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  • Weather - Jan. 23, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 65. Northwest wind 5-15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Clear at night, with a low around 36. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 15-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 28.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 22.

    Saturday
    A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:06 a.m. to 5:20 p.m.

  • FYI - News - Jan. 23, 2012

    State police are investigating a shooting that occurred in Mora County over the weekend. Details on the shooting were sketchy. “At this point I can confirm we are handling a shooting investigation with one victim who went to the hospital,” state police Lt. Robert McDonald said. “... That is all they have authorized me to release right now.”

  • East hoping for GO bonds

    Voters will soon head to the polls to vote for school board candidates and bond elections. For Las Vegas City Schools, voters will decide on a $6 million, four-year general obligation bond for infrastructure improvements.

    “We need the bond in order to keep our buildings and our technologies current for our students, and that is the only way we are going to be able to do it,” Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez said.

  • Making it Official - Fla. ceremony marks new refuge

    It’s official.

    Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area now has an official plank at the Pelican Island Walkway in Florida. Earlier this month Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was joined by Rob Larrañaga and Teresa Gray at Pelican Island, Fla., for a ceremony celebrating the establishment of six national wildlife refuges across the nation this past year.

  • Council OKs Bradner contract

    The City Council took another major step last week toward pursuing the expansion of its Bradner Reservoir.

    City councilors voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a professional services agreement with URS Corporation for pre-design engineering services for the project. The contract stipulates that the amount the company will be paid won’t exceed $828,991.

  • Five flu deaths confirmed in state

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico health officials on Thursday confirmed the first five flu deaths of this season.

    The cases involve a 91-year-old woman and a 94-year-old woman from Rio Arriba County, a 67-year-old woman from Bernalillo County, a 57-year-old woman from Lea County and a 56-year-old man from Chaves County.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 21, 2013

    In 1963
    Friday, Jan. 18 — The medical staff of the New Mexico State Hospital was augmented by the arrival of Dr. Walter G. Moss, who reported for duty Jan. 16. Dr. Moss, who is 48 years of age, was previously employed at State Hospital South, Blackfoot, Idaho. The former superintendent of the New Mexico State Hospital, Dr. C.G. Stillinger, is presently superintendent at the Idaho institution and, Dr.; Moss said, recommended that he accept the position at Las Vegas.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 21, 2013

    Story Time at Carnegie is Wednesday
     Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on  Wednesdays in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Missing Mitten Mystery” by Steven Kellogg. The event is free and open to the public.
     

  • Weather - Jan. 21, 2013

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 51. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 28.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 60. Clear at night, with a low around 28.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 61. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 31.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 55. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 26.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:07 a.m. to 5:17 p.m.

  • EPA changed course after protest

    By Ramit Plushnickmasti
    The Associated Press

    WEATHERFORD, Texas  — When a man in a Fort Worth suburb reported his family’s drinking water had begun bubbling like champagne, the federal government sounded an alarm: A company may have tainted their wells while drilling for natural gas.