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  • Highlands mulling car rental program

    New Mexico Highlands University is exploring the possibility of bringing WeCar to campus, a program that provides vehicles that students can rent to run errands.

    “One of the problems we have is that many of our students don’t have cars,” Highlands President Jim Fries said at a recent board of regents meeting. That, coupled with the limited public transportation in Las Vegas, creates an inconvenience for many students on campus, he added.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 7, 2011

    In 1911

    Saturday, Nov. 4 — A warrant for the arrest of Clarence C. Shields on the charge of forgery was issued yesterday afternoon by Judge D.R. Murray upon the complaint of Laubach and Benjamin. The sheriff of San Miguel County, Secundino Romero, has taken hold of the matter and it is thought that the accused man will soon be brought to time. Shields, it is thought, left Las Vegas several days ago after signing the alleged bogus check but where he went is a question that is at the present without an answer.

  • Looking Ahead - Nov. 7, 2011

    ‘The Jungle Book’ to be performed Wednesday

    New Mexico Highlands University presents “The Jungle Book” by State Street Ballet Santa Barbara at 7:30 p.m. this Wednesday at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets: general admission $10, NMHU faculty/staff/other local students: $8, NMHU students/children (12 years and under) $5.

  • Weather - Nov. 7, 2011

    Monday
    Scattered rain showers, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Scattered snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming northwest. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

    Tuesday
    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 43. North wind 5-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 21.

    Wednesday

  • NMHU to honor veterans

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Office of Alumni Affairs will hold its second annual Veterans Day ceremony at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at the university’s Centennial Tower at the southwest corner of Eighth Street and University Avenue.
    The Alumni Office is also hosting a public reception at the Centennial Tower immediately following the ceremony.

  • $80K fine proposed for city

    The state agency responsible for making sure that work environments are safe is proposing to fine the city of Las Vegas $80,100 for safety violations that resulted in the May 18 deaths of two city employees.

    Investigators with the Occupational Health and Safety Bureau are accusing the city of committing four safety violations that led to the tragedy. The city has 15 business days to contest the findings and the proposed penalties.

  • Following his Talent

    Last Thursday started off as a bad day for award-  winning tattoo artist Phil Lucero, but that all changed when he found out that a national tattoo magazine had published a photo of him.

    Lucero, a Las Vegas native who operates a local tattoo shop, is featured in the December issue of Tattoo, which Lucero says is the largest-selling tattoo magazine.

    The photo shows Lucero tattooing a client at the Ink Life Tour tattoo convention in Oklahoma.

    Upon leaning the news, he hit the stores looking for the magazine.  

  • City gas customers to pay more

    If you’re a city of Las Vegas natural gas customer you might want to reach for a sweater before turning up the thermostat on your furnace the next time a cold spell hits.

    The city says its natural gas customers should prepare for higher gas bills beginning this month, due to higher nationwide market prices and higher third party transportation charges.

  • Vegas man charged with fifth DWI

    A 61-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested last month on a drunken driving charge, his fifth, after he allegedly struck a coworker with a vehicle.

    Roberto Benavidez, who lives on Hot Springs Boulevard, was arrested on the evening of Oct. 22. He is facing charges of driving while under the influence, a fourth degree felony, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a third-degree felony.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 4, 2011

    In 1911

    Friday, Nov. 3 — Through the efforts of D.W. Lee, Las Vegas manager of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph company, the people of this town will be supplied with detailed returns of the election on November 7. The bulletins will be sent to different points in the city by messenger boys and will be posted for the benefit of the the general public. These reports will contain the results of the elections of all the counties in the judicial district and of the vote on the state ticket in all parts of New Mexico.