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  • From homie to Harvard - Area students hear inspiring story

  • Unsafe trench halted city project

    Alarm bells went off last week as city of Las Vegas workers were attempting to locate the source of a large leak at the water treatment plant.
    Crews had to dig to try to get to the leak, but city officials confirm the methods workers were using to mitigate the possibility of a trench collapse were inadequate. When city Utilities Director Ken Garcia arrived at the worksite last Tuesday night, he saw field supervisor John Allemand inside a 9-foot deep trench that hadn’t been properly shored up. It’s unclear if any other city employees had been in the trench.

  • Water line break displaces residents

    Fifteen Highlands University students were relocated to the Days Inn hotel Tuesday night because of a water line break at the new student residence center.

    The leak was initially thought to have been an act of vandalism, but Highlands police
    have since determined that it was actually horseplay that led to the pipe being broken, Highlands spokesman Sean Weaver said. He said no criminal charges will be filed because they didn’t intend to break the line. He said the matter is, however, being forwarded to the Dean of Students Office for possible disciplinary action.

  • Jail Log - Dec. 7, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 27 and Dec. 3:
    Martin Simpson, 53, public nuisance
    Eddie Williams, 25, Magistrate Court warrant
    Daniel Sullivan, 22, Magistrate Court warrant
    Jerry Sanchez, 41, Magistrate Court warrant, child support
    Martin Maestas, 36, criminal damage to property, resisting, evading, or obstructing an officer
    Brynerin Anderson, 40, report of violation of probation, persons under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, failure to have plate lamp, roadways laned

  • In Brief - Local News - Dec. 7, 2012

    Vandal caught on camera
    Besides destroying lights that were hung on the bottom part of the Plaza Park gazebo late Monday or early Tuesday, the vandal made off with a Christmas tree and stockings.
    But it may just be city authorities who get the last laugh.
    Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño confirmed Wednesday that the incident was captured on video, and his department is investigating.
    The theft and vandalism have disheartened city staffers who made it a point this year to put up more holiday decorations than in previous years.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 7, 2012

    In 1962

    Friday, Dec. 7 — An old landmark of Las Vegas, the Sundt brick plant, abandoned for several years, is being razed to provide space for a shopping center, restaurant, motel and perhaps a bus station. The plant’s last big run was made 15 years ago, but Sundt manufactured a large number of bricks in hopes of a contract for new buildings at the State Hospital. The land where the plant is located was watered by the original acequia madre, which also watered the Plaza.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Dec. 7, 2012

    Holiday tour is Saturday

    The Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation is holding its 11th annual holiday tour from 5 to 8 p.m. this Saturday. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the CCHP office, 116 Bridge St. Refreshments will be served at the office starting at 4:30 p.m.

  • Weather - Dec. 7, 2012

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. West wind 5-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. West wind 15-20 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 23.

    Sunday
    A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5.

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 44 and a low around 16.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:57 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.

  • $250K approved for furniture

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — A state board led by Gov. Susana Martinez agreed Wednesday to provide part of the money needed to furnish a new district courthouse in Santa Fe, but it’s possible the $60 million building will sit vacant for months before judges and other court workers can move in next year.

  • Senate approves NNSA study

    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — The Senate has approved New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall’s proposed study of ways to reform oversight of the nation’s nuclear facilities.
    The measure by Udall, a Democrat, and Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., was added to the Senate’s defense authorization bill Tuesday.
    It would create an advisory panel to recommend ways to reform the National Nuclear Security Administration.
    In a joint statement, Udall and Kyl said they sponsored proposal “in light of major management issues, cost overruns and security breaches in recent years.”