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  • Assessing the Damage - Storrie canal repaired, carrying water to lake

    UPDATE: The repair to the Storrie canal continues to hold as the Storrie Project Water Users Association diverts all the water from the river.

    "We now are taking the entire river," said Robert Quintana, the president of the association. "As of 4 p.m. today we are taking the entire river."

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    Las Vegas and San Miguel County finally got a break from the rain on Monday, and that reprieve helped crews working on a breached canal to complete the repair.

  • Crowded classrooms irk East parents

    Exactly how overcrowded are classrooms in the Las Vegas City Schools district remains unclear, but one thing clear is a group parents unhappy with the class sizes at Los Niños Elementary.

    On Thursday evening, four parents expressed their frustration with the district’s response to class sizes at the east side elementary, particularly the school’s third grade immersion classroom, during a board meeting. The parents encouraged the district to seek another teacher to help ease the large enrollments in both the second and third grade immersion classrooms.

  • Flood-weary New Mexico keeps eye on rivers

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    New Mexicans remained on high alert to possible flash flooding as rain was expected to continue during the next few days, adding more runoff to already swollen rivers and streams.

    The tiny community of Mogollon in southwestern New Mexico was isolated after weekend rains destroyed the paved road leading to it. About 16 residents live permanently in the former mining town nestled in the mountains.

  • Ain’t Got No Frijoles Blues Festival is this weekend

    Andres Garcia has a smile that can light up any room and a talent that leaves many in awe.

    A Memorial Middle School student, Garcia, will once again hit the stage with his guitar for the Fifth Annual Ain’t Got No Frojiles Blues Festival. This year’s festival will begin Friday with a cruise around town starting at 6 p.m. at Plaza Park.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Sept. 16, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Abortion vote set for Nov. 19

    ALBUQUERQUE — Albuquerque will hold a Nov. 19 special election on proposed abortion restrictions.
    The City Council voted 5-4 Monday night to conduct the special election as part of a potential Nov. 19 runoff for mayor and council races.
    That’s if a runoff is needed.
    If a runoff election isn’t needed, the abortion measure would be considered through a mail-in vote.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 18, 2013

    In 1963
    Thursday, Sept. 12 — The West Las Vegas High School Dons football team’s line may be light, but it’s also tough. The Dons prepare to take on the Cuba High School Rams. The starters are Pete Lucero, Reynaldo Gonzales, Herman Martinez, Max Madrid, Mike Tejada, Danny Ciddio and Mike Chavez. Only Tejada weighs more than 160 pounds. They are coached by Frank Herrera.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 18, 2013

    Kimberly Reed-Deemer Art Exhibit

    Kimberly Reed-Deemer Art Exhibit containing 25 works will be on display through Oct. 10 at Burris Hall Gallery on the campus of Highlands University. A reception with light refreshments will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. this Thursday at the gallery. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. weekdays. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Sept. 18, 2013

    Wednesday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

    Friday

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 18, 2013

    Wednesday
    Cross country
    • Memorial Middle School, West Las Vegas Middle School at Española, 3 p.m., Española
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Robertson boys vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., RHS
    • Robertson girls vs. Pojoaque Valley, 6 p.m., RHS

    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Capital, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Thursday
    Football
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Taos, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., WLV
    Volleyball
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Taos, 4 p.m., MMS gym

    Friday
    Football

  • UPDATE: Canal fixed, carrying water again

    Repairs to the canal that ruptured Friday morning have been completed, and the canal is once again carrying water to Storrie Lake.

    Crews worked night and day on the repairs since the rupture was discovered, although their work was at times hampered by additional rain. The canal was back on line Monday afternoon. With the canal repaired, the amount of water in the Gallinas River should decrease.