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Today's News

  • Lawmaker warns that state needs $200M

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A leading Democratic lawmaker says New Mexico may need an additional $200 million or more to address a budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year and rebuild reserves enough to protect its credit rating.

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman John Arthur Smith of Deming on Monday warned of a budget gap between $200 million and $250 million for the fiscal year starting July 1.

  • 6 Samaritan House volunteers to be honored

    By Gwen Albers
    UWC-USA

    Two months after a stroke took the life of Judi Gallegos’ son, she joined the non-profit group that sometimes provided her Lonnie with a warm bed.

    “I felt the need to do something in his memory,” Gallegos said about becoming a volunteer with Casa de Samaritan Homeless Shelter after Lonnie’s passing on Dec. 24, 2012 -- one day after his 50th birthday.

  • LV bodybuilder seeks votes

    Jenny Quintana, a competitive bodybuilder from Las Vegas, is asking for help as she tries to win an online contest.

    Quintana seeks votes in the Ms Health and Fitness contest and can be featured in the magazine if successful. She successfully advanced from the initial round. Voting in the current round continues for six days starting Thursday, Feb. 16.

    To vote for Quintana, follow the link https://mshealthandfitness.com/vote/jenny-quintana . Free votes are available as are donation opportunities for the Homes for Wounded Warriors benefit.

  • NASA scientist to talk about space station today

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A free public lecture at Highlands University today (Wednesday) features a NASA scientist who will shed light on the indoor air quality environment of the International Space Station.

    Marit Meyer, a NASA Glenn Research Center scientist, will talk at 5 p.m. at Sininger Hall, Room 100, 904 University Ave. Sininger is in the university’s Central Park opposite Donnelly Library.

  • Weather - Feb. 15, 2017

    Wednesday

    HIGH 52° / LOW 27°
    Sunny, with a high near 52. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:47 a.m. to 5:44 p.m.

    Thursday

    HIGH 62° / LOW 30°
    Sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:46 a.m. to 5:44 p.m.

    Friday

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 15, 2017

    2.15.2017
    WEDNESDAY
    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    7 p.m.
    Rhythm of the Dance performance by The National Dance Company of Ireland will take place at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 per child (10 and younger) and NMHU students are free with valid ID. Advanced tickets available at KEDP Radio station, studio 103 or by calling 454-3238.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 15, 2017
  • Another Perspective: PA treasure worth restoring

    By Bonnie Bolton

    What is a community treasure? Is it people, buildings, cultural traditions? Webster defines it as wealth, often jewels or precious metals.

    Las Vegas has many community treasures in the categories suggested. However, the most precious, in my opinion, is a 137 year-old mixture of wood, metals, leather and ivory enclosed in a Gothic box.

  • A disservice to our nation

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The (New London) Day (Conn.), and was originally published on Feb. 7.

    President Trump won the presidency running as an insurgent. But he barely won, receiving 46 percent of the popular vote and finishing nearly 3 million votes behind the Democratic candidate. If not for the Electoral College system, he would not be president. His unsubstantiated ranting that millions voted illegally — all against him, of course — does not change those facts.

  • A night to remember - D.J. Bustos shoots his way into history books

    D.J. Bustos scored 34 points Saturday night, treating an appreciative home crowd to a slice of history.

    The West Las Vegas senior pushed his career total to 2,612, a New Mexico scoring record for boys’ basketball — although the new record soon would be temporarily shelved.

    The new figure surpassed the 2,591 points tallied by Alfred Romero of Wagon Mound as of 1977.