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  • Senate panel tables right-to-work bill

    By Vik Jolly
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A New Mexico Senate panel has voted along party lines to stop the advance of a bill that prohibits requiring workers to pay fees as a condition of employment.

    The Public Affairs Committee voted 5-3 Tuesday to table the measure that has drawn scores of people to the Capitol for hearings.

  • In Brief - News - March 13, 2015

    The Associated Press

    Budget bill moving forward  
    SANTA FE — A $6.2 billion spending proposal for the next fiscal year has been left largely intact by a New Mexico Senate committee.
    Adopting a budget is a must-do assignment for lawmakers before the session adjourns March 21.
    The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved the budget bill Tuesday. The full Senate could vote on the plan as early as Saturday.
    The measure cleared the House last month.

  • Jail Log - March 13, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 2 and March 11:
    Crystal Sanchez, 23, probation violation: failure to report
    Michael Garcia, 35, failure to report
    Carlos Lucero, 33, aggravated battery on a peace officer
    Gilbert Valencia, 43, six- day commitment
    Rosendo Dimas, 21, failure to report
    Pete Castillo, 26, seven- day commitment
    Michael Lovato, 43, violation of parole
    Jerry Martinez, 45, DWI
    Elisha Romero, 31, failure to appear

  • Looking Back - March 13, 2015

    In 1965

    Wednesday, March 10 — Miss Mary Reynolds, Highlands University sophomore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Reynolds, Las Vegas, has been accepted for the Central City Opera Company, Central City, Colo, Ronald Wynn, director of vocal music, has announced. Scheduled for production during the July season are Massenet’s “Manon,” Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” and Delibes’ “Lakme.”

  • Looking ahead - News - March 13, 2015

    Municipal Court closed through Wednesday

    The Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed beginning Thursday, March 12, thru Wednesday, March 18, because the agency will be converting its court software and will be participating in software training during this time. Municipal court will reopen at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 19. 

  • Weather - March 13, 2015

    Friday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Northeast wind 15-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. A 10 percent chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. North wind 5-15 mph.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 31.

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 68. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 34.
     

  • Officers shot in ambush outside of PD

    By Jim Salter
    The Associated Press

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday while demonstrators were gathered across the street — an attack the county police chief described as “an ambush” that could easily have killed both men.

    The shots were fired just as a small crowd of protesters began to break up after holding a demonstration in the wake of the resignation of the Ferguson police chief, who stepped down Wednesday.

  • Military: 2 bodies recovered from helicopter wreck

    By Cain Burdeau and Melissa Nelson-Gabriel
    The Associated Press

    NAVARRE, Fla. — Divers have found the military helicopter that crashed in dense fog during a Florida training mission, killing seven elite Marines and four experienced soldiers. More bad weather Thursday delayed the recovery of bodies and the flight recorder from wreckage 25 feet deep.

  • City launches new brand to boost tourism in Las Vegas

    Sorry, Teddy. Vegas isn’t Roosevelt Country, after all.

    More than a year after the city of Las Vegas hired an out-of-state firm to help it come up with a brand to draw tourists here, the task has been completed. And it doesn’t bear a Rough Rider theme, as some had anticipated.

    The city’s new brand tagline: New Adventures Down Old Trails.

  • Nat Gold Players take top honors

    Las Vegas Optic

    Kayt Peck has many stories to tell. One of them in play form caught the attention of adjudicators in the New Mexico AACTFest conference held recently in Artesia.

    Peck’s original one-act play “Sheltered Women,” a Nat Gold Players performance was chosen as one of the two best plays from theaters across New Mexico. “The Pillowman” performed by Los Alamos Little Theatre was the second play selected.