Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Oct. 14, 2011

    Citywide cleanup is Saturday

    Keep Las Vegas Beautiful is sponsoring a citywide cleanup as part of New Mexico’s Toss No Mas program on Saturday, Oct. 15.  Participants can sign up at 9 a.m. at Hannah Park on Legion Drive.

  • Weather - Oct. 14, 2011

    Sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming calm. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 42. West wind around 5 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 78. West wind 5-10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 45.
    Sunny, with a high near 77. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 44.

    Sunny, with a high near 78. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 40.

  • FYI - News

    City of Las Vegas utility customers can once again pay their bills at City Hall. The payment center at City Hall, 1700 North Grand, has re-opened and will be accepting payments from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, though it will be closed during the lunch hour. The payment center is for payments only. Payments can still be made at the Utility Department on 12th Street from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., including through the lunch hour.

  • Local Briefs - Oct. 14, 2011

    Alleged hit-and-run driver arrested

    A man who police say was involved in a hit-and-run was arrested Tuesday night on multiple charges, including driving drunk.

    In a court filing, state police say that George Padilla, 59, of the 1900 block of Romero Street, blew a .19 on a breath test. The presumed level of intoxication in New Mexico is .08.

  • Deadliest outbreak in 25 years

    By Mary Clare Jalonick
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — An outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is now linked to 23 deaths, making it the deadliest known outbreak of foodborne illness in the U.S. in more than 25 years.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 116 people have been sickened in the outbreak, including those who died. The number of deaths has now surpassed a 1998 outbreak of listeria in processed meats that was linked to 21 deaths. A 1985 listeria outbreak in Mexican-style soft cheeses killed 52 people.

  • $177K spent on license review program

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration says it has spent $177,000 on the program to review foreign nationals’ driver’s licenses before a judge halted it last month.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the New Mexico governor is continuing to sift through returned letters that had been sent to license-holders, looking for evidence of fraud.

  • Jail Log - Oct. 14, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Oct. 5 and Oct. 11:

  • Governor’s PAC raises $560,000

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A political action committee affiliated with Gov. Susana Martinez has raised more than a half million dollars during the past six months, providing the Republican governor with a potent amount of cash to use against Democrats in next year’s legislative races.

    The governor established Susana-PAC earlier this year to support legislative candidates backing her agenda.

  • Dems warn supercommittee against cuts

    By Alan Fram
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — House Democrats are advising Congress’ supercommittee to create jobs, raise revenues and avoid damaging cuts to crucial public works, education and health programs as the panel searches for ways to curb the government’s growing debt.

  • In Brief - News - Oct. 14, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Prosecutor appeals case
    SANTA FE — The prosecutor who accused a Las Cruces judge of bribery is taking his allegations of judicial misconduct all the way to the state Supreme Court.

    Special prosecutor Matt Chandler has asked the state’s chief justice to be disqualified from hearing anything related to the matter, saying that -- among other things -- Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Daniels publicly disparaged his case.