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Today's News

  • FYI - Sports - August 27, 2012

    Bean Day softball tournament will be held Sept. 1-2 in Wagon Mound. First through fourth place trophies will be awarded, as will honors for one home run, 10 all-tourney shirts and one MVP sweatshirt. Entry fee is $175. Contact Felipe Garcia at 505-718-9322 or 575-666-3030 for more details and registration information.

  • Suspension outrages parents

    MORA — Seventh-grader Danielle Wolf was excited to return to school because it meant beginning her second year in the mariachi class that she loves.

    But that was before Mora Superintendent Thomas Garcia suspended music teacher Joaquin Maestas-Manuel without pay for six weeks, a move that has outraged parents.

    Instead of learning new songs in her music class as she had anticipated, Wolf said she and her classmates have been watching a tape that a student brought in.

  • Area man gets prison for child porn

    A Las Vegas man arrested in December on child pornography related charges has been sentenced to prison.

    Jason Cantrell, 32, pleaded guilty in January to five counts of sexual exploitation of children, including two counts of distribution of child pornography and three counts of possession of child pornography occurring between February and March of 2011.

    District Judge Matthew Sandoval imposed a 10 -1/2 year prison sentence on Cantrell last week, but suspended six years of the sentence.

  • East chief says enrollment is up

    Enrollment at Las Vegas City Schools seems steady and has actually grown at some schools despite the four-day school week change, according to district officials.

    There was some concern that the district might experience a decrease in enrollment this year due to the schedule change. But according to figures presented at Tuesday evening’s board meeting, the district has actually seen an increase in enrollment at some schools.

    Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez said preliminary figures indicate an overall enrollment increase.

  • City to take over senior centers

    City of Las Vegas officials are pledging to increase services for seniors as they prepare to take over operation of the three senior centers in San Miguel County.

    “The services won’t be the same. They’ll be much better. That’s a guarantee,” said Mayor Alfonso Ortiz.

  • State forecasting 4 percent revenue growth

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Lawmakers and Gov. Susana Martinez will have $272 million available in the upcoming budget year for spending increases on government programs and to offset any new tax cuts that may be enacted, according to a new financial forecast released Wednesday.

    If all of the money is added to the state's budget next year, it will allow for spending increases of 4.8 percent.

  • Looking Back - News - August 24, 2012

    In 1962

    Friday, Aug. 24 — Detour signs, signs of progress, appeared on several City streets this week as the City's paving project got underway with work on National Avenue. Bruce Construction Company engineer Jim Casady said that the crew will continue to work west on National to the bridge, then will move south on 12th Street to Douglas, where they will turn east on Douglas Avenue to Grand.

  • Looking Ahead - News - August 24, 2012

    Music from Angel Fire concert is today

    Music from Angel Fire will hold its Las Vegas concert at 7 p.m. today, (Friday), at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for patrons 30 and under with a valid I.D. and $10 for students with a valid I.D. Tickets are available at the Media Arts Building across from Ilfeld, Pendaries Village, Plaza Hotel and Semilla Natural Foods.

  • Weather - August 24, 2012

    Friday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

    Saturday

  • Couple convicted of retaliation against IRS agents

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A federal jury has convicted an Albuquerque man of retaliating against two IRS workers involved in tax collections against him and his wife.

    Sixty-eight-year-old John Williamson faces up to 15 years in prison and fines up to $255,000 on felony charges of retaliation and interference with the agents’ official duties.