Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 15, 2013

    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • West Las Vegas boys and girls at Hope Christian tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • Valley Middle School boys vs. Tierra Encantada, 4 p.m., Valley gym
    • NMHU at Chadron State, 7 p.m., Chadron, Neb.


  • East board discusses finances

    The Las Vegas City Schools district has struggled with its budget for years, but on Thursday Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez informed the board that her administration is already getting the budget planning process in place for the upcoming school year.

    McNellis-Martinez told the board the district’s financials appear to be in good shape, although problems with the late audits still linger.

  • Jockeying for position
  • Council to consider new schedule

    The City Council will take up its annual open meetings resolution this Wednesday, and among the changes being considered is pushing the council’s work sessions from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.

    Among the other items on the agenda is a contract for City Attorney Dave Romero. At last week’s Council work session, the governing body went behind closed doors to discuss Romero’s contract.

    No formal action will be taken on the contract or the open meetings resolution until this week’s regular Council meeting.

  • States confirm drilling pollution

    By Kevin Begos
    The Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH — In at least four states that have nurtured the nation’s energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them, according to a review that casts doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely happen.

  • 1st flu death of season reported in New Mexico

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed the state’s first flu death this season.

    The death reported was a 76 year-old woman from Santa Fe County. Her name wasn’t immediately released Thursday.

    Health officials say predominant circulating flu strain in New Mexico and the United States is influenza H1N1.

    The strain was first identified in 2009 and may cause severe illness even in healthy young adults.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 13, 2014

    In 1964
    Tuesday, Jan. 14 — City Council, at its regular January meeting last night bought Suburban Gas Company and agreed to a bypass proposal made by the State Highway Department and containing several stipulations made by the city. The council also passed a gas bond ordinance which will be published in the future.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 13, 2014

    Information meeting on adoption is Wednesday

    The public is invited to an information meeting at 5:30 p.m. this Wednesday at the local CYFD office, 2518 Ridge Runner Road, to learn about foster and adoptive parenting opportunities with New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. There are currently 33 children in foster care in San Miguel County.

  • Weather - Jan. 13, 2014

    Sunny, with a high near 47. West wind around 15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 23. Northwest wind around 15 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 49. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Clear at night, with a low around 23.

    Sunny, with a high near 53. Clear at night, with a low around 27.

    Sunny, with a high near 48.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:10 a.m. to 5:09 p.m.

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