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  • Host families sought for ball players

    Ever thought about taking a Train Robber into your home? Here’s your chance.

    The Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs is seeking host families for about 30 players and coaches for its inaugural Las Vegas team, named the Train Robbers. It’s a rookie level professional baseball league, and the season runs from May 14 to July 28.

    The local team will play 35 home games and 35 road games in 72 days. Its home field will be at the city’s Rodriguez Park.

  • Woman hurt trying to rescue her pets

    A suspicious fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home on Taos Street early Friday morning and left the home owner hospitalized after she tried to save her pets from the blaze.

    The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal and Las Vegas Police Department after suspicions were brought to firefighters attention, said Phillip Mares, Las Vegas Fire Chief.

    A report of the fire could not be obtained by press time. Mares declined to divulge what was suspicious about the fire due to the investigation.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - April 3, 2013

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  • Looking Back - April 3, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, April 2 — The “Last Squad” club of the Leonard Hoskins American Legion Post 24 will have its 25th reunion dinner at the El Fidel hotel dining room Saturday. The affair is scheduled to get under way with a pre-dinner “get-together” starting at 6:30. The dinner is being prepared under the direction of Martin Rapp. When the club was organized in 1939, there were 54 members. Now, Seth Gray, one of the organizers of the group, said there are 33 members left and these are scattered across the country.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 3, 2013

    Open house on Sabinoso Management plan

    An open house on the Sabinoso Proposed Management Plan and the Environmental Assessment will be held from  6 to 8 p.m. this Thursday at Student Service Board Room on the campus of Luna Community College.

  • Weather - April 3, 2013

    Wednesday
    A chance of snow showers before noon, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37.

    Friday

  • 2 nominated for judgeship

    Longtime attorneys Anna M. Aragon and Gerald E. Baca have made the shortlist for the vacant judgeship in the 4th Judicial District.

    The nominating committee screening applicants for the post announced its recommendations Friday afternoon after interviewing the four people who applied for the job.

    It’s now up to Gov. Susana Martinez to decide whether Aragon or Baca will replace Eugenio Mathis, who resigned his judicial post in late February amid allegations of wrongdoing by the Judicial Standards Commission.

  • Good Friday walk
  • Head Start at West to cut 3 jobs

    Three administrative positions at West Las Vegas Head Start are on the chopping block next school year courtesy of the federal sequester and an audit finding.

    During a special board meeting Wednesday, Head Start Director Joseph Griego told the board the current plan is to cut 5 percent of his annual budget, and that would require the reduction in force of three employees.

  • Education pension overhaul signed

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Retired educators will receive smaller cost-of-living adjustments for the next 30 years under a measure approved by legislators and signed into law Friday by Gov. Susana Martinez.

    The new law takes effect July 1, and also will require current teachers and other educational employees to permanently pay more into their retirement system if they earn $20,000 or more a year. There will be no payroll contribution increase for those with salaries below that amount.