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  • O’Keeffe Museum selling 3 paintings

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in New Mexico said Friday it will sell three works by the American modernist painter to benefit its acquisitions fund.

    Going on the auction block is one of O’Keeffe’s most well-known flower paintings — “Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1.” The painting is expected to fetch as much as $15 million when Sotheby’s offers it as the centerpiece of its American art sale in New York in November.

  • Deportations down 20 percent

    By Alicia A. Caldwell
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion.

    The Homeland Security Department is on pace to remove the fewest number of immigrants since 2007, according to an analysis of its data by The Associated Press.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Sept. 15, 2014

    The Associated Press

    GOP candidates to be listed first

    SANTA FE — Republican candidates will appear first on the ballot in New Mexico’s general election.
    A drawing last week determined ballot position.
    The secretary of state’s office said a GOP candidate’s name will be listed first in a contested race, and then the Democrat. A minor party candidate, if there’s one, appears next and then an independent.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 15, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking ahead - News - Sept. 15, 2014

    The Highlands University Foundation will sponsor a fine art print lecture by Dr. Robert Bell at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 in the George and Sherry Talbot Fine Art Print room in Kennedy Hall. The talk is titled, “A Survey of Print Making Techniques and Styles. Call 454-3248 pr 454-3338 for more information. The lecture is free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Sept. 15, 2014

    Monday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. East wind 10-15 mph, becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

  • FYI - Sept. 15

    The West Las Vegas High School homecoming game has been moved back to its original 7 p.m. game time on Friday against the Capital Jaguars. The high school volleyball team will no longer be participating in the Tourney of Champions in Santa Fe, according to Superintendent Gene Parson.

  • Degree program 1st in state

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A new conservation management B.A. degree program at Highlands University is the first in New Mexico, opening career opportunities ranging from forest and resource planning to game wardens and park rangers.

  • Promoting Las Vegas

    A large chunk of change is coming to Las Vegas to promote and market the town, along with its events.

    On Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Susana Martinez announced $40,000 of cooperative marking funds has been awarded to Las Vegas for promotional use. The city of Las Vegas will receive $20,000 and MainStreet de Las Vegas will get the other $20,000. The governor made her announcement at the Plaza Park, along with state Tourism Department Cabinet Secretary Monique Jacobson and Las Vegas Mayor Alfonso Ortiz.

  • Sellers mixed on staying at Plaza Park

    When you visit the Tri-County Farmers Market on either Wednesday or Saturday you would never know there are issues going on behind the scenes. The farmers appear happy and content selling their homegrown goods of sweet peas, green chile, cucumbers, herbs and other items.

    But behind the scenes is plenty of infighting, with some farmers preferring to stay at the original location in the parking lot at Sixth Street and University Avenue while others prefer to sell at Plaza Park on Saturdays.