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  • Correction - June 30, 2017

    Lee Einer, the public information officer for the City of Las Vegas, corrected and clarified some aspects of recent stories about flooring improvements and repairs to City Hall — specifically about a quote provided by Price’s Furniture.

    Price’s was offering laminate flooring, not tile or hardwood.

    In the language of the state procurement code, these would be price quotes rather than bids.

    With Price’s flooring, the quote was for the original work, not the emergency repairs that were done a year later.

  • Little progress evident as GOP hunts health bill votes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is exploring options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill, even as he confronts an expanding chorus of GOP detractors.

    That is deepening the uncertainty over whether the party can resuscitate its promise to repeal President Barack Obama’s overhaul.

  • Weather - June 30, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 83°/ LOW 51°
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. North wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:49 a.m. to 8:20 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 80° / LOW 53°
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. East wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:49 a.m. to 8:20 p.m.

  • A hands-on approach to learning technology

    By Margaret McKinney
    N.M. Highlands University

    Several local children go to learn at the only dedicated computer science maker space in the state, located at Highlands University. There children get hands-on experience creating their own projects from robots to exploring virtual reality, thanks to an investment from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Luna officials bring in controversial figure as interim president

    NOTE: This story was updated Friday morning, June 30, to include an official statement from Luna Communuty College about Serna's hire as Interim President.

    A news release, dated June 29, confirms the Luna Community College Board of Trustees appointed Ricky Serna this week to be the Interim President while a national seach is conducted for a permanent president.

    Serna will assume the president's duties on Wednesday, July 5, for what will be up to an eight-month period. His compensation was not addressed in the news release.

  • Armijo Street property targeted

    City of Las Vegas officials are looking at cleaning up a nuisance property. Last week, the city council unanimously voted to “state the proceedings to clean up a property,” located at 1909 Armijo St. and belonging to Joe Mondragon of Cleveland.

    “I think mine is cleaner than most of them around there,” Mondragon said. He added that the property is rented, but that his tenant is currently in jail.

  • The main act - Little Joe y La Familia to headline Fiestas

    Get those dancing shoes ready — the biggest music event of the year is just a few days away. The 2017 Fourth of July Fiestas de Las Vegas start on Friday and last until Tuesday evening.

    Tuesday, five-time Grammy Award Winner Little Joe y La Familia will hit the stage to wrap-up this year’s Fiestas.

    “I have not been in Las Vegas, N.M., for a really long time,” Little Joe, whose formal name is Joe Maria DeLeon Hernandez, said in a telephone interview. “I am looking forward to returning.”

  • New state K-12 boss: modern approach needed

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — New Mexico is seeing higher graduation rates and more students are reading at grade level, thanks to reforms made over the past several years, but a top state education official says the demands of public education are evolving and schools need to be prepared.

    Christopher Ruszkowski took over as acting secretary of the Public Education Department this week. He replaces Hanna Skandera, who announced her resignation earlier this month.

  • In Brief - News - June 28, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Two plague cases confirmed
    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health on Monday confirmed two more human cases of plague.

    The recent cases involve a 52-year-old woman and a 62-year-old woman. The first case this year was reported in early June in a 63-year-old man.

    All three patients, who live in Santa Fe County, were hospitalized but there have been no deaths.

    State public health veterinarian Paul Ettestad said plague can be present in fleas that infest wild rodents in Santa Fe

  • Weather - June 28, 2017

    Wednesday

    HIGH 89°/ LOW 54°
    Sunny, with a high near 89. West wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
    Wednesday night —mostly clear, with a low around 54.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:48 a.m. to 8:20 p.m.

    Thursday

    HIGH 89° / LOW 53°
    Sunny, with a high near 89. West wind 10 to 20 mph. Thursday night — mostly clear, with a low around 53.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:48 a.m. to 8:20 p.m.

    Friday