Local News

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 11, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    BLM lifts fire restrictions  

    SANTA FE — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is lifting all fire restrictions in New Mexico.
    The lifting of restrictions slated for Tuesday comes after more areas in the state recently received rainfall or saw increased humidity levels.
    This summer has been a busy season for firefighters in New Mexico who have battled the state’s largest fire in its history in the Gila Wilderness and another massive blaze near Ruidoso.

  • Looking Back - News - July 11, 2012

    In 1912

    Thursday, July 11 — She was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Pretty Lady Marjoire of England is a member of the nobility. Lady Marjoire Manner, who is to be wedded soon in England to the Marquis of Angleney, was born in the old Montezuma Hotel. Her husband is the “handsomest peer in the land,” according to the Boston Herald.

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 11, 2012

    Council to hear presentation on water rates

    The City Council meets at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at City Hall, 1700 North Grand Ave., and one of the items on the work session agenda is a presentation by Red Oak Consulting on the draft utility rate study. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Weather - July 11, 2012

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the morning. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest after midnight.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 5-10 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

  • FYI - News - July 11, 2012

    New Mexico State Police will be conducting DWI checkpoints in San Miguel County during the months of July and August. In addition to checkpoints, state police will be conducting DWI saturation patrols, random driver’s license and registration checkpoints as well as speed enforcement and occupant restraint enforcement projects. To report a drunk driver, dial #DWI (394).

  • Watermelon Mania
  • Little Leaguer cries foul

    Children in Las Vegas can choose the school district they want to attend, regardless of which side of the Gallinas River they live on.

    But when it comes to Little League, forget about it. Absent a signed waiver, kids on the east side of the river belong to Las Vegas Little League while those on the West side belong to La Plaza Little League, according to Little League rules.

  • Fiesta Fun
  • Vegas police unveil new cop car look

    If you showed up to the Fourth of July parade you likely caught a glimpse of the new black and white city police cruisers that will become a familiar site around Las Vegas in the coming months.

    The Las Vegas Police Department has begun replacing its old fleet of Crown Victorias with a new fleet of Ford Police Interceptors, a model built specifically for patrol functions. Three of the new vehicles made their debut at last Wednesday’s parade.

  • Work begins on new fire station

    People who reside in the San Ignacio area have long known that they need a fire station, and plans to build one have been in the works for more than 10 years.

    Late last month James Casanova, the chief of the Sapello-Rociada Fire Station and a number of others gathered to break ground on the new fire station that they say will finally bring adequate fire protection to an area that has been vulnerable.

    “Now it’s become a reality,” Casanova said during a recent interview with the Optic.