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Today's News

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Nov. 13, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Blue Cross buying Lovelace  
    ALBUQUERQUE — Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico announced Monday that it is acquiring Lovelace Health Plan in a deal both companies said should give Lovelace’s 108,000 members access to a larger network of providers.
    Health Care Services Corp., the nation’s largest nonprofit health insurance company, is buying Lovelace though its New Mexico Blue Cross division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and the sale is subject to regulatory approval.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 11, 2013

    In 1963

    Monday, Nov. 18 — Joe Allen Hardy, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rackley of Las Vegas, and a graduate of Highlands University, has achieved the hope of every young drama director — a hit on Broadway. The show is a musical, “The Streets of New York,” adapted from a century-old melodrama, with book, and lyrics by Barry Allen Grael and music by Richard Chodosh. The show has drawn rave reviews. Hardy received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Highlands in 1951 and ‘54, respectively.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 13, 2013

    Book sale set for Saturday
    Friends of Las Vegas Carnegie will host a used book sale Saturday, Nov 16, at the corner of Seventh and University from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Books will sell for $1 a bag.

  • Weather - Nov. 13, 2013

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 30. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Thursday
    A slight chance of rain showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A slight chance of snow showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Friday

  • Outrageous actions

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
    — Fourth Amendment

    Every one of us should be outraged at the news emerging out of southern New Mexico.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 13, 2013
  • Work of Art — Some people are so nice

    Ah, jeez, some people can be so nice. Please don’t overlook the irony to that statement. “Can be so nice” is almost like saying, “You’re so much help!”

    I’ve gone over these expressions, orally, a dozen times, and there’s no way I can make them seem sincere. In my experience “So much help” always comes out sarcastically, regardless of who’s uttering it.

    Now that we’re experts on irony, let’s get to the point:

  • Cardinals face Portales rematch

    Friday, Aug. 30, may seem like such a long time ago in terms of high school football progressions.

    That date has become relevant once again for the Robertson Cardinals and the Portales Rams, who opened the 2013 regular season back then at Blackwater Draw and will renew acquaintances there again this weekend — this time with bigger implications at stake.

    Portales will host Robertson at 7 p.m. Friday in the first round of the Class 3A state football playoffs.

  • Top three finish
  • State volleyball pool play opens Thursday

    It’s state tournament time for high school volleyball teams across New Mexico, and the action begins with pool play on Thursday in Rio Rancho.

    West Las Vegas has earned the No. 5 overall seed in Class 3A and will play in a pool along with No. 4 Silver and No. 12 St. Michael’s. As with the other Class 3A pool competitions, the Lady Dons will start at 1 p.m. at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    Robertson enters the tourney as the No. 10 seed and will play in a pool against No. 2 Portales and No. 7 Sandia Prep.