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Today's News

  • Weather - August 8, 2011

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming calm. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 55. North wind 5 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming west. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.

    Wednesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.  A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.

  • 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.

  • Wedding bells
  • Que Pasa - August 8, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • West Las Vegas High School will have its Summer Band Camp from Aug. 8 to Aug. 12. Attendance is mandatory. Auditions for Drum Major are at 9 a.m. on Aug. 8. Auditions for Drumline are at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 8. All auditions will be held in the band room. A full detailed schedule of rehearsals is posted on the Band Room door. If you have any questions, contact Jose Muñoz at 426-2520 or 505-554-5124.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Mora native receives $40,000 scholarship

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University biology senior Sebastian Medina was awarded a $40,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture scholarship to continue his education at the graduate level after he completes his bachelor’s degree.

    In his three years at Highlands, the 21-year-old Medina has earned a 3.88 GPA, been named to the dean’s list, and honored as the Outstanding New Biology Major in 2010.

  • A nation downgraded

    Standard & Poor’s lowering of the United States’ credit rating for the first time in history is a sign  that America is in decline. The reasons are obviously economic, blatantly political and, to an extent, voluntary.

    Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way.

    The consequences of the S&P downgrade will be higher interest rates, which will result in direct hits to the housing market and new car sales.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 8, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: The desalination alternative

    Let me add to our July 29 report on the consultants’ presentation about Las Vegas’ water situation and how best to address it, thanks to managing editor Martin Salazar and the massive amount of notes he took at the meeting.

  • NBA beats players’ union to court

    By Dave Campbell
    AP Sports Writer

    Trying to head off the chance of an antitrust lawsuit from the NBA Players Association, the league went ahead and beat the union to court.

    The NBA filed two claims against the NBAPA on Tuesday— an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board and a lawsuit in federal district court in New York.

  • Women’s golf shindig