Local News

  • NMHU to honor veterans

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Office of Alumni Affairs will hold its second annual Veterans Day ceremony at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at the university’s Centennial Tower at the southwest corner of Eighth Street and University Avenue.
    The Alumni Office is also hosting a public reception at the Centennial Tower immediately following the ceremony.

  • $80K fine proposed for city

    The state agency responsible for making sure that work environments are safe is proposing to fine the city of Las Vegas $80,100 for safety violations that resulted in the May 18 deaths of two city employees.

    Investigators with the Occupational Health and Safety Bureau are accusing the city of committing four safety violations that led to the tragedy. The city has 15 business days to contest the findings and the proposed penalties.

  • Following his Talent

    Last Thursday started off as a bad day for award-  winning tattoo artist Phil Lucero, but that all changed when he found out that a national tattoo magazine had published a photo of him.

    Lucero, a Las Vegas native who operates a local tattoo shop, is featured in the December issue of Tattoo, which Lucero says is the largest-selling tattoo magazine.

    The photo shows Lucero tattooing a client at the Ink Life Tour tattoo convention in Oklahoma.

    Upon leaning the news, he hit the stores looking for the magazine.  

  • City gas customers to pay more

    If you’re a city of Las Vegas natural gas customer you might want to reach for a sweater before turning up the thermostat on your furnace the next time a cold spell hits.

    The city says its natural gas customers should prepare for higher gas bills beginning this month, due to higher nationwide market prices and higher third party transportation charges.

  • Vegas man charged with fifth DWI

    A 61-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested last month on a drunken driving charge, his fifth, after he allegedly struck a coworker with a vehicle.

    Roberto Benavidez, who lives on Hot Springs Boulevard, was arrested on the evening of Oct. 22. He is facing charges of driving while under the influence, a fourth degree felony, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a third-degree felony.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 4, 2011

    In 1911

    Friday, Nov. 3 — Through the efforts of D.W. Lee, Las Vegas manager of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph company, the people of this town will be supplied with detailed returns of the election on November 7. The bulletins will be sent to different points in the city by messenger boys and will be posted for the benefit of the the general public. These reports will contain the results of the elections of all the counties in the judicial district and of the vote on the state ticket in all parts of New Mexico.

  • Looking Ahead - Nov. 4, 2011

    Fall Flight Festival is Sunday

    Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge Fall Flight Festival 2011 is this Sunday. Self-guided Wildlife Drive open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;  live raptor presentation and talk from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the refuge headquarters. Kids wildlife crafts at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Linda Kelly at 454-9452 or Jan Arrott at 454-6115.

  • Weather - Nov. 4, 2011

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 35. Southwest wind 15-20 mph.

    A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Windy, with a west wind 15-20 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Mostly clear and breezy at night, with a low around 26.

  • FYI - News - Nov. 4, 2011

    Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. this Sunday so don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday.

  • Gerald González dead at age 68

    Gerald González, a Las Vegas native who served in Vietnam, graduated from Harvard Law School and went on to serve in a variety of government roles, including chief of staff for then U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, died Tuesday. He was 68.

    González died of pancreatic cancer, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican.