Local News

  • Dems push for early-childhood education funding

    By Andrew Oxford, The Santa Fe New Mexican

    A ballot measure that calls for using more money from the state’s $17 billion Land Grant Permanent Fund for early childhood education is a small step closer to going to voters this year.

    The House Education Committee on Monday voted 7-6 — along party lines — to approve the constitutional amendment that backers say could expand access to education programs for young children across New Mexico, the state with the highest rate of child poverty.

  • Dems push to end cap on film industry rebates

    By Andrew Oxford, The Santa Fe New Mexican

    Gov. Susana Martinez stood on a sound stage in Albuquerque last summer crediting the film and television industry with injecting a record $505 million into the New Mexico economy over the previous fiscal year.

    But will the governor who sought to cut tax rebates for filmmakers when she first took office go along with a bill to lift the current cap on incentives — a measure that some say would provide an additional boost as the industry continues to prove a particularly busy part the state’s economy?

  • Does everyone need a lobbyist?

    By Andrew Oxford, The Santa Fe New Mexican

  • Conference to feature international slate of presenters

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    MONTEZUMA — Feminist, author, and social and political activist Courtney Martin, who speaks at universities around the nation, will be among the guest presenters at the Annual Conference at the United World College-USA.

  • City, county, AVRH, ambulance co. all named in wrongful death suit

    Superior Ambulance, Alta Vista Regional Hospital, San Miguel County and the City of Las Vegas are named in a suit filed recently in a district court in Santa Fe.

  • Montezuma man jailed twice for damages

    A Montezuma man has been arrested twice recently at his parents’ home, the most recent involving New Mexico State Police deploying a taser in an effort to detain him.

  • City completing work along El Camino Road on Thursday, Friday

    Hays Plumbing will be installing a concrete vault and water lines along El Camino Road on Wednesday and Thursday.

    Detours will be in place along the road, which connects Highway 65 with Cinder Road. 

    Further information can be found by calling the City of Las Vegas Water Department at 505-454-3832.

  • Another home for the Range

    Tom's Meatloaf is one of the items that's been served at The Range Café when it opened its first location in Bernalillo in 1992.

  • Acequia rally set for Thursday at Roundhouse

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    SANTA FE — Acequia farmers and leaders will come together on Thursday at the State Capitol for Acequia Day 2018 as part of the legislative session. Acequias will be recognized by the State Legislature for their cultural and economic contributions to New Mexico.

    “On Acequia Day, we celebrate acequias as the lifeblood of our communities. Acequias are dynamic, living systems with engaged members,” said Paula Garcia, NMAA Executive Director.

  • West brings food service in-house

    After terminating a six-year contract with a food service vendor, West Las Vegas District employees have taken charge of ordering, preparing, cooking and serving meals to the district’s students.

    Superintendent Chris Gutierrez hired Paul Sandoval as food service manager.
    Sandoval, along with a warehouse employee and six cooks, started Jan. 3, Gutierrez said.