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Today's News

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The growing years of Carl and Coyote

    When a bunch of ranchers get together, no matter the occasion, the discussions are always lively. My most recent encounter with my longtime rancher friends was at Geraldine Huston’s memorial service. This was a very sad event, but she would have loved the homemade foods and strong coffee served at lunch afterward. Geri was one of many longtime ranching wives from this area.

  • West discusses consolidation

    West Las Vegas School board chairman Gary Gold brought up the issue that has divided Las Vegas for many years — school district consolidation.

    During a school board meeting on Thursday, Gold told the board he believes the consolidation issue needs to be sent to voters.

    “Every time we get faced with an election, a question … we have people that are extremely strong for discussion of consolidation,” Gold said. “We also have people that are against it.”

  • Luna raises a step closer to reality

    Administrators at Luna Community College have finally come up with a plan for employee raises that trustees appear ready to support.

    Under the new proposal, all employees at Luna would get the equivalent of a permanent 4 percent increase in their base salary.

    In order to balance the state budget, lawmakers last year increased the contributions state employees must make into the retirement fund during the current fiscal year. Most state entities passed that cost on to employees, but Luna agreed to absorb it for the current fiscal year.

  • A new semester
  • Lawmakers kick off 30-day session

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez adopted a new strategy as she prepared for the start of the Legislature’s 30-day session.

    Lawmakers returned to work at noon Tuesday and the governor outlined her agenda in a “state of the state” speech to a joint session of the House and Senate shortly after the Legislature convened.

  • Man nabbed twice for DWI in 1 week

    A Las Vegas man arrested Jan. 4 on his fifth drunken driving charge was arrested again just two days later on his sixth DWI.

    Jerry Rudolph, 43, whose address in court documents is listed as being on Rudolph Drive, was also charged with breaking and entering, a fourth-degree felony. He was being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash only bond.

  • Judge adopts Senate redistricting plan

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A New Mexico district judge on Monday adopted a bipartisan plan for revamping the boundaries of state Senate districts.

    Under the plan, two Republican incumbents in southeastern New Mexico will be paired in the same district. The plan also lumps together two Democratic incumbents in Albuquerque.

  • Looking Back - News - Jan. 18, 2012

    In 1935

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 18, 2012

    Story Time at Carnegie every Wednesday

    Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., every Wednesday in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “One Winter’s Day” by M. Christina Butler. The theme for the month is “It’s Snow Time!” Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Jan. 18, 2012

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. West wind around 15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. West wind around 15 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. West wind 10-15 mph.  Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 54.