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  • Officials: NSA programs broke plots

    By Kimberly Dozier
    AP Intelligence Writer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. intelligence officials said Saturday that information gleaned from two controversial data-collection programs run by the National Security Agency thwarted potential terrorist plots in the U.S. and more than 20 other countries — and that gathered data is destroyed every five years.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 17, 2013

    In 1963

    Tuesday, June 18 — Mayor Frank Olmstead of the City of Las Vegas called a meeting of councilmen, news media, City officials, Town councilmen, a representative of the Chamber of Commerce and a representative of the New Mexico State Senate to discuss the merits of bringing natural gas into Las Vegas at an early opportunity. If natural gas is brought to Las Vegas by the San Marcol Company, it would be brought here with Maxwell, Springer, Wagon Mound, East and West Las Vegas co-operating, it was explained.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 17, 2013

    Eleven-sees at the Museum: Valmora
    Join Dorothy Simpson as she discusses the creative efforts of patients and staff at Valmora Sanatorium. The presentation, titled  Eleven-sees at the Museum: Valmora, A Place of Inspiration, will be at 11 a.m. this Saturday at the City of Las Vegas Museum.

  • Weather - June 17, 2013

    Monday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Northeast wind 5-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

  • Much needed moisture
  • City: Fireworks too dangerous

    If you’re thinking about whether to buy fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, Las Vegas Fire Chief Phillip Mares and the city’s governing body have a message for you: Please don’t.

  • Good eats - School offering free summer meals

    Area school districts are doing all they can to ensure that a child does not go hungry during the summer just because school isn’t in session.

    And that’s good news given that Feeding America, the national food bank organization, announced this week that New Mexico ranks highest in childhood hunger in the nation. The organization’s study found that 30 percent of children in New Mexico are experiencing hunger.

  • New county mobile home law proposed

    San Miguel County is losing out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes owed on mobile homes, and two elected officials are asking the Commission to approve a new ordinance to rectify the problem.

    The county Treasurer’s Office is still sifting through records trying to figure out exactly how much is owed in back taxes on mobile homes, but Deputy Treasurer Arturo Marlow said that as of Thursday morning they had determined that about $230,000 was owed in one district alone.

    “When budgets are tight, every penny counts,” Marlow said.

  • One-car rollover kills Holman man

    A 22-year-old Holman man died in a single-vehicle rollover on NM 518 outside of Mora around 6:30 a.m. Monday, according to Lt. Chris Blake of the State Police in Las Vegas.

    Jonathan Lovato was apparently speeding in his 1993 Isuzu pickup when he missed a turn in the road, went down an embankment and rolled several times during which he was ejected.

    A nearby homeowner heard the accident and upon investigating discovered Lovato and called for help, Blake said.

  • New laws take effect today

    The Associated Press

    A ban on making job-seekers turn over their user names or passwords for social media accounts is among new laws taking effect Friday in New Mexico.

    According to the Albuquerque Journal, the ban is one of 132 bills talking effect Friday after being passed during this year’s legislative session.

    Other changes to state law taking effect Friday expand the legal hours for Sunday alcohol sales at bars and restaurants and require public bodies to post meeting agendas further in advance.