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Today's News

  • Go Fish - April 24

    Fishing report, April 21

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait for trout.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow was 15cfs near Cimarron. Trout fishing in the lower canyon below Clear Creek was fair for anglers using copper John Barrs, bead head hare’s ears, San Juan worms, prince nymphs and Panther Martins. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow.

    Clayton Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, homemade dough bait and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 24, 2015

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    Softball
    • LCC at Western Texas (DH), 1 p.m., Snyder, Texas
    • Robertson vs. Raton (DH), 3 p.m., RHS

    Tennis
    • Pre-district tourney, TBA
    Track and field

  • Dubious award for Mora

    Mora County was looking for national attention when it adopted its community rights ordinance two years ago, and it certainly got it. But this may not be the type of attention the county had in mind.

    A Charlottesville, Va., organization that strives to draw national attention to egregious attacks on the First Amendment by handing out anti-censorship awards every year has selected Mora County as one of this year’s recipients for the dubious honor.

  • It’s Bear Season
  • West renews contract with Summit Foods

    Summit Foods will stay  at West Las Vegas schools for at least one more year. During a board meeting late last week the board unanimously approved a one-year extension to the food service contractor despite some concerns. The district has contracted out its food services since 2012.

    Board President David Romero said that throughout the last few years the district and Summit Foods have been able to work out the most of the complaints by district staff and students regarding food service.

  • Fireworks planned for Fiestas

    The annual Fourth of July Fiestas are more than two months away, but planning for the event is already in full swing.  

    And unlike the past few years where the city fireworks display was cancelled due to extreme drought condition, this year’s Fiestas will feature a municipal fireworks display.

    City events planner Annette Velarde briefed the governing body on the planning for the Fiestas during last week’s Council meeting.

  • In Brief - News - April 22, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Boy arrested in fatal shooting
    Authorities say a teenager is in custody in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy near Albuquerque.
    Red River Marshal David Smith says the name of the 15-year-old suspect isn’t being released.
    Smith says the boy is being held in the Juvenile Detention Center on suspicion of second-degree murder.

  • Looking Back - April 22, 2015

    In 1965
    Thursday, April 22 — Approximately 300 high school students will be on the Highlands university campus Saturday to participate in either the Fourth Annual Speech Tournament or the Second Modern Foreign Language Festival. Competition in the Speech Tournament will include debate, extemporaneous speaking, oratory and oral interpretation. The Modern Foreign Language Festival will have French, German and Spanish competition in one-act plays, extemporaneous speaking, original oratory, ready writing and interpretive reading.

  • Looking ahead - News - April 22, 2015

    Highlands career fair set for Thursday
    Highlands University’s annual Spring Career Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 in the Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave.

  • Weather - April 22, 2015

    Wednesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 39. South wind 15-20 mph, decreasing to 5-10 mph after midnight.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5-15 mph, increasing to 15-25 mph in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Breezy.

    Friday