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  • Review - Book showcases areas’s rich history

    “The Las Vegas area has long been a place for gathering. Geography is the reason.”   

    Thus begins the introduction to “Images of America: Las Vegas,” a collection of photographs, loosely organized according to historical periods in the life-span of Las Vegas. The Introduction traces the history of the town in a sort of prose outline. However, the part that draws readers in is the large array of photographs.

  • Well-seasoned
  • Mental health shake-up upsets some parents

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A Santa Fe father appealed to lawmakers on Tuesday for help in obtaining behavioral health services that he said have been disrupted because the state froze Medicaid payments to mental health providers.

    Hashem Faidi, a state Department of Transportation engineer, told a legislative panel that his two autistic sons no longer receive behavioral management services after school and during holidays.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 8, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 30 and Nov. 5:
     
    Christopher Sanchez, 37, violation of restraining order
    Santana Padilla, 35, failure to comply with conditions of release
    Reyes Tijerina, 33, possession of controlled substance (crystal meth), bringing in contraband to a facility, failure to appear, bench warrant SM Mag.
    Elmer Sanchez, 27, 90-day commitment

  • Looking Back - Nov. 8, 2013

    In 1963

    Wednesday, Nov. 13 — “Jury Room,” an all-school play for Robertson High School, will be presented Friday at Ilfeld Auditorium. Cast members are Donna Bottorff, Judy Hoch, Nat Kearns, Kay Craig, Paul Bunker, Jimmy Terr, Ann Tinker and Lewis Terr. Students assisting in building flats for the stage set are Lenora Gutierrez, Raymond Flores, Alice Cruz, Karen Roberts, Jan Ansley and Jim Mathieson. The play is being directed by Mrs. Betty Evetts, with Henry Owen as the student director.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 8, 2013

    Time change: Vegas Bowl is Saturday noon

    The annual showdown between the Robertson High Cardinals and the West Las Vegas Dons kicks off at noon Saturday at Cardinal Stadium. The game was moved up an hour and a half due to logistical concerns. For a preview of Saturday’s game and a look back at the storied Vegas Bowl, See page B1.

  • Weather - Nov. 8, 2013

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 67. West wind around 15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39. Northwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 67. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 35.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36.

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:30 a.m. to 4:59 p.m.

  • Gov rips Brooks over tweet

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez has called out Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks over his social media remarks about Martinez’s education secretary, and Brooks has apologized.

    Brooks suggested in a Twitter comment Tuesday to a KOAT-TV reporter that Secretary Hannah Skandera “head for the livestock truck.”

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Nov. 8, 2013

     The Associated Press

    Royalties coming in to state office
    SANTA FE — The State Land Office says it’s received $1.5 million in royalties because of an audit of oil and natural gas production in southeastern New Mexico.
    Land Commissioner Ray Powell said the royalties from Concho Oil and Gas are for production on state trust land in Eddy County since 2010. The company is affiliated with Concho Resources Inc., which is based in Midland, Texas.

  • Obama meets with Senate Dems

    By Nedra Pickler
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Senators from President Barack Obama’s own party pressed him in person on Wednesday to extend the enrollment deadline for Americans to sign up for health insurance because of the malfunctioning website.

    Obama invited Senate Democrats facing re-election next year to the White House to discuss the problem-plagued health care rollout that could affect their races.