Local News

  • Senior profile - Ray Gallegos

    Longtime educator Ray Gallegos hasn’t had an easy life.

    Even before embarking on his career as a teacher and administrator, he was working shoulder to shoulder with older cowboys on the sprawling Bell Ranch, east of Las Vegas.

    And while Gallegos was just a boy at the time, he was expected to hold his own and even fended off a bully or two during that period.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 26, 2014

    In 1964

    Wednesday, Sept. 23 — A 12,160-acre national wildlife refuge will be proposed soon by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the Las Vegas-Maxwell area in New Mexico. The proposed refuge includes 8,700 acres two-and-a-half miles northwest of Maxwell. Sen. Clinton P. Anderson announced that northeastern New Mexico has been an important migration and wintering area for waterfowl, particularly Canadian geese but said changes in land use in the area had reduced former large waterfowl concentrations.

  • Looking ahead - News - Sept. 26, 2014

    Community cleanup
    Toss No Mas community cleanup will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Plaza Park. Lunch will be provided. Volunteers are needed for the event. For more information, call Diego at 426-3216 or by email at kablvnm@ci.las-vegas.nm.us.

  • Weather - Sept. 26, 2014

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. South wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. South wind 5-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 51.

  • Plaza Park sculpture damaged

    The sculpture of Our Lady of Sorrows that has become a fixture at Plaza Park was damaged when a man lit a fire near it on Sunday night.

    Las Vegas police caught the man in the act at about 10:45 p.m., and the statue sustained only minor damage.

    Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said the suspect, a 21-year old, appeared to be mentally ill and has not yet been charged in the case. Moñtano said the man was transported to Alta Vista Regional Hospital by ambulance and later admitted to the Behavioral Health Institute for an evaluation.

  • Report faults NM on mental health

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico has done a poor job of providing mental-health and substance-abuse services for needy New Mexicans despite repeatedly overhauling government programs during the past two decades, according to a legislative report released Wednesday.

    The state has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on behavioral health services, but it continues to have among the nation’s highest rates of suicide as well as deaths from alcohol and drug overdoses, the Legislative Finance Committee report said.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Sept. 26, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Jail Log - Sept. 26, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 13 and Sept. 24:
    Joshua Montoya, 20, failure to appear, failure to pay fines and fees, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Cindy Hurtado, 39, aggravated stalking, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Michael Armijo, 59, three-day commitment
    Gerald Baca, 43, six-day commitment
    Frankie Romero, 23, criminal damage to property
    Lisa Sena, 43, seven-day commitment
    Devin Fadely, 19, battery on household member

  • Charges filed in beating

    Las Vegas Optic

    A man who was on his way to work last week was attacked by three individuals and struck with a bat outside of Kocina de Raphael restaurant on Legion Drive, according to court documents.

    The man, identified in the court documents as Mario Peña, was transported by ambulance to Alta Vista Regional Hospital with a head injury and no hearing in his left ear.

  • Hands-on learning

    Patricia Segura is all about hands-on learning. The West Las Vegas High School science teacher is showing her two horticulture classes how to grow their own food from seed to harvest. 

    On Monday afternoon, she had students in her class plant seeds to grow lettuce in the future and harvest various vegetables from the school’s garden, located in the heart of the school campus.