Local News

  • Looking Back - Sept. 29, 2014

    In 1964
    Friday, Sept. 25 — Conversion of Las Vegas homes from LP gas to natural gas will begin Monday morning in the northwest part of the city, according to Chet Morlan, City gas engineer. Morlan said that the initial conversions would take place on Highlands and Sperry Drive and on Eighth Street north of Sperry. At the time of the conversions, City crews will go from house to house notifying the residents that conversion procedures will be under way.

  • Looking ahead - News - Sept. 29, 2014

    Water Consumers’ meeting
    El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers’ Association board of directors regular meeting will take place at 7 on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 49 Mirasol Road in Ojitos Frios Subdivision. The meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Lupita Gonzales at lupitagonzales2002@yahoo.com

  • Weather - Sept. 29, 2014

    Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy with a high near 69. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent

    Sunny, with a high near 73. West wind around 10 mph. Tuesday night mostly clear with a low around 44.

    Sunny, with a high near 73. Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43

    Sunny, with a high near 68. Night: a low around 41

  • Building dedicated for HU benefactors

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Viles & Crimmin Residence Hall at Highlands University was dedicated Sept. 19 in honor of benefactors who helped make the dream of a college education possible by funding nearly a thousand student scholarships over the years.

    In its 56-year history, the Viles Foundation that Matie Viles established has awarded nearly 500 scholarships to Highlands University students, for a total of about $1.25 million.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Sept. 29, 2014

    The Associated Press
    Enterovirus confirmed
    SANTA FE — Federal health officials say a case of a severe respiratory illness has been confirmed in a New Mexico child.
    New Mexico Department of Health officials announced Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a positive test for enterovirus D68 from samples the state agency submitted.
    The virus can cause mild to severe illness, with the worst cases needing life support for breathing difficulties.

  • Poll shows support for expunging arrest records

    The Associated Press

    The criminal arrest of an adult in New Mexico is a matter of permanent public record regardless of whether it results in a conviction, but a new poll indicates many likely voters in the state would approve of changing that.

    Just under half of those surveyed by the Albuquerque Journal, 49 percent, said they would support a state law that gets rid of public access to records of most arrests that don’t lead to convictions. That’s compared to 38 percent who said they would oppose such change.

  • Fire claims another building

    A vacant building beneath the bridge between Commerce and Pecos streets was destroyed by fire Wednesday night, and the Las Vegas fire chief suspects that the blaze may have been sparked by transients trying to stay warm.  

    “It’s under investigation because we don’t have an exact cause,” Chief Phillip Mares said Thursday morning. “I suspect that transients might have made entry and may have made a fire to stay warm, but that’s only speculation.

  • Senior profile - Ray Gallegos

    Longtime educator Ray Gallegos hasn’t had an easy life.

    Even before embarking on his career as a teacher and administrator, he was working shoulder to shoulder with older cowboys on the sprawling Bell Ranch, east of Las Vegas.

    And while Gallegos was just a boy at the time, he was expected to hold his own and even fended off a bully or two during that period.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 26, 2014

    In 1964

    Wednesday, Sept. 23 — A 12,160-acre national wildlife refuge will be proposed soon by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the Las Vegas-Maxwell area in New Mexico. The proposed refuge includes 8,700 acres two-and-a-half miles northwest of Maxwell. Sen. Clinton P. Anderson announced that northeastern New Mexico has been an important migration and wintering area for waterfowl, particularly Canadian geese but said changes in land use in the area had reduced former large waterfowl concentrations.

  • Looking ahead - News - Sept. 26, 2014

    Community cleanup
    Toss No Mas community cleanup will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Plaza Park. Lunch will be provided. Volunteers are needed for the event. For more information, call Diego at 426-3216 or by email at kablvnm@ci.las-vegas.nm.us.