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Today's News

  • Weather - March 28, 2012

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 73. West wind 5-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 44. West wind 5-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. West wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 42.  

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 42.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 75. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 44.

  • New Addition
  • Que Pasa - March 28, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association sign-up, 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 28, at 769 Diane. For more information, call Judy Long at 425-6003.

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “My Side of the Car” by Kate Feiffer. The theme for the month is “Woman’s Month — Books Written for Children by Women.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Reforms on the line

    We admit to losing enthusiasm for President Obama’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act, even though it’s the first bit of substantive health care reform to be enacted in decades. The nation’s health care system needs an overhaul, but when the administration caved to pressure and dropped the public option in 2009, we felt a pang of discontent with everything that passed thereafter.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 28, 2012
  • Work of Art - Caucasian and light-skinned

    The rage is palpable. Remember the casting call from an out-of-state agency that sought only “Caucasians or light-skinned Hispanics”? Anger has gone viral.

    To review: On Location Casting posted on its website a solicitation for “real families.” The website listed desirable qualities among the applicants, but the light-skinned requirement set people off.
    What were the talent scouts thinking?

  • Campos candidacy challenged

    Less than a week has elapsed since candidates filed their paperwork to get on the June 5 primary ballot and already the gloves have come off in the race for the District 8 Senate seat.

    Rep. Thomas Garcia, D-Ocaté, reached out to the Secretary of State’s Office on Wednesday to challenge the candidacy of his opponent, incumbent Pete Campos, D-Las Vegas.

  • Ozomatli Mania
  • Highlands officers upset with chief

    A dispute between several members of the New Mexico Highlands University police and security department and its chief have escalated, and officers are now threatening to hold a vote of no-confidence on their leader and to form a union.

    The dispute has been brewing since at least January, when several officers were given written reprimands for failure to follow departmental policy and for insubordination. Officers contend that what they are being asked to accomplish is impossible and that it places the safety of the campus community at risk.

  • Local Masons win national award

    The Las Vegas-based Chapman Lodge has been awarded a national Mark Twain Award by the Masonic Information Center for its community outreach activities.

    Of the roughly 10,000 lodges across North America, only 18 received Mark Twain Awards for their work in 2011.

    Robert Ramsdell, of Belen, who was lodge master last year, called the award a big deal for the area.