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Local News

  • Truce called in chamber dispute

    City Manager Timothy Dodge has negotiated a truce of sorts between the Las Vegas/San Miguel Chamber of Commerce and members of a local group whose efforts to secure a $40,000 state grant to market the community were thwarted by the chamber.

  • Two arrested on DWI charges

    State police arrested two men in recent weeks and charged them with being repeat drunk driving offenders.

    The most recent case involves Jerry B. Rudolph, 43, whose address is listed as Rudolph Drive.

    Rudolph was arrested last Wednesday on on single count of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs, fifth offense.

  • Looking Back - News - Jan. 11, 2012

    In 1935

    Monday, Jan. 7 — If anybody wants to buy a town, San Jose in San Miguel County is likely to be put up for sale, State Land Commissioner Frank Vesely said today. Vesely was informed today by Mrs. Antoinette Funk, assistant commissioner of the general land office in Washington, that the entire town of several hundred population, with the exception of the cemetery, is on state land and all state land is subject to sale. San Jose is on the main highway between Santa Fe and Las Vegas.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 11, 2012

    VFW meeting is Thursday

    VFW Post 1547 will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Post home on Mills Avenue. All members are welcome.

  • Weather - Jan. 11, 2012

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. North wind around 10 mph. A 30 percent chance of snow showers at night, with a low around 19. South wind 5-10 mph.

    Thursday
    A 10 percent chance of snow showers before 11a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 33. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 23.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny and clear, with a high near 44 and a low around 25.

    Saturday

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Jan. 11, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Snowstorm hits Hobbs area

    HOBBS — The latest winter storm to pass through New Mexico has left behind plenty of snow in southeastern New Mexico.

    Weather spotters reported about 12 inches of snow on the ground in Hobbs by Monday evening. That’s the most snow the community has seen since Nov. 25, 1980, when 10 inches fell.

    Roads throughout the area were snow-packed and icy, and state transportation workers were warning travelers of white-out conditions.

  • Benavidez gets life for murder

    The Las Vegas man convicted in the 2009 slaying of another man was sentenced Friday to life in prison.

    Louis “Louie” Benavidez, 57, was convicted in December of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the case.

    District Judge Eugenio Mathis sentenced Benavidez on Friday to life in prison on the murder conviction and to an additional three years on the tampering charge.

    District Attorney Richard Flores said that under state law, Benavidez will not be eligible for parole until he serves a minimum of 30 years.

  • Celebrating the Centennial
  • Sidewalk project starts this week

    The city of Las Vegas has hired a contractor to replace the sidewalk on the north side of Douglas Avenue between Seventh and Eight Streets.

    Crespin’s Paving and Concrete was scheduled to begin the sidewalk work on Monday. According to the city, the project is expected to be completed by Jan. 25.

    In preparation for the project, the city had two silver aspen tress cut down, a move that generated criticism from some in the community.

    City Manager Timothy Dodge said the city received a number of complaints about the decision to cut them down.

  • N.M. to be more urban, Hispanic

    By Kate Nash
    Santa Fe New Mexican

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s Hispanic population over the next 100 years will grow to be the majority ethnic group, regardless of federal immigration policy, a local researcher and pollster predicts.

    At the same time, the number of senior citizens in the state who depend on government services will increase, as budgets for programs to help them will shrink.