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Today's News

  • House leaders and gun debate

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Boston Globe and originally ran June 22.

    A clumsy act of censorship by House Republicans Wednesday says more about the party’s timidity than it could possibly have intended. The Republican leadership abruptly shut down the video feed from the House floor to prevent CSPAN viewers from seeing a protest by House Democrats, who were pressing for action on gun control.

  • Another Perspective: Teaching and learning: Let’s get engaged
  • Just a Thought: What set of glasses are you wearing?

    “I can’t believe she doesn’t buy a new washing machine,” the neighbor stated with passion in her voice to her husband as she looked over her back yard fence at their neighbor’s dirty clothes drying on their clothesline. “Surely they can afford a machine that will clean their clothes.” Please allow me to come back to this.

    Stephen Covey said, “We see the world not as it is, but as we are.”

  • County won’t ban fireworks this year

    By Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    San Miguel County officials have decided to forego a fireworks ban this year.

    Gov. Susana Martinez sent a letter to local government leaders on June 6, asking them to hold emergency meetings and discuss whether a local ban on the use of fireworks was needed in their area.

    The San Miguel County Commission took up the issue at its regular meeting on July 14. Heeding the advice of Emergency Manager Kurt Parkinson, commissioners voted not to institute a ban.

  • This year’s Fiestas to feature Sparx

    Get ready, Las Vegas. It’s time to get your dancing shoes ready as the annual Fourth of July Fiestas kick off on Friday evening.

    This year’s four-day festival will feature several big-name bands including headliners Sparx, Jerry Lopez and Crossroads, Carlos Medina along with his comedian side Graviel de la Plaga, Al Hurricane Jr., Jerry Dean with Christian Sanchez, Las Vegas’ own Gonzalo, retired Robertson High School teacher Brenda Ortega, alongside her father Juan Ortega, and sister-duo Sorela.

  • NPR launches membership drive
  • PRC to take more testimony on PNM rate case

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

     New Mexico regulators will hear more testimony this week on a request by the state’s largest electric provider to raise customer rates.

    The Public Regulation Commission called for another hearing to begin Monday after questions were raised about costs incurred by Public Service Co. of New Mexico when the utility purchased the rights to more electricity from a nuclear power plant in Arizona.

  • Crisis or speed bump?

    By David McHugh
    AP Business Writer

    FRANKFURT, Germany  — Britain’s vote to leave the European Union adds a heavy dose of uncertainty to a world economy that is still struggling to reach full speed years after the global financial crisis.

    The most immediate pain will be felt in Britain. But economists say the ripples could be felt much farther afield.

  • Looking Back June 26, 2016

    Thursday, June 16, 1966 — There will be a different sound to the telephone dial tone in Las Vegas Friday, L.G. Eubanks, manager here for Mountain States Telephone, announced today. The tone will be changed to a lower pitch and is necessary for the inauguration of touchtone dialing. Beginning with touch-tone service all Las Vegas customers using this new telephone must use all seven digits of the telephone number they are calling.

  • Weather - June 26, 2016

    Sunday

    HIGH 83° / LOW 55°

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:47 a.m. to 8:20 p.m.

     

    Monday