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Today's News

  • A ‘heartbreaking’ plight

    Iris ver der Heijden and Shail Hehta spent part of their spring break last month in the unforgiving Sonoran Desert experiencing what Mexican residents go through as they try to cross into the U.S. for a chance at a better life.

    The two were part of a group from United World College-USA that visited the U.S.-Mexico border. Among the things they saw were migrants who had been caught and were chained and shackled.

  • Budget cuts for schools could double

    Public school officials across New Mexico were breathing a sigh of relief last month thinking they had dodged a bullet when state lawmakers opted to keep the budget cut aimed at public education to 1.5 percent.

  • Gov. pushing for teacher evaluations

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez said Friday she will push ahead with plans to develop a system for evaluating and rewarding New Mexico’s public school teachers based on student achievement and other key factors.

    The initiative, part of the Republican governor’s agenda for reforming the state’s education system, was passed overwhelmingly by the Senate during the legislative session but failed to get approval from the House.

  • Looking Back

    In 1968

    Wednesday, Nov. 13 — Official confirmation of the proposed Hanna Addition site for a 150-unit low-rental housing addition in northeast Las Vegas has come from the East Las Vegas Housing Authority. Bob Sandoval, Housing Authority chairman, said the sales contract is expected to be signed soon with Bill Hanna for 13.8 acres of land northeast of Gibson’s Discount Center east of Seventh Street.

  • Looking Ahead

    Grand opening of resource room on Friday

    El Valle Community Center in Villanueva is hosting a grand opening of the Frank V. Gallegos Sr. Resource Room from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday. More than 20 providers will be available with information about their services, and a lot of fun events are scheduled. For more information or to volunteer call 575-421-0808.

  • 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.