Local News

  • Jail Log - June 29, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center June 19-25:
    Laura Archuleta, 23,  bench warrant: positive UA-drug court hold
    Dorothy Montaño, 52, driving under the influence, driving on a suspended/revoked driver’s license
    Gabriel Delgado, 34, bench warrant
    Larry Gonzales, 34, bench warrant: failure to appear
    Devin Aragon, 23, battery on a household member, interference with communication, false imprisonment
    Kimberly Cunningham, 25, bench warrant

  • High court upholds Obama health law

    By Mark Sherman
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld virtually all of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that nearly every American have health insurance.

    The 5-4 decision meant the huge overhaul, still taking effect, could proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care.

  • Two injured in shooting

    Two men suffered gunshot wounds following an altercation outside of Ray’s Discount Liquors on Sunday night.

    Court documents filed in the case state that the shooting occurred just before 10 p.m.

    The victim, Jesus Lopez — not the local attorney nor his son — sustained two gunshot wounds to the leg, several broken teeth from a baseball bat attack and two cuts to the lip and head. Police said Lopez is in his mid- to late-20s.

  • Vocalists of the Year - Local performer wins big award

    Preston Garza finally received the award he has been waiting for since he was 9.

    On Saturday, the Las Vegas resident was presented with the Male Vocalist of the Year award for his song “Que Bonito.” The honor was bestowed at the New Mexico Hispano Entertainers Association awards banquet at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

    Other nominees in that category included Las Vegas native Francisco Gallegos of the local band, Los Gallegos Brozz, along with Ken Montaño and Severo Martinez of Severo y Grupo Fuego.

  • Stricter vacant building law pitched

    The city of Las Vegas and MainStreet are asking the public to weigh in on potential changes to the city’s vacant building ordinance aimed at strengthening it and making it easier to enforce.

    A public meeting to gather input on possible changes is scheduled for 6 p.m this Thursday at City Hall, 1700 N. Grand Ave.

    “What’s happening right now is our vacant building ordinance is pretty general and it’s really hard to enforce,” said city planner Melanie Gallegos.

  • Sheriff: Bullets flew past deputy

    A San Miguel County sheriff’s deputy responding to a harassment call in Tecolote Saturday night reported that someone fired a couple of shots.

    No one was injured in the incident, said Sheriff Benjie Vigil. He said Deputy Raymond Montoya was outside his vehicle talking to teenagers who reported being harassed when he heard the shots.

  • State turns up heat on chile fraud

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A new law aimed at protecting authentic New Mexico chile is set to go into effect.

    The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that impostor products of the state's iconic agricultural product will be guilty of trademark infringement beginning Sunday thanks to a new protective law.

    The New Mexico Chile Advertising Act makes it unlawful for vendors to label fresh or processed chile as being from New Mexico unless it was actually grown in the state.

  • Looking Back - June 27, 2012

    In 1912

    Thursday, June 20 — The Ladies Aid Society of the First Methodist Church will hold a home cooking sale in the store of C.V. Hedgecock on Douglas Avenue on Saturday afternoon. They will have on sale a fine line of cakes, doughnuts, bread, baked beans and salad.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 27, 2012

    Colcha workshop to be held this Saturday

     A colcha workshop for adults, by Beatrice Maestas, will be held at 10 a.m. this Saturday at the city museum. This free workshop is limited to 10 adults and pre-registration is required. For more information, call Kristin Hsueh at 426-3204 or by email at khsueh@desertgate.com.

  • Weather - June 27, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. West wind 5-15 mph.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. West wind around 5 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.