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  • FYI - News

    Las Vegas is in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns at all. At-home car washing is also prohibited. Local car washes may remain open as long as they are using recycled water. Fines range from a warning for a first offense to a $450 fine for a third and subsequent offense.

  • Suit filed over hotel venture

    A prominent Las Vegas couple is suing Community 1st Bank alleging that the bank’s unfulfilled promise to provide financing for their hotel projects crippled the business ventures and cost them more than $124,000.


    Matias Martinez, his wife, Francille Consuelo Martinez, and one of their company’s, Meadow City Hotel Group, LLC, filed the suit on May 19.


    The suit stems from the Martinezes failed plans to build a hotel — initially a Holiday Inn Express and later a Hampton Inn — on vacant land they own in Las Vegas.

  • Charges against Block reinstated

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press


    SANTA FE — The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday reinstated criminal charges against Public Regulation Commission member Jerome Block Jr. for alleged misuse of public campaign funds in 2008.


    The court also reinstated charges against Block’s father, Jerome Block Sr., who is a former member of the regulatory agency.

  • Out with the old ...... In with the new


    Two highly visible construction projects are moving along in Las Vegas — one to build another Allsup’s gas station convenience store, the other to replace the old McDonald’s restaurant.
    Allsup’s is clearing out most of the triangular block between Seventh Street, Grand and Lincoln avenues to make room for its new “state-of-the-art” store. As a result, the old Voda building, which started out in the late 1800s as a carriage shop, was torn down Tuesday. Allsup’s hopes to have its new store up and running this fall.

  • Heritage Week events start Friday


    Music, check. Magnificent historic buildings ready to be toured, check. Comedy poking fun at the city Las Vegas has become, check. Art and good food, check.
    Cue the band, literally.

  • Fifth case of Hantavirus confirmed in NM

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A fifth case of Hantavirus has been confirmed in New Mexico,

  • Looking Back - August 5, 2011

    In 1911

    Thursday, Aug. 3 — Suits have been filed by the district attorney’s office for the collection of more than $100 for the year 1910. Taxes for 1910 became delinquent July 1, last. The treasurer and collector’s office soon will begin the preparation of the list of delinquent taxes for 1910 which amount to less than $100. As soon as this list has been published, according to law, a general suit for the collection of such delinquent taxes will be brought.

  • Looking Ahead - News August 5, 2011

    Movies in the park this Saturday

    Take in a free movie at Carnegie Library Park this Saturday, Aug. 6. This week’s showing is “The Never Ending Story” starting at dusk, weather permitting. Popcorn, drinks and snacks will be for sale by the Friends of the Library.

  • Weather - August 5, 2011

    Friday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind 5-10 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southwest wind 5 mph, becoming north.

    Saturday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Northwest wind 5 mph, becoming south. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

    Sunday

  • FYI - News

    It’s time for back-to-school shopping. From Friday through Sunday, shoppers will not have to pay sales tax on most school supplies, clothing, shoes, computers or computer equipment. The tax exemption applies to computers that cost less than $1,000, computer equipment costing less than $500 and to clothes and shoes that cost less than $100.