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Today's News

  • Missoula Magic
  • East district returning to 5-day week

    Students in the Las Vegas City Schools district will be facing a major change when they return to school next month.

    During a board meeting on Thursday, the East school board voted unanimously to return to the five-day school week, despite superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez’s recommendation that schools remain on a four-day schedule.

    In a split vote last June, the district switched to a four-day school week citing budgetary needs and mandatory professional development for teachers.

  • Pecos area prepares for flooding

    The Associated Press

    PECOS — Forecasters are calling for more thunderstorms to settle in over the burned mountainsides of New Mexico, prompting some communities to brace for flash flooding.

    The chance of storms dumping more moisture on the areas left bare by a series of recent wildfires is better than 60 percent. This risk is highest today, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.

  • Mixed results for area schools

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    About 70 percent of New Mexico’s public schools improved or maintained their letter grade that rates their performance this year, and more than a third received an A or B, state officials announced Thursday.

  • Looking Back - July 15, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 15, 2013

    Municipal Court closed Wednesday-Friday
    Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed from Wednesday through Friday so that court staff can attend a judicial conference. Court will reopen Monday, July 22.

  • Weather - July 15, 2013

    Monday
    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high near 69. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Cloudy, with a low around 50. East wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

    Tuesday

  • Geology grad accepted into Michigan Tech program

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University geology graduate, Marine Foucher, is headed for a geophysics doctoral program at Michigan Technological Institute.

    The 24-year-old native of Lisieux, France graduated in May 2012 with a master’s degree in geology and a 3.9 GPA.

  • Que Pasa - July 15, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees special meeting, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 15, at New Mexico Highlands University Teacher Education Center room 204. AARP-NM will present important information on potential changes to Social Security and Medicare. After the presentation, LVAAER will select its delegates to the 2013 NMAER State Convention. For more information, contact Tomás at 575-421-2455.

  • Dysfunction at Luna

    Just when you think things can’t get any worse at Luna Community College they do.

    Key employees are fleeing. The president is being forced to get permission for the most basic of decisions, such as posting a job description for a position that is already budgeted or hiring a janitor who received the highest ranking from a committee. And some board members seem more intent on twisting facts, creating chaos and rigging the system to benefit themselves and their family members than on doing what’s best for the institution and its students.