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Local News

  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press

    At least three killed in tornados

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The Rev. Bob Marrone was pained to see the steeple of his 137-year-old church shattered and strewn on the grass in the central Massachusetts town of Monson, yet he knows he’s more fortunate than some of his neighbors who lost their homes after tornadoes tore through the state, killing at least three people and injuring about 200.

  • Annual baby pageant on Sunday

    The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization is sponsoring the Third Annual Baby Miss and Baby Mister Las Vegas Pageant at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 at the West Las Vegas High School Cafeteria.

    Fourteen baby girls and seven baby boys, ages 6 months to 5 years,  will be competing for the titles.

    The contestants will be judged by a panel of judges on beauty and personality in party/formal wear. The contestants with the highest judge’s score will be awarded the titles of Baby Miss and Baby Mister Las Vegas.

  • City approves interim budget

    While state government and school districts are having to tighten their belts, the city of Las Vegas anticipates that it will actually have more money to spend during the fiscal year that begins July 1 compared to its current year budget.

    And the increased budget will mean more funding for city police and code enforcement, City Manager Timothy Dodge said.

    A preliminary budget plan approved by the governing body last week anticipates general fund revenues at $11 million, $495,000 more than the current year’s budget.

  • East principal hopefuls to be interviewed

    Las Vegas City Schools will begin interviewing prospective principals for the upcoming school year this week, interim Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez said.

    Every administrator position in the district from assistant principals to assistant superintendent is vacant for next school year after McNellis-Martinez decided that everyone currently holding those posts would need to reapply for the jobs and compete with other applicants.

    “The positions have been advertised for nearly 20 days,” McNellis-Martinez said.

  • Honoring Heroes
  • Valle Vidal elk herd is studied

    By Susan Montoya-Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Northern New Mexico’s Valle Vidal is known for its mountain vistas, clear streams and prized elk herd.
    Wildlife managers with the state Game and Fish Department want to keep it that way. That’s why they’re scouring the area in hopes of capturing and tagging with radio transmitters as many of this year’s baby elk as possible.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Thursday, June 1 — Fourteen young people will receive tonight their diplomas from the New Mexico Normal University at the annual commencement, which will be held in the Normal auditorium beginning at 8 o’clock. The speaker of the evening will be Rev. Father William O’Ryan of Denver, who will speak up on the subject, “The Ideal Teacher.” Friends of the graduates and of the institution are invited to be present.

  • Looking Ahead

    AAUW used book sale is Saturday

    The American Association of University Women will hold a used book sale at 10 a.m. Saturday in the pink building at the   corner of Seventh Street and University. All proceeds from the sale wil be used for scholarships for New Mexico Highlands   University women students.

  • Weather - June 1, 2011

    Wednesday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 10-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind 10-20 mph.

    Thursday

  • FYI - News

     The Santa Fe National Forest is open with Stage 1 fire restrictions in place.  Stage 1 restrictions limit campfires to Forest Service designated camp and picnic grounds where grills and fire rings are provided. Smoking is permitted only in vehicles or buildings, in developed recreation sites, or in areas cleared at least three feet in diameter of all flammable material. Fireworks are prohibited.