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  • Looking ahead - News - Jan. 5, 2015

    Senior Olympic meeting
    A Senior Olympic meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. All members are encouraged to attend.

  • Weather - Jan. 5, 2015

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 28. North wind 5-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 50. Northeast wind around 5 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of snow at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Wednesday
    A 10 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 14.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

  • A Look Back at 2014 - Shooting, Castañeda sale top local stories

    Tragic. Triumphant. Turnover. Each of those words can be used to describe the year we said farewell to on Thursday.

    The year was a tragic one for a city of Las Vegas employee who was fired on a May morning and later that day was shot and killed by state police officers after he pointed a rifle at them, refusing their commands to drop it.

  • Highlands drops ACT requirement

    Regents at New Mexico Highlands University voted in December to eliminate the requirement that students take the ACT college entrance exam in order to be admitted to Highlands, a change that was requested by university administrators.

  • Stomach viruses on rise in NM

    The Associated Press

    Noroviruses are on the rise in New Mexico with suspected or confirmed cases nearly doubling in the state in 2014, according to health officials.

    There have been 49 suspected or confirmed norovirus outbreaks in New Mexico this year, up from 27 in 2013, according to the state Department of Health.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 2

    In 1965

    Tuesday, Jan. 5 — Robertson High School has published its second six-week’s honor roll with five students making a straight- A average;
    Making this high average are five seniors: Terry Hill, Marcia Hurt, Christine Trujillo and Robert Whorton. Juniors had one student on the A list — Marsha Jo Hannah. The sophomores had none.

  • Looking ahead - News - Jan. 2, 2015

    La Plaza Little League meeting

    La Plaza Little League will be holding a meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

  • Weather - Jan. 2, 2015

    Friday
    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 32. North wind around 5 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11.

    Saturday
    A slight chance of snow showers before 11 a.m., then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.

    Sunday

  • FYI - News - Jan. 2, 2015

    Beginning on Jan. 5, citations will be heard only from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday at San Miguel County Magistrate Court.

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    State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols, and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints throughout the state in January.

  • Nuke dump operator denied performance pay

    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — The contractor that runs the federal government’s underground nuclear waste repository is being denied millions of dollars in performance pay as part of the financial fallout from a radiation leak that forced the closure of the facility.

    Federal officials have said it could take years and a half-billion dollars to restart operations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Project Plant near Carlsbad because of the February leak.