Local News

  • Weather - July 8, 2011

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Northeast wind 10-15 mph, becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 61. West wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.


  • 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.

  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press

    Regulators to discuss PNM rate hike

    SANTA FE — New Mexico regulators are encouraging members of the public to comment on a proposed rate increase for customers of the state's largest electric utility.

    The state Public Regulation Commission is set to discuss the matter at its regular meeting in Santa Fe on Thursday. The commission is expected to make a final decision later this summer.

  • Dismissal sought in pay-to-play case

    By Jeri Clausing
    Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The indictment of a Las Cruces judge in a judicial corruption case with alleged ties to former Gov. Bill Richardson was based on a flawed grand jury process that allowed the introduction of hearsay and other improper evidence, the defense said in court filings released Tuesday.

  • Don’t drink the water

    There’s an old adage that you shouldn’t drink the water if you visit Mexico. The same holds for anyone hanging around parks in Las Vegas.

  • Honoring Sacrifice
  • State workers paying more for pensions

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Public employees will feel a pinch in their pocketbooks because of a new state law and some jobless New Mexicans will see their unemployment benefits shrink.

    The take-home pay of state workers and educators will drop because of a cost-cutting plan to save the state $50 million in the new budget year, which started on July 1.

  • Car theft suspect arrested in county

    A 35-year-old Las Cruces man was arrested in San Miguel County recently for allegedly taking his girlfriend’s vehicle after they had an argument, according to court documents.

    Paul Faires Cleman, who lives on Flatland Road in Las Cruces, was charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, according to online court records.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Thursday, July 6, 1911 — July will not be a dull month here this year. In less than two weeks nearly 1,000 soldiers, members of the First Regiment, New Mexico National Guard, will be camped on the rifle range northwest if the city. There will be much marching, drilling and maneuvering, including sham battles, which will prove of interest to the townspeople... Dinners will be given for the officers and receptions will occur. The encampment will begin July 18 and will continue until July 30.

  • Looking Ahead - News July 6, 2011

    Art exhibit at Travelers Café

    Skies of New Mexico Water Color by Mary A. Oviatt will be on display at Travelers Café on the Plaza throughout July. A reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 9.