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  • Looking Ahead - News June 22, 2011

    Fort Union event is this weekend

    Fort Union National Monument is holding its annual “Cultural Encounters” weekend this Saturday and Sunday. The park is waiving all entrance fees. As part of the weekend activities, visitors may take self-guided tours of Fort Union. Park hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. To visit the monument, take Exit 366 off I-25 at Watrous, onto N.M. 161, eight miles. For more information and a complete schedule of events, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, or visit www.nps.gov/foun.

  • Weather - June 22, 2011

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. North wind around 10 mph, becoming south. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 54. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming calm.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming west 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 57.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 55.


    Sunrise ... Sunset
    5:46 a.m. to 8:20 p.m.

  • FYI - News

    The New Mexico State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints in San Miguel County throughout the remainder of June in an effort to prevent alcohol and drug related crashes within the communities. Sobriety Checkpoints also serve as a deterrent against alcohol and drug related crimes and to protect communities from the negative effects they cause, according to state police.

  • Fire, water, fireworks

    The Pacheco Canyon wildfire was the latest blaze to set off alarms. A shift in the winds could have turned it toward the watershed that feeds Santa Fe but, instead, the fire blew through the Santa Fe National Forest and toward the Pecos Wilderness area — bringing it all the closer to San Miguel County.

    Of course, it’s unimaginable that that fire would get anywhere close to Las Vegas, even though on Saturday evening its plume of smoke could be clearly seen covering the sky to the north of town, and by Monday morning you could smell it in the air.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 22, 2011
  • Work of Art: Lawn belched, gave thanks

    Going to the plant south of town, on my first trip for a water haul, I counted 18 vehicles, going for or having gotten, a load of effluent water.

    My grandson and namesake, thrilled over his brand-new learner’s permit, took the wheel, while my wife, Bonnie, and I went along for the ride. Arthur’s father recently purchased a 275-gallon container, which surprisingly took only about a minute to fill. We saw pickups the size of ours, some with trailers, as well as huge tankers.

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  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press

    Funds available for homeowners

    ALBUQUERQUE — Federal housing officials say more than $10 million is available to help homeowners in New Mexico who are at risk of foreclosure.

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and NeighborWorks America is teaming up to offer the emergency homeowners’ loan program.

  • Lawmakers start redistricting task

    By Barry Massey
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — All of eastern New Mexico could be consolidated into the state’s southern congressional district under a proposal outlined to lawmakers on Monday for revamping district boundaries to adjust for population trends during the past decade.

    A legislative committee reviewed seven proposals for drawing new boundaries of the state’s three congressional districts.

    The outcome of redistricting could alter the balance of political power and influence congressional races for the next 10 years.

  • Que Pasa - June 22, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • The Noon Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas will hold its annual Pancake Day fundraiser on Wednesday, June 22 at the Hillcrest Restaurant. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.,11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and children. Proceeds benefits Las Vegas Youth projects. For more info call 718-6655.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR