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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 17, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Estancia (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule above)
    Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule)
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Belen, noon, Belen

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League games Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League games

  • East gets $750K from state

    It has been known for months that Las Vegas City Schools was in the red, and the trend continues.

    This time, however, the deficit isn’t so outrageous as the district received $750,000 in emergency supplemental funding from the state Public Education Department. The district will need to find ways to cut roughly $325,000 from its current fiscal year budget to make up the difference. State statutes prohibit public entities from ending the year with a negative balance, district Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez told the school board in a meeting on Thursday.

  • Multiple mariachi bands
  • Council ups fines for fireworks

    The City Council voted unanimously last week to stiffen penalties for individuals cited for violating the city’s fireworks ordinance.

    The revamped ordinance was approved by a 3-0 vote. Councilman David Romero was absent from last Wednesday’s meeting.

    Despite the severe fire season predicted for this summer, Fire Chief Phillip Mares told the Council that under state law, the city cannot ban fireworks outright. He said that as it relates to the types of fireworks prohibited, the city’s ordinance is already as strict as it can be.

  • Medicare increase dings middle class

    By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Retired city worker Sheila Pugach lives in a modest home on a quiet street in Albuquerque and drives an 18-year-old Subaru.

    Pugach doesn’t see herself as upper-income by any stretch, but President Barack Obama’s budget would raise her Medicare premiums and those of other comfortably retired seniors, adding to a surcharge that already costs some 2 million beneficiaries hundreds of dollars a year each.

  • Ex-judge selected for national post

    A Las Vegas native who served as a judge in both Metropolitan Court and state District Court in Albuquerque before retiring from the bench in 2008 has been named interim director of the National Center for DWI Courts.

    The Alexandria, VA.,-based organization announced the appointment of Judge J. Michael Kavanaugh last week. He succeeds outgoing director David Wallace.

  • In Brief - News - April 15, 2013

    Staff and Wire Reports
     

  • Looking Back - April 15, 2013

    In 1963

    Monday, April 15 — Following a public hearing at which no one from Rowe attended, the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution in which “The Board of Commissioners of San Miguel County approve in toto the proposed construction of the highway . . . bypassing the community of Rowe.” The bypassing of that stretch of U.S. 85 was done to accommodate the completion of what is now Interstate 25.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 15, 2013

    What happens after the wildfire?

    A public forum titled What Happens After the Wildfire? is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon this Friday in room 215 of the Lora Shields Building on the NMHU campus. All are welcome.

  • Weather - April 15, 2013

    Monday
    Areas of blowing dust. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Windy, with a southwest wind 10-20 mph, increasing to 25-35 mph. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 43. Windy, with a southwest wind 30-35 mph, decreasing to 20-25 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.

    Tuesday