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Today's News

  • Testing time for N.M. students to be reduced

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico students will spend less time taking standardized tests and will have two additional weeks of learning time under changes announced Tuesday by New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera.

    The changes are in response to feedback received from parents, teachers and school administrators during a statewide listening tour.

  • Trump claims ‘total vindication’ in Comey tweet

    By Eric Tucker and Erica Werner
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Claiming “total and complete vindication,” President Donald Trump broke his Twitter silence Friday morning to weigh in on fired FBI Director James Comey’s closely watched testimony.

  • Jail Log - June 11, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 1 and June 8:

  • State officials warn of Medicaid scam

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    SANTA FE  — Attorney General Hector Balderas and the state’s Human Services Department issued a joint Scam Alert to warn New Mexicans about a new scam that involves callers claiming to work for the New Mexico Medicaid program while phishing for personal and financial information.

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  • Weather - June 11, 2017

    Sunday

    HIGH 90° / LOW 51°
    Sunny, with a high near 90. Windy, with a southwest wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:45 a.m. to 8:17 p.m.

    Monday

    HIGH 85° / LOW 48°
    Sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy. Monday night ­— clear, with a low around 48. Breezy.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:45 a.m. to 8:17 p.m.

    Tuesday

  • Students of the month - June 11, 2017
  • Senior Lunch Menu — June 11, 2017

    Senior Lunch Menu

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers,
    with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for June 12 to June 16.

    MONDAY
    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, cheese, bacon, juice, and tortilla
    Lunch: Green chile cheeseburger, pork and beans, corn, and yogurt

    TUESDAY
    Breakfast: Bagel, cheese, juice, and cereal
    Lunch: Open face turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas, and diced pears

  • Que Pasa - June 11, 2017

    6.12.2017
    MONDAY

    June 12
    The Bereavement Ministry at Immaculate Conception Church invites the public to honor their deceased male relatives with carnations on Father’s Day, June 18. The carnations will be placed at the church altar for all mass celebrations on that day and the names of the loved ones will be included in a booklet inserted in the church bulletins distributed the same day. The last day to purchase flowers is June 12. For further information, call Rosa at 505-587-9602 or Yoly at 505-587-9790.

  • Student creates art with bugs

    By Kelli Rolling
    The Grand Island Independent

    HASTINGS, Neb.  — Some people may find anything that crawls repulsive, including spiders, cockroaches and worms. Vanessa Cox thinks of those critters as the opposite: cute and cuddly.

    The recent May Hastings College art graduate raises cockroaches and mealworms, and has three pet tarantulas, a chihuahua and a handful of cats. She loves and appreciates her critters so much that she even featured her cockroaches and worms in her senior art project.