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  • Looking Ahead - News - May 2, 2012

    Mural dedication is Saturday

    A dedication of the People’s History of El Norte Mural will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at Mural Park, Seventh Street and Douglas. There will be mariachis, ballet folklorico dancers, Aztec dancers, youth musicians, speakers, food vendors and salsa dancers. For more information, call 454-6771.

  • Weather - May 2, 2012

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 42. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, decreasing to 5-10 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 79. West wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 44.

    Friday

  • FYI - News - May 2, 2012

    Las Vegas remains in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns at all. At-home car washing is also prohibited. Local car washes may remain open as long as they are using recycled water. Fines range from a warning for a first offense to a $450 fine for a third and subsequent offense.

  • Que Pasa - May 2, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Say Hola to Spanish at the Circus” by Susan Middleton Elya. This week’s theme is Cinco de Mayo. Free and open to the public.

  • Bad behavior in Mora

    Was the fight between Mora County Sheriff Thomas Garza and then-deputy Lee Allingham a case of misuse of authority or blatant insubordination?

    That’s something that District Attorney Richard Flores and his office are going to have to figure out as they consider the possibility of filing charges.

    One thing seems clear, however, at least to us: The sheriff took more than one misstep in his efforts to address the confrontation that occurred after a suspected DWI traffic stop early last month.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 2, 2012
  • Work of Art - ‘Twenty-five cents, please’

    Sometimes I meet the most interesting people. I did Sunday at Souper Salad in Santa Fe. Let me explain.

    One can usually identify me as the man who, when holding open a door for someone at a restaurant, will ask for a tip.

    True, the denotation of “Twenty-five cents, please” means, of course, “Hand over the cash.” The connotation — and to me that’s what communication is mostly about — is “I’m just joking, trying to be friendly."

  • Bustos out as RHS hoops coach

    David Bustos is apparently out of a job as Robertson boys’ basketball coach.

    Sources close to the school district and Bustos himself said he had been released from his coaching duties within the last week.

    The reasons for the change were not made public. Asked about it, Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez said, “All coaching positions were opened this year to allow for Mr. (Juan Carlos) Fulgenzi (director of co-curricular activities) to build a comprehensive athletic program under his direction.”

  • State seedings announced

    Good news wasn’t reserved only for church this past Sunday. Teams from across New Mexico learned they would be going to the state tournaments and learned of their seedings via the New Mexico Activities Association selection show.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 2, 2012

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Class 2A state tournament first-round games, TBA, campus sites
    Tennis
    • Class 1A-3A state tournament: girls’ singles first round, 6:30 p.m.; boys’ singles first round, 7:30 p.m.; girls’ doubles first round, 3:30 p.m.; boys’ doubles first round, 5 p.m.; Jerry Cline Complex, Albuquerque

    THURSDAY
    Tennis