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Today's News

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 27, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces (DH), 5:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Rodriguez Park

  • Golf course restaurant reopens

    Las Vegas Optic

    The restaurant on the New Mexico Highlands University’s Gene Torres Golf Course reopened last week under a new name and with a new operator.

    The restaurant, previously called the 5th Quarter Grill, had been owned and operated by New Mexico Highlands University. It shut down for the season on Oct. 7 and remained closed as university officials solicited proposals from vendors who could lease the space and run the restaurant independently from the university.

  • Body found on West side ID’d

    Las Vegas Optic
    Las Vegas police cordoned off a large area around Sabino, South Pacific and Chavez streets late Sunday afternoon after a body was discovered in a vehicle in the area.

    Chief Christian Montaño said Monday that the deceased man was identified as Juan Luis Gallegos, 33, of Chacon in Mora County.

    The body was taken to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque for an autopsy, though Montaño said foul play isn’t suspected at this point.

  • Play preparations
  • Court strikes down ‘no criticism’ rule

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A federal judge has come down hard on New Mexico village officials who tried to ban residents from saying anything negative at council meetings.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that U.S. District Judge James O. Browning issued an injunction Monday finding that the village of Ruidoso’s rule or policy barring speakers from being critical is “an unconstitutional burden on free speech.”

  • VA officials knew of wait time problems

    The Associated Press

    PHOENIX — An audit by the Veterans Affairs health care network in the Southwest shows officials knew years ago that employees were manipulating data on doctor appointments.

    The 2012 audit and other records obtained by The Arizona Republic found hospitals and clinics in Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas chronically violated department policy and created inaccurate data on patient wait times using a variety of methods despite a national directive to stop the practices.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - June 25, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Artists: ‘Black Place’ in peril
    NAGEEZI, N.M.  — Some artists and environmentalists are concerned that oil and gas drilling is encroaching on the black, white and gray hills in northwestern New Mexico made famous in Georgia O’Keeffe’s drawings and paintings.

  • Looking Back - June 25, 2014

    In 1964
    Thursday, June 25 — The West Las Vegas Police Department members held their first department meeting following reorganization of the department. The current force includes Chief Melecio Perea,. Patrolman John Flores, Ptl. George Salazar; Meter Maid Margie Gallegos; Sgt. Paul Mares, Ptl. Andy Vigil and Ptl. Ray Garduño.

  • Weather - June 25, 2014

    Wednesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest 10-15 mph in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming southwest in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 56.

    Friday

  • Tidying up