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  • Candlelight vigil
  • Looking Back - Dec. 12, 2011

    In 1911

    Saturday, Dec. 9 — As a result of a disagreement last night over the possession of three chips in a pitch game in the Smith saloon on the corner of Grand and Douglas avenues occurred a fight in which J. Forton, known as “Frenchie,” was badly cut. C.R. Wilkes was arrested on the charge of assaulting Forton, but later released on $200 bond. According to the story told by Wilker “Frenchie” and W.M. Smith, proprietor of the place, were playing against C.W. Summerlin and Wilkes, when “Frenchie” accused Wilkes of taking three chips which were not his property.

  • Looking Ahead - Dec. 12, 2011

    Story Time at Carnegie

    Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., this Wednesday in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Mouse Before Christmas” by Michael Garland. The theme for the month is “It’s Christmas Time in Las Vegas.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Dec. 12, 2011

    Monday
    A slight chance of snow showers before 11am, then a slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. South wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 50 percent chance of snow at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. South wind 5-10 mph.

    Tuesday
    A chance of snow before 11am, then a chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 42. South wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. A 50 percent chance of snow at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

    Wednesday

  • AG slow to take action against disciplined cops

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — At least 60 police officers statewide who have been disciplined by the departments they work for — some even fired — are still licensed to carry badges and guns according to the Albuquerque Journal.

    Staff at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, which certifies men and women to be police officers, say the state Attorney General’s Office has failed at making the state’s case for sanctions against officers’ certifications during administrative hearings.

  • AG slow to take action against disciplined cops

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — At least 60 police officers statewide who have been disciplined by the departments they work for — some even fired — are still licensed to carry badges and guns according to the Albuquerque Journal.

    Staff at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, which certifies men and women to be police officers, say the state Attorney General’s Office has failed at making the state’s case for sanctions against officers’ certifications during administrative hearings.

  • Man faces child porn charges

    A child pornography investigation launched by the state Attorney General’s Office in February has resulted in multiple felony charges against a Las Vegas man.

  • On the front lines

    Normally when snowy and freezing conditions hit the Las Vegas area people like to stay home, drink hot chocolate and watch movies.

    New Mexico Department of Transportation crews don’t have that luxury. For them a winter storm means long hours, braving freezing temperatures and plowing through snow and ice to make the roads safe for motorists.

  • Workers at Luna might get raises

    Administrators at Luna Community College are recommending that the board of trustees approve a mid-year 2.25 percent cost of living increase for most of the college’s employees.

    Under the proposal, employees who have been at Luna since at least 2009 would get the full 2.25 percent increase. Those hired later would get less.

    The board took no action on the proposal but could vote on it as soon as next week.

  • Holman resident jailed for 8th DWI

    A 58-year-old Holman man remained jailed in the San Miguel County Detention Center this week after being arrested late last month on his eighth drunken driving charge.

    State police arrested Manuel A. Olivas, who lives off NM 518, on Nov. 28. The criminal complaint filed in the case accuses him of aggravated driving under the influence, eighth offense; driving while his license is revoked; having an open container in his vehicle; not wearing a seatbelt; having no registration and not having insurance.