Local News

  • East eyeing reduction in force

    Officials from both local school districts plan to cut back on their expenses during the coming fiscal year in hopes of getting off emergency supplemental funding.

    In an effort to pull it off, both school districts have not been filling vacant positions, and West has even eliminated some positions.

    At Las Vegas City Schools, the union is recommending a reduction in force for next school year rather than continuation of furloughs, which results in lower pay for staff.

  • Online bookseller must collect taxes

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court says a nationally known online bookseller must collect taxes on sales for books, music and movies bought by customers in New Mexico.

    The state high court’s unanimous ruling Monday says barnes&noble.com’s sales are subject to gross receipt taxes even though the online merchant said it had no physical presence in New Mexico.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 5, 2013

    The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - June 5, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 5, 2013

    Montezuma Skating Pond meeting is Thursday

    Community Meeting on the Future of the Montezuma Skating Pond, sponsored by the Skating Pond Task Force, will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. this Thursday at the United World College in Montezuma. The task force wants your opinion on what the Skating Pond should be used for. For more information, call Lea at 425-5514.

  • Weather - June 5, 2013

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Northeast wind 5-15 mph.

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.


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  • Pecos fire still out of control

    A downed power line sparked a massive wildfire 10 miles north of Pecos Thursday afternoon, threatening residences, prompting evacuations and sending thick clouds of smoke into the Las Vegas area and other communities.

    Strong winds on Thursday and Friday spread the fire quickly. As of Sunday,  the Tres Lagunas Fire had already burned 7,476 acres, about 10 square miles. The Associated Press is reporting that it appears to be the largest wildfire burning in the West. As of late Saturday, there was no containment on the blaze.

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  • Ribera man accused of stalking

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    A 33-year-old Ribera man is being held in the San Miguel County Detention Center on charges of stalking and using a telephone to harass women with obscene phone calls.

    Jimmy Griego is being held in lieu of $5,000 cash bond on numerous counts stemming from his alleged repeated telephone calls to two local women during which he allegedly expressed his desire for them.

    Authorities say there were other victims, though Griego hasn’t been charged in those other incidents.