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  • Looking ahead-Sports-June 17, 2015

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park• Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Santa Fe

  • Council may ban e-cigarettes

    The Las Vegas City Council is being asked to consider a change to its ordinance on smoking to make it clear that e-cigarettes — like regular cigarettes and cigars — cannot be used in any city building, facility, vehicle or at a public meeting held by the city.

    The issue came to the forefront in May when the Las Vegas Fire Department had to be called to the city police department because an employee’s e-cigarette started on fire. The unidentified employee had been working the night shift.

  • All polished up
  • HU alumna tapped for award

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education tapped Highlands University alumna Barbara Perea Casey for the Matías L. Chacón award for her contribution to advancing bilingual education at the state level.

    Perea Casey’s career as a bilingual educator, superintendent, and state legislator spans 40 years. She was also a longtime adjunct professor in the Highlands School of Education before retiring. She is a Highlands Foundation Board member.

  • Mora to take up drilling issue again

    The Associated Press

    A northeastern New Mexico county that unsuccessfully tried to ban oil and gas drilling may consider imposing a moratorium while it drafts a new proposal to impose strict limitations.

    Mora County was sued over its 2013 ban of hydraulic fracturing and all other oil and gas drilling, resulting in a federal judge’s overturning it in January.

  • Looking Back - June 15, 2015

    In 1965
    Tuesday, June 15 — Fear was expressed here today by residents of Sabinoso for the safety of persons and property in the Sabinoso-Canyon Largo area, east of Las Vegas, following flooding on the Canadian River. A bridge between Trementina and Sabinoso on the Canadian was washed out by the river early this morning, as water rose to over 50 feet at the bridge. The bridge was on State Highway 65, an unpaved road.

  • Looking ahead - News - June 15, 2015

    Chamber hosting business after hours
    The Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business after hours gathering and membership drive from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at 624 University Avenue, Suite 100. Appetizers will be served. RSVP by calling 425-8631 or send an email to lvexec@qwestoffice.net

  • Weather - June 15, 2015

    Monday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Northeast wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

    Tuesday

  • 2 killed in plane crash mourned

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    The single-engine plane came in low as the seasoned pilot maneuvered to give his gunner a clear shot at a coyote on the ground below. They were on a mission to hunt down predators that had been killing livestock in northeastern New Mexico.

    A spotter less than a mile away had his binoculars trained on the coyote. He heard two or three gunshots as the plane passed over its target and through his field of view. Moments later, he heard a crash and looked up to see the plane planted in the ground.

  • House panel calls out nuke officials for failures

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    Associated Press

    Members of a U.S. House panel said Friday that they are frustrated with decades of security and safety lapses at some of the laboratories, manufacturing facilities and other sites that make up the nation’s nuclear complex.

    The lawmakers, during a hearing in Washington, D.C., pushed top officials with the U.S. Energy Department and the National Nuclear Safety Administration for details on how the agencies plan to revamp oversight of the contractors that run the facilities.