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  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 17, 2012

    Halloween Monster Bash this Saturday
    The Highlands University Performing Arts Club is having a Halloween Monster Bash at 6 p.m. this Saturday at the Music Building choir room. Advance tickets are $5 for adults, and $3 for children under 12 and for seniors and students with ID. Prices increase $1 at the gate. There will be a costume contest with prizes.

  • Weather - Oct. 17, 2012

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 72. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37. Southwest wind around 10 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Clear at night, with a low around 38.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 75. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 46.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:09 a.m. to 6:22 p.m.

  • Packed bus upsets official

    More than 40 Memorial Middle School football players and three coaches packed into a small bus last week and headed to their game in Pojoaque, prompting at least one person to question  whether the team should change its name from the MMS Cardinals to the MMS Sardines.

    Las Vegas City Schools officials received an irate text message about the incident last week. The photograph attached to the text message shows cramped students, many attempting to sit three to a seat. At least one board member isn’t laughing about the incident.

  • Hero’s welcome
  • City may not support tax hike

    With early voting already under way, the city of Las Vegas and San Miguel County appear headed for a showdown over the county’s proposed tax.

    The County Commission voted in August to place a measure on the ballot asking voters to approve a one-fourth of 1 percent increase in the sales tax to pay for a centralized emergency communications center and for ambulance and behavioral health services. The tax would cost consumers an additional 25 cents for $100 in purchases and generate an estimated $870,000 a year.

  • 2 plan to run for Mora board

    Two Mora parents have announced that they are planning to run for the school board there during next year’s election, saying it’s time the board began focusing on what’s best for students.

    Victoria Lovato and Shelley Rains have been among the parents demanding change at the school district. Among their concerns is that the board majority generally backed outgoing Superintendent Thomas Garcia at what many have said was the expense of the district’s students and staff.

  • In Brief - News - Oct. 15, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Court takes on voting case
    SANTA FE  — The state Supreme Court wants more information about a lawsuit seeking to restore a straight party ticket voting option.
    The court on Friday ordered the secretary of state to submit a written response to the lawsuit, which was filed Thursday by the state Democratic Party.

  • Skydiver lands safely after 24-mile leap

    By Juan Carlos Llorca
    The Associated Press
    ROSWELL — Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner landed safely on Earth after a 24-mile jump from the stratosphere in a dramatic, daring feat that may also have marked the world’s first supersonic skydive.
    Baumgartner came down in the eastern New Mexico desert minutes after jumping from his capsule 28,000 feet, or 24 miles, above Earth. He lifted his arms in victory shortly after landing, sending off loud cheers from onlookers and friends inside the mission’s control center in Roswell.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 15, 2012

    In 1962
    Tuesday, Oct. 16 — Laudente T. Quintana has been appointed to serve as Postmaster at Wagon Mound and has received his commission certifying his appointment, signed by President Kennedy and Postmaster Day, has been delivered to him after confirmation of his appointment by Congres. Quintana has been serving as postmaster’s clerk for several months with Mrs. Gus Lopez acting postmaster.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 15, 2012

    Alta Vista hosting open house

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital is hosting a free Healthy Woman “Open House & Doc Talk,” beginning at noon on Friday at the Rio Vista OB-GYN clinic reception area, 108 Legion Drive, Suite D. Dr. Chawki Nahabet, obstetrician and gynecologist will present on “Understanding Breast Cancer Risks & Treatments.” Free.