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Today's News

  • Low salaries keeping teachers away

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A state legislative report says New Mexico is having trouble retaining teachers and recommends additional pay for certain teaching positions.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the Legislative Finance Committee found that only about half of the 871 new teachers who entered the state’s public school system in 2008 were still teaching five years later.

  • Looking ahead - News - May 13, 2015

    Fly fishing in the Gallinas River
    A Fly Fishing in the Gallinas River class will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 at Gallinas Canyon. Cost is $10 and will be taught by Aaron Juarros. To register or for exact location and directions, call Lea at 425-5514.

  • Weather - May 13, 2015

    Wednesday
    Showers and thunderstorms. High near 64. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 42. West wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Thursday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Southwest wind 10-20 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.

    Friday

  • Exercise fun
  • Wildland Interface Summit Thursday at Mora Elementary

    With wildland fire season upon us the CHET fire station has organized a Wildland Interface Summit starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday at Mora Elementary School gym.

    Shawn Alvey, a captain at CHET Fire Department near Cleveland, said the event will include presentations by representatives of the state forestry department, National Resource Conservation Service, the National Forest Service and Mora County officials.

    They will discuss fire, defensible spacing, and funding available for landowners pertaining to cross fencing, thinning and farming.

  • Que Pasa - May 13, 2015

    TODAY HOY
    • The West Las Vegas Band will be having its Spring Concert starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13 at Ilfeld Auditorium. They will be featuring guest artist Pancho Romero from NMSU (WLV alumnus), Emily Maestas (WLV alumna), Arnell David Arellanes (WLV alumnus), and Yasmin Flores. They are also inviting all Litra Romero students to participate in the event by playing Adelita at the concert. Stop by the band room or call for more information.

  • Time to clean up our city

    First impressions matter, whether we like it or not.

    Tens of thousands of dollars have been spent promoting Las Vegas and San Miguel County in hopes of drawing tourists here. It’s an important part of our economy, and one that none of us can afford to take for granted, given the fragile state of that economy.

    But what happens when tourists arrive in town only to be greeted by trash strewn all over our streets and parks? Or if they have the misfortune of driving behind a motorist who decides to throw trash out his window?

  • Editorial cartoon - May 13, 2015
  • Work of Art: One of our 200 is missing

    Martha Johnsen sounded puzzled; her boss at KFUN radio, Joseph Baca, seemed perturbed; Las Vegas Ron Wooten-Green expressed it well. The three were quite vocal regarding our town’s being ignored in a publication of wide circulation.

    So what’s the issue? The matter is that the Summer Guide, bundled with Sunday’s Albuquerque Journal, acted as if Las Vegas doesn’t even exist, despite two half-page ads touting the Meadow City. Does paid advertising guarantee some kind of mention in the Journal’s 64-page booklet?

  • Looking for a big finish

    The following is an updated list of local qualifiers, current state leaders, and expected start times for this coming weekend’s big-school (Class 4A-6A) state track and field championships, to be held Friday and Saturday at the University of New Mexico Track Complex.