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Today's News

  • Over the Edge - Play will keep audience laughing

    Las Vegas’ own parody will hit the stage once again starting tomorrow evening. Over the Edge Part 7 is one that you don’t want to miss, as it is full of comical relief poking fun at local and national events, including the departure of former City Manager Tim Dodge, the oil and gas industry, ObamaCare, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez’s visits to Las Vegas, and the Bradner Dam project.

    Overall, the play pokes fun at the pharmaceutical industry using various fake names for medications.

  • Two killed in apparent DWI crash

    Two people died early Sunday morning in a rollover just outside of Mora, and state police suspect that alcohol was a factor.

    The deceased have been identified as Diego Martinez, 20, of Mora, and Devin Candelaria, 20, of Georgetown, Texas.

    The rollover occurred on NM 518, Mile Post 28, outside of Mora.

    State police say Martinez was driving the vehicle south on NM 518. The vehicle drifted to the right, continued for a short distance and then rolled over.

  • NM tax holiday starts Friday

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s annual tax holiday is approaching and will provide shoppers with savings on purchases of school supplies, computers and some clothing and shoes.

    Starting Friday through the weekend, there will be no gross receipts tax on certain products purchased at participating retailers.

    The tax rate varies across the state, but exceeds 8 percent in some communities.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - July 30, 2014

    The Associated Press
     

  • Retiree health care agency proposes solvency plan

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Taxpayers and public employees would pay an extra $45 million annually under a proposal to improve the finances of a program providing subsidized health care for retired state and local government workers.

    The Retiree Health Care Authority executive director Mark Tyndall said Monday the Legislature will be asked to phase in the increases in payroll contributions over three years starting in mid-2016. Lawmakers convene in January.

  • Que Pasa - July 30, 2014

    THURSDAY JUEVES
    • Over the Edge Part 7, an original comedy about Las Vegas, 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, Friday, Aug. 1, Saturday, Aug. 2; and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3 at Sala de Madrid on the NMHU campus. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 seniors, and $5 for students with valid ID.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Looking Back - July 30, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking ahead - News - July 30, 2014

    Over the Edge, Part 7
    “Over the Edge,” an original comedy about Las Vegas, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday, at Sala de Madrid, on the Highlands University campus. General admission: $10; Seniors: $8; students with I.D.: $5.

  • Weather - July 28

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Cloudy, with a low around 54. East wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

  • Impressive performance

    Congratulations to the faculty and staff at West Las Vegas’ Union Elementary for their school’s impressive performance on last school year’s standards based assessment.

    State report cards released late last week reveal that 72.9 percent of Union Elementary students scored proficient or better in reading, while 81.4 percent of its students scored proficient or better in math.

    Those rates far exceed the proficiency levels of all other Las Vegas-area schools, and it is certainly something worth celebrating.