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Today's News

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 4

    Wednesday
    Wrestling
    • West Las Vegas Middle School hosts WLV Jamboree (includes WLVMS, MMS, others), 3 p.m.

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • RHS Jamboree (featuring Robertson, West Las Vegas B,C boys), TBA
    • Memorial Middle School girls at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., WLV

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Colorado Christian, 6 and 8 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.

  • Council OKs polling changes

    Voters casting ballots for the March 4 municipal election will be able to vote at the polling place of their choice after the City Council unanimously approved a switch to convenience centers.

  • Volunteer help for pets
  • Lawmakers often become lobbyists

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Kent Cravens is among the more than two dozen former state legislators who have made the switch to lobbying.

    The Albuquerque Republican resigned from his Senate seat in 2011 to take a government relations job with the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association. While he was no industry expert, his experience with the legislative process and his connections were considered an asset.

  • Mora named as art, culture district

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Mora is one of three new arts and culture districts in New Mexico.

    Mora, along with Gallup and Artesia were selected by the New Mexico Arts Commission after a competitive application and review process. They mark the first arts and culture district programs authorized by the commission since 2009.

  • State infant mortality rate on the rise

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico health officials are worried about an increase in the state’s infant mortality rate.

    The state Department of Health announced this week that the death rate among infants one year or younger increased from 5.2 infant deaths per one thousand live births in 2011 to 6.9 in 2012. This marks the first time since 1994 that the state rate has exceeded the national rate, which was 6.0 infant deaths per 1,000 births in 2011.

  • In Brief - Dec. 2, 2013

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A federal magistrate has issued a temporary stay in a court case seeking to blocking Texas investors from ousting cabin owners from a northern New Mexico property long used as a conference center.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the magistrate issued the stay during proceedings in a lawsuit filed by one of the cabin owners, Little Rock, Ark., business consultant Kirk Tompkins’ suit.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 2, 2013

    Code Talker to be in Vegas Saturday
    Chester Nez, the last of the original 29 Navajo code talkers, will be in Las Vegas at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Plaza Hotel Ballroom. He will answer questions about his experiences in World War II and his role in developing the code that was instrumental in defeating the Japanese in the South Pacific. Judith Avila, co-author of his memoir, will also give a presentation.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 2, 2013

    In 1963
    Monday, Dec. 2 — Two Las Vegas families have received word that their sons, now serving in the United States Navy, were members of the honor guard at the White House during the time between President Kennedy’s assassination and funeral. They are Seaman Apprentice Manuel Sandoval, son of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Sandoval, 720 South Pacific, and Lee Norman Gonzales, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gonzales, 158 Independence. Both men are attending the U.S. Naval School of Music in Washington, D.C. Both are 1963 graduates of West Las Vegas High School.
     

  • Weather - Dec. 2, 2013

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33. Southwest wind 15-20 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Windy, with a west wind 25-30 mph, increasing to 30-35 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Windy.

    Wednesday
    Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. A 30 percent chance of snow showers at night. Cloudy, with a low around 22.