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  • Looking ahead - News - June 8, 2015

    Chamber of Commerce Meeting is today
    Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting will take place on Monday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. at 624 University Ave.

  • Weather - June 8, 2015

    Monday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind around 10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Tuesday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

  • Store death suspect jailed

    A 43-year-old Anton Chico man who Las Vegas police consider a person of interest in the death of Joseph Sena is being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center on unrelated charges.

    Robert Saiz, who resides on Mescalero Drive in Anton Chico, was arrested on May 27 and is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond for an April incident in which authorities allege that he became angry and intentionally crashed his vehicle into another man’s vehicle. Inside the vehicle that Saiz crashed into was a child.

  • Salvaging family treasures - Fire damages Guadalupita home

    Joe Chavez and his 91-year-old mother, Elisea, were watching the storm from inside their mobile home in Guadalupita Monday evening, worrying about the vegetable garden that Joe Chavez had just planted.

    “We’re looking at rain and hail pounding the garden,” Chavez said. “Then I started smelling smoke.”

    He went looking for the source. When he opened the door to the dryer smoke came flooding out. As he looked around he could see that the insulation underneath the floor was on fire

  • Deal struck on public works projects

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE— Gov. Susana Martinez and top House and Senate leaders announced late Wednesday that they have reached an agreement on a $295 million public works package and other legislation, and a special session is imminent.

    Martinez is expected to issue the call for lawmakers to return to Santa Fe in the coming days. The session will likely begin Monday.

  • School districts approve budgets

    Las Vegas school districts are on opposite ends when it comes to finances. West Las Vegas School district will give its staff a one percent raise for 2015-16 while Las Vegas City Schools employees will have their pay remain the same.

  • Looking Back - June 5, 2015

    In 1965

    Monday, June 7 — Five students from Las Vegas joined a graduate class of 1,400 at the University of New Mexico’s 73rd annual commencement June 4. Those from Las Vegas are Richard Johnsen, Stephen Vorenberg, Alex Griego, Karen Johnson and Jose Sandoval.

  • Looking ahead - News - June 6, 2015

    Latimer at Tome on the Range on Saturday

    Author Rose Latimer of “Harvey Houses of New Mexico” will be at Tome on the Range starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 for a reading, discussion and book signing. Tome on the Range bookstore is located at 158 Bridge St. For more information, call 454-9944.

  • Weather - June 5, 2015

    Friday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind 15-20 mph, decreasing to 5-10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

    Saturday

  • Jail Log - June 5, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 15 and June 2:
    Richard Carrillo, 35, driving on suspended revoked license, no insurance, no registration, probation violation: new charges
    Christopher Garcia, 28, aggravated stalking, annoying harassment, criminal damage to property, dwelling, burglary, refusing information concealing identity, resisting evading or obstructing an officer
    Gavino Cavitt, 30, aggravated battery on household member with great bodily harm