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Today's News

  • Man charged in drive-by shooting

    A verbal altercation between a motorist and three individuals on foot  led to a drive-by shooting late Monday night.

    No one was injured in the incident, which played out just after 11 p.m. on the 900 block of Prince Street. A Las Vegas police officer responding to a shots- fired call pulled over the suspect, who, according to court documents, later admitted to firing two shots into the air.

  • NMSU to help with lottery scholarships

    LAS CRUCES — Officials at New Mexico State University are bracing for changes that may come next spring as uncertainties remain about how much tuition lottery scholarships will cover.

    NMSU announced this week that it is prepared to cover up to 60 percent of spring tuition if state lawmakers fail to fund a shortfall when the legislative session begins in January.

    Bernadette Montoya, NMSU’s vice president for student affairs and enrollment, said the university wanted to ensure the uncertainty wouldn’t be a barrier to enrollment next semester.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 20, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance is holding a discussion about “Practical Solutions for Drought: Water Catchment in Rural and Urban Areas” by Aaron Kauffman of Southwest Urban Hydrology, from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Lora Shields Room 215 on the NMHU campus.
    • The Luna Community College Board of Trustees meeting has been rescheduled to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the college’s student services board room on the main campus.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 20, 2013

    In 1963
    Wednesday, Nov. 13 — About 10 passengers of the southbound Santa Fe Chief this morning were bumped and bruised when the train came to an abrupt halt south of Blanchard, about 25 miles from Las Vegas. The cause of the rough stop has not been determined. None of the injured passengers were hurt seriously enough to leave the train. As a precaution, an ambulance and a doctor were sent to the scene from Las Vegas.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 20, 2013

    Mora County hosting townhall Thursday
    Mora County is holding a townhall meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Mora Independent School District’s board room. Commission Chairman John Olivas said the meeting is being held to discuss the county’s community rights ordinance and the lawsuit recently filed against the county over that ordinance.

  • Weather - Nov. 20, 2013

    Wednesday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 34. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming east after midnight.

    Thursday
    A slight chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 30 percent chance of snow at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

    Friday

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Nov. 20, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Food banks brace for more demand
    SANTA FE — With food stamp reductions set to kick in this month, New Mexico’s food banks and other organizations are bracing for even more requests over the holiday season.
    Cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, total $5 billion nationally. Federal officials say through next September, the cuts will mean a loss of $47 million in money for food going to 442,000 New Mexicans.

  • Where was Gary King?

    It took six months, but the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico — joined by three landowners — has carried through on its threat to sue Mora County.

    The lawsuit, filed last week in federal court in Albuquerque, contends that the community rights ordinance approved in April, which bans oil and gas operations in the county, is unconstitutional.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 20, 2013
  • Work of Art — A super-heated topic

    We were leaving a high school play that I had directed, “The Lottery,” by Shirley Jackson. It was exactly this time of year, and the weather conditions were identical to what’s happening tonight: chimneys blowing over, fences being uprooted, animals shivering.