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  • Cruel and Unusual - Animal abuse cases an epidemic in Vegas

    He was rescued just in the nick of time. Hundreds of maggots gnawed away at his emaciated body as Hubble, a pit bull terrier, lay chained outside a home on the 300 block of Union Street.

    The city’s Animal Control officers and Las Vegas police worked into the night on Sept. 1 to secure and execute a warrant to remove Hubble and four other chained and underweight dogs from the property.

  • Gov praises Highlands

    Reforms enacted by New Mexico Highlands University over the last 17 months in an effort to boost graduation rates and get undergraduate students to complete a degree in four years are receiving high praise from Gov. Susana Martinez.

  • On Sept. 11 anniversary, appeals to remember

    By Jennifer Peltz and Jonathan Lemire
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Relatives of Sept. 11 victims marked the anniversary of the terror attacks Friday at ground zero with grief, gratitude and appeals to keep the toll front of mind after the passage of 14 years.

  • PBS Latino Americans film to screen Sept. 15, Oct. 13

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Two episodes of the landmark 2013 PBS documentary Latino Americans, the first to chronicle the rich history and experiences of Latinos in the United States, will screen at Highlands University Sept. 15 and Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

    The Sept. 15 episode is titled “Foreigners in Their Own Land,” while the Oct. 13 episode is titled “War and Peace.” Both screenings are free and will be in the Student Union Building Theater.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 13, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 29 and Sept. 4:
    Louie Mares Jr., 49, holding for court
    Fabian Valencia, 28, forgery, fraud, possession of stolen credit card, breaking and entering, possession of drug paraphernalia, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Tracy Crespin, 29, suspended/revoked, speeding
    Mary Leach, 41, DWI
    Robert Saiz, 43, voluntary manslaughter
    Betina Martinez, 42, aggravated battery on household member
    Bernadette Salazar, 51, abandonment/abuse of child, DWI

  • Weather - Sept. 13, 2015


    HIGH 85° / LOW 51°
    Sunny, with a high near 85. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    6:42 a.m. to 7:11 p.m.


    HIGH 82° / LOW 52°
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

    6:43 a.m. to 7:10 p.m.


    HIGH 81° / LOW 52°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

    6:43 a.m. to 7:08 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - News - Sept. 13, 2015

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  • Raises OKd for city workers

    The City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve new contracts with the police and AFSCME unions that boosts pay for their members by 50 cents an hour. For full-time employees, the raise equates to an annual pay increase of $1,040.

    The 50-cent-per-hour increase is the same pay hike given to members of the city’s firefighters union in July, and it’s the same amount given to the city’s other non-bargaining employees on Aug. 22.

  • Studio Tour kicks off today

    This weekend you can experience the behind-the-scenes locations of where the magic happens for many local artists.

    The Second Annual Historic Studio Tour kicks off today (Friday) and runs until Sunday afternoon. The free tour will offer an opportunity to visit with roughly 60 artists either in their personal studios or at various locations.

  • Highlands awarded $3.3M grant

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    More Highlands University students will have a solid foundation for pursuing doctorate degrees in science and math, thanks to a $3.3-million National Science Foundation grant.