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  • Not willing to accept gun-related killings

    Regarding Gary Lucero’s letter (published Jan. 28 and titled “Insulted by editorial cartoon”), it was a little hard to see what the problem was until getting a look at the original cartoon (which ran Jan. 18). As I suspected, the problem (“insult”) lay in not taking the cartoon as a joke. I think we all know that “assault” weapons are not generally used for hunting — and I appreciated the additional information supplied by Mr. Lucero.

  • Lawmakers propose to elect some regents

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Voters could elect some members of the governing boards of New Mexico’s largest universities under a legislative proposal that supporters say will lessen the influence of politics over higher education.

    Two constitutional amendments introduced in the House on Wednesday would overhaul the selection of boards of regents for public colleges and universities. The governor currently appoints regents and they serve staggered terms.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 1, 2013

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Cisco College (DH), noon, Cisco, Texas
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Colorado State-Pueblo, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Sandia Prep, 4 p.m., Memorial Middle School gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Los Alamos, TBA, Los Alamos
    Boxing
    • Johnny Tapia Presents card featuring Amanda Crespin vs. Brenda Gonzales, TBA, Crowne Plaza, Albuquerque

  • Man killed in stabbing

    One man is dead and another is recovering after he was stabbed in the neck, stomach and chest over the weekend.

    A court document identifies the man who was killed as Toby J. Armenta. Armenta’s death marks the city’s first homicide of the year.

    Two people are behind bars over the incident.

  • Promoting Literacy
  • City hopes to reopen skating pond

    The Montezuma Skating Pond will soon be resurrected if City Councilor Joey Herrera has his way

    The picturesque skating pond was a popular attraction for area residents, and its proponents say it also helped stimulate the economy for years by drawing out-of-town visitors. But it has been more than two decades since the skating pond has been in use.

  • Regents OK oil and gas degrees

    New Mexico Highlands University regents approved a proposal last week to begin offering business degrees with a focus on oil and gas management.

    The university’s School of Business, Media and Technology proposed the new degrees, a master of business administration and bachelor of business administration in oil and gas management.

  • 7 in 10 NM births paid for by Medicaid

    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE  — Seven in 10 births in New Mexico are paid for by Medicaid, according to a recent state analysis.

    The study by the state Legislative Finance Committee showed 71 percent of the nearly 27,800 babies born in the state during 2010 were paid for by the state and federally funded health insurance program for the poor, The Albuquerque Journal reported.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 30, 2013

    In 1963
    Wednesday, Jan. 30 — Hope was high today that all six crewmen had survived the crash of a B-52 Strategic Air Command bomber early today in the mountainous semi-wilderness country between Chacon and Guadalupita. Two survivors had reached Mora by noon today and two others were seen from the air by a pilot of a U.S. Air Force T23jet trainer this morning. The jet bomber was based at Walker Air Force Base at Roswell and was on a “round robin” flight from Walker.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 30, 2013

    East School Board forum is tonight

    A candidate forum has been scheduled for Las Vegas City Schools Board candidates for the Feb. 5 election. The forum will be at 5:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the City Hall council chamber. Contact Charlene Jiron, in the superintendent’s office at 454-5702, for more information.