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  • Safety issue discussed by West Las Vegas Board

    It was a mixed bag of issues that greeted West Las Vegas Board members Wednesday night. They heard a presentation by Hermits Peak Watershed Alliance of education efforts to restore watersheds and be good stewards of rivers.

  • Some N.M. students gather; others walk out in protest

    By Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press

    Hundreds of students at a New Mexico high school where two classmates were gunned down by an armed intruder in December gathered around a flag pole Wednesday for a “walk-up” as a way to unify their rural campus while students elsewhere in the country joined walkouts against gun violence.

  • Vacancies piling up among city staff

    Need a job? If you have the correct qualifications and/or certifications, the City of Las Vegas might have something for you.

    From the City Manager position to some part-time jobs, the city had about 20 vacancies as of late Friday morning. Some were created by some retirements; others are simply due to a high amount of tunrover.

  • Dozens file for June 5 election

    Thirteen people filed to run for elected offices by filing Tuesday at the San Miguel County Clerk's office — although a couple of the current office holders were not among them. 

    San Miguel Sheriff Gary Gold was not among the office holders who decided to file Tuesday to run in the June 5 election. The longtime Las Vegas Police officer and chief and West Las Vegas Schools board member will serve out the only four-year term he's held in the months ahead and then yield to one of three candidates who filed to run Tuesday.

  • Luna student-athletes rally around coach

    Several important topic areas and anouncements were covered during the Luna Community College Board of Trustees' monthly meeting Tuesday. However, most of the people in attendance were there to address one subject.

  • 2018 State Legislature: What went wrong in Santa Fe?

    State Sen. Pete Campos and Rep. Tomas Salazar spoke before a group of about 25 people, during a breakfast forum that took place at Charlie’s Spic N Span , and was sponsored by the American Association of University Women.

    The two legislators discussed how the legislative session will help the region, from funding higher learning, to salary increases for educators and district attorney staff.

  • Police: Ribera man, drunk, crashed into I-25 median

    A 23-year-old Ribera man was arrested earlier this month after wrecking his vehicle on a median while driving on a frontage road.

    A New Mexico State Police officer reported that on March 4, at about 12:30 a.m., he responded to dispatch call regarding a wreck on the frontage road, near mile marker 337 along I-25, between Romeroville and Tecolote.

  • County Commission considers solid-waste ordinance changes

    One of the many items discussed at length by the San Miguel County Commission at Tuesday’s regular meeting were revisions to a solid-waste ordinance. 

  • Criminals in Albuquerque using stolen cars for other crimes

    ALBUQUERQUE — Authorities say criminals are using stolen cars while committing a host of other crimes ranging from armed robberies to drive-by gang shootings in Albuquerque.

    Police used to view auto theft as a nonviolent crime often connected to the need for money to buy drugs.

    Now, crime rates have skyrocketed across the board.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports the city has seen more than a three-fold increase in auto theft since 2013 along with climbing rates of armed robbery, larceny and burglary.

  • Summer semester registration for Highlands available online

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

     New Mexico Highlands is offering early online registration for summer semester 2018.