Local News

  • $100,000 donation - ‘Investing in Vegas’ rich potential’

    When Allan Affeldt crossed paths with United World College-USA President Mukul Kumar in mid-December, Affeldt asked how the college’s fundraising campaign was going.

    Several months earlier, philanthropist Shelby Davis, a longtime supporter of UWC-USA, had pledged to donate $1 million to the college if it were to raise $1 million from other donors.

    Kumar, who took over as the college’s president in October, told Affeldt that they were a little short of the fundraising goal.

  • HU embarks on planning initiative

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University has embarked on a planning initiative aimed at increasing enrollment and strengthening its partnership with Las Vegas and the surrounding communities.

    The first community forum for Highlands Vision 2020 — the university’s five-year strategic planning process — is Feb. 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the university’s Sala de Madrid building at 801 University Ave. (southwest corner of Eighth Street and University). Free pizza and beverages will be served.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 6, 2015

    In 1965

  • Looking ahead - News - Feb. 6, 2015

    Breakfast buffet

    A breakfast buffet will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at 518 1/2 Douglas Ave; $10 donation to benefit the Lady Cardinal Basketball team, West Las Vegas BPA, Masonic scholarships, and Bikes for Books.

  • Weather - Feb. 6, 2015

    Sunny, with a high near 70. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37. West wind 5-15 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind around 15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 41.

    Sunny, with a high near 64. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 34.

    Sunny, with a high near 62. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:57 a.m. to 4:34 p.m.

  • Jail Log - Feb. 6, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 27 and Feb. 2:
    Joseph Rivera, 37, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, aggravated battery on household member, criminal damage to property, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Dolores Salazar, 25, failure to comply with conditions of probation,bench warrant,SM District
    Ernest Griego, 39, criminal damage to property, breaking and entry, harassment, failure to appear, bench warrant. SM Magistrate/Santa Fe.

  • Lawmakers grapple with lottery scholarships

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s struggling lottery scholarship program is drawing the attention of lawmakers again this legislative session.

    While no permanent fix is on the table, Gov. Susana Martinez has called for infusing the scholarship fund with an additional $6.5 million to ensure students get nearly all of their tuition costs paid for over the next three semesters.

  • Marquez scores win

    West Las Vegas voters handed Position 1 incumbent Henry J. Abeyta a defeat, opting instead to return former board member Patrick G. Marquez to the board.

    In the other West Las Vegas School Board races, Anthony “Leroy” Benavidez easily defeated Alvin Jiron and John A. Trujillo to capture the Position 2 seat on the board while incumbent Marvin J. Martinez scored a landslide victory over challenger Marco M. Coca in the Position 3 race.

    Conchas Dam results were not available as of press time.

  • Preliminary election results

    Las Vegas Optic

    Las Vegas City Schools board member Gloria Lovato Pacheco has a 63-vote lead over challenger Leonard Padilla with all precincts reporting except Sapello and Watrous. Lovato Pacheco is a native of Watrous and is expected to win there, which will make it difficult for Padilla to overcome her lead in the Position 4 race.

    In the Position 5 race, Robert J. Duran III appears to have defeated incumbent Luis Ortiz, by a more than 2-to-1 margin. As with the Position 4 race, results for Watrous and Sapello are not yet in, but Ortiz is losing by 321 votes.

  • Fraud case settled for $75M

    Las Vegas Optic

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital and three affiliated entities have agreed to pay a combined $75 million to settle allegations that they broke federal law by improperly donating money to local governments in order to make millions of dollars off the Medicaid program.

    The U.S. Justice Department announced the settlement Monday.