Today's News

  • State’s revenues improving; $360 million available in 2013

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s financial picture is improving and more than $360 million in new revenues will be available in the upcoming budget year, lawmakers were told Thursday.

    After several years of budget shortfalls and weak revenues, New Mexico faces the prospect of having additional money that could help restore recent cuts in programs, replenish the state’s cash reserves or potentially allow for tax reductions.

  • Gov., lawmakers support fireworks ban measure

    The Associated Press

    Gov. Susana Martinez and a bipartisan group of lawmakers support legislation to allow local governments and the state to ban all fireworks during extreme drought conditions.

    Martinez said Friday she will ask the Legislature to approve the proposal during a special session this fall.

    Currently, cities and counties can ban the sale and use only of certain fireworks: firecrackers and aerial fireworks, such as bottle rockets.

  • Looking Back - July 18, 2011

    In 1911

  • Looking Ahead - News July 18, 2011

    City Council meeting is Thursday

    The Las Vegas City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the council chambers, 1700 N. Grand Ave.

  • Weather - July 18, 2011

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming south 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 10-15 mph, becoming calm.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming south 5-10 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

  • FYI - News

    Level III fire restrictions remain in place in San Miguel County. Under the restrictions, campfires, white gas stoves, open fires, controlled burning, charcoal grills and fireworks are prohibited. All Terrain vehicles without spark arresters and motorcycles and vehicles with catalytic converters are restricted to maintained roadways. Anyone found violating the restrictions could be fined up to $1,000.

  • Farewell gathering
  • NMHU offers electronics recycling day on Saturday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University has organized an electronics recycling day on Saturday, July 23.

    Community members are invited to drop off their unwanted electronics in the Wilson Complex parking lot at 9th Street and Raynolds Avenue.

  • Kanode receives certification

    Submitted to the Optic

    Bradley Kanode, M.D., of Las Vegas, successfully completed the requirements to maintain Board Certification in Internal Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine last month.

    Although board certification is voluntary, the practice of medicine changes rapidly and it has become essential for doctors to stay current in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in order to provide high quality care, according to a news release from Kanode’s office.

  • Que Pasa - July 18, 2011