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  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 5, 2014

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado Christian, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (B,C) host RHS Invitational (includes RHS, WLV, others), TBA, Mike Marr Gym
    • Robertson girls at Santa Fe Indian tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas boys at Capital tournament, TBA, Santa Fe

    Saturday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado School of Mines, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Final push for federal funds

    New Mexico’s senators are urging Senate leaders to fully fund two federal programs that provide hundreds of millions of dollars to counties throughout the country, including $810,000 for San Miguel County and $222,500 for Mora County.

  • Nunsensical! ‘Habit’-forming play opens here

    The holidays typically mean the air is filled with music, and the Nat Gold Players have set up the perfect play for this time of year. Starting Thursday evening, several “sisters” will gather together for the Players’ rendition of “Nunsense” by Dan Goggin.

    The show will keep you laughing, as it is quite comical with several well-known residents portraying the parts of five nuns. The show will provide attendees a comical look at life in a “convent.”

  • W.L.V. principal quits post

    A vacancy sign has appeared at West Las Vegas Schools midyear. West Las Vegas Middle School principal Julianna Trujillo resigned last month from the position she has held since 2012.

    Superintendent Gene Parson said Trujillo’s decision was personal and family-related.

    “I hate to see her leave,” Parson said during a telephone interview Tuesday morning. “She did good work for us. She has a very calm demeanor to her.”

    Trujillo, a resident of Pojoaque, commuted every day to work — more than an hour each way.

  • Senate faces backlog of confirmations

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s Democratic-led Senate will convene in January with a backlog of confirmation decisions on dozens of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s appointees.

    The governor’s office says the 85 first-term appointees awaiting confirmation include numerous members of state boards and commissions and three Cabinet secretaries, the Albuquerque Journal reported Monday.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Dec. 3, 2014

    The Associated Press
    Five killed in Texas car crash

  • Naming rights to The Pit go for $5M

    The Associated Press

    One of college basketball’s most beloved arenas is changing names.

    The Pit in New Mexico will now be called the WisePies Arena.

    WisePies Pizza & Salad, a local restaurant chain, donated $5 million to the University of New Mexico to secure the naming rights for The Pit for the next 10 years. The chain’s name and logo will appear on signs outside the arena, on the court and on tickets.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 3, 2014

    Fort Union Holiday Open House
    An open house will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the monument’s visitor center. The highlight will be a 2:30 p.m. ranger-led presentation titled “Fort Union: Beyond the Fort Walls and into the Local Communities.” There will be a 3 p.m. tour of the historic remnants of the fort.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 3, 2014

    In 1964
    Thursday, Dec. 2 — Canned goods for Operation Christmas are being collected by members of the Greater Laws Vegas Junior Chamber of Commerce. The canned goods will be distributed to needy families in the Las Vegas area in time for Christmas. Zebb Conley, president of the Jaycees, is one of the leaders of the food drive. Residents who do not expect to be at home when the drive begins tonight are asked to leave their canned goods beside the door.

  • Weather - Dec. 3, 2014

    Wednesday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Northeast wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 36. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

    Thursday
    A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. South wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 35.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 30.
     

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:54 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.