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Today's News

  • Water shortage could impact chile crop

    The Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES — An expected dry growing season could hurt the chile crop in southern New Mexico.

    There's a shortage of river water in Doña Ana County and a lack of a good groundwater supply in the Hatch area. Growers also say they’re leaning toward planting cotton instead because of the water outlook. Cotton takes less water. Hatch vegetable farmer Jerry Franzoy says cotton looks especially favorable because it’s experiencing a market boom this year.

  • ‘We have a responsibility to act’

    By Ben Feller
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON  — Vigorously defending American attacks in Libya, President Barack Obama declared Monday night that the United States intervened to prevent a slaughter of civilians that would have stained the world’s conscience and “been a betrayal of who we are” as Americans. Yet he ruled out targeting Moammar Gadhafi, warning that trying to oust him militarily would be a mistake as costly as the war in Iraq.

  • Que Pasa - March 30, 2011

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

    • The Las Vegas Ministerial Fellowship is having Lenten services at noon on Wednesday, March 30 and April 6 and 13 at the St. Paul’s Peace Church. For more information, call 425-7283.

  • Band concert set for Sunday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Outstanding Las Vegas middle and high school band students will perform with the New Mexico Highlands University concert band at Band Fest 2011 at 2 p.m. on April 3 at Ilfeld Auditorium.

    The participating band directors call the concert an historic occasion that they hope will build a stronger sense of community between Las Vegas City Schools and West Las Vegas School District.  

  • Paying for city water

    Harry S. Truman once said, “I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.” That might apply to Las Vegas Mayor Alfonso Ortiz’s declaration that the city may have to jack up its water rates to pay for the necessities of its system.

    Here are some hard truths:

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 30, 2011
  • Work of Art: Who’s being sensitive?

    It’s happened twice in less than a week: This old man has found himself getting choked up. The older I get, the easier it is to become dewy-eyed.

    Let me explain:

    I delivered a brief eulogy for my father-in-law, Stanley Coppock, in Springer last Thursday. Why me? Why not one of Stanley’s four daughters? Well, to a (wo)man, they emphasized they’d be unable to carry it out — too emotional.

  • Cowboys earn split with CSUP

    Greg Fowler locked down the Colorado State-Pueblo ThunderWolves and got plenty of run support from his New Mexico Highlands teammates on Sunday afternoon in the Cowboys’ 13-1 romp.

    NMHU improved to 13-10 overall and 8-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference after earning a split of the four-game home series.

  • In the spotlight
  • Looking ahead - Sports

    WEDNESDAY
    Softball
    • LCC at Clarendon CC (DH), 1 p.m., Clarendon, Texas

    THURSDAY
    Softball
    • Robertson vs. Pojoaque Valley (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field
    Track and field
    • West Las Vegas at Pojoaque Valley, 3 p.m., Jacona

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU at Mesa State, 7 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Robertson vs. Lovington (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    Softball