Today's News

  • Looking Back - March 13, 2015

    In 1965

    Wednesday, March 10 — Miss Mary Reynolds, Highlands University sophomore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Reynolds, Las Vegas, has been accepted for the Central City Opera Company, Central City, Colo, Ronald Wynn, director of vocal music, has announced. Scheduled for production during the July season are Massenet’s “Manon,” Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” and Delibes’ “Lakme.”

  • Looking ahead - News - March 13, 2015

    Municipal Court closed through Wednesday

    The Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed beginning Thursday, March 12, thru Wednesday, March 18, because the agency will be converting its court software and will be participating in software training during this time. Municipal court will reopen at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 19. 

  • Weather - March 13, 2015

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Northeast wind 15-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. A 10 percent chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. North wind 5-15 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 31.

    Sunny, with a high near 68. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 34.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - March 13, 2015


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  • Another perspective - Remove ‘merit pay’ for few, give raise to all school employees

    By Betty Patterson

    Amidst hollow proclamations of moving New Mexico education forward, the New Mexico House of Representatives sent to the Senate a budget for the coming year that provides absolutely no raise for the vast majority of teachers and absolutely nothing for all the other people who help local New Mexico students be prepared for a day of learning every day.  

  • Another perspective - Compacts, new racetrack for northeast NM good for all

    Responsible gaming, whether at a tribal casino or a horse racetrack, is an attractive economic development tool for New Mexico, attracting tourists, contributing to our unique culture and generating jobs and revenue for public education and other critical state services.

    Quick approval of new tribal gaming agreements and of a horse racetrack in northeastern New Mexico will help continue our economic momentum.

  • Another perspective - We must improve foster care system

    By Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino and Sen. Steven Neville

    Among government’s critical responsibilities is protecting children from abuse and neglect.

    Our goal in this legislative session is to improve the foster care system for children placed in the state’s custody because their parents are unable or unwilling to care for them.

  • Officers shot in ambush outside of PD

    By Jim Salter
    The Associated Press

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday while demonstrators were gathered across the street — an attack the county police chief described as “an ambush” that could easily have killed both men.

    The shots were fired just as a small crowd of protesters began to break up after holding a demonstration in the wake of the resignation of the Ferguson police chief, who stepped down Wednesday.

  • Military: 2 bodies recovered from helicopter wreck

    By Cain Burdeau and Melissa Nelson-Gabriel
    The Associated Press

    NAVARRE, Fla. — Divers have found the military helicopter that crashed in dense fog during a Florida training mission, killing seven elite Marines and four experienced soldiers. More bad weather Thursday delayed the recovery of bodies and the flight recorder from wreckage 25 feet deep.