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  • Looking Back - July 10, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, July 9 — The board of commissioners of San Miguel County was requested to pass a resolution at its meeting Monday, approving construction as planned for the Interstate Highway 25, from east of Rowe to the county line north of Watrous. The action on the resolution was deferred until a scheduled public meeting can be held.

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 10, 2013

    Senior Olympics meeting is Thursday
    A Regular meeting of the Las Vegas Senior Olympics is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Thursday July 11 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. All members are asked to attend. State senior Olympics athletes are asked to bring medals.

  • Weather - July 10, 2013

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind 5-10 mph.

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 5-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.


  • Monument to celebrate anniversary of Civil War

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    Fort Union National Monument announced its annual First Fort Tours that will take place on Saturday. The public may visit the site of the original fort, the “First Fort Union” and see the ruins of the arsenal operated there during the Third Fort, or third period, of Fort Union. Special programs will focus on the 150th Anniversary of the Long Walk of the Navajo and Mescalero Apache, and Fort Union’s role in these tragic events.  

  • Contract stalled by protest

    Plans to award a city road improvement bid to Franken Construction Company and to enter into an unrelated contract with Ferrell Gas Company had  some audience members  raising concerns about conflict of interest during last Tuesday’s special City Council meeting.

  • Hopping to it
  • Former gov, Cargo, dies at age 84

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  • New president steps in at UWC

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    UWC-USA will begin the 2013-14 school year with significant changes to its leadership team. Tom Oden, UWC-USA’s vice president for academic affairs, is stepping into the role of acting president, and Christie Baskett has signed on as the vice president for advancement.

  • Looking Back - July 8, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - July 8, 2013

    Missoula Children’s Theatre

    The Missoula Children’s Theatre is in Las Vegas from today to July 13. This summer’s production is Pinocchio, and the theatre will need about 50 young people between the first and 12th grades. Auditions start at 10 a.m. today at Ilfeld Auditorium on the Highlands campus. No preparation for audition is required.