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  • 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.

  • BREAKING: Gallinas Rescue operation called off

    Heavy rain once again pelted Las Vegas and San Miguel County Sunday afternoon, and that was followed by a report to authorities that three 11 or 12 year old boys may have been swept away by the Gallinas River.

    A woman at the Mills Avenue Bridge reported that she thought the three boys fell into the river because they were there one moment and gone the next.

    Word of the potential drownings spread like wildfire on Facebook and word of mouth, and people crowded around bridges trying to catch a glimpse of the unfolding drama.

  • Highlands enrollment down

    The number of students attending New Mexico Highlands University’s main campus has dropped significantly this fall.
    Highlands President Jim Fries told regents on Thursday that there are 145 fewer Highlands students in Las Vegas this fall, which amounts to a 6 percent drop. Much of that drop was a decline in the number of freshmen attending Highlands’ main campus.

  • City considering new veterans hiring policy

    The City Council will take up a resolution this Wednesday urging its administrators to implement a policy to ensure that qualified veterans who apply for any vacancies at the city are at least given an interview.

    The resolution received support from city councilors at last week’s work session and was placed on the consent agenda, which generally means that it is likely to be approved.

  • Weather - Sept. 16, 2013

    Monday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming south 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind 10-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

    Wednesday