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Today's News

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 13, 2015

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Class 3A state tournament quarterfinal round, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Class 4A state tournament quarterfinal round, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park

  • Citywide cleanup planned

    It’s time for spring cleaning.

    We’ve all seen the fast food containers, plastic bags and assorted other trash blowing around town.

    City of Las Vegas officials are hoping that most of that litter will be picked up during a two-day Don’t Trash Your Trails Community Clean-Up slated to kick off on Friday morning.

    And they’re asking for the public’s help to make this year’s event a success.

  • Reaching a milestone
  • Lawmakers wrangle over special session

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico Senate Democrats are touting a proposal for funding roads and public works projects around the state, saying they’re ready to answer the call of business leaders and mayors for a special legislative session.

    But House Republicans said Friday they have yet to see any of the details and no agreement has been reached between the two chambers, leaving speculation to swirl about whether a special session will be called next week.

  • Looking Back - May 11, 2015

    In 1965
    Tuesday, May 11 — Jim Terr, Robertson High School, was elected president of the Northeastern New Mexico District of Student Councils at its spring meeting here Saturday. Other area officers are Lynn Matthews, Maxwell, vice president; and Linda Archuleta, Mosquero, treasurer. Terr appointed Brenda Blann of Robertson to the position of secretary. Speakers for the meeting were Henry Blattman, local attorney, and Arthur Michael, state Student Council president. Blattman, introduced by James Maes, of RHS, spoke on “Juvenile Delinquency.”

  • Looking ahead - News - May 11, 2015

    Anti-bullying meeting is Tuesday
    An anti-bullying committee meeting will take place at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12 at Travelers Cafe on the Plaza. This meeting is open to the public and for anyone interested in serving on the committee.
     

  • Weather - May 11, 2015

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 66. South wind 5-15 mph. Isolated showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Southeast wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Tuesday
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. South wind 10-20 mph. Showers and thunderstorms likely at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

    Wednesday

  • A survivor’s welcome
  • PED: Teacher attendance up due to evaluations

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    Overall teacher attendance has jumped in New Mexico schools, an improvement state officials say is largely due to the new evaluation system, the Public Education Department announced this week.

    Nearly 32 percent of teachers who had an “exemplary” attendance record missed less than two days of work, according to state data. Students saw 18,000 additional instructional hours from a licensed teacher instead of a substitute, statistics also showed.

  • In Brief - News - May 11, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Remains found in mountains
    SANTA FE — Investigators are trying to determine if human remains found in the mountains above Santa Fe belong to a man missing since December.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Friday the state Office of the Medical Investigator is trying to positively identify the badly decomposed body.
    A hiker near the Santa Fe Baldy summit discovered the body Sunday, a day after someone else found a campsite and car keys that match the vehicle belonging to Laurence Longwell.