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  • Weather - Dec. 5, 2012

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Northwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 39. South wind 10-15 mph, becoming west after midnight.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. West wind around 15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25.
     

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:56 a.m. to 4:47 p.m.

  • Man sentenced to 6 years

    The Los Lunas man who walked into a local physician’s home in February and demanded money and guns and who then attempted to gain entry into another woman’s home by pretending to be a police officer has been sentenced to six years in prison.

    Lupe Chavez, 44, was sentenced by District Judge Matthew Sandoval on Nov. 19.

    Assistant District Attorney Joseph Gonzales argued for the maximum sentence at the hearing, and Sandoval agreed.

  • Winter Wonderland
  • $2,500 stolen from East AD’s office

    Las Vegas Police are investigating the reported theft of $2,500 from an office at Robertson High School.

    Las Vegas City Schools Co-Curricular Director Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, who also serves as the district’s athletics director, reported last week that someone had entered his office, pried open a file cabinet in the office and walked away with $2,500 in cash.

  • Report sheds light on fatal fire

    The first officers who responded to the early morning mobile home blaze last Wednesday saw flames leaping more than 20 feet in the air and heard a woman inside screaming for help.

    Two people had already escaped the blaze and were outside the structure when the officers arrived at the Enchanted Hills Mobile Home Park on Seventh Street.

    The trapped woman’s son told officers that his mother was still inside.

  • City unveils bill assistance program

    The city of Las Vegas Utilities Department has launched a Water Bill Assistance Program, but customers hit hardest by the rate hike — those living outside city limits— aren’t eligible for the help.

    Under the new rate structure approved by the City Council in September, city water customers living outside of city limits are being charged 50 percent more than those living within the municipality.

    But the Water Bill Assistance Program is open only to water customers living inside city limits.

  • In Brief - News - Dec. 3, 2012

    The Associated Press

    Student dragged down hall

    SANTA FE — A Santa Fe teacher was put on leave after police say she grabbed a blind 6-year-old special-needs student by the ankle and dragged him down a hallway because she said the boy was uncooperative with her requests that he walk to another classroom.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the Gonzales Community School teacher told investigators that she wasn’t trying to harm the boy.
    Police Sgt. Andrea Dobyns says the act was still negligent.

  • PNM moves ahead with pollution controls

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE—  PNM Resources Inc. plans to move ahead with the installation of federally required pollution controls at a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico that serves more than 2 million customers in the Southwest.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that a stay granted by federal regulators so parties could evaluate alternatives for the San Juan Generating Station expired with no agreement on an alternative.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 3, 2012

    In 1962
    Tuesday, Dec. 4 — The closing of some sawmills in the Las Vegas area trimmed 100 from the enrollment rolls during November where the number of jobs is now 7,000, said Edward V. Balcomb, executive director of the Employment Security Commission. However, remaining projects in the area are expected to remain stable. Forty-five have been hired by the U.S. Forest Service under the Public Works Act, and more hiring is anticipated after Jan. 1.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Dec. 3, 2012

    Christmas Fair this Saturday
    A Christmas Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. this Saturday at the American Legion Hall on Collins Drive. For more information, call 425-9545.