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Today's News

  • City council rejects its own refugee resolution

    After more than one hour of public input, the Las Vegas City Council took action on a so-called “sanctuary city” resolution during Wednesday’s regular monthly meeting.

    In its standing-room-only chamber at city hall, the council voted 3-1 to disapprove Resolution 17-27 — a non-binding declaration of support for resettlement of refugees, as part of a national effort to resettle the “most vulnerable” refugees.

  • Weather - July 21, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 88°/ LOW 56°
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:01 a.m. to 8:13 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 83° / LOW 55°
    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:02 a.m. to 8:12 p.m.

  • Que Pasa - July 21, 2017

    7.21.2017
    FRIDAY

    7:30 p.m.
    Carl Bernstein and Marilyn Priddy will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Palms Ballroom. They will be playing selections from their recently released CD, “Somewhere Under the Rainbow.” Admission is $8 per adults, children get free admission.

    7.22.2017
    SATURDAY

    8 p.m.

  • Getting in touch with nature
  • Green shoulders: NM 434 a mammoth project

    There are some awkward components to the widening New Mexico Highway 434.

    Between steep hills, sharp corners and a wide variety of ecosystems, plants and wildlife, the highway, especially between Guadalupita and the Black Lakes south of Angel Fire, require some difficult adjustments to improve roads — and some careful considerations.

    While a multi-year, multi-phase project along NM 434 is focused only on a small area in terms of location, it encompasses several worlds in the types of terrain and living beings in the area.

  • Trustees vote to appoint committee

    The search for a new president of Luna Community College is under way.

    On Tuesday, the college’s board of trustees unanimously voted to appoint a committee to review and screen the applicants. The board is expected to name committee members during an Aug. 8 meeting.

    The committee will include community members the college’s regional area, Santa Rosa, Mora, and Springer. Members will also be from regional school districts and staff and faculty from the college.

    College trustees expect to have the permanent president in place by February.

  • Fire near Pecos was started by lightning

    A fire, ignited by a lightning strike Tuesday, remained small, but is being monitored closely by fire crews in the Pecos Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, according to a release from the U.S. Forest Service.

    The fire began about six miles northeast of the village of Pecos near Cow Creek.

    The fire is in the burn scar from the 2000 Viveash Fire and is burning through slash and dead and down timber.

  • San Miguel, other N.M. counties to benefit from PILT

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S.  Sen. Tom Udall and Rep. Martin Heinrich recently announced that counties across New Mexico are receiving more than $38.5 million through the 2017 Payment in Lieu of Taxes program.

    Funding for this year’s PILT program was provided in the bipartisan budget agreement to fund the government through September as part of the Interior Department’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 21, 2017

    The Associated Press
    McCain has brain tumor
    Arizona Sen. John McCain says he’s grateful for the outpouring of support after his brain cancer diagnosis. He’s promising to be back soon.

    In a tweet Thursday, McCain says: “I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support — unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I’ll be back soon, so stand-by!”

  • Carpenter crafts a win

    Ryan Carpenter nailed down a victory in a good defensive matchup Wednesday night, and host Albuquerque improved to 50-47 by beating Tacoma 3-1.

    An announced crowd of 9,821 watched as Carpenter (7-6) held the Rainiers to one run on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts over seven innings. Relief pitchers Carlos Estevez and Zac Rosscup combined to allow just one base runner after that, with Rosscup recording his second save of the season.