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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead

    Relay for Life is Friday

    Join the American Cancer Society in the fight to create a world with less cancer by participating in Relay for Life starting at 6 p.m. on Friday at the West Las Vegas High School football/track field. For more information, contact Gloria Martinez-Friestad at 505-820-3538 or gloria.martinez@cancer.org

  • Weather - June 6, 2011

    Monday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 10-20 mph.

    Tuesday

  • FYI - News

    Las Vegas is in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns with potable water. At-home car washing is also prohibited. Local car washes may remain open as long as they are using recycled water. Fines range from a warning for a first offense to a $450 fine for a third and subsequent offense.

  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press

    Osha fire has burned 700 acres

    TAOS — Crews kept a wildfire in the Carson National Forest about 30 miles from Taos from spreading over the last day.

    The Osha fire had burned one square mile, or 700 acres, by Saturday afternoon.

    But fire spokeswoman Lori Cook says the blaze’s acreage didn’t increase from Friday to Saturday.
    The fire’s containment grew from 5 to 15 percent over that period.

  • Que Pasa - June 6, 2011

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 8 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Consider the consequences

    Summertime. More time for leisure. More family getaways. More room to kick back with a few beers and enjoy it all.

    Just be sure you don’t mix the driving with the drinking. It can get you in trouble. It can get you killed. And it can turn you into a killer.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 6, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Ignoring problems

    America is a leader on the world stage. Sometimes. Other times, we just won’t budge.

    Here are three issues we refuse to address, even though we give plenty of lip-service to each:

    1. We fool ourselves into thinking that because we have the greatest health care system for those who can afford it, we must have the greatest health care — even though thousands upon thousands of people regularly fall through the cracks.

  • All-state baseball teams feature 2 locals

    Nicholas Aragon of West Las Vegas and Luke Aragon of Robertson highlight the list of athletes honored with selection to the 2011 Class 3A All-State team.

  • Commentary: Casey Martinez left long-lasting impact

    By Henry Sanchez
    Luna Community College

    Editor’s note: This is the sixth of a series of articles written on old-school athletics by Luna Community College sports performance instructor Henry Sanchez.

    Arthur S. Martinez, better known as “Casey,” was born in La Madera, N.M., a small village just outside of Española on Oct. 23, 1933. He had a full and rewarding life that ended at the age of 70 on Dec. 26, 2003. I would like to share his life’s journey with you.