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  • Weather - Feb. 6, 2012

    Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. North wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 20.


  • Rate hike divides council hopefuls

    There’s little disagreement among City Council candidates that the city’s water system is in need of major upgrades and that city staff should do everything possible to tap into federal and state funding to pay for as much of it as possible.
    But they were split when asked at a forum Thursday night whether they would be willing to raise water rates significantly in order to pay for balancing the water utility budget and to pay for recommended improvements to the water system.

  • Feds announce $40M for forest restoration

    By Jeff Barnard
    AP Environmental Writer

  • A constitutional crisis?

    With the clock ticking toward the March 6 election, uncertainty over the validity of the new municipal charter may have created a constitutional crisis of sorts for the city of Las Vegas.

    A charter is essentially a city’s constitution, serving as the ultimate authority on how the local government operates.

    Whether the new charter received the required percentage of votes to be enacted impacts the city election, which is just over a month away.

  • 100th Day Celebration
  • ‘The Vow’

    Kim and Krickitt Carpenter had been married just two months when they suffered a horrific accident that left Krickitt with no memory of her new husband.

    Despite the hard times that lay ahead, the couple stuck it out and stayed together, publishing a book about their ordeal in 2000 titled “The Vow: The Kim and Krickitt Carpenter Story.”

    Next Friday, the movie based on their book will be shown in theaters around the country.

  • Mayoral candidates talk water

    With a recent study pegging the cost of fixing the city’s water system at about $120 million, it’s not surprising that water has become one of the central issues of the municipal election.

  • Highlands plans to refinance debt

    New Mexico Highlands University regents gave preliminary approval Wednesday for the administration to move forward with plans to refinance its dorm debt, a move that could save the school an estimated $60,000 a year.

    The university issued revenue bonds in 2008 to finance its new student dormitory, pledging revenues generated from the housing units to pay off the debt.

  • Looking Back - News - Feb. 3, 2012

    In 1935

    Monday, Feb. 4 — A trail of blood from a car parked in back of the Meadows hotel to a home on Commerce Street yesterday led to the arrest of Luis Gonzales, who admitted, according to Sheriff F.C. Delgado, attempting to rob the car, but in breaking the window he severed an artery at his wrist. When found by officials he was suffering from loss of blood and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Sheriff Delgado said that Gonzales also confessed to stealing articles of clothing from the Home Cafe several days ago.

  • Weather - Feb. 3, 2012

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. North wind around 10 mph. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 16. Northeast wind 5-10 mph.  

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming south. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 16.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 22.