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  • City close to finalizing Storrie Lake agreement

    The city of Las Vegas and Storrie Project Water Users Association have come to a tentative agreement that would permanently increase the city’s water storage capacity by 2,300 acre-feet in exchange for $12 million.

  • Southwest Chief to keep Vegas route

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Amtrak says it will stick with its existing New Mexico route of the Southwest Chief passenger train.
    Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari told the Santa Fe New Mexican last week that the Southwest Chief will continue to make stops in New Mexico towns of Raton, Las Vegas, Lamy and Albuquerque.

    The announcement ends more than two years of fear and uncertainty in Northern New Mexico’s smaller communities about whether Amtrak would alter the route.

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  • In Brief - News - March 30, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Flu sickened more this year
    New Mexico health officials are warning that the flu season is not over.
    Officials say more people have been hospitalized in the state this season than in many years.
    According to the state Department of Health, the virus hospitalized 40 people per 100,000 this flu season as compared with 29 per 100,000 during 2012-13.
    Children under 5 and the elderly are particularly vulnerable.

  • Many attend funeral of slain officer

    The Associated Press

    FARMINGTON — People lined the streets Friday as the funeral procession honoring a Navajo Nation police officer made its way through Farmington.

    Law enforcement officers from across the country and residents from throughout the Four Corners region gathered for the funeral of 42-year-old Alex Yazzie.

    Yazzie, of Crownpoint, was fatally shot during a March 19 shootout between tribal police and Justin Fowler near the Arizona-New Mexico state line.

  • Sexual-assault claim at juvenile center investigated

    The Associated Press

    A southern New Mexico juvenile detention center is the focus of a State Police investigation into a male detainee’s claim that a female staff therapist sexually assaulted him.

    The director of the state’s juvenile justice services has resigned and two administrators have been placed on paid administrative since the alleged assault was reported in early February, the Albuquerque Journal reported Friday.

  • Looking Back - March 30, 2015

    In 1965
    Friday, March 26 — A long-time dream in Mora County became a reality last Saturday at midnight as La Jicarita Rural Telephone Co-Op began operations with over 200 dial telephones in operation. The system, with about 200 miles of line, will serve approximately 6,000 people in the Mora, Ocate and Wagon Mound area, when completed. It is expected that the Wagon Mound unit will start operation about April 20, Phillip Sanchez, chairman of the Co-Op, announced today.

  • Looking ahead - News - March 30, 2015

    Music at Dwan Light Sanctuary on Tuesday
    To celebrate the re-opening of the Dwan Light Sanctuary, UWC-USA will present a musical program featuring Music Director Ron Maltais and second-year student Kailash Pandey of Nepal, who will play his tablah.  The event starts at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday.at the Dwan Light Sanctuary on the UWC-USA campus. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - March 30, 2015

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 39. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming east in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 40.

    Sunny, with a high near 73. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 41.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:50 a.m. to 7:21 p.m.