Local News

  • East moving to 4-day school week

    Students at Las Vegas City Schools will have three-day weekends next school year after the  board voted 3-2  on Tuesday to approve Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez’s proposal for a four-day school week.

    Board members Gabriel Lucero and Ernesto Salazar voted against the proposal while Elaine Luna and Gloria Lovato Pacheco voted in favor. Board President Felix Alderete broke the tie in favor of the four-day week.

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  • Plaza Hotel officially in receivership

    An Albuquerque company has been appointed to take over management of the Plaza Hotel, to safeguard its assets and to prepare it for sale as foreclosure proceedings get under way in District Court.

    State District Judge Abigail Aragon signed two court orders last week. The first one appoints Pacific Pearl Hotel Management-Las Vegas, LLC as receiver of the hotel. She also signed a restraining order requiring the owners of the hotel to turn over the property and all its assets to the receiver and prohibiting them from interfering with the receiver in any way.

  • In Brief - Local News - June 22, 2012

    Autopsy results being awaited
    The autopsy performed on 50-year-old Victor Jaramillo determined that he didn't die of an injury, so investigators are now waiting for a toxicology report, state police Lt. Robert McDonald said.

    Jaramillo was found dead on June 13 at his mother's apartment on Eighth and Mills. Although he died inside city limits, Las Vegas police handed the case over to state police to avoid any potential conflict of interest.

  • Looking Back - News - June 22, 2012

    In 1912

    Wednesday, June 18 — Jack Curley, the promoter of the Johnson-Flynn heavyweight bout is growing tired of knocks. He may move the battle to Ciudad Juarez. Curley, the big promoter, weary of being harassed by newspaper articles inspired by jealousy and the desire to”get even” may accept the offer of staging the fight in El Paso.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 22, 2012

    Fort Union hosting event this weekend

    Cultural Encounters, an annual free event, will be held from 8 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. this Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. this Sunday at Fort  Union National Monument in Watrous. For more information and a complete schedule of events, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, or visit nps.gov/foun

  • Weather - June 22, 2012

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind 10- 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southwest wind 10-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

  • Jail Log - June 22, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 12 and June 19:
    Richard Romero, 35, bench warrant: possession of controlled substance, probation violation
    Sean Loftus, 19, failure to appear
    Antonio Goke, 19, bench warrant: failure to pay fines, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer
    Victor Encinias, 23, interference with communications
    Valentine Jimenez, abandonment or abuse of a child, bench warrant
    Daniel Lujan, 28, mental health hold

  • New painkiller rules pushed

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s pharmacy and medical boards are considering proposals that call for greater scrutiny from doctors and pharmacists in giving prescriptions for opioid painkillers.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the state Board of Pharmacy will consider various proposals, including one to increase the number of prescribers who use the state’s prescription-drug monitoring program.

  • Old Wood building burns

    A blaze at the Old Wood campus at the Dee Bibb Industrial Park on Monday afternoon destroyed one of the company’s buildings, causing between $200,000 and $250,000 in damage, said Las Vegas Fire Chief Phillip Mares.

    “It’s a significant speedbump, but probably not fatal,” said Barbara Ewing, the company’s office manager.

    Old Wood LLC, which employs nine people, operated out of two buildings.

    The main building survived. The company sells wood flooring and molding.