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Today's News

  • In Brief - New Mexico - July 30, 2014

    The Associated Press
     

  • Retiree health care agency proposes solvency plan

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Taxpayers and public employees would pay an extra $45 million annually under a proposal to improve the finances of a program providing subsidized health care for retired state and local government workers.

    The Retiree Health Care Authority executive director Mark Tyndall said Monday the Legislature will be asked to phase in the increases in payroll contributions over three years starting in mid-2016. Lawmakers convene in January.

  • Que Pasa - July 30, 2014

    THURSDAY JUEVES
    • Over the Edge Part 7, an original comedy about Las Vegas, 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, Friday, Aug. 1, Saturday, Aug. 2; and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3 at Sala de Madrid on the NMHU campus. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 seniors, and $5 for students with valid ID.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Looking Back - July 30, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking ahead - News - July 30, 2014

    Over the Edge, Part 7
    “Over the Edge,” an original comedy about Las Vegas, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday, at Sala de Madrid, on the Highlands University campus. General admission: $10; Seniors: $8; students with I.D.: $5.

  • Weather - July 28

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Cloudy, with a low around 54. East wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

  • Impressive performance

    Congratulations to the faculty and staff at West Las Vegas’ Union Elementary for their school’s impressive performance on last school year’s standards based assessment.

    State report cards released late last week reveal that 72.9 percent of Union Elementary students scored proficient or better in reading, while 81.4 percent of its students scored proficient or better in math.

    Those rates far exceed the proficiency levels of all other Las Vegas-area schools, and it is certainly something worth celebrating.

  • Work of Art: Does news ever change?

    How much history is buried in various construction sites, in homes, backyards and under carpets?

    It’s interesting to come across information long past, and even overdue. Some news discoveries can be embarrassing.

    In 1962, I learned about one such instance while attending a dinner meeting of the Cook County (Ill.) Press Association, in which an editor of one of Chicago’s dailies spoke to us about Chicago journalism history.

  • Golf for a good cause

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College
    The 2014 Luna Community College Foundation Annual Scholarship Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada. A shotgun start is scheduled at 9 a.m.

    A four-person team sponsor is $1,000 or $250 per individual. Individuals are welcomed to play. A hole sponsorship is $250. The entry fee covers green fees, a cart, and a prime rib dinner. All money raised will be used to match a Title V endowment for academic scholarships.

  • Thomas back in Denver

    The Associated Press
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — Peyton Manning’s top target is back. In the building, at least.

    Demaryius Thomas returned from bereavement leave Monday, but his flight from Georgia didn’t get back in time for him to participate in a spirited practice at Dove Valley that featured three scuffles.

    Thomas missed the first five days of training camp for the AFC champs following the death last week of his grandmother.