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  • Looking Back - Jan. 7

    In 1965
    Wednesday, Jan. 6 — All-State selections for the annual New Mexico schoolboy North-South football game in Albuquerque were announced Tuesday by Joe Willis, president of the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The two 25-man squads, composed of the state’s top seniors, will clash in the 22nd annual North-South game Aug. 7. The South holds a 13-5-3 advantage in the series.

  • Looking ahead - News - Jan. 7, 2015

    Retirement reception for The Rev. Campbell
    A retirement reception for Rev. Randy Campbell, minister at First United Presbyterian Church in Las Vegas, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 in the Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. In addition to members and friends of the church, the event is open to Rev. Campbell’s friends from across the community.

  • Weather - Jan. 7, 2015

    A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 24 by 5 p.m. Northeast wind 10-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of snow at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. South wind around 5 mph, becoming west after midnight.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming northeast in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.


  • FYI - News - Jan. 7, 2015

    San Miguel County Magistrate Court has announced that citations will be heard only from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. The new hours began Jan. 5.

  • New police chief takes office

    The man selected as the Las Vegas Police Department’s new chief was officially sworn in Thursday afternoon during a ceremony attended by family, friends and plenty of men in blue.

    The change-of-guard ceremony marked a beginning and end for both new Chief Juan Montaño and former chief Christian Montaño, who officially retired as chief at the end of 2014.

  • Kicking off 2015!

    Hundreds turned out for the annual and popular Polar Bear Plunge on Thursday afternoon at Storrie Lake State Park. More than a hundred brave souls jumped into the ice-cold water to bring in the new year.

    The annual event was originally organized by local jewelry maker Tito Chavez and continues to grow yearly with many new faces each year.

  • Martinez starts 2nd term as gov

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Striking a bipartisan tone and promising to push for education reform, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez took the oath of office for a second time Thursday during a public inauguration celebration on New Year’s Day.

  • Balderas sworn in as attorney general

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Incoming New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas took the oath of office Saturday at a public ceremony in Santa Fe.

    Balderas, a native of Wagon Mound, said he was “humbled” by his new responsibility. As the state’s top law enforcement officer, he promised not to shy away from the tough cases and to share more information.

  • In Brief - News - Jan. 5, 2015

    The Associated Press

    Coyote killing contests targeted

    LAS CRUCES — Opponents of coyote killing contests around New Mexico are gearing up for another attempt to have the practice banned.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that at least 10 environmental groups are urging lawmakers to back legislation that would outlaw hunting coyotes simply for sport.
    Southwest Environmental Center director Kevin Bixby says nearly 40 coyote carcasses were dumped in the desert in Las Cruces.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 5

    In 1965
    Tuesday, Jan. 5 — Little Miss 1965, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel “Tony” Pacheco, Rainsville, was born Jan. 2, at 7:57 p.m. in St. Anthony’s Hospital. The girl weighed six pounds, five ounces. As the first baby of the new year, little Miss Pacheco will receive a number of gifts from various business places in Las Vegas.