Local News

  • County backs sin tax measure

    The San Miguel County Commission voted unanimously last week to support legislation pending in the house that would give voters in each county the option of increasing the sin tax on booze. Money generated from the tax would be earmarked for DWI and substance abuse prevention efforts.

    Wendy Armijo, the county’s DWI coordinator, said that the tax would only impact the drinker, and the bulk of the money generated from the proposed tax would come from heavy drinkers.

  • Wowing the crowd
  • City receives second clean audit report

    For the second year in a row, the city of Las Vegas has received a clean audit on its financial statements and for the first time in about seven years, the audit was submitted on time.

    The city received an unqualified opinion on both its financial statements and on its federal awards program. An unqualified opinion is the best opinion an entity can receive. It means that based on the test work done by auditors, the city’s financial statements appear to be accurate.

  • Students soak up Cuban architecture

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Six New Mexico Highlands University media arts students traveled to Havana, Cuba in January for a cultural exchange that included creating three-dimensional photographic models of architectural treasures to aid preservation.

  • Panel OKs fix for lottery scholarships

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico college students receiving lottery-financed scholarships could avoid reductions in their financial aid next year under a proposal endorsed Friday by a Senate committee.

    A measure sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, D-Belen, will shore up the state’s largest scholarship program temporarily as lawmakers search for a permanent solution to its financial problems.

  • Counties concerned with forest travel planning

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    In a state where tourism is big business, leaders from New Mexico’s 33 counties want to make sure the federal government gives them a seat at the table as the U.S. Forest Service decides which roads and trails should be closed to motorized traffic.

    County leaders voted Saturday to approve a resolution addressing the agency’s effort to establish travel management plans for millions of acres in New Mexico.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 18, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 18, 2013

    Children’s Chorus program

    Learn music and sing songs from many cultures in the Las Vegas Children’s Chorus program, which runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Old Mission Church on Chavez and Socorro Street. The program is coordinated by the United World College with UWC faculty member Kevin Zoernig.

  • Weather - Feb. 18, 2013

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 18. Southwest wind 5-10 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. South wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 24.

    Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Windy. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Breezy.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:44 a.m. to 5:46 p.m.

  • Valentine’s Day visit