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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sept. 9, 2011

    Sept. 11 victims to be honored here Sunday

    Woodmen of the World Lodge 2 in coordination with the city of Las Vegas will have an “In Honor and Remembrance” celebration at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Carnegie Library Park. The celebration will honor the heroes and victims of the Sept. 11 attacks as well as the men and women in the armed forces.

  • Weather - Sept. 9, 2011

    Friday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. North wind around 5 mph.

    Saturday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. North wind around 5 mph, becoming south. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

  • FYI - News

    More state police and case workers from the state Children, Youth and Families Department will be on hand at the New Mexico State Fair to watch for signs of child abuse, according to The Associated Press. CYFD Secretary Yolanda Berumen-Deines is scheduled to be at the fair today to promote a new hotline aimed at reporting child abuse. The State Fair kicks off this Friday.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 9, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Aug. 30 and Sept. 7:

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! AL-QAEDA TAKEN DOWN. It took nearly 10 years and two wars — one excruciatingly long and frustrating war, and other misguided and unnecessary — but Osama Bin Laden and a number of important Al-Qaeda leaders have been eliminated. And while the hate-filled ideologies of this band of terrorists may live on, the organization itself it just about dead. Call it justice, vengeance or whatever you like, the world is better off because the U.S. is winning the war against terrorism.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 9, 2011
  • Nuestra Historia - The five faces of Montezuma

    After the nationwide economic panic of 1893, the lavish  Montezuma hotel and resort  closed, although several unsuccessful attempts were made during the next decade to revive the grand destination. Finally, in 1903, Montezuma closed its doors for good, no longer attracting the rich and famous, who were by then visiting other western resorts, and traveling abroad in luxurious steamships.

  • Just a Thought: Victims or heroes? The choice is yours

    “Honey, call 911. My flight’s been hijacked. I know we’re all going to die. I’m not giving up. We’re getting ready to do something. There’s three of us who are going to do something about it. I love you, honey.”

    These were the words spoken by 38-year-old Tom Burnett 3,000 feet in the air over the skies of Pennsylvania on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, to his wife, Deena, who was having breakfast at home in California. Tom was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 93.

  • Horsing around
  • Que Pasa - Sept. 9, 2011

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Sabor de Las Vegas starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Plaza Park. Nine restaurants are participating in this year’s taste of the town event. Other activities include live music and a salsa making contest at 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.postcardsfromtheplaza.com.