• Friday, Oct. 22, 1965 — Dr. Robert J. Henry, Arthur G. Montoya, Loyd Anderson, Steve Franken, Babe Stevens and Glen Kearns have been elected to two-year terms as Chamber of Commerce directors. Present directors who will remain in office for another year are Ed Brown, Bill Keserich, W.W. Mason, William Wertz and Cokey Romero. The board will appoint a director to replace Ray Farmer, who resigned , and two others allowed by Chamber bylaws at the discretion of the board.

  • Friday

    HIGH 52° / LOW 38°

    A slight chance of showers before 7 a.m., then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

    7:124 a.m. to 6:16 p.m.



  • 10.23.15
    6 to 8 p.m.
    Casa de Cultura’s Ninth Annual Dia de Los Muertos Celebration and artist’s reception takes place at Burris Hall on the campus of Highlands University. There is an exhibit of altars/ofrendas, a mariachi performance, pan dulce, chocolateé, and refreshments. The art exhibit will be on display until Nov. 5.

    Noon to 4 p.m.

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 56° / LOW 39°

    Showers and thunderstorms. High near 56. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    7:12 a.m. to 6:18 p.m.



    HIGH 59° / LOW 38°

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

    7:13 a.m. to 6:17 p.m.


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    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

    •Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.

  • 10.21.15
    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    3 to 4:30 p.m.

  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Prospective college students will get information and insight about future career opportunities related to fields of study as well as learn how to navigate all aspects of college enrollment at College Night 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday in Las Vegas.

    Highlands University and Luna Community College are sponsoring the 16th Annual College Night. It will be in the Highlands Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave. It is free and open to the public.

  • Thursday, Oct. 14, 1965 — J.D. Vasquez, principal of Las Vegas Junior High School, has been named curriculum supervisor for Las Vegas City Schools. Board approval was given to Vasquez’ appointment at their meeting last night. Other changes included the appointment of Clyde Turner as principal of the junior high school and Mrs. Mildred Smith as assistant principal at the junior high. The board also approved the hiring of new teachers, Miss Elena Alvarez, Miss Marjorie Sandoval and Robert Gallegos. All will teach business subjects.

  • Friday

    HIGH 56° / LOW 40°

    Isolated showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
    7:08 a.m. to 6:24 p.m.


  • 10.17.15

    9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
    Making water out of rocks, healing arroyos and conserving water, presentation will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at King Ranch in Watrous. The workshop will be lead by Reineke Construction and is open to the public. Event organized by the put on by the “Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance.” For more information, call Lea Knutson at 425-5514 or 505-617-1360.

    2 p.m.

  • 10.14.15

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    4 to 7 p.m.
    Annual 4-H enrollment will take place at the county fairgrounds. Anyone interested in learning more about 4-H or in becoming a member should attend this open house. All current members must re-enroll. For more information, call 454-1497.

    5:30 p.m.

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    The Zoe Pregnancy Center will be hosting a Laugh For Life Comedy Night featuring Paul Aldrich on Thursday at Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of Highlands University.

    The comedy show begins at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $25 and children 12 and younger are free. The event is a benefit for the Zoe Pregnancy Center.

  • Mora County is the place to be for some music, food, and plenty of fun as summer comes to a close. In Cleveland, just two miles north of Mora off NM 518, sits a tranquil park that will be booming with action during the Cleveland Millfest. The fest takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

    The three-story water-powered flour mill serves as the backdrop for festivities during the two-day festival. This year’s fest features more than 60 artists, food, dancers, tours and plenty of musical entertainment.

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    New Mexico Environment Department and the New Mexico Department of Health are hosting a no-cost Domestic Well Water Testing event in San Miguel County today (Wednesday) and Thursday at the El Valle Water Alliance Office.

    This money-saving opportunity is the chance for San Miguel County households to check pH, specific conductance, and the levels of fluoride, iron, sulfate, nitrate, and manganese in the well water.

  • By Megan Favignano
    Columbia Daily Tribune

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — While some go to the doctor once a year, many residents at the TigerPlace assisted living community in southeast Columbia get a virtual checkup every day.

    Wireless sensor systems installed in about half of the community’s living spaces constantly monitor residents’ vitals and calculate their risk of falling.

  • By Lindsey Tanner
    AP Medical Writer

    CHICAGO — A pediatricians’ group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn 1.

    The interim guidance is in response to a major allergy study published earlier this year that found that exposure to peanuts in infancy seemed to help build tolerance — contrary to conventional thinking.

    Baby-suitable foods used in the study included smooth peanut butter, peanut soup and finely ground peanuts mixed into yogurt and other foods.

  • The Associated Press

    NM monitoring air quality

    ALBUQUERQUE  — State health and environment officials are closely monitoring New Mexico air quality in the wake of wildfires still burning in the Pacific Northwest.
    Officials from the state Department of Health and Environment Department say the air quality may change on a daily basis.
    They are advising residents, especially in areas where there is no air quality monitoring equipment, to check out the visibility in the air.