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Today's News

  • Audit dings city over IT issues

    The independent auditing firm hired to comb through the city of Las Vegas’ books and processes gave the city unmodified or clean opinions on its financial statements and federal programs, but the firm raised serious concerns about information technology deficiencies it identified.

    The audit, conducted by Albuquerque-based Moss Adams LLP Certified Public Accountants, covers the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2013. It was submitted to the state Auditor’s Office on time but was only recently released to the Public.

  • Another four years
  • Legacy Day event honors Sanchez

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Foundation is honoring Leveo Sánchez, distinguished alumnus and chairman of the Board of Regents, at 2 p.m. Saturday for Legacy Day.

    The event will be in the Student Union Building at the northwest corner of National Avenue and Eighth Street.

  • Pills can be dropped off on Saturday

    The Las Vegas Police Department will be taking part in a national effort to get unused prescription drugs off the streets.

    City police will have a collection station for the unused prescriptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday outside Community 1st Bank at Sixth and Douglas. Anyone with prescription drugs that are no longer needed can drop them off at the collection site. The service is free and anonymous. No questions will be asked.

    Only pills or patches will be accepted. The police department cannot accept liquids or needles.

  • Court urges rewrite of child porn law

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s highest court on Monday overturned more than two dozen convictions in separate child pornography cases in a ruling that drew sharp criticism from Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, a former prosecutor.

    The state Supreme Court said the defendants can be charged with only one felony count of possessing child pornography despite having many pornographic images of children.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - April 23, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - April 23, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, April 20 — Published this month in Psychometrika, the highly respected international journal devoted to quantitative research in psychology, are the results of an intensive study by Highlands University’s graduate student Ralph Swentzell. What is unusual is that the research was done while Swentzell was a junior. Only rarely does the journal accept the work of an undergraduate researcher. Swentzell’s work was supervised by Dr. Alan Roberts of the HU psychology faculty and his name appears as the co-author of the article.

  • Looking Back - April 23, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, April 20 — Published this month in Psychometrika, the highly respected international journal devoted to quantitative research in psychology, are the results of an intensive study by Highlands University’s graduate student Ralph Swentzell. What is unusual is that the research was done while Swentzell was a junior. Only rarely does the journal accept the work of an undergraduate researcher. Swentzell’s work was supervised by Dr. Alan Roberts of the HU psychology faculty and his name appears as the co-author of the article.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 23, 2014

    Gallinas River cleanup
    Volunteers are needed for the Gallinas River set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26. Meet at 9 a.m. at the West Las Vegas High School Parking lot. Breakfast snacks, coffee and tools will be provided. Contact jdullien@hermitspeakwatersheds.org for more information.

  • Weather - April 23, 2014

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Windy, with a southwest wind 15-20 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 35. Windy, with a west wind 20-30 mph, becoming north 10-20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

    Thursday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 69. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming southwest 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 40.

    Friday