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  • Biker bash

    The fifth annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally brought participants from all over the United States.

    Pete Martinez and his wife, Michelle, cycled down from Aurora, Colo.

    “I’m enjoying the rally. This is my second year here. We left Aurora at 6 a.m. and when we got here, it poured on us, but it’s lovely now,” Martinez said.

  • Architect refutes allegations

    The West Las Vegas school district’s former architect contends that he has provided all of the requested documents to the new architect, saying that criticism to the contrary is without merit.

    Recently, the new architect, Antonio Ortega of Ortega, Romero and Rodriguez in Santa Fe, told the school board that the old architectural firm, Van H. Gilbert Architects in Albuquerque, has hindered his efforts to create a new master plan.

  • Police: Man gets his 12th DWI

    A Las Vegas man was arrested for his 12th DWI last week, state police said.

    Starkie Montaño, 60, 2505 Collins Drive, Apartment 19, was charged with aggravated DWI, driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license and having an open container of alcohol.

  • NOTICE

    The Las Vegas City Schools Board of Eduction will hold a SPECIAL BOARD MEETING on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at 4:15 p.m. at the Administrative Building (Board Room), 901 Douglas Ave. in Las Vegas, N.M.

    The purpose of the meeting is to review Student Discipline. The Agenda will be available at the Superintendent's office (at the Administration Building — Central Office, 901 Douglas Ave.) — Las Vegas, New Mexico, at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. 

  • County in battle over tax break

    San Miguel County is fighting a ranch’s effort to get an exemption from property taxes.

    County Attorney Jesus Lopez told the County Commission last week that the county and Pecos River Open Spaces are in litigation over the ranch’s request to get a charitable exemption for its conservation easement.

  • Biker rally, area fiestas this weekend

    The fifth annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally starts today and lasts through Sunday, likely bringing thousands of bikers to town.

    Also, Mora and Villanueva are celebrating their annual fiestas this weekend.

    At noon today, Plaza Park opens for the annual rally. Bands will be playing in the park much of the weekend, and a few food booths will also be set up in the Plaza area.

  • Officials tackle septic problem

    The San Miguel County Commission has declared an emergency because of the Las Vegas’ decision to discontinue accepting septic waste at its wastewater treatment plant.

    City officials say the plant is not able to take the waste.

    In a commission-passed resolution, the county states that the non-acceptance of the waste would result in a “significant negative impact” in local haulers’ ability to provide service.

  • Drug search illegal, court rules

    A local district judge shouldn’t have admitted evidence that resulted in a man’s conviction for drug crimes, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.

    In a July 8 opinion, the Court of Appeals overruled District Judge Abigail Aragon, who decided to allow drug evidence in a case involving Kenneth Ulibarri, 32.

    Ulibarri served nearly two years in prison in connection with drug charges, but he reserved the right to appeal what he considered an illegal search.

  • Ex-architect blamed for delay

    West Las Vegas officials are blaming the delay of an elementary school project on the district’s former architectural firm.

    They say the firm has been withholding documents that are critical to developing a master plan.

    West Las Vegas architect Antonio Ortega recently told the school board he met with new schools Superintendent Ruben Cordova and updated him on the district master plan, which his firm, Ortega, Romero and Rodriguez, has been working on since the beginning of the year. 

  • Meeting the people at water plant

    Without water, there would be no culture, society and economy. Our planet, like our bodies, is 70 percent water, and less than 3/100 of Earth’s water is fresh water, but current drinkable water supplies remain imperiled by pollution and increased demand.

    Today, fresh water is “the new gold of the future,” the team at our water treatment plant would suggest.

    These Las Vegans recall a time when winter snows and seasonal rains were aplenty, rivers always full, vegetation abundant. Migrating birds would land on marshes near Harris Road.