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  • Back to school - Union Elementary reopens

    Students at Union Elementary got one extra day of summer break, courtesy of the school not being fully ready for their arrival Monday morning. The West Las Vegas school site underwent a yearlong renovation that includes expanded classrooms, new paint and a revamped entrance. The district perfected the alarm system, applied fresh paint and renovated the entrance area to the west side school site.

  • Commission refuses to abandon road

    San Miguel County commissioners voted unanimously last week to reject a request to abandon a portion of County Road C-53-D near Maes.

    And Commissioner Ron Ortega made it clear that he isn’t happy that the road in question is being blocked by a gate, asking county staff to address that issue.

  • Police make arrest in battery case

    A 74-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested last week on a warrant alleging that he wrecked into a woman’s vehicle four months ago and then hit her with his truck as she was photographing the truck’s license plate.

    Fernando J. Gallegos is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a third-degree felony, and with two misdemeanor counts of leaving the scene of an accident involving damage and failure to give immediate notice of an accident.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Aug. 21, 2013

    The Associated Press

    High court to hear pension case  

    LAS CRUCES — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Sept. 4 is scheduled to hear arguments on a suit in which retired school employees challenge the state’s reduction of cost-of-living adjustments to their pensions.
    The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the case centers on a law approved by the Legislature and Gov. Susana Martinez earlier this year.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 21, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - Aug. 21, 2013

    Local Music from Angel Fire concert is Friday

    The annual Music from Angel Fire local concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $20.

  • Weather - Aug. 21, 2013

    Wednesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind 5-15 mph.

    Thursday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

    Friday

  • East to delay accreditation

    Las Vegas City Schools had been preparing for a district-wide accreditation for more than a year, but on Thursday the district’s leader announced that she is pulling the plug on that effort for now.

    Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez told the board she doesn’t believe the district is prepared to undergo the accreditation process this fall.

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  • City water in violation of standards

    The city of Las Vegas announced Friday that it is in violation of drinking water standards, although a top water official said the water remains safe to drink and doesn’t need to be boiled.

    “There’s no risk right now,” said Don Cole, the city’s water systems manager.

    Still, the city is advising that anyone with a severely compromised immune system, infants and the elderly could be at increased risk.