Local News

  • Looking Back - Nov. 24, 2014

    In 1964
    Friday, Nov. 20 — Five men, including a graduate of New Mexico Highlands University, will be inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Football Hall of Fame following the NAIA National Football Championship game Dec. 12, in Augusta, Ga. Lionel Taylor is the split end for the Denver Broncos and former Highlands University Cowboys star. Taylor, who joined the Broncos in 1960, caught 92 passes for an AFL record in his first season, despite missing the first two games.

  • Looking ahead - News - Nov. 24, 2014

    Free Thanksgiving dinner
    El Sombrero Restaurant’s free Thanksgiving dinner, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27 at the restaurant located at 825 Mills Ave. Everyone welcome.

  • Weather - Nov. 24, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. West wind 15-20 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 13. North wind 10-15 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 42. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 22.

     Sunny, with a high near 57. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 27.

    Sunny, with a high near 63. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 30.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:45 a.m. to 4:49 p.m.

  • FYI - News - Nov. 24, 2014

    The Las Vegas San Miguel County Chamber of Commerce is requesting letters of interest from members of the business community to serve on its board of directors on an interim capacity until June 30, 2015. Letters of interest are due no later than Dec. 1. Mail them to PO Box 128, Las Vegas, NM  87701.

    Applicants must operate a business or conduct their business in Las Vegas or San Miguel County.

  • LANL director denies lab hid facts on leak

    The Associated Press

    The head of Los Alamos National Laboratory is denouncing a published report that exposed missteps at the lab that played a part in a radiation leak at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository.

    Lab director Charlie McMillian sent a memo to employees last week, dismissing suggestions that the lab was withholding scientific theories about the Feb. 14 accident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Nov. 24, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • City fills key director post

    The City Council signed off Wednesday on the appointment of Lindsey K. Valdez as the new community development director, but one councilor abstained from the vote, citing litigation that is under way.

    Acting City Manager Elmer Martinez appointed Valdez — a former city employee — to the post after she emerged as the top candidate in the selection process.

    “It’s an important position for the city,” Martinez said.

  • Letters of gratitude
  • Pedestrian struck by car on Grand

    A pedestrian suffered  a leg injury after being struck by a vehicle on Grand Avenue and Baca at about 8 p.m. Wednesday.
    Las Vegas police Deputy Chief Eugene Garcia identified the pedestrian as 59-year-old Juan Esquibel.

    Garcia said Esquibel appeared to be intoxicated when he was stuck by a silver Sonata. The deputy chief said he didn’t know what Esquibel was doing when he was struck by the car.

  • Official’s raise draws concerns

    San Miguel County’s chief deputy assessor was given a $2,000 salary increase just three months before she is set to take over as the assessor, and that had some county commissioners raising questions at their meeting last week.

    Outgoing Assessor Elaine Estrada requested the raise for Chief Deputy Assessor Patricia Gallegos, who will be taking over as the new county assessor effective Jan. 1. The pay hike takes Gallegos’ chiefdeputy salary to $43,627. The raise was effective on Sept. 27, which means Gallegos will only see about $500 of the increase.