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  • Weather - July 23

    Wednesday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Thursday

  • Hospital readies for walkout

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Contract talks are continuing but Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center says it’s preparing to keep operating in the event of a possible strike by nurses and technicians at the Santa Fe hospital.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that a union that represents the workers presented the hospital with a strike notice Monday after workers voted overwhelmingly to reject a contract proposal.

  • East board member resigning

    The vacancy sign is once again out for a seat on the Las Vegas City Schools Board of Education. During a board meeting on Thursday evening, board member Ernesto Salazar announced his resignation from the board effective at the end of the month. Salazar cited his job relocation and his father’s declining heath as his reasons for his abrupt resignation. He is the current vice-president on the board.

  • Spearless warrior - Police seek public’s help

    Las Vegas police are asking for the public’s help in finding the spear that was taken from a carved statue on Plaza Park and those responsible for its theft.

    The carving, which was completed shortly before the Fiestas, originally portrayed a warrior holding a spear high above his head. But on Thursday morning police were notified that the spear had been taken.

    Surveillance cameras around Plaza Park apparently didn’t capture the theft.

  • Cordova wants borrowed money repaid

    Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Ruben Cordova laid down his plan to the district’s board and administrative team last week during an administrative retreat held at the student union building on the New Mexico Highlands University campus.

    A big part of his plan is addressing the repayment of bond money the district has used for several years to keep afloat – a practice the state Public Education Department calls illegal. Cordova had been on contract with the district for several months prior to officially taking the helm of the district on July 1.

  • 3 killed in helicopter crash identified

    The Associated Press

    NEWKIRK — Authorities on Friday released the names of three crew members killed when a medical helicopter flying to pick up a patient crashed into the side of a New Mexico hilltop.

    The helicopter was flying from Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe to Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari when it disappeared from radar at 2:48 a.m. Thursday.

    It went down near Newkirk along Interstate 40 about 135 miles east of Albuquerque and about 30 miles from Tucumcari and burst into flames, killing all three aboard.

  • Looking Back - July 21, 2014

    In 1964
    Wednesday, July 22, 1964 — Notice to TV Viewers: This will inform all Las Vegas residents who are using the television translator service for Channels 7 and 13 that it will be necessary to shut off the translators on Aug. 31, 1964, due to lack of funds for operating costs. If you are interested in the continuing operation of the translators, please send your contributions to the Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 148, Las Vegas, N.M. 87701.
     

  • Looking ahead - News - July 21, 2014

    Motorcycle Rally this week
    The ninth annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally will run from July 24 through 27 in Las Vegas. The rally will feature vendor booths at the Plaza Park, a blood drive, various competitions and live music. In addition, a 3014 Harley Davidson Fat Bob will be raffled. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold, at $40 apiece.

  • Weather - July 21

    Monday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Tuesday

  • Gov tours immigration facility

    The Associated Press
    ARTESIA — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said Saturday that hundreds of detained immigrants represent the humanitarian consequence of false beliefs that anyone can stay in the U.S.
    Martinez made the remarks after touring a temporary detention facility in Artesia, the Roswell Daily Record reported. She was joined by federal and state officials at the barracks of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
    “This is no place for young mothers and babies. One is just 11 months old,” Martinez said.