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Today's News

  • $2.7M sought for Morphy

    Engineers assessing the stability of Morphy Lake Dam have determined that it is at risk of failing during a major flood event, and if that happens, there is potential for loss of life.

    The analysis — done by AECOM, formerly URS — has prompted the Office of the State Engineer to raise the hazard potential classification for Morphy Lake to a “High Hazard Potential dam.”

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  • Missing woman’s family wants answers

    The last time Lorenzo Flores heard from his daughter was on Dec. 17.

    On that day, 24-year-old Veneranda “Nanda” Flores called from Albuquerque to wish him a happy birthday. Flores asked her whether she was planning to come home for Christmas, and she said she was planning to spend the holiday with her boyfriend’s family in Albuquerque. But she promised to call him on Christmas Eve or Christmas day.

    The Christmas call never came, and Flores and his family have been worried ever since.

  • House votes to ban late-term abortion

    By Vik Jolly
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico House of Representatives approved a ban on late-term abortions and a bill requiring that parents be notified at least 48 hours before a minor ends a pregnancy.

    The 42-26 vote on the first bill came after nearly four hours of debate, and the second 39-28 ballot another three hours later.

    Both bills now head to the Senate.

    Lawmakers shared personal stories, sometimes emotionally.

  • Effort to blast right-to-work bill to Senate floor fails

    By Vik Jolly
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A contentious right-to-work bill was assigned to three committees Thursday over the objection of Republicans, who were unsuccessful in forcing a hearing before the full Senate.

    A routine referral vote to committees turned into an early showdown on the bill between Republicans and Democrats after Senate Minority Leader Stuart Ingle offered a motion to bypass the panels and take the matter straight to the upper chamber.

    The Portales Republican’s motion failed 25-17 on a party-line vote.

  • In Brief - News - March 9, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Vaccine stats released
    SANTA FE — New Mexico health officials have released the number of vaccine exemptions per school district for 2014, and Quemado tops the list.
    The sparsely-populated district in western New Mexico has the highest rate of exemptions per 1,000 students at 40.3. The Santa Fe district has a rate of nearly 21, while the state’s largest district in Albuquerque stands at 7.2.

  • Looking Back - March 9, 2015

    In 1965
    Thursday, March 4 — Twenty-eight big-game animals a month constituted the average accidental road kill in New Mexico during 1964. Totaled, this means 337 potential tragedies to humans, 337 cases of car damage, and 337 fewer opportunities for sportsmen to take their game. By far the greatest number of fatalities among the species involved deer, which is the most abundant of the big animals in the state. The kill comprised 311 mule deer, 23 antelope and one each of bear, elk and big-horn sheep.

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 9, 2015

    Vegas Business Community Day is Thursday
    Las Vegas Business Community Day; a collaboration between the City and the Las Vegas San Miguel Economic Development Corp. will run from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12 at the City Council Chambers. This will be an Open House for the community to meet City Community Development Department staff and Las Vegas San Miguel EDC staff. There will be a number of presentations, a business registration table (4 to 5 p.m.) and refreshments.

  • Weather - March 9, 2015

    Monday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. North wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind around 5 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 30.

    Wednesday

  • Students of the month - March 9