Local News

  • Taking the Oath
  • Public projects were lackluster

    2012 was a lackluster year when it came to public works projects in Las Vegas, particularly in the later part of the year, but one city official says he’s expecting that to change in 2013.

    Several major projects were completed in the prior year or were just about done, including the state Department of Transportation’s Grand Avenue project, the state police headquarters on South Commerce and the Meadows facility at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 2, 2013

    In 1963

    Thursday, Jan. 3 — The Highlands University debaters are attending the Golden Spread Forensic Tournament to be held in Amarillo, Texas, Friday and Saturdays. The debaters are Orlando G. Baca, Daniel A. Sanchez, Paul A. Gutierrez, Richard L. Garcia, Robert W. Hendrey, O. Douglas Drake, Eileen Dixon, Paula Y. Madrid, Juanita R. Huie, Dorothy A. Simpson, Lee Gordon Meyer and Theodore A. Wolff.  Their sponsor is Walter F. Brunet.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 2, 2013

    Habitat work days

    Habitat for Humanity and Knutson Construction Co. will be holding work days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 and Jan. 26, at 302 Union St. No experience is necessary — just a willingness to contribute with your hands. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves. For more information, call 454-4434.

  • Weather - Jan. 2, 2013

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Wednesday night, a 10 percent chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 11.

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Thursday night, partly cloudy, with a low around 14.

    Sunny, with a high near 42. Friday night, mostly clear, with a low around 19.

    Sunny with a high near 46.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • West board sets bond priorities

    With an election in February, the West Las Vegas School board has approved the priorities for its bond election.

    On Feb. 5, voters will decide on a four-year general obligation bond for improvements throughout the west-side school district, which is asking voters to approve the bond question, which authorizes the district to issue general obligation bonds of no more than $5 million.

    The district’s last bond election was in 2009, when voters approved the increase with about 70 percent of vote.

  • National news consumption in 2012 varied

    By Jennifer Agiesta
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — When it comes to the top news stories of 2012, the public and the press generally agreed on the year’s most important events, according to nationwide polls conducted by the Pew Research Center and an Associated Press survey of news editors.

    But surveys of the public reveal that what’s news is still fairly subjective, with some stories grabbing the attention of news editors more than news consumers. The surveys also reveal sharp differences in the news based on gender, race and age.

  • Always a crowd at Stu Clark
  • In Brief - New Mexico - Jan. 2, 2013

    From The Associated Press

    Cities announce gun disposals

    ALBUQUERQUE —  Albuquerque and Santa Fe city officials are moving forward with plans for gun disposal and buyback programs.
    Cities across the country have started similar programs in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Connecticut.
    Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry and Police Chief Ray Schultz say anyone from throughout New Mexico wishing to get rid of firearms or ammunition will be able to do so every Saturday in January.

  • Rodeo Club visit