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  • Highlands honors Sanchez

    New Mexico Highlands University regents voted unanimously last week to name the gym floor in Wilson Center after Henry O. Sanchez, a legendary coach and former mayor of Las Vegas.
    “It’s a great way to remember a very great man,” Regent Jesus Lopez said after making his motion to accept the recommendation.
    Sanchez, who served as the university’s head basketball coach from 1983 until 1996, died unexpectedly of a heart attack in September. He was 74.
    The proposal to name the gym floor after Sanchez had broad support.

  • Looking Back - News - Feb. 6, 2012

    In 1935

    Thursday, Feb. 7 — There will be no further effort to unseat the San Miguel County delegation of three members in the house of representatives, The Associated Press was informed by members of the special house elections inquiry committee. The inquiry, one member said, showed irregularities, but not sufficient to overturn the 3,000 or more majorities of the representatives and therefore the contest so far as they were concerned would be dropped. 

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 6, 2012

    City residents who want to vote in the March 6 municipal election must be registered to vote with the San Miguel County Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday. 

  • Weather - Feb. 6, 2012

    Monday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. North wind around 5 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 20.

    Wednesday

  • Rate hike divides council hopefuls

    There’s little disagreement among City Council candidates that the city’s water system is in need of major upgrades and that city staff should do everything possible to tap into federal and state funding to pay for as much of it as possible.
    But they were split when asked at a forum Thursday night whether they would be willing to raise water rates significantly in order to pay for balancing the water utility budget and to pay for recommended improvements to the water system.

  • Feds announce $40M for forest restoration

    By Jeff Barnard
    AP Environmental Writer

  • A constitutional crisis?

    With the clock ticking toward the March 6 election, uncertainty over the validity of the new municipal charter may have created a constitutional crisis of sorts for the city of Las Vegas.

    A charter is essentially a city’s constitution, serving as the ultimate authority on how the local government operates.

    Whether the new charter received the required percentage of votes to be enacted impacts the city election, which is just over a month away.

  • 100th Day Celebration
  • ‘The Vow’

    Kim and Krickitt Carpenter had been married just two months when they suffered a horrific accident that left Krickitt with no memory of her new husband.

    Despite the hard times that lay ahead, the couple stuck it out and stayed together, publishing a book about their ordeal in 2000 titled “The Vow: The Kim and Krickitt Carpenter Story.”

    Next Friday, the movie based on their book will be shown in theaters around the country.

  • Mayoral candidates talk water

    With a recent study pegging the cost of fixing the city’s water system at about $120 million, it’s not surprising that water has become one of the central issues of the municipal election.