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Today's News

  • Remembering 9/11

    By Larry Neumeister and Samantha Gross
    The Associated Press

    The names of the Sept. 11 dead, some called out by children barely old enough to remember their fallen mothers and fathers, echoed across ground zero Sunday in a haunting but hopeful tribute on the 10th anniversary of the terror attack. “Hope can grow from tragedy,” Vice President Joe Biden said at the Pentagon.

  • Air Force cuts flights in new plan

    The Associated Press

    CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force says it determined that its controversial proposal for low-level night-time training flights over New Mexico and Colorado would have no significant impact on the environment, but still made adjustments to proposed fly-zones.

    A map released with an updated proposal last week cut out planned flights over northern New Mexico’s population corridor from Albuquerque north through Santa Fe and Taos. It also removed proposed flights over Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Trinidad in Colorado.

  • Dedication of West gym is Tuesday

    The gymnasium at the Valley Elementary and Middle School will soon have a new name.

    The West Las Vegas School Board will dedicate and formally name the gymnasium after Jesus “Jesse” Griego at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the school in Ribera.

  • LCC program huge success

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College’s Future Leaders Summer Program had a 100 percent  retention rate. The program allowed qualifying high school students and 2011 graduating seniors to earn college credit in science, math, engineering and technology, while instilling leadership and college success skills.

    All the students costs were defrayed by the program.  

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 12, 2011

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • Jesus “Jesse” Griego building dedication, 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the West Las Vegas Valley gymnasium in Ribera, N.M. A West Las Vegas High School graduate, Griego died in Vietnam and was a native of the Valley area.

    • The Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed from Sept.13 to Sept. 16 so employees may attend a Justice Systems Conference out of town. If you have any questions you may contact any of our court staff at 425-9403.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 12, 2011

    In 2001

  • Looking Ahead - Sept. 12, 2011

    County Commission to meet Tuesday

    The San Miguel County Commission will meet at 1:30 p.m.  Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the county commission chambers.

  • Weather - Sept. 12, 2011

    Monday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 5-15 mph.  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming calm. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.

    Wednesday

  • FYI - News

    Las Vegas is in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns at all. 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.

  • Obama, time for ‘drama’

    While we’ve appreciated “no drama Obama” in times past, we were glad to see the president’s demeanor rise to a passionate level last Thursday when he gave his jobs speech. Yes, it was long on rhetoric and short on key specifics, but we applaud the central message he threw out there: A jobs bill is needed now, he’s proposing one that Republicans should vote for, and Washington must act sooner rather than later.