Local News

  • High court rejects redistricting plan

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Friday overturned a plan for new districts for the state House of Representatives and ordered a judge to draw a new map.

    The court issued a 4-1 split decision that was a victory for Democrats and the Legislature, which had challenged a redistricting plan ordered last month by retired District Court Judge James Hall.

  • Looking Back - News - Feb. 13, 2012

    In 1935

    Tuesday, Feb. 12 — Final reports from the San Miguel County cattle loan office released today show a total expenditure of $314,273 by the federal government in this county under the AAA for the purchase of drought-stricken cattle. Eight hundred and nineteen producers sold 24,375 head of cattle to the government, 9,264 of which were killed on the ranches and 15,111 were shipped, either to packing houses or to pasture. These purchases extended from June 25, 1934 to January 15, 1935.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 13, 2012

    Antonio Madera art works on display

    Selected art works by Antonio Madera will be exhibited in the Ray Drew Gallery until this Friday. For information, contact Bob Read at 454-3338.

  • Weather - Feb. 13, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. West wind 15-20 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 26. West wind 5-10 mph.  

    Partly sunny, with a high near 49. West wind 10-20 mph. A slight chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.


  • FYI - News - Feb. 13, 2012

    The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.

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  • Murder suspect dies in Mora

    An Albuquerque man suspected of gunning down his neighbor in a jealous rage fled to Mora County where he suffered a fatal gunshot wound  after ramming his vehicle into a parked sheriff’s unit on Tuesday, state police said.

    Wesley Brannon, 44, died of a gunshot wound at the scene, though it’s unclear whether he was killed by police or whether he took his own life, authorities said.

    The harrowing ordeal played out over about seven hours on Tuesday morning.

  • Near tragedy
  • Local bank changing its name

    In about a month The Bank of Las Vegas signs around town will come down and new ones will go up showcasing the company’s new name: Southwest Capital Bank.

    But Greg W. Levenson, the bank’s president and chief executive  officer, says the institution remains as committed to Las Vegas as ever.

    The new name officially takes effect March 12.

    “Come in March 12. You’ll see we’re 100 percent the same,” Levenson  said, adding that the only difference will be the name.

  • City issues warning on insurance offer

    The city’s utilities director is warning its water customers to beware of a mailer sent out offering insurance that will cover problems with the water line on their property.

    “What I’d like to let our town know — especially the older people — is that it’s not legitimate and it’s not normal for customers to have to pay insurance for their service line,” Utilities Director Ken Garcia said.