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  • City water line process ‘stinks’

    A proposal to begin the first phase of extending a city water line to Airport Road ran into trouble again Wednesday night with one city councilor saying the process used “stinks” and another charging that the extension being proposed would benefit people illegally tapped into the city water system.

    Indeed Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron also pointed out that the mayor’s nephew lives in the subdivision in question and that his daughter had once owned property there.

  • I-25 reopens between New Mexico, Colorado

    The Associated Press

    Some residents near the New Mexico-Colorado border were able to return home Wednesday and a national park on the opposite end of the state reopened just before dusk after crews worked feverishly throughout the day to get a jump on two growing wildfires ahead of worsening weather.

    Interstate 25 has reopened between New Mexico and Colorado after being closed for four days. because of the wilfire near Raton.

  • Flag Day presentation
  • Child protective services criticized

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The state agency charged with investigating child abuse allegations is top-heaving, and caseworkers are carrying "dangerously high" caseloads.

    That's the conclusion of an audit presented to lawmakers on Wednesday.

    The audit from the State Legislative Finance Committee recommends that the Protective Services Division of the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department shift some supervisors into front-line caseworker positions.

  • Looking Ahead - News June 17, 2011

    Outdoor Recreation Show is Saturday

    Sunrise Kiwanis of Las Vegas is hosting its first Outdoor Recreation Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center on Grand Avenue.

  • Weather - June 17, 2011

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 89. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph,, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 54. West wind 10-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 89. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy and windy at night, with a low around 57.

    Sunday

  • FYI - News

     Health officials are warning residents that smoke from wildfires is resulting in poor air quality conditions, according to The Associated Press. Smoke from the Wallow fire burning in eastern Arizona and western New Mexico is  expected to drift to the northeast over the next two days. People with heart or lung disease, older adults and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion in the areas affected by the smoke.

  • UPDATED: City bracing for natural gas emergency

    The fire that has burned more than 24,000 acres near Raton has damaged at least one gas valve on the line that services Las Vegas.

    In order to conduct repairs, the main pipeline that provides gas to the city of Las Vegas will be shut down at about 7 p.m.

    But Zia Natural Gas, the company that owns the pipeline, has told city officials that there is enough pressure already in the 100-mile line to sustain the city's natural gas customers for three to five days, meaning that city gas service will continue.

  • Man charged in home invasion

    Three people endured a harrowing night Sunday, June 5, when two men forced their way into a home on the 500 block of South Grand Avenue, beat a man inside, held them at gunpoint and then tied them up with cords and pieces of bed sheets, according to court documents.

    One suspect in the case has already been arrested.

    Gary L. Coca, 38, whose address in court documents is listed as the 5300 block of Still Brooke Ave. in Albuquerque, is being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.

  • Los Niños parents upset over changes

    Exactly how many teachers got shuffled around as part of interim Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez’s plan to improve the district is still unclear, but one thing that is clear is that some parents whose children attend Los Niños Elementary are not at all happy with the changes they’ve been told to expect in the coming school year.