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Today's News

  • Fort Union hosting naturalization event

    Thirteen individuals who have met the requirements for becoming U.S. citizens will take their Oaths of Allegiance this Friday at Fort Union National Monument in Watrous.

    It’s the first time that Fort Union hosts a naturalization ceremony. The event begins at 1 p.m.

    The public is invited to attend.

  • Looking Back - May 7, 2014

    In 1964
    Tuesday, May 5 — Financial matters took up most of the time at the West Las Vegas Council meeting last night. Mayor Fidel C. Gonzales explained the Town’s financial status to the Council and stated that although the Town has a budget of $77,718 this year, $61,258 has already been disbursed and there is well over $7,000 in outstanding bills. In regard to the outstanding bills, the mayor said, “If we go ahead and pay them, we will not be able to operate the Town for the next three months.”

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 7, 2014

    Barbecue Dinner

    Sunrise Kiwanis Club barbecue dinner, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 8 at West Las Vegas High School. Proceeds are donated to the needs of children in our community. Tickets are $10 and available from any Kiwanis member or by calling 425-9346.

  • Weather - May 7, 2014

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Windy, with a southwest wind 15-25 mph, increasing to 25-35 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36. Windy, with a west wind 25-30 mph, decreasing to 15-20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Breezy, with a west wind 15-25 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 37.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 43.

  • Que Pasa - May 7, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Where’s Mommy?” by Beverly Donofrio and Barbara McClintock. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES
    • Sunrise Kiwanis Club barbecue dinner, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 8 at West Las Vegas High School. Any proceeds are donated to the needs of children in our community. Tickets are $10 and available from any Kiwanis member or by calling 425-9346.

  • Las Vegas native accepted to University of Edinburgh

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University psychology graduate Joanna Tsyitee is headed to the prestigious University of Edinburgh for a graduate program in counseling psychology.

    Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is ranked in the top 20 universities in the world. The 23-year-old Las Vegas native will begin her graduate studies in Scotland in September.

    Tsyitee completed her B.A. in psychology with a minor in anthropology from Highlands in December 2013, earning magna cum laude.

  • The rising cost of tuition

    University students throughout New Mexico have been hit with substantial tuition increases over the last several years as the amount of money the state spends per university student has dropped.

    It’s a troubling trend highlighted by the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, according to a recent story in the Santa Fe New Mexican.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 7, 2014
  • Work of Art: Let’s hear it for maturity

    The standard for survival in college is “two hours of study and preparation for every hour in class.” Go figure: You enter college as a full-time student, signing up for five courses totaling 15 credits. The credits, or units,  correspond neatly to the number of hours of class time each course requires.

    And to be successful, one ought to devote twice as much time preparing and studying as time spent in an actual class.

  • Dramatic wins for local golfers

    Both boys’ and girls’ individual District 2-3A golf championships boiled down to dramatic playoff situations on Monday at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    In each case, a golfer from the Meadow City emerged triumphant.

    Robert Gallegos of Robertson overcame an erratic shot on the first playoff hole, winning on a second playoff hole against Tucumcari’s John Paul Garcia, a state qualifier last season.