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  • East to delay accreditation

    Las Vegas City Schools had been preparing for a district-wide accreditation for more than a year, but on Thursday the district’s leader announced that she is pulling the plug on that effort for now.

    Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez told the board she doesn’t believe the district is prepared to undergo the accreditation process this fall.

  • Artistic spray painting
  • City water in violation of standards

    The city of Las Vegas announced Friday that it is in violation of drinking water standards, although a top water official said the water remains safe to drink and doesn’t need to be boiled.

    “There’s no risk right now,” said Don Cole, the city’s water systems manager.

    Still, the city is advising that anyone with a severely compromised immune system, infants and the elderly could be at increased risk.

  • Area man accused of driving drunk

    A 67-year-old Serafina man was arrested and jailed last week for allegedly driving drunk and leaving the scene of an accident.

    Las Vegas police say Eligio B. Baca Jr. also drove into oncoming traffic and ran into a block wall just north of the intersection of Hot Springs and Porter Avenue as an officer was trying to catch up to him.

    Baca has been charged with misdemeanor counts of driving while under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident. He was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center.

  • High court won’t decide gay marriage

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s highest court isn’t going to immediately decide whether gay marriage is legal in the state and instead will allow lower courts to first consider the issue.

    The state Supreme Court has denied requests by same-sex couples from Santa Fe, Albuquerque and other communities who had asked the justices to declare gay marriage legal.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 19, 2013

    In 1963
    Monday, Aug. 19 — Leroy E. Apodaca, son of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Apodaca, 1921 New Mexico Ave., and now a resident of Santa Fe, was recently commissioned second lieutenant in the New Mexico National Guard. Apodaca received training in Santa Fe and graduated from National Guard OCS at Ft. Bliss on June 22, 1963
     

  • Looking Ahead - Aug. 19, 2013

    Call for artists and craftsmen
    A call for artists and craftsmen has been issued for the Cleveland Millfest, which takes place on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the Cleveland Roller Museum in Cleveland. For more information, call 575-387-2645, 575-387-6723 or email dancas@nnmt.net

  • Weather - Aug. 19, 2013

    Monday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5-10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Tuesday

  • City in violation of drinking water standard

    Las Vegas Optic

    The city of Las Vegas announced Friday that it is in violation of drinking water standards, though a top water official said the water remains safe to drink and doesn't need to be boiled.

    Still, the city is advising anyone with severely compromised immune systems, infants and the elderly that they could be at increased risk.

    "These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers," the city announced in a public service announcement issued Friday.

  • Deceased man found in ravine identified

    Las Vegas Optic

    New Mexico State Police announced late Friday that the body found in a ravine off Interstate near mile post 318 on Aug. 1 has been identified.

    Authorities said the body has been positively identified by the Office of the Medical Investigator as Andrew Todd Huff, 33, of Pearland, Texas.