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Today's News

  • Weather

    Monday
    A 10 percent chance of snow showers before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming calm. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 30. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 73. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Partly cloudy and breezy at night, with a low around 45.

    Wednesday

  • FYI - News

    New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service is going mobile. The service is now offering its publications for e-readers and other mobile devices. Nearly two dozen publications are online now and can be downloaded. The plan is to convert the last two years of the organization’s publications into HTML, PDF and e-book formats.
     

  • Shots fired outside Walmart

    Las Vegas police were dispatched to the Walmart parking lot late Thursday in reference to a report of people in vehicles shooting, Chief Christian Montaño said.

    No one appears to have been injured.

    Montaño said officers responded in less than a minute. The suspects, however, had already left the scene.

    As of Sunday morning, they had not been located, though officers were going over store video surveillance footage.

    Two casings were found on the ground, Montaño said.

  • Que Pasa - April 4, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • The Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas and Carson and Barnes Circus are bringing the big top to town on Monday, April 4, at the Santa Fe Trails Event Center. Show times will be 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Acts from around the world, a European style big top, theatrical light and music will all be a part of the performance.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Brass recital this Saturday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University music faculty will present a brass recital at 3 p.m. on April 9 featuring the compositions of Galliard, Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov and Persichetti.

    The recital is in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. The musical selections range from the baroque to the modern era.

    Highlands University music professor and band director Edward Harrington will play trombone and tuba in the recital. Adjunct music faculty member Greg Tyrone will also play tuba.

  • Opening the school coffers

    Among the education bills that Gov. Susana Martinez signed into law last week is one aimed at increasing transparency in the state’s public school districts, by requiring that certain financial information on districts and charter schools be posted on the relatively new Sunshine Portal (located at www.sunshineportalnm.com/).

    Moreover, she gave a great reason why it’s such an important move.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 4, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Love of country, community

    The national discourse, as well as a little local talk I’ve heard lately, got me to thinking about patriotism. And love of community. Let me start with our views of the U.S., then bring it on home.

  • Ready for a dogfight?

    By Eddie Pells
    AP National Writer

    HOUSTON  — When the options boil down to winning or heading home, nobody’s better than Kemba and Connecticut.

    Kemba Walker scored 18 points Saturday night to lift UConn to its 10th straight victory since finishing off a .500 Big East regular season, a 56-55 win over cold-shooting Kentucky that moved the Huskies a victory away from their third, and most improbable, NCAA title.

  • MMS track invite