Today's News

  • Editorial cartoon - July 15, 2015
  • Work of Art: Repeating the same errors

    Don’t be surprised to discover that I’ve used this statement in several past columns: It’s a miracle that anyone learns English. I’m instantly reminded of the song Professor Henry Higgins blurts out early in the movie and play, “My Fair Lady.”

    The professor, a dialectician and grammarian, sings “Why Can’t the English Teach Their Children How to Speak?” as he laments Eliza Doolittle’s use of “aawww” and “gawwn,” a form of Cockney-speak people of that time and place had grown accustomed to.

  • State champs! La Plaza Juniors softball earns trip to regional; more state tourneys this weekend

    Battling back after being dealt their first loss of the tournament, La Plaza’s Juniors softball team emerged with a thrilling 17-16 victory over Deming and claimed the New Mexico state championship Sunday afternoon on Albuquerque’s west side.

    Santianna Medrano made a spectacular diving catch in right field for the final out, stranding what would’ve been the tying and winning runs for Deming.

  • City targeting unsightly properties

    The city’s code enforcement unit is targeting three properties that it contends are in violation of city ordinances, and it is asking the City Council to declare them nuisances, a move that would clear the way for city staff to clean up the properties and bill the owners.

  • Good not-so-clean fun
  • Tax & Rev chief under investigation

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The head of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department was identified Friday as the subject of an investigation into potential criminal activity.

    State Auditor Tim Keller had forwarded allegations of wrongdoing by top department officials to state prosecutors Thursday, but he didn’t identify anyone.

  • AG to partner with water researchers

    The Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES — State Attorney General Hector Balderas doesn’t want New Mexico communities to be pitted against one another as water resources dwindle and an interstate legal challenge over the Rio Grande looms.

    Balderas announced Thursday during a visit to Las Cruces that his office is partnering with the Water Resources Research Institute at New Mexico State University.

    The goal is to find more innovative ways to use water and to plan for future demand.

  • Looking Back - July 13, 2015

    In 1965
    Wednesday, July 14 — West Las Vegas Councilmen again last night delayed action on approval of a bypass of the Town of Las Vegas. Robert De La Rue of the State Highway Department presented a proposal for the interchange on the Interstate Highway at the south end of Las Vegas, but the proposal was rejected because  the council felt it was too far east of the Town. De La Rue said he would return to the next council meeting with a new interchange proposal.

  • Looking ahead - News - July 13, 2015

    Glimpses of the Past on Thursday
    Glimpses of the Past “The History of the St. Vrain Mill” will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 16 at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge St. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025 or visit www.nps.gov/foun.

  • Weather - July 13, 2015

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Northwest wind around 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.