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  • Weather - Feb. 3, 2017


    HIGH 56° / LOW 30°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    6:59 a.m. to 5:31 p.m.


    HIGH 59° / LOW 30°
    Sunny, with a high near 59. Saturday night — mostly clear, with a low around 30.
    6:58 a.m. to 5:32 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Feb. 3, 2017

    Thursday, Feb. 2, 1967 — Dr. Robert Amai, assistant professor of chemistry at Highlands University, was selected as Professor of the Term by students on the HU campus, according to Mrs. Ann Nanninga, dean of women. Amai was selected by a vote of the students during the fall term. He was selected not only for his outstanding teaching ability but also for his popularity among students.

  • BREAKING: WLV basketball fighting penalty in court

    West Las Vegas boys' basketball team, penalized with four forfeited games for a rules violation, may have a shot at playing those games after all.

    A temporary restraining order issued late Tuesday by Fourth Judicial District Judge Abigail Aragon calls for the forfeiture to be put on hold, which in theory would allow the Dons' scheduled games vs. Robertson and St. Mike's to be played. A hearing on the matter is set for 10 a.m. Friday at the San Miguel County Courthouse.

  • Millions at stake for area schools

    Las Vegas City Schools and the West Las Vegas School District are seeking voter approval for general obligation bonds during Tuesday’s school elections.

    Las Vegas City Schools is proposing an $11 million bond and a 2 mill levy. West is seeking a $9.5 million bond.

  • Exploring the World
  • Legislature adjusts its budget, court funding

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico lawmakers on Monday approved funding for the current legislative session and to the judiciary to pay for jury trials, after an earlier version of the bill was vetoed.

  • HU prof helps create Latino scholar pipeline

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A Highlands University cultural anthropology professor is advising the Santa Fe-based School for Advanced Research in creating a new Latino Studies Program aimed at increasing the pipeline for Latino scholars from throughout the United States.

    Highlands cultural anthropology professor Mario Gonzales shared his expertise in U.S. and Mexican immigration and border issues, indigenous peoples of Mexico, Central and South America, and Hispanics of the Southwest with the SAR initiative.

  • Rain, snow bolster NM snowpack

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s drought has eased after an abundance of rain and snow that built up the state’s snowpack, but dry weather lies ahead.

    National Weather Service meteorologist Kerry Jones tells The Albuquerque Journal that it is the wettest start to a calendar year since 2005.

    Many parts of New Mexico received up to four times the normal precipitation rate for January. Snowpacks at or above average also top most mountains in the region.

  • A unique production
  • Weather - Feb. 1, 2017


    HIGH 60° / LOW 28°
    Sunny, with a high near 60. North wind around 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    7 a.m. to 5:29 p.m.


    HIGH 56° / LOW 30°
    Sunny, with a high near 56. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
    7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.