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  • Oops - Cause of trailer mishap unknown

    A city of Las Vegas trailer being used to haul heavy equipment back to City Hall flipped over at the intersection of Grand Avenue and National on Thursday, forcing authorities to shut down a portion of Grand Avenue for more than four hours.

    The accident happened at about 4 p.m.

    City Public Works Director Carlos Ortiz said no one was injured in the incident. He said the cause is still unknown, and police are still investigating it.

  • Massacre sparks soul-searching

    By Jim Fitzgerald and John Christoffersen
    The Associated Press

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions about why the gunman, a 20-year-old described as brilliant but remote, was driven to such a crime and how he chose his victims.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 17, 2012

    In 1962
    Tuesday, Dec. 18 — The rain is expected to leave Las Vegas tomorrow. During the night the Las Vegas Airport recorded .32 of an inch of precipitation, along with a minimum temperature of 37. The high yesterday was 63, and at noon today it was 51.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Dec. 17, 2012

    Christmas tree sales under way
    Santa Fe National Forest Christmas tree sales are under way and will continue through Dec. 24. Forest service offices along with various vendors in Pecos and Las Vegas are selling personal-use Christmas tree permits for $10. Permits may be purchased at Pecos Canyon Station, Griego’s Market, Pancho’s Minute Men, Shell Station, Laguna Vista Quick-Stop and the forest offices.

  • Weather - Dec. 17, 2012

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 25.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 53. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. Breezy.

    Wednesday
    A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Blustery.
     

  • Virgin Galactic future at Spaceport uncertain

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The deal was sold to New Mexicans in classic Richard Branson fashion. If taxpayers would build the colorful British businessman a $209 million futuristic spaceport, he would make New Mexico the launching point for a space tourism business catering to the rich and famous.

  • Saint and Snow
  • Semi-pro baseball on its way

    CORRECTION - The story erroneously reported that the Pecos League, which is looking to bring a baseball team to Las Vegas, is a semi-pro league. In fact, league commissioner Andrew Dunn said it is a professional baseball league.

    Santa Fe has its Fuego and Roswell has its Invaders. This summer, if all goes according to plan, Vegas will have its Train Robbers.

  • Remembering Alani - Life returning to normal for family

    Alani Tuineau was the type of man who lived each day as though it might be his last, and he lived by the mantra “make it right.”

    So when Sept. 15 rolled around — the day that actually did end up being the rugby player’s last day on earth — there were few things left undone or unsaid.

  • L.A. lawyer to draft oil and gas law

    Much to the chagrin of the oil and gas industry, the San Miguel County Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a professional services agreement with a California attorney to help it draft an oil and gas ordinance.

    The commission has hired Los Angeles planning and zoning attorney Robert H. Freilich to aid in the Herculean task. Freilich helped draft Santa Fe County’s ordinance, which the oil and gas industry has criticized as being much too restrictive, saying that it places high burdens on companies wanting to engage in exploration there.