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Today's News

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 18, 2013

    Fort Union holiday open house
    • Fort Union National  Monument’s Holiday Open House, Thursday, Dec. 19. Join the staff of Fort Union for the holiday celebration. Featured activities include: 2:30 p.m. Ranger presentation “Fort Union’s Connection to the Local Communities: Then and Now,” make 19th-century toys including corn husk dolls and Whirlygigs. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 425-8025.
     

  • Weather - Dec. 18, 2013

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34. West wind around 15 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a west wind 15-25 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 25.

    Friday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 39. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

    Saturday

  • In Brief - News - Dec. 18, 2013

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  • Luna students donate quilts to foster children

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Each fall semester the quilting and sewing students of the Luna Community College trades department donate gifts to CASA kids, the foster care advocate program.  This year they made 23 blankets and quilts from donations of fabric and quilting supplies from individuals and students. The Silver Threads Quilters, a group made up of LCC quilting students, also gave materials and time to the project.  

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 18, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Child Safety Seat Fitting Station, 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Las Vegas Fire Station #1 at 604 Legion Drive. The fitting service is a public service available to everyone. For more information or to make an appointment, call 800-231-6145.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “I’ve Seen Santa!” by David Bedfordt. Free and open to the public.

  • Holding NSA accountable

    We’ve made no secret about our concerns that the federal government has been overstepping its constitutional authority in the way it collects data on all Americans.

    On Monday, a federal judge ruled that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans telephone records probably violates the U.S. Constitutions ban on unreasonable searches. And the judge took things a step further, saying that the federal government failed to cite even one instance in which the controversial program stopped an imminent terrorist attack.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 18, 2013
  • Work of Art — Affluenza vs. povertenza

    Just when you think you’ve heard it all, there comes a new excuse, a new diagnosis, a new cop-out. Anyone who’s followed the news recently probably has learned a new word: “affluenza.”

    Give us a break, your honor! But first let me explain:

    A 16-year-old boy, a Texas youth, drunk, with three times the presumed level of intoxication, loses control of his truck and plows into a group of pedestrians. In its wake, the massacre takes the lives of a woman, her daughter and two others.

  • No. 5 Colorado Mesa outlasts Cowgirls

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowgirls overcame an 11-point deficit early to take a four-point lead at halftime, but it was not enough as New Mexico Highlands University (4-3, 1-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) fell short against No. 5 Colorado Mesa, 81-70, in women’s basketball Saturday night at the John A. Wilson Complex.

  • Familiar faces - Lady Dons rally past Lady Cardinals to take fifth place in Capital City Invite

    SANTA FE — The season’s first girls’ basketball meeting between Robertson and West Las Vegas came early — an impromptu face-off in the fifth-place game of this past weekend’s Capital City Invitational.

    West Las Vegas (5-2) rallied from a 25-24 halftime deficit to beat Robertson 70-51 in the consolation final Saturday at Toby Roybal Gymnasium on the campus of Santa Fe High.