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Today's News

  • Governor posts past calendars on website

    By Barry Massey and Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez, under pressure from media groups to release more details about her work days and travel schedules, on Friday posted office calendars dating back to when she took office in January 2011.

  • NM clerk raises $30,000 for gay marriage fund

    The Associated Press
    LAS CRUCES — A southern New Mexico county clerk who is facing a challenge for his decision to issue same-sex marriage licenses has garnered close to $30,000 in donations, the clerk announced this week.
    The Las Cruces News-Sun reports  that Dona Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins has pulled in 556 donations totaling nearly $28,400 from a website.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 16, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Sept. 10 — The San Miguel County Democratic Central Committee meeting Sunday gave a vote of confidence to County Chairman Apolonio Duran. Among the things Duran pointed to as benefits to the county was the $50,000 appropriation for ditches and dams on the Pecos River. He added that Gov. Jack Campbell and his administration are working to get $50,000 federal matching funds to double the size of the project.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 16, 2013

    Health Fair planned for Saturday

  • FYI - Sept. 16, 2013

    Two New Mexico boys allegedly kidnapped by their father more than a year ago have been rescued in Colorado, The Associated Press Reports.
    New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says his office had been working for months on the case with Rio Rancho police and federal agencies.
    He says the boys — ages 6 and 8 — were returned to Albuquerque early Friday by agents from the AG’s Office.
    Colorado authorities are credited with recovering the boys after a brief scuffle with their father.

  • Nature’s fury - Raging waters force evacuations

    The normally sleepy Gallinas River came roaring to life Friday morning with such force that it tore open a gaping hole in a canal, flooded homes and at least one business along its banks, threatened the stability of bridges and forced evacuations of residences and closures of schools.

    No deaths or injures had been reported as of late Saturday, although a National Guard Black Hawk helicopter was called in just after midnight on Saturday to rescue an elderly couple whose ill-fated attempt to escape the El Porvenir area left them stranded.

  • Ruptured canal wreaks havoc

    As floodwaters spread throughout the Gallinas River corridor on Friday, many were asking why the water wasn’t being channeled to Storrie Lake.

    A portion of the earthen canal that carries floodwaters to Storrie Lake ruptured early Friday, and that has contributed to the flooding that has taken place.

  • Reed-Deemer’s artwork on display at Highlands

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University presents “The Art of Observation” exhibit of paintings by Las Vegas artist Kimberly Reed-Deemer in Burris Hall Gallery, with the opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the gallery.

    Burris Hall is at 903 National Ave. The exhibit continues through Oct. 10.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 16, 2013

    TODAY HOY

  • Preserve Amtrak route

    When the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Arrived in this area in 1879, East Las Vegas sprang to life. Immigrants from every walk of life started settling in Las Vegas, and a boom town was born.

    The coming of the railroad quickly transformed Las Vegas from a rural community into a regional commercial center.

    Successful merchants started building elaborate homes and commercial buildings that still exist today.

    Our city’s economic fortunes began to decline when its position as a major shipping point ended in the early 1900s.