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  • Spring Cleaning
  • Luna nursing program back on track

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Nursing Program is accepting nursing student admission applications for the fall semester.

    The packets for the nursing program are due on June 19. The admission packets are available at the nursing department or a student can call 454-2521 to request a packet be sent to them.

  • Gov: Special session not likely

    The Associated Press

    Negotiations have failed again and Gov. Susana Martinez has no plans to call a special session to consider more than $260 million in funding for public works projects.

    Martinez spokesman Chris Sanchez says the governor met twice Thursday with Senate Finance Committee chair John Arthur Smith in an attempt to forge a compromise.

    Later in the day, the Senate Democrats renewed their call for a special session.

    Lawmakers failed to agree on the capital outlay projects during the regular session.

  • Looking Back - May 18, 2015

    In 1965
    Monday, May 17 — First Lt. Alfonso E. Garcia, former Las Vegas Guardsman now in active duty, has recently been assigned as the battery commander of Battery D 6th Missile Battalion 71st Artillery at Fort Bliss, Texas, according to an announcement from Capt. Alvin Regensberg, local National Guard Unit Commander. Lt. Garcia entered the National Guard after an active duty tour in Greenland and the Continental United States. He enlisted in the local National Guard unit in June 1956, and later attended the New Mexico Military Academy at Santa Fe.

  • Looking ahead - News - May 18, 2015

    Story Time at Carnegie Library
    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - May 18, 2015

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Showers and thunderstorms at night. Low around 46. Southeast wind 10-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

  • In Brief - News - May 18, 2015

    The Associated Press

    4 plague cases confirmed in NM

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health says four cases of plague and 10 cases of tularemia have been reported in animals around the state since Jan. 1.
    Plague cases include one cat from Bernalillo County and one dog, a rabbit and a mouse from Santa Fe County.
    Tularemia cases include one cat from Los Alamos County, a dog from Taos County, three dogs and a rabbit from Santa Fe County and three dogs and one rabbit from Bernalillo County.

  • Schools can do more to prevent teen pregnancy

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico has no clear strategy on how to keep decreasing what is currently the second-highest rate of teens giving birth nationwide, a legislative report states.

    The Legislative Finance Committee report said inconsistent implementation of comprehensive standards for sex education may be a contributing factor. Public schools are required to instruct students on various ways to prevent pregnancy, but not all of them do, the findings stated.

  • Going Green - In El Paso, drastic weather paves way for green investments

    By Betsy Blaney and Emily Schmall
    The Associated Press

    EL PASO, Texas — In the parched Chihuahua Desert, El Paso has pioneered a strategy of resource management that could set the standard for West Texas and arid regions worldwide.

    The city’s publicly traded utility is divesting from coal in favor of solar energy and plans to build solar farms at neighboring Fort Bliss to help the U.S. Army base consume only as much energy as it creates.

  • Garcia: City won’t run dry

    As we head into the summer months, Las Vegas is down to just one reservoir, but the city’s top water official says there’s no need to worry.

    “The question that gets asked over and over is ‘do we have enough storage and supply available for a drought with Bradner offline?’ The answer is yes,” Utilities Director Ken Garcia told the governing body during Wednesday’s City Council work session. “We have enough water supply to deal with a drought even with Bradner offline.”