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Today's News

  • High court rejects redistricting plan

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Friday overturned a plan for new districts for the state House of Representatives and ordered a judge to draw a new map.

    The court issued a 4-1 split decision that was a victory for Democrats and the Legislature, which had challenged a redistricting plan ordered last month by retired District Court Judge James Hall.

  • Looking Back - News - Feb. 13, 2012

    In 1935

    Tuesday, Feb. 12 — Final reports from the San Miguel County cattle loan office released today show a total expenditure of $314,273 by the federal government in this county under the AAA for the purchase of drought-stricken cattle. Eight hundred and nineteen producers sold 24,375 head of cattle to the government, 9,264 of which were killed on the ranches and 15,111 were shipped, either to packing houses or to pasture. These purchases extended from June 25, 1934 to January 15, 1935.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 13, 2012

    Antonio Madera art works on display

    Selected art works by Antonio Madera will be exhibited in the Ray Drew Gallery until this Friday. For information, contact Bob Read at 454-3338.

  • Weather - Feb. 13, 2012

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. West wind 15-20 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 26. West wind 5-10 mph.  

    Tuesday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 49. West wind 10-20 mph. A slight chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Wednesday

  • FYI - News - Feb. 13, 2012

    The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.
     

  • Valentine Preparations

    Valentine Preparations

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 13, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • KNMX 540am radio forums for city elections take place from 1 to 3 p.m. as scheduled. Monday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 14. Questions can be called in at 425-3555 from 1 to 3 p.m. the day of the forums.

  • As it is at the forums

    Increasing Las Vegas’ water rates may not be a pleasant subject, but it’s a needed topic during this municipal election cycle. It’s bound to come up in the near future. If the city is going to improve its water system, it’s going to cost a pretty penny. How to pay for it is an unavoidable subject.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 13, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Let the debates begin

    Last year I wrote a column about some “great debates” that took place at West Las Vegas High School. Educators Molly Smollett, Mike Ulibarri and Margaret M. Johnson led several students in a series of debates that I had the privilege to attend and help judge.

    Well, they’re at it again. West’s student debates are scheduled for this Wednesday and, again, I get to be a judge.