Local News

  • OMI rules June death accidental

    The man found dead inside his mother’s apartment near Eighth Street and Mills Avenue on June 13 overdosed on alcohol and oxycodone, the Office of the Medical Investigator has determined.

    Victor Jaramillo, 50, had fought with his girlfriend the night before his body was discovered, and city police officers dropped him off at his mother's apartment after responding to the call. Because of the contact that city police had with Jaramillo, the death was investigated by state police.

  • East district hit with more troubles

    The state Environment Department, responding to complaints about rodents in Memorial Middle School’s cafeteria, conducted an inspection last week and gave the school district until this Friday to rectify the situation.

    The complaints were sparked by a photo circulated through the social media website Facebook that showed a rodent outside the cafeteria.

    The photo resulted in two calls to the local Environment Department field office.

  • Teaching self-defense - Chief eyes world jiu-jitsu title

    With two daughters and an intense full-time job, Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño has his hands full.

    But that hasn’t kept this city’s top cop from practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu and maintaining his competitiveness in the martial art, combat sport and self-defense system that focuses on ground fighting.

    Indeed Montaño is heading to Long Beach, Calif., in early October where he will compete in the Brazilian jiu-jitsu world championship.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 26, 2012

    In 1962

    Tuesday, Sept. 25 — Rain continued to fall around New Mexico today as residents received their third straight day of relief from the heat of last week... Las Vegas received one-third of an inch of rain in the previous 24 hours. The highest temperature in the state Monday was 82 at Carlsbad and Hobbs, compared with a low maximum of 48 at Red River. The morning lows ranged from 46 in Las Vegas to 63 at Carlsbad.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 26, 2012

    Council to vote on water rate hike Friday

    The Las Vegas City Council is holding a special meeting at 3 p.m. Friday at City Hall to vote on a proposed water rate hike. The water rate hike is the only action item on the agenda.

  • Weather - Sept. 26, 2012

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Southwest wind 15-20 mph, becoming west 5-10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.


  • East exploring food options

    Las Vegas City Schools officials have been inundated with complaints about the quality of food served to students in recent weeks, and now the district is looking at bringing in a contractor to handle school meals for its high school and middle school.

    Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez informed the school board last week that the district will explore the possibility of outsourcing the food service program for both Memorial Middle School and Robertson High School.

  • Busy Weekend
  • 3 properties declared nuisances

    Three residential properties owned by William Mora have been declared dangerous nuisances by the City Council, but members of the governing body voted Wednesday to give Mora 60 days to cleanup the properties.

    The properties are at 406 11th Street, 1305 Eighth Street and 1020 Jackson Street. Las Vegas enforcement officer Daniel Edwards told the council that he has been trying to get Mora to clean up the properties since January, but little progress has been made.

  • In Brief - Local News - Sept. 24, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Clues sought on disappearance

    Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to an arrest or conviction in the case of a woman who disappeared from her mother’s home in June.
    Cindy Rivera was reported missing on June 30.
    “It appears that Cindy was taken against her will,” authorities state in a news release issued this week. “No further information is available, and Cindy’s whereabouts are still unknown.”