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Today's News

  • Ice skating fun - Montezuma pond set for skaters

    As a boy, Jack Maes used to glide across the ice of the Montezuma Skating Pond. The memories have been on his mind for years since the pond closed for skating.

    Maes, along with City Councilor Joey Herrera, representatives from United World College-USA and other ice skating enthusiasts have joined together to revive the Montezuma Skating Pond Association.

  • City working to fix water billing error

    Social networking sites like Facebook blew up last week with complaints from several Las Vegas residents about outrageous water bills.

    Turns out they weren’t imagining things.

  • Liquor ban pushed for DWI offenders

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — Many convicted drunken drivers in New Mexico will be prohibited from buying alcohol under legislation approved by the House on Monday although supporters acknowledge there are loopholes that will allow offenders to continue getting liquor.
    If the measure becomes law, New Mexico would join at least Alaska in restricting alcohol sales to some convicted drunken drivers, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - March 6, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Scholarship bill OKd by House

    SANTA FE— More New Mexicans will qualify for lottery-financed college scholarships under a measure heading to the Senate for consideration.
    The House approved a proposal Monday on a 49-13 vote to extend the scholarships to students enrolling in a two-year college within two years of graduating from high school.

  • Looking Back - March 6, 2013

    In 1963
    Thursday, March 7 — Today at four in the afternoon in the big Johnson gym at Albuquerque, the Pecos Panthers get their chance. When the whistle blows and the first jump ball is tossed in the air, it will mark the moment towards which coach Ted Maestas has worked — to have his team playing in the state tournament. They will face the San Jon Coyotes, holders of a 31-1 record. (The Panthers lost, 75-39).

  • Looking Ahead - News - March. 6, 2013

    Story Time at Carnegie
    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesdays in the children’s area of the public library. It’s free and open to the public.

  • Weather - March 6, 2013

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15-25 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36. Southwest wind 15-20 mph, decreasing to 10-15 mph after midnight.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15-25 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 37. Breezy.

    Friday

  • Lunafest — a women’s film festival Thursday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University presents Lunafest – a traveling film festival featuring award-winning short films by, for and about women.

    Lunafest  will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 in the university’s Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    Now in its 13th year, Lunafest premiered in San Francisco in September 2012 and is touring 150 cities across the country this year. This is its first showing in Las Vegas.

  • Que Pasa - March 6, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 6 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “May I Please Have a Cookie?” by Jennifer E. Morris. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Noticias - March 6, 2013

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