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  • Weather - Sept. 12, 2014

    Friday
    A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 59. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers at night. Cloudy, with a low around 45. East wind 5-15 mph, becoming south after midnight.

    Saturday
    A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. South wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

  • Man charged in beating

    A 28-year-old Las Vegas man has been charged with multiple felonies for allegedly beating a man so severely that the man had to be airlifted to a trauma center.

    Roland Romero Jr., who resides on the 1200 block of First Street, was charged in San Miguel County Magistrate Court on Friday. The beating occurred on Aug. 28 at a residence on the 2500 block of New Mexico Avenue, according to court documents.

  • Nat Gold Players fundraiser - Happy Gland Band to perform

    The Happy Gland Band featuring Sage Harrington and Jared Putnam, with their unique and creative indie folk sounds, will entertain the crowd for a Nat Gold Players fundraiser Friday at Charlie’s Spic and Span’s new banquet facility in the old Salvation Army building on Douglas Avenue. On Tuesday morning, about a dozen workers were putting the final touches at the facility.

    “It is looking good for the space to be ready, it may be a little rough, but the show will be polished,” Kayt Peck, president of Nat Gold Players, said.

  • West parade moved back to Friday

    Football battles are supposed to take place on the field, but when it comes to West Las Vegas’ homecoming, the battle has been playing out away from the gridiron.

    Homecoming festivities had been scheduled for months, but it turns out that the homecoming schedule conflicts with a volleyball tournament.

    In an effort to alleviate that conflict, Superintendent Gene Parson had previously announced that the parade would be moved from Friday, Sept. 19, to Thursday, Sept. 18.

  • Martinez reports $3.8M in campaign

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democratic challenger Gary King has stepped up his fundraising in New Mexico’s race for governor, but Republican incumbent Susana Martinez maintains a large campaign cash advantage with voting set to start in about a month, according to financial reports filed Monday.

    The governor’s re-election campaign had cash-on-hand of $3.8 million at the start of this month while King reported a balance of $157,730 in his campaign account.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 10, 2014

    In 1964
    Wednesday, Sept. 9 — Don Whorton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Whorton, left this week for Albuquerque where is is a member of the first class of the University of New Mexico medical school. Of the 23 class members, 18 are from New Mexico.

  • Looking ahead - News - Sept. 10, 2014

    Woodmen, city to host ceremony
    Woodmen of the World Chapter 2 and the City of Las Vegas will host the Honor and Remembrance Ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Carnegie Public Library. The public is invited.

  • Weather - Aug. 10, 2014

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 51. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

    Thursday

  • Funeral home escapes tax auction

    Gonzales Funerals and Cremations, which was slated to go up for auction following years of unpaid property taxes, has received a reprieve.

    The funeral home was one of 12 properties pulled off the auction list prior to Wednesday’s sale.

    “I believe their attorneys were able to work out a payment plan,” Chief Deputy San Miguel County Treasurer Justin Garcia said last week.

    But exactly what the payment plan is and how much the mortuary may have paid as a down payment, if anything, is unclear.

  • Fishing time - Area lakes showing steady rise

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Conchas, Sumner and Santa Rosa lakes are all full again, thanks to abundant monsoon rains this summer, and now is a great time to visit them as the weather cools and the crowds fade.

    “It’s just been terrific,” says Mary Sena of the Fisherman’s Hideaway at Sumner Lake out on the eastern plains. “The lake hasn’t looked this good in years.”