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Today's News

  • Weather - June 1, 2011

    Wednesday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 10-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind 10-20 mph.

    Thursday

  • FYI - News

     The Santa Fe National Forest is open with Stage 1 fire restrictions in place.  Stage 1 restrictions limit campfires to Forest Service designated camp and picnic grounds where grills and fire rings are provided. Smoking is permitted only in vehicles or buildings, in developed recreation sites, or in areas cleared at least three feet in diameter of all flammable material. Fireworks are prohibited.

  • Critics line up against plutonium lab

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    It’s a familiar scene in New Mexico: Peace activists, environmentalists and scientists lining up to oppose expansions of the military and nuclear facilities that are a major economic engine for the state.

  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press

    Farmington man beaten to death  

    FARMINGTON — Police are holding two men after a Farmington man died from a beating. A police spokesman says 40-year-old Kevin Lossiah was found dead Sunday inside his residence.

    Police responded to a fight call Sunday afternoon and discovered Lossiah conscious but disoriented and bleeding from the head and face.

  • Bike Rodeo scheduled

    The 20th annual Kiwanis Bike Safety Rodeo is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at the Wilson Gym parking lot on the New Mexico Highlands University campus.  

    All children from ages five to 12 years are invited to participate.  The entry fee is $5 which includes a new bicycle helmet.    

    Participants with safe and legal helmets will be admitted for $1.  

  • Que Pasa - June 1, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 1 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR
    • Tri-County Farmers Market is open from 7 a.m. until sellout on Wednesdays at Sixth Street and University. Starting on June 1 the market will open on both Wednesdays and Saturdays. On June 11, there will be a kick-festival for the market.

  • Fun in the summertime

    It’s great to live in — and visit — Las Vegas. Our town has a fascinating multicultural history, complete with Old Town and New Town relics of our varied past and our diverse personalities. We’ve got a city museum (and another one on the way) filled with collective memories of yesteryear, along with other buildings so filled with historic artifacts that they could be labeled as museums, too.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 1, 2011
  • Work of Art: Fonazo on el treadmill

    Trinidad Martinez, mentioned in this space a while back, took on ethnographic research for a linguistics class he took a few years ago when Prof. Carol Scates chaired the Highlands University English Department.

    A native of nearby Peñasco, Martinez came up with an impressive list of words which we Spanish speakers in northern New Mexico have adopted. Surely, anyone familiar with the Spanish language has come across any number of words that we’ve somehow made fit.

  • Lobos to open at Sundevils

    It’s probably a good thing the University of New Mexico baseball team has had plenty of experience playing underdog this season (and postseason).

    The Lobos on Sunday morning learned they will open the NCAA tournament with a trip to Tempe, Ariz., and the host Arizona State Sundevils — No. 1 seed in the region — will be their first opponent.