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Today's News

  • I-25 reopens between New Mexico, Colorado

    The Associated Press

    Some residents near the New Mexico-Colorado border were able to return home Wednesday and a national park on the opposite end of the state reopened just before dusk after crews worked feverishly throughout the day to get a jump on two growing wildfires ahead of worsening weather.

    Interstate 25 has reopened between New Mexico and Colorado after being closed for four days. because of the wilfire near Raton.

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  • Child protective services criticized

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The state agency charged with investigating child abuse allegations is top-heaving, and caseworkers are carrying "dangerously high" caseloads.

    That's the conclusion of an audit presented to lawmakers on Wednesday.

    The audit from the State Legislative Finance Committee recommends that the Protective Services Division of the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department shift some supervisors into front-line caseworker positions.

  • Looking Ahead - News June 17, 2011

    Outdoor Recreation Show is Saturday

    Sunrise Kiwanis of Las Vegas is hosting its first Outdoor Recreation Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center on Grand Avenue.

  • Weather - June 17, 2011

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 89. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph,, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 54. West wind 10-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 89. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy and windy at night, with a low around 57.

    Sunday

  • FYI - News

     Health officials are warning residents that smoke from wildfires is resulting in poor air quality conditions, according to The Associated Press. Smoke from the Wallow fire burning in eastern Arizona and western New Mexico is  expected to drift to the northeast over the next two days. People with heart or lung disease, older adults and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion in the areas affected by the smoke.

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  • Que Pasa - June 17, 2011

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Clay and Bronze exhibition featuring art works by Paul Volckening and Harry Leippe, runs through July 27. There is an artist reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at the Ray Drew Gallery on the first floor of Donnelly Library. For more information, call Bob Read at 454-3338.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 17, 2011
  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! HOT SPOTS ALL OVER. The fire in Arizona that we’ve been breathing and the one near Raton that led to the Zia gas-line shutoff are the two most pressing examples, but they’re only part of a super-intense wildfire season. The acreage burned so far this season is more than twice the 20-year average for New Mexico, and it’s not showing signs of letting up.