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Today's News

  • Go Fish - June 29, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
     
    CATCHES OF THE WEEK:
    Clayton Lake: June 22, Mikie Montoya of Clayton caught a 9-pound walleye. He was using a spinner.

  • Mora County Notebook - County, State Land Office sign memorandum

    Mora County Commissioners attended the 76th annual New Mexico  Association of Counties earlier this month in Las Vegas. County Manager Tomas Sanchez was also in attendance.

    It was a busy three days for the commissioners and county managers. and presenters of the workshops. People from all over the state of New Mexico converged on Las Vegas for the gathering of the counties.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The Mansard style of roofing

    Well, the older I get, the more I realize how many opportunities I’ve missed…mainly, the opportunities to visit with those who were much older than I, and who knew so much local history.

  • Loyola Marymount Graduate
  • New evaluation plan gets support

    The Associated Press

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives on Wednesday cast a strong, if symbolic, vote in favor of widening the scope of professional evaluations for tens of thousands of teachers and principals across the state.

    By a 199-0 tally, representatives approved a compromise amendment to the bill sponsored by Rep. Ryan Aument that balanced many lawmakers’ desire to overhaul the system against concerns over how much weight should be given to students’ achievement and the best way to measure it.

  • Gov. challenges college leaders

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susan Martinez challenged leaders of the state’s colleges and universities Monday to develop a plan to fix schools’ remedial programs amid a scathing report faulting the state’s higher education institutions for failing to graduate students.

  • Two injured in shooting

    Two men suffered gunshot wounds following an altercation outside of Ray’s Discount Liquors on Sunday night.

    Court documents filed in the case state that the shooting occurred just before 10 p.m.

    The victim, Jesus Lopez — not the local attorney nor his son — sustained two gunshot wounds to the leg, several broken teeth from a baseball bat attack and two cuts to the lip and head. Police said Lopez is in his mid- to late-20s.

  • Vocalists of the Year - Local performer wins big award

    Preston Garza finally received the award he has been waiting for since he was 9.

    On Saturday, the Las Vegas resident was presented with the Male Vocalist of the Year award for his song “Que Bonito.” The honor was bestowed at the New Mexico Hispano Entertainers Association awards banquet at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

    Other nominees in that category included Las Vegas native Francisco Gallegos of the local band, Los Gallegos Brozz, along with Ken Montaño and Severo Martinez of Severo y Grupo Fuego.

  • Stricter vacant building law pitched

    The city of Las Vegas and MainStreet are asking the public to weigh in on potential changes to the city’s vacant building ordinance aimed at strengthening it and making it easier to enforce.

    A public meeting to gather input on possible changes is scheduled for 6 p.m this Thursday at City Hall, 1700 N. Grand Ave.

    “What’s happening right now is our vacant building ordinance is pretty general and it’s really hard to enforce,” said city planner Melanie Gallegos.

  • Sheriff: Bullets flew past deputy

    A San Miguel County sheriff’s deputy responding to a harassment call in Tecolote Saturday night reported that someone fired a couple of shots.

    No one was injured in the incident, said Sheriff Benjie Vigil. He said Deputy Raymond Montoya was outside his vehicle talking to teenagers who reported being harassed when he heard the shots.