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  • ‘Pinnacle of our career’

    Abe Garcia will realize one of his lifelong dreams on Saturday.

    Garcia, along with Karliz DeMarco and Salif Mahamane, will open for the Grammy winning band Ozomatli that evening. The concert starts at 8 p.m. this Saturday at New Mexico Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium.

  • Local man arrested on pot charges

    Las Vegas Optic

    The heavy use of air fresheners inside a vehicle tipped state police off that something wasn’t right when they conducted a traffic stop over the weekend.
    Documents filed in San Miguel Magistrate Court state that the heavy air freshener was an attempt to mask the smell of close to two pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle.

  • Bridge Street makeover
  • Looking ahead - News - March 21, 2012

    The Las Vegas City Council will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight, March 21, at City Hall.

  • Looking Back - March 21, 2012

    Saturday, March 16 — That the new sewer system has been completed for several months, is in good working order and has been entirely paid for was the gratifying report to the city council last night. The total cost was $22,624.12.

  • Weather - March 21, 2012

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. North wind around 10 mph. A slight chance of rain showers before midnight, then a slight chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. North wind  5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. North wind around 10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 33.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 69. Clear at night, with a low around 39.

     

  • FYI - News - March 21, 2012

    City of Las Vegas utility customers can once again pay their bills at City Hall. The payment center at City Hall, 1700 North Grand, has re-opened and will be accepting payments from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, though it will be closed during the lunch hour. The payment center is for payments only. Payments can still be made. at the Utility Department on 12th Street from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., including through the lunch hour.

  • Wind Blown
  • 3 seek re-election to county posts

    Two of the three San Miguel County commissioners whose terms expire at the end of the year plan to seek re-election while the third commissioner cannot run again because of term limits.

    Commissioners Nicolas Leger and Marcellino Ortiz, both Democrats, said they would seek a second term. Leger represents District 5 and Ortiz represents District 2. David Salazar, meanwhile, is nearing the end of his second term as the District 4 commissioner and cannot seek re-election.

  • Man rescued after 6 days in mountains

    A Tennessee man spent six days lost in the mountains of San Miguel and Guadalupe counties before finding an abandoned cabin, getting in and dialing 911 last Tuesday.

    An ambulance crew rescued Edward Flores near Trementina in eastern San Miguel County. He was transported to Alta Vista Regional Hospital, where he was treated for dehydration and minor injuries.

    “As I prayed, I asked, ‘Is this how I’m going to end my life?’” he said. “Then I heard (one of) my son’s voice.’”