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Today's News

  • Looking Back - April 23, 2012

    In 1912

    Monday, April 22 — It is extremely doubtful if the recommendation of the postmaster general and the commission on second class mail will ever be translated into legislation defending the postage rate on newspapers. If such a burden is placed on daily ... purveyors of the world’s news ... the most effective dissemination of information people have, it will be in defiance of all the principles of justice and opposition to the people’s highest interest.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 23, 2012

    Spencer Theatre magic show is Tuesday

    The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion show will be at 7 p.m. this Tuesday at New Mexico Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium. For ticket information, call Donna Martinez at 454-3238.

  • Weather - April 23, 2012

    Monday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. South wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Tuesday

  • Family files lawsuit

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The family of a little girl killed when her family’s van was hit by a vehicle driven by a Santa Fe surgeon suspected of driving drunk has filed a wrongful death suit against the doctor and her insurance company.

    Dr. Deborah Aaron was arrested by Santa Fe police after the Dec. 30 crash that killed 4-year-old Yuliana Aremi Reyes Vasquez. Aaron, 56, has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide, but the district attorney has not filed an indictment to move the case forward. She is free on a $100,000 bond.

  • Scottish sculptor visiting Highlands

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Internationally known Scottish sculptor Charles Engebretsen is working with fine art and science students on the New Mexico Highlands University campus from April 16 to April 28, with emphasis on his recent expedition with the Clipperton Project.

    The new and unique Clipperton Project is an international artistic and scientific collaboration aimed at increasing  public understanding of environmental concerns and other social issues. It is a nonprofit initiative.

  • Que Pasa - April 23, 2012

    TUESDAY
    MARTES

    • Spring Fever? Volunteer to plant trees. The Las Vegas Tree Board will be planting 50 Poplars and 50 Lilacs starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24 in Marrujo Park. Marrujo Park is on Commerce Street near the middle entrance to I-25.
    • The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion show, 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24 at NMHU’s Ilfeld Auditorium. For ticket information, call Donna Martinez at 454-3238.

  • The value of runoffs

    With the conclusion of the first-ever municipal election runoffs for Las Vegas, perhaps it’s a good time to assess the value of runoffs. The city has made a significant investment in the process, so now’s a good time to take stock.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 23, 2012
  • Editor's Note: New dynamics at City Hall

    Alfonso Ortiz has pulled it off, but Tonita Gurule-Giron is far from done. And yet it’s the new guy who may now hold the keys to power at City Hall.
    I’ll take ‘em one at a time.

  • Cards, Dons go deep — again

    Saturday’s baseball doubleheader between Robertson and host West Las Vegas had a little something for everyone — including a win for each side.

    In the opener, Robertson earned its third straight one-run-margin win over the crosstown rival Dons, 8-7.

    The Cardinals bombarded West hurler Jose Juan Montaño and exploited a couple of errors to grab a 5-0 lead after the first half inning. Ryan Tafoya hit a grand slam to left and Nate Archuleta later drove in another run.