pulitzer, sadly. The closest thing I have to that coveted award is what results when I try to make breakfast and come up with a Pullet Surprise.