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  • Revered mayor’s charity soldiers on

    For a brief moment after the unexpected death of Henry O. Sanchez in September, Macario Gonzales and several others wondered whether the charity the former mayor started would continue.

    The charity, called Love Thy Neighbor, helps people who are struggling heat their homes during the winter by giving them wood and money to pay their bills.

  • Hanukkah goblins make Vegas debut

    In keeping with the season, the  Las Vegas Jewish Community, Inc. provided the community with a delightful rendition of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, a play by Mary Byers, based on the story by Eric Kimmel. The presentation  was held at the Newman Center Thursday.
    The tale is based on the exploits of Hershel of Ostropol, a Jewish ethnic hero of the prankster mode who lived in what is today the Ukraine during the late 18th century.

  • An early Xmas gift: Congress OKs tax cuts

    By Andrew Taylor
    The Associated Press

  • FYI - News - Dec. 25, 2011

    The San Miguel County Safe-Ride-Home Service is extending its hours. Additional days of operation will include Dec. 26 through Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. New Year’s Eve hours will be 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Services are provided from any liquor establishment to your home. Call 505-429-0336.

  • Sunrise ... Sunset Dec. 25, 2011

    7:08 a.m. to 4:54 p.m.

  • Weather -Dec. 25, 2011

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 41. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 21.

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 46. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 23.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 24.

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 26.

  • Looking ahead - Dec. 25, 2011

    The 58th Annual Stu Clark Tournament opens Wednesday at Wilson Complex with four games scheduled, including West vs. Bernalillo at 6 p.m. and Robertson vs. Portales, at 8 p.m. The tournament wraps up Friday.

  • Looking back - Dec. 25, 2011

    Saturday, Dec. 23 — Tonight and tomorrow afternoon true Christmas spirit will reign supreme in all of the Sunday schools of Las Vegas. Special programs with music, recitations, Christmas trees and other forms of entertainment in keeping with the customs of years gone by will be given. The Sunday school of St. Paul’s Memorial Episcopal church and that of the Baptist church are among the number which will hold their Christmas exercises tonight.

  • Believing in Santa Claus

    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Why do kids believe a chubby guy in a flying sleigh can deliver joy across America? Because their parents do. A whopping 84 percent of grown-ups were once children who trusted in Santa’s magic, and lots cling to it still.
    Things are changing fast these days, with toddlers wishing for iPads, grade schoolers emailing their Christmas lists and moms wrestling over bargain toys at midnight sales. Despite all the pressures on the rituals of the season, an AP-GfK poll confirms that families are sticking by old St. Nick.

  • City directors get contracts

    Despite vehement opposition from one governing board member, a divided City Council voted Wednesday to grant one-year contracts to the city’s department directors.

    Mayor Alfonso Ortiz cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the contracts after Councilors Tonita Gurule-Giron and David Romero voted against the measure and Councilors Andrew Feldman and Diane Moore voted in favor.