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Today's News

  • AG: Gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King told the state’s highest court on Monday that a prohibition on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

    In written arguments filed with the court, King said the justices should invalidate the state’s ban on gay marriage if they agree to resolve the issue in a lawsuit filed by two Santa Fe men who were denied a marriage license.

  • Barbs fly at Council meeting

    Among the agenda items voted on at Monday’s Council meeting was approval of out of state travel for Councilor Joey Herrera to attend the National Voice of the Hispanic Legal Community in Denver.

    The convention will be held in September and is being put on by the Hispanic National Bar Association.

    Councilor Tonita Gurule-Giron pegged the cost of the trip and of the training session at about $1,500, and she objected, saying that Herrera could receive free training in New Mexico.

  • Looking Back - July 24, 2013

    In 1963
    Friday, July 19 — All-Star bowlers selected to compete for Las Vegas against a similar group from Coronado Lanes in Santa Fe are Sal Lucero, Lynn Voda, Martha Kierig, Chick Castellano, Glenn Allen, Ivan Hilton, Ann Maloney, Eva Metcalf, Joan Diehl and Tony Lovato. The competition will provide the highlights for the reopening of Vegas Bowl, following the revarnishing of alleys.
     

  • A royal is born

    LONDON (AP) — Prince William, Kate and their baby boy were spending their first full day as a family Tuesday inside a London hospital, thanking staff for their care but making well-wishers wait for a first glimpse of the royal heir.

  • Weather - July 24, 2013

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southeast wind 5-15 mph, becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

    Thursday

  • FYI - July 26, 2013

    RATON (AP) — The Raton Range, a biweekly newspaper, has ceased publication. In a letter on the newspaper’s website, publisher Paula Murphy apologizes to readers for failing to deliver Friday editions, citing the high costs of printing and the shrinking population in Raton. She says the company is saddled “with so much debt that it would take the glory days of advertising revenue to pay it back.” She says she is working on a potential option for saving the publication.

  • Rally worth our support

    Las Vegas will once again play host to the Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally this weekend, and that’s great news for our city and for the local economy.

    If past years are any indication, our hotels and motels will be overflowing, our restaurants will be bustling and local gas stations will see a nice increase in business as well. The event draws thousands of visitors to Las Vegas, visitors who, besides spending money at hotels, restaurants and service stations, shop at many other local stores.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 24, 2013
  • Work of Art — On tipping waiters

    BRANSON, MO. —The only things we ordered at an Irish pub in Branson, Mo., last week were a couple of chicken Philly sandwiches, a Ruben and spaghetti. It began as no big deal. But it grew.

    Let me explain:

  • Robbers to host playoff games

    Dillon Usiak’s three-RBI home run in the first inning provided all the offense the Las Vegas Train Robbers would need for an 8-1 win over Raton on Sunday at Rodriguez Park.

    Randy Wells, who’d gotten on with a one-out double, and Adam Kam, who was hit by a pitch, were on board when Chris Wilson singled to drive in the game’s first run.

    Then came Usiak, who was ahead 3-1 in the count when he drilled a shot that would hold up as the game-winner.