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Local News

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Wednesday, June 14 — The building committee of the Las Vegas lodge of Elks announced at the regular meeting of the lodge last night that it had accepted the plans submitted by Architect E. W. Hart for the new club home. Drawings of the exterior of the building ... were presented for the inspection of the Elks... The building will be erected upon the lots at the corner of Ninth St. and Douglas Avenue, recently purchased by the lodge. The style is of the English manor house of the Tudor period...

  • Looking Ahead

    Flag Day event is Tuesday
    Woodmen of the World Lodge 2 in coordination with the city of Las Vegas and the VFW Post 1547 will host a Flag Day presentation at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Veterans Park on Mills Avenue. Everyone is invited to participate.

  • Weather - June 13, 2011

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 88. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Mostly clear and breezy at night, with a low around 53.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 88. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 53.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 88. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 54.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    5:45 a.m. to 8:17 p.m.

  • 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.

  • Shakeup at East schools

    Aylene Romero-Griego is out as as principal of Paul D. Henry Elementary. Same goes for Robertson High Principal Eddie King and Memorial Middle School Principal Manny Lucero, who learned this week that someone else had been chosen to head those schools.

    The administrative shakeup at the Las Vegas City Schools district was announced Tuesday evening by interim superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez.

  • Two city workers on paid leave

    Two city of Las Vegas employees have been placed on paid leave as a result of the May 18 trench collapse that left two men dead.

    City Attorney Dave Romero stressed that the paid leave isn’t disciplinary action.

  • Honoring Tijerina

    He led the June 5, 1967, raid on the Tierra Amarilla Courthouse in northern Rio Arriba County that garnered national and even international attention and helped put the land grant struggle on the map.

    On Wednesday, a frail Reies Lopez Tijerina was in the spotlight again, this time in Las Vegas where he discussed his brush with history 44 years ago and where he was celebrated for his contributions to the Chicano Movement during a series of events.

  • 15 counties declared drought disasters

    The Associated Press

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 15 counties in New Mexico as natural disaster areas, making them eligible for federal assistance to deal with drought, high winds and wildfires.

    The counties under the declaration are Chaves, Catron, Curry, DeBaca, Doña Ana, Eddy, Grant, Hidalgo, Lea, Luna, Otero, Quay, Roosevelt, Sierra, and Socorro. The counties of Cibola, Guadalupe, Harding, Lincoln, San Miguel, Torrance, Union and Valencia are also eligible for assistance due to their proximity to the other counties.

  • Couple facing abuse charges

    Employees at the Santa Fe Red Lobster Restaurant feared the worst on Monday when they saw a Las Vegas couple they suspected of being intoxicated leaving with a baby in a red Mustang.

    While at the restaurant, the couple had a hard time keeping their eyes open, their server told police. She offered to call them a cab, but they refused.

  • Massive Ariz. fire nears resort town

    The Associated Press

    SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. — Fire crews working feverishly Wednesday night managed to protect most of a mountain resort town threatened by a massive wildfire in eastern Arizona.

    Federal officials released an updated size of the blaze based on better mapping. The fire has scorched 525 square miles, mostly in ponderosa pine forest, down from 607 square miles reported Wednesday. It remained the second-largest fire in Arizona’s history.