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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 15, 2017

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Robertson JV vs. Capital (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    Softball
    • Robertson JV vs. Capital (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas (A,B) at Clayton, 3 p.m., Clayton

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Luna Community College vs. Frank Phillips (DH), noon, TBA
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 2 p.m., Brandt Park
    Softball
    • Luna Community College at Howard (DH), noon, Big Spring, Texas

  • BREAKING : Pecos wins state title

    ALBUQUERQUE -- As was the case one year earlier, the Pecos Panthers ended their journey through the state basketball tournament feeling the pain.
    This time, though, it was a different kind of pain.
    "My face hurts from smiling," said Carlos Cordova, smiling nonetheless, as a team that had somehow escaped widespread media attention all winter found itself at the center of a post-championship press conference.
    Cordova and the Panthers defeated Santa Rosa 60-49 in the Class 3A boys' title game Saturday morning at The Pit.

  • Styling and profiling - LV native launches fashion line

    As an actor, model and reality TV star known around the globe, Antonio Sabato Jr. is a fitting choice to be the face of the Pirata Della Strada fashion line.

    But while Sabato may be the face of the business, the heart, soul and creative brain of Pirata Della Strada belong to John Shallenberger.

    Shallenberger was raised in Las Vegas, N.M., and is a graduate of West Las Vegas and New Mexico Highlands University. Today, he and wife Courtney are raising daughter Emi, 13, and son Kian, 11, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

  • City may add user fees

    Looking to offset some of the costs associated with processing credit card and debit card transactions, the Las Vegas City Council is being asked to consider tacking on a convenience fee for various billings.

    That is among the items expected to be on the agenda for this Wednesday’s regular meeting at City Hall.

  • Martinez vetoes teacher leave bill

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed a bill Thursday that would have increased the number of sick days that public school teachers can take without impacting their job performance evaluations.

    The Republican governor said the bill threatened to reverse recent reductions in teacher absentee rates and to increase the use of substitutes in classrooms.

  • ‘Longmire’ begins shoot of final season

    It’s the last roundup for Walt Longmire and his popular television series.

    “Longmire” producers issued a casting call for extras last week, luring more than a hundred people to Travellers Café on the Old Town Plaza. The Netflix series will begin shooting its sixth and final season this month in and around Las Vegas and other locales across northern New Mexico.

  • In Brief - News - March 12, 2017

    The Associated Press
     

    Coyote killing targeted
    SANTA FE — The Legislature has taken a step toward outlawing coyote killing contests for prizes or entertainment, without placing restrictions on hunting or trapping the animals.

    The state Senate voted 26-15 Thursday on a bill that would make it illegal to organize, sponsor or participate in a coyote killing contest. The initiative now moves to the House, where lawmakers debated a similar bill in 2013 for two hours before voting it down.

  • Plan would raise taxes to address budget shortfall

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A Senate panel released a plan Thursday to raise $350 million in new taxes and fees to shore up New Mexico state finances in the coming fiscal year, amid a grinding budget crisis linked to energy prices and a sluggish economy.

    After a week of backroom meetings, the Senate Finance Committee announced amendments to a House-approved taxation bill that would more aggressively increase revenue to close a $128 million budget shortfall and rebuild state reserves to protect New Mexico’s credit rating.

  • School lunch bill gets Senate nod

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A bill to ensure that New Mexico children are served school meals even if their parents do not pay on time has been approved by the Senate.

    The Senate voted 30-7 on Thursday in favor of the bill that outlines debt collection procedures for unpaid breakfasts and lunches at public, private and religious schools that accept federal subsidies for student meals.

    The bill also prohibits schools from calling attention to a child who can’t pay or requiring they do chores to help pay for food, to avoid any stigma.

  • Tapped out (of credibility)

    The following editorial originally published in the Norwich Bulletin (Conn.) on March 6.

    If President Donald Trump’s boundless temerity hadn’t already tested and exhausted the tolerance of every American who doesn’t own a red hat, he probably alienated those last few holdouts on Saturday.