Local News

  • Recent wet weather eases drought

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s drought isn’t over, but July’s wet weather has made “major league dents” in it, weather officials said.

    The National Weather Service said nearly a quarter of the state has shifted from severe drought to moderate drought and an additional 16 percent of the state has dropped to severe drought from extreme drought.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 4, 2014

    Cowboy concert and dance
    The Friends of the Las Vegas City Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection present a cowboy concert and dance and readings of cowboy poetry Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel ballroom. There will be music, dancing, poetry reading and a cash bar. Admission is $10; children under 12 are admitted free.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 4, 2014

    In 1964
    Tuesday, Aug. 4 — Miss Juanita Huie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Huie, was one of two New Mexico residents chosen by Rep. Joseph M. Montoya to work, under the summer program in Washington, D.C. in the Department of State. Rosenaldo T. Salazar was the other New Mexican chosen for the summer program.

  • Weather - Aug. 4, 2014

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

  • U.S. doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment

    By Ray Henry
    and Mike Stobbe
    The Associated Press

    ATLANTA — The first Ebola victim to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation’s best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won’t escape.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Aug. 4, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Rail Runner
    service to resume 

    SANTA FE — New Mexico transportation officials say all Rail Runner service is expected to resume a day after being derailed by severe rain.

    The New Mexico Department of Transportation says all trains were expected to begin operating on schedule Sunday after some routes were shut down because of a washout along a key route.

    Officials say rain caused a culvert near the top of Waldo Canyon to overflow, endangering the stability and drainage for the tracks.

  • Raises OKd for HU profs

    New Mexico Highlands University regents voted Tuesday to approve a 1.5 percent increase in faculty salaries, signing off on the pay hike previously negotiated by the Faculty Association and ratified by the faculty in an email vote.

    Under the changes to the collective bargaining agreement approved by regents, a handful of assistant professors will actually receive pay raises of roughly 2.9 percent because the minimum salary for assistant professors was increased to $48,000.

  • Another rainy day
  • Area man arrested for Eighth DWI

    A Las Vegas man was arrested by state police this past Saturday on what authorities are calling his eighth DWI.

    Louis Chavez, 61, of the 1800 block of New Mexico Avenue, was being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center.

    He has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence — seventh or subsequent offense, a third-degree felony.

  • Heritage Week events start today

    Las Vegas, get ready for a special treat this weekend. On Saturday night, musicians of all ages will hit the stage of El Rialto patio as part of as musician reunion concert and dance.

    Many musicians have called the area home, and during this concert, they will come together for what appears to be Las Vegas history told through half notes, full notes, sharps in general through music.