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  • Weather - Aug. 2, 2013

    Friday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. West wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Northwest wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Saturday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest in the morning. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

  • FYI - Aug. 2, 2013

    Don’t forget that New Mexico’s tax holiday begins today and runs to midnight Sunday. During the tax holiday, there’s no gross receipts tax on certain items bought at participating retailers. No tax will be imposed on computers up to $1,000, on school supplies under $30 and clothing and shoes up to $100.

  • Corrections to target inmate online profiles

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — Preston Blake says he’s a “down to earth, mature and serious man.” In an online profile, he sports a shirtless photo of himself while smiling and flexing his chiseled right arm. “I’m solid, real, in a world full of fake,” the 31-year-old describes himself.

  • Big winner
  • Alcohol suspected in crash

    A 31-year-old Albuquerque man was airlifted to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque after he crashed his motorcycle on North Grand Avenue early Sunday morning.

    Las Vegas police say speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.

    Damian Prieto, whose address is listed as being on the 2400 block of Dorothy Street NE in Albuquerque, sustained head trauma and other severe injuries, police say. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

    According to a police report:

  • Moody’s reviewing city’s rating

    One of the nation’s leading credit rating agencies is considering downgrading the City of Las Vegas’ credit rating because of its pension liabilities.

    “We’re aware of it. We’ve been aware of it for quite some time,” City Manager Timothy Dodge said, referring to the Moody’s review. “We have our financial consultants on top of it. I’m not really too concerned at this point.”

  • Monsanto mania - Play is sure to make you laugh

    Summer wouldn’t be complete without the annual Over the Edge production by the Nat Gold Players and Clearly Confused Productions. In its sixth year, the Over the Edge play pokes fun at local and national events.

    This year’s show delves into everything from mayoral recall efforts and the funding challenges at Las Vegas City Schools to the national controversy over genetically modified Monsanto corn.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 31, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Tax holiday starts Friday

    SANTA FE — New Mexico is offering shoppers a chance to save money on computers, school supplies and clothing from Friday to midnight Sunday.
    During the annual tax holiday, there’s no gross receipts tax on certain products purchased at participating retailers.
    The tax rate varies across the state, but exceeds 8 percent in some communities.

  • Not a drop of gas
  • West board OKs $175K heating fix

    The West Las Vegas School Board wants the ongoing heating and cooling issues that have plagued the high school and middle school for years to be resolved once and for all.

    During a special board meeting late last week, the board unanimously approved a preliminary proposal from Albuquerque-based Energy Control Inc. to repair the HVAC systems in both the middle and high school.

    The district has had problems with its boilers, and some of its problems stem from what various technicians did to try to fix the problem.