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  • Weather - Oct. 24, 2011

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 73. West wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 42. West wind around 15 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 39.

    Wednesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Snow likely at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

    Thursday

  • FYI - News

    City of Las Vegas utility customers can once again pay their bills at City Hall. The payment center at City Hall, 1700 North Grand, has re-opened and will be accepting payments from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, though it will be closed during the lunch hour. The payment center is for payments only. Payments can still be made. at the Utility Department on 12th Street from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Ex-city worker charged

    A former city of Las Vegas employee who told police she was “going through tough times” has been charged with embezzlement and other crimes for allegedly diverting city bank deposits for her own use.

    The former employee, Dorrie Gurule, worked in the city’s solid waste department. Gurule, 53, who lives on the 1000 block of Grand Avenue, is facing 16 counts of embezzlement and one count each of fraud and tampering with evidence.

  • Locals say ‘no’ to Cannon plan

    Air Force plans for low-level night-time training flights over northeastern New Mexico and southern Colorado drew unanimous opposition from the dozens of area residents who spoke during a community forum held here Tuesday evening.

    About 150 people attended the forum — the second highest turnout for the 15 meetings held by Cannon in New Mexico and Colorado.

  • Crunch time to address city charter

    City Manager Timothy Dodge says it’s time to start gearing up for the transition to the home rule charter that is slated to take effect after the next municipal election in March, but he’s concerned that the questions that have been raised about its validity have yet to be resolved.

    “It’s an unanswered question, and I somehow need to bring closure to this,” he told the city’s governing body during Wednesday’s City Council meeting.

  • Luna college plans mill referendum

    School finance issues highlighted the Luna Community College Board of Trustees regular meeting Wednesday night on campus.

    Specifically, board members debated whether the communities of Raton and Pecos are paying their fair share for Luna to provide educational services for students in those areas.

    The college plans a mill levy for its coverage area, which reaches from Raton and Springer in the north to Santa Rosa in the south and Pecos in the west. The mill levy, if approved by voters, would generate an unspecified amount of revenue for the school.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Tuesday, Oct. 24 — The brick and concrete work on the Elks’ new club house is several feet high and the stone masons are now at work setting the brown stone water table. If all goes well the ceremonies of setting the cornerstone will be held Sunday, October 29. Arrangements for this are now in the hands of a committee which will make its report to the Elks tonight. Some of the steel has arrived and the work will be pushed as rapidly as possible. Good weather will see the walls up and the roof on by Christmas.

  • Looking Ahead - Oct. 21, 2011

    Pumpkin festival is Saturday

    The city of Las Vegas is hosting a pumpkin festival from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at City Hall, 1700 N. Grand Avenue.  Activities include a costume contest, pumpkin painting, games, relay race, ponies, jumper, pumpkin sale and more. For more information, call the city of Las Vegas at 505-454-1401.

  • Weather - Oct. 21, 2011

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 72. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming west. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 36. Northwest wind 5-10 mph.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 68. North wind around 5 mph, becoming calm. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 36.

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 69. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 40.

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 74. Clear at night, with a low around 41.

  • FYI

    Las Vegas is in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns at all. At-home car washing is also prohibited. Local car washes may remain open as long as they are using recycled water. Fines range from a warning for a first offense to a $450 fine for a third and subsequent offense.