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Today's News

  • Union wants Mora super out

    By Gwen Albers
    Las Vegas Optic

    Mora High School junior Devon Vigil told the school board during its Monday meeting that despite returning to school more than a week ago, she doesn’t have a class schedule.

    “I’m supposed to go to classes, but there’s nothing to do for us,” Vigil said. “All of the classes are chaotic. We’re just sitting there and doing nothing.”

    Sophomore Lindsey Sanchez shared a similar story. She has no classes during the first two periods of the day.

  • Secretary applauds incubator - HU Business Hub big asset

    New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela was the featured speaker at the grand opening of the New Mexico Highlands University Business Hub and Incubator, managed by the Las Vegas-San Miguel Economic Development Corp.

    The incubator will serve as a base for entrepreneurs to get their businesses going with guidance, job application training, workshops on business development, and other initiatives to build up business.

  • Council OKs purchase of garbage trucks

    If you’ve had to wait an extra day for the city to pick up your garbage in recent weeks, chances are it was because one of the solid waste department’s trucks broke down.

    In an effort to address problems with the aging fleet of garbage trucks, the City Council gave the green light last week for city staff to move forward with purchasing two new garbage trucks at a combined cost of nearly $500,000.

  • Gov still opposed to tax increases

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will not consider any tax increases as the state seeks to close a projected budget shortfall during an upcoming special session of the Legislature, her spokesman reiterated Monday.

    State government needs to tighten its belt and raising taxes on families and businesses would make the state less competitive, hurt job prospects and “makes no sense,” said Chris Sanchez, a spokesman for the Republican governor.

  • Budget crunch being felt by jurors

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico jurors and court interpreters are the latest group to feel the pinch of a budget crunch that has all of state government tightening its belt.

    A fund that pays jurors and interpreters has been struggling for several years and the shortfall is now approaching $1 million, according to court and legislative officials.

  • Weather - Aug. 24, 2016

    Wednesday

    HIGH 78° / LOW 48°
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:27 a.m. to 7:38 p.m.

    Thursday

    HIGH 72° / LOW 50°
    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:28 a.m. to 7:37 p.m.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 24, 2016

    In 1966
    Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1966 — Mayor Ben Lingnau hastened the decision of the city council Monday night to place sufficient warning and school crossing signs at the north and south ends of Grand Avenue. Although the State Highway Commission indicated that the school crossing signs were adequate, it also explained that the commission was open for suggestions. “Like the commission said, they are open for suggestions,” said Bill Elias, councilman, “but we don’t have time to wait fo

  • Rodeo time in Pecos
  • Que Pasa - Aug. 24, 2016

    8.23.2016
    TUESDAY

    6 p.m.
    Western Civilization History 101 class will begin at 6 p.m. at El Valle Community Center in Villanueva, behind the Post Office. Instructor Laura Gonzales-Meredith requests  anyone interested register at Luna Community College and/or online. Call the center at 575-421-0808 or email patriciagallegos2016@gmail.com for more information.

    8.24.2016
    WEDNESDAY

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

  • Noticias - Aug. 24, 2016

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    • The “Si Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 1-866-885-6562 or Frances at 575-815-8544.