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Today's News

  • Whites Peak Fire continues to grow

    The Associated Press

    CIMARRON — A wildfire in northern New Mexico that forced about 100 Boy Scouts to relocate to another camping area has grown to more than 1,000 acres.

    State Forestry officials say the Whites Peak Fire grew Saturday to 1,166 acres — more than 1.7 square miles — and is 10 percent contained.

    The lightning-caused fire began Thursday morning in a remote forested area of private land about 14 miles southwest of Cimarron and 3 miles south of Philmont’s border.

  • Trujillo also seeking post

    The Governor’s Office said Thursday that it had inadvertently left Eddie Trujillo’s name off of the list of people who have applied for the vacant San Miguel County magistrate post.

    Trujillo has served as the city of Las Vegas municipal judge since the early 1990s.

    Nine people have applied for the magistrate post, which has been vacant since Magistrate Philip Romero retired in late April.

    Other candidates are: Christian Montaño, Wilma Brown, Suzanne Gaulin, Eddie Gallegos, Twila Quintana, Ruth Trujillo, Gary Gold and Barbara Casey.

  • Officials: NSA programs broke plots

    By Kimberly Dozier
    AP Intelligence Writer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. intelligence officials said Saturday that information gleaned from two controversial data-collection programs run by the National Security Agency thwarted potential terrorist plots in the U.S. and more than 20 other countries — and that gathered data is destroyed every five years.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 17, 2013

    In 1963

    Tuesday, June 18 — Mayor Frank Olmstead of the City of Las Vegas called a meeting of councilmen, news media, City officials, Town councilmen, a representative of the Chamber of Commerce and a representative of the New Mexico State Senate to discuss the merits of bringing natural gas into Las Vegas at an early opportunity. If natural gas is brought to Las Vegas by the San Marcol Company, it would be brought here with Maxwell, Springer, Wagon Mound, East and West Las Vegas co-operating, it was explained.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 17, 2013

    Eleven-sees at the Museum: Valmora
    Join Dorothy Simpson as she discusses the creative efforts of patients and staff at Valmora Sanatorium. The presentation, titled  Eleven-sees at the Museum: Valmora, A Place of Inspiration, will be at 11 a.m. this Saturday at the City of Las Vegas Museum.

  • Weather - June 17, 2013

    Monday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Northeast wind 5-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

  • Much needed moisture
  • Que Pasa - June 17, 2013

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Public Library is over for the year, but the Summer Reading Program will begin on Wednesday, June 19. Registration forms are available at the library.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Kudos to local schools

    In this day and age when 30 percent of New Mexico’s children are experiencing hunger, it’s reassuring to see that school districts in Las Vegas, Mora and Pecos are stepping up to the plate and offering free meals to kids during the summer months.

  • Another Perspective - Recall: An abuse of democracy

    The proposed “Recall” is a bad idea because it is expensive, unjustified and circumvents the will of the majority.

    Democracy has Spoken: The Majority has selected Mayor Ortiz three times in the past three years.