Today's News

  • 2019 N.M. Legislature wraps up

    Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth, right, plays peacemaker with Sen. Jacob Candelaria, D-Albuquerque, during a feisty floor session Friday.

    Candelaria and Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque, had argued over a bill to prohibit vaping in public places.

    Candelaria opposed a ban on vaping in bars while Ortiz y Pino said second-hand smoke could bother patrons in those establishments.

  • The crowd formed quickly

    Mainly at the request of our offspring and grandkids, my wife and I decided, “What the heck?” we’ll go ahead and have the TV guys provide us with what apparently the rest of Las Vegas enjoys: a variety of TV stations and programs.

    I must resist becoming even more of a couch potato, when I overdose on NBA basketball, especially when the Golden State Warriors play, or the Oakland Raiders run on to the field. Even though there’s a huge availability of programs we have handy, our tastes are extremely limited.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, March 20

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, March 20

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    Thursday, March 21
    A community education forum, sponsored by the Committee for Clean Water, Air, and Earth, is set for 7 p.m. in Room G-35 in Highlands Univeristy’s Donnelly Library Complex, next to Einstein Bagels on NMHU campus. A panel discussion will cover health issues related to pesticides, geo-engineering, EMFs, and 5G cell phone power increases. Call 505-425-7772 for information.

    Friday, March 22

  • N.M. will seize guns in domestic abuse cases

    By Robert Nott, The Santa Fe New Mexican

    Gun control advocates can claim a victory after the House of Representatives voted 38-31 shortly before midnight Thursday to approve a bill intended to ensure people subject to a protection order in a domestic abuse case shall not possess a weapon.

  • Positive audit for City Schools

    Like last year, Las Vegas City Schools received a positive audit result, as the report from Pattillo, Brown and Hill issued an unmodified opinion, or what was also referred to as a clean opinion, which is the highest level of assurance that can be given by the auditors.

    Another positive audit was evidence, according to Chris Garner, a partner of the audit firm, who attended Monday’s board meeting to discuss the results, that the district had been able to improve, having had negative or delayed audits a couple of years ago.

  • Change in grading schools dies in Legislature

    By Dillon Mullan, The Santa Fe New Mexican

    Two bills that would have created new guidelines for grading New Mexico's teachers stalled during the just-completed legislative session, but the state Public Education Department will continue to transition away from the evaluation system implemented by the administration of former Gov. Susana Martinez.

  • Former Mora resident killed in mysterious Abq. incident

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Albuquerque police are investigating after a former Mora County resident  was found dead in a vehicle off a busy interstate.

  • Senate, House reach deal on $7 billion state budget

    By Andrew Oxford, The Santa Fe New Mexican

  • Panthers win third consecutive state championship

    ALBUQUERQUE — To win their third straight state championship, the Pecos Panthers (27–3) dominated the Newcomb Skyhawks (29–3), winning 58–37 Saturday morning at The Pit.