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Today's News

  • Fire, water, fireworks

    The Pacheco Canyon wildfire was the latest blaze to set off alarms. A shift in the winds could have turned it toward the watershed that feeds Santa Fe but, instead, the fire blew through the Santa Fe National Forest and toward the Pecos Wilderness area — bringing it all the closer to San Miguel County.

    Of course, it’s unimaginable that that fire would get anywhere close to Las Vegas, even though on Saturday evening its plume of smoke could be clearly seen covering the sky to the north of town, and by Monday morning you could smell it in the air.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 22, 2011
  • Work of Art: Lawn belched, gave thanks

    Going to the plant south of town, on my first trip for a water haul, I counted 18 vehicles, going for or having gotten, a load of effluent water.

    My grandson and namesake, thrilled over his brand-new learner’s permit, took the wheel, while my wife, Bonnie, and I went along for the ride. Arthur’s father recently purchased a 275-gallon container, which surprisingly took only about a minute to fill. We saw pickups the size of ours, some with trailers, as well as huge tankers.

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  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press

    Funds available for homeowners

    ALBUQUERQUE — Federal housing officials say more than $10 million is available to help homeowners in New Mexico who are at risk of foreclosure.

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and NeighborWorks America is teaming up to offer the emergency homeowners’ loan program.

  • Lawmakers start redistricting task

    By Barry Massey
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — All of eastern New Mexico could be consolidated into the state’s southern congressional district under a proposal outlined to lawmakers on Monday for revamping district boundaries to adjust for population trends during the past decade.

    A legislative committee reviewed seven proposals for drawing new boundaries of the state’s three congressional districts.

    The outcome of redistricting could alter the balance of political power and influence congressional races for the next 10 years.

  • Que Pasa - June 22, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • The Noon Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas will hold its annual Pancake Day fundraiser on Wednesday, June 22 at the Hillcrest Restaurant. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.,11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and children. Proceeds benefits Las Vegas Youth projects. For more info call 718-6655.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Two HU rodeo athletes in top 10

    Sammi Lane’s time of 14.65 seconds in the short go-round was enough to place ninth in barrel racing in the College National Finals Rodeo over the weekend in Casper, Wyo.

    Lane represented New Mexico Highlands University’s women’s rodeo team in the barrel racing competition.

    Along with Dirk Tavenner’s seventh-place outcome in steer wrestling, Highlands athletes secured two top 10 finishes in the national rodeo finals.

  • Big splash for triathlon return

    With more than 100 hearty souls braving a 0.9-mile swim, 24-mile bike ride and 6.2-mile run, the Storrie Lake Triathlon roared back to life on Sunday.

  • La Plaza finals: A’s and Cubs prevail

    One of La Plaza Little League’s two tournament finals on Saturday served up competitive drama for the Rodriguez Park crowd, keeping fans guessing to the very end.

    The other? Not so much.

    In La Plaza’s Minors Division, the Cubs held on for a 6-5 decision against a Phillies squad that rallied back from 3-0 and 6-1 deficits before falling short.

    Then in the Majors final, the Athletics completed an unbeaten season with more dominance, this time a 21-0 romp against the Red Sox.

    CUBS 6, PHILLIES 5