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  • Weather

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Breezy, with a west wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy and breezy at night, with a low around 37.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny and windy, with a high near 64. Partly cloudy and windy at night, with a low around 27.

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:16 a.m. to 7:42 p.m.
     

  • FYI - News

    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.

  • Ambulance driver sues over wrong-way crash

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A 19-year-old woman who was severely injured when a wrong-way drunken driver slammed into the ambulance she was driving on Interstate 25 near Santa Fe last December has filed a lawsuit in state district court.

  • Shilling named state police chief

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Public Safety Secretary Gorden Eden has named State Police Maj. Robert Shilling as chief of the state law enforcement agency.

    Gov. Susana Martinez announced the appointment on Friday.

    Shilling has served as acting state police chief since January.

    He joined the state police in 1992, after working for the Silver City police department.

  • Shotgun found at school

    Agents with the Region IV Narcotics Task Force discovered a shotgun, ammunition, marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside the trunk of a vehicle in a parking lot on the West Las Vegas High School campus earlier this month, and a student is now facing criminal charges.

  • City making progress on water crisis

    The city of Las Vegas is close to an agreement with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish for an extra 100 acre feet of water to help the city meet its water needs this year and it has asked the U.S. Interior Department for another 500 acre feet of water that the federal agency has in Storrie Lake.

  • Hands-on Learning
  • Public forum planned for East finalists

    Finalists for the Las Vegas City Schools superintendent position will take part in a community forum on May 5 and will be interviewed by the school board on May 6.

    If all goes as planned, the school board will hire the district’s next superintendent in May.

    The community forum will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 5 at the Robertson High School band room. Community members will be allowed to ask questions of the finalists.

  • Holman residents fight for post office

    Residents of the small community of Holman in Mora County are banding together to fight for their post office.

    About 100 residents showed up Tuesday to hear from United States Postal Service representatives about the potential closure of the 117-year-old post office. The community has also gathered more than 150 signatures on a petition protesting any change in the status of the post office and urging the Postal Service to keep the post office open.

    A second petition for senior citizens and disabled customers of the Holman Post Office has also been circulated.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    April 24 — Charged with desertion and non-support of his wife, Isidoro Casias was arrested Saturday at La Garita by Sheriff Secundino Romero, who brought Casias  to Las Vegas. The man will have a hearing tomorrow in a justice court on the West side. Casias and his wife have resided on the West side for some time. Recently, it is charged, Casias left home and failed to return.