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Today's News

  • Area native seeks Senate seat

    Wagon Mound native Hector Balderas announced that he is running for the United States Senate on Tuesday.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Friday, April 28 —One R.H. Hanna ... delivered a wild harangue before the committee on territories at today’s hearing on the New Mexico constitution, in which he demanded that amendments be made to the ... law for the proposed new state. Hanna claimed he was a republican, but stated he didn’t support the republican organization in the territory. Why, he did not say. Ralph C. Ely made a strong plea in favor of the constitution, after Hanna had finished...

  • Looking Ahead

    Health insurance exchange forum Thursday

    Statewide public forums on affordable health insurance kick off at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the city council chamber here. The meeting, sponsored by the state Office of Health Care Reform, is to get input on a health insurance exchange, which will provide one-stop shopping to help people compare, select and enroll in healthcare plans.

  • Weather

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 61. West wind 5-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. West wind 10-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 43.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny and windy, with a high near 79. Partly cloudy and windy at night, with a low around 37.

    Saturday

  • FYI - News

    The Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest has begun selling permits for forest products. Permits for green fuelwood, dead and down fuelwood, latillas/ posts, aspen transplants and vigas can be purchased at Forest Service offices in Santa Fe, Pecos and Las Vegas. For additional information on products, prices, areas and availability call  425-3535 or 505-757-6121.

  • Que Pasa - April 27, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. This week’s theme is “Arbor Day Celebration,” the book is “A Tree For Me” by Nancy Van Laan and the craft is easy shape tree.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR

  • Legislative Visit
  • Editorial Cartoon - April 27, 2011
  • ‘Gateway’ to better future

    It’s tough to be optimistic about Las Vegas’ economic future. A lack of water, and our everyday divisions, make growth difficult. We can’t attract industries that rely heavily on water, and our divisions tend to scare some people away. As a result of these and other problems, it’s difficult to see opportunity on the horizon.

  • Work of Art: Having a bone to pick

    “I have a bone to pick with you.” Really? Does anyone fail to understand the expression, meaning having a score to settle or an argument to advance?

    Methinks many of us — including and especially myself — must have come across this and other expressions and never really bothered to verify them, to discover what they really mean. Sometimes we use incorrect expressions without knowing so; other times we use them correctly but don’t know why.

    Here are some common terms, which, invariably get used wrong: