Local News

  • In Brief - News - Sept. 28, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Losses, lack of support cited in Locksley firing

    ALBUQUERQUE — University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs says the football team’s bad record, a lack of fan support, and off-the-field events led to the firing of head coach Mike Locksley.

    Krebs said at a news conference Monday that he told Locksley on Sunday about his decision because he didn’t "see any good ending to this story."

  • Robbery suspect captured

    A Las Vegas man being sought by police for allegedly robbing a KFC manager earlier this month was arrested Thursday night following a standoff with police.

    Walter Padilla Jr. barricaded himself inside a residence, Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said in an e-mail. The e-mail doesn’t say where the residence was.

    San Miguel County Magistrate Chris Najar had previously signed off on a warrant for Padilla’s arrest. Padilla is charged with robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence.

  • RHS Homecoming
  • Bullying initiative launched

    Casa de Cultura is partnering with Common Sense New Mexico and community leaders to combat youth violence and bullying in schools.

    The groups are launching a series of community meetings this week geared toward getting to the root causes of the problem.

    The first one will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. this Thursday at the West Las Vegas High School cafeteria. The second one will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 at McFarland Hall.

    Rock Ulibarri, with Casa de Cultura, said students, parents and community members are all encouraged to attend.

  • Fitness Challenge
  • Sanchez Coffee Club
  • Bill contains millions for state hospital

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Deeply divided Democrats and Republicans headed home Saturday from a special legislative session dominated by partisan conflict over plans to draw new boundaries of districts for elected offices.

  • N.M. border to see another drop in apprehensions

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    The number of illegal immigrants apprehended along the Mexico-New Mexico border is expected to drop again and is following a steep decline that began five years ago, according to officials at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

    The fiscal year ending Oct. 1 will see another big decrease from the prior year and is likely a result of more border patrol agents and new technology infrastructure, said agency spokesman Doug Mosier.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 26, 2011

    In 1911

  • Looking Ahead - Sept. 26, 2011

    Community meeting is Thursday

    Las Vegas Marketing and Branding Community meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 29, at the Highlands University Student Senate Chambers in the Student Center Building, across from Perkins Stadium. For more information, call 454-1401 ext. 3277.