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  • Gazebo’s X-mas lights vandalized

    It’s the case of the grinch who attacked the gazebo.

    A vandal or vandals struck Plaza Park Monday night or early Tuesday morning, ripping down Christmas lights that had been hung around the bottom part of the gazebo and slicing through the wiring of the color light sets.

    City workers discovered the vandalism Tuesday morning.

    “We’re just really disappointed because we heard so many comments from people who were happy that we did that this year,” said Lindsey Hill, the city’s film liaison and event planner.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 5, 2012

    In 1962
    Thursday, Dec. 6 — Five inmates of the New Mexico Boys School at Springer who were captured by State Police near El Pueblo yesterday morning are being held in San Miguel County jail pending a decision on their fate. The five were captured about 11 a.m. yesterday by State Patrolman Carlos Jaramillo after a high-speed chase south from Romeroville. Jaramillo said that at times they were traveling close to 120 miles per hour.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Dec. 5, 2012

    Holiday tour is this Saturday

    The Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation’s 11th annual holiday tour will be from 5 to 8 p.m. this Saturday. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the CCHP office, 116 Bridge St. Refreshments will be served at the CCHP office starting at 4:30 p.m.

  • Weather - Dec. 5, 2012

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Northwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 39. South wind 10-15 mph, becoming west after midnight.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. West wind around 15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25.
     

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:56 a.m. to 4:47 p.m.

  • Man sentenced to 6 years

    The Los Lunas man who walked into a local physician’s home in February and demanded money and guns and who then attempted to gain entry into another woman’s home by pretending to be a police officer has been sentenced to six years in prison.

    Lupe Chavez, 44, was sentenced by District Judge Matthew Sandoval on Nov. 19.

    Assistant District Attorney Joseph Gonzales argued for the maximum sentence at the hearing, and Sandoval agreed.

  • Winter Wonderland
  • $2,500 stolen from East AD’s office

    Las Vegas Police are investigating the reported theft of $2,500 from an office at Robertson High School.

    Las Vegas City Schools Co-Curricular Director Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, who also serves as the district’s athletics director, reported last week that someone had entered his office, pried open a file cabinet in the office and walked away with $2,500 in cash.

  • Report sheds light on fatal fire

    The first officers who responded to the early morning mobile home blaze last Wednesday saw flames leaping more than 20 feet in the air and heard a woman inside screaming for help.

    Two people had already escaped the blaze and were outside the structure when the officers arrived at the Enchanted Hills Mobile Home Park on Seventh Street.

    The trapped woman’s son told officers that his mother was still inside.

  • City unveils bill assistance program

    The city of Las Vegas Utilities Department has launched a Water Bill Assistance Program, but customers hit hardest by the rate hike — those living outside city limits— aren’t eligible for the help.

    Under the new rate structure approved by the City Council in September, city water customers living outside of city limits are being charged 50 percent more than those living within the municipality.

    But the Water Bill Assistance Program is open only to water customers living inside city limits.

  • In Brief - News - Dec. 3, 2012

    The Associated Press

    Student dragged down hall

    SANTA FE — A Santa Fe teacher was put on leave after police say she grabbed a blind 6-year-old special-needs student by the ankle and dragged him down a hallway because she said the boy was uncooperative with her requests that he walk to another classroom.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the Gonzales Community School teacher told investigators that she wasn’t trying to harm the boy.
    Police Sgt. Andrea Dobyns says the act was still negligent.