Local News

  • In Brief - News - March 16, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Deputy facing drug charge
    A sheriff’s deputy in northeastern New Mexico has been charged with attempting to possess cocaine with intent to distribute.
    Deputy Vidal Sandoval of the Colfax County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Friday.
    Authorities say they began to investigate Sandoval last summer after two men complained an officer seized marijuana and cash from them during a traffic stop without giving a receipt.

  • Looking Back - March 16, 2015

    In 1965
    Monday, March 16 — An address by Herbert A. Philbrick has been scheduled for the evening of April 11 at University Hall on the Highlands University campus. Philbrick is the author of the book, “I Led Three Lives,” which related his experiences as a secret agent of the FBI assigned to pose as a member of the Communist Party back in the 1940s. According to Time Magazine, Philbrick “postponed his own life, liberty and pursuit of happiness to get to the bottom of the great Communist Communist conspiracy in the United States.”

  • Looking ahead - News - March 16, 2015

    Safe-Ride-Home Service available Tuesday
    The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service is available Fridays and Saturdays, from 8 p.m. to 2:30 am. Call 429-0336 for service. Rides are given in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishment to home. the Safe-Ride-Home Service will also be available on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.

  • Weather - March 16, 2015

    Sunny, with a high near 72. West wind 5-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 38. South wind 10-15 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    A 10 percent chance of showers after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.

    A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. A 20 percent chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.

  • FYI - News - March 16, 2015

    The Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed beginning Thursday, March 12, thru Wednesday, March 18, because the agency will be converting its court software and will be participating in software training during this time. Municipal court will reopen at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 19.

  • Another tax hike on the way

    Worried about legislation pending in the state Legislature, San Miguel County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to fast track an ordinance that would raise the gross receipts tax throughout San Miguel County by a quarter cent.

  • Tito’s Gallery celebrates 30 years

    Thousands of unique jewelry pieces have been created by Tito Chavez and sold through his gallery on Bridge Street throughout the years. On Saturday, Chavez and his wife, Mary,  will celebrate their 30th anniversary of being in business.

    Saturday’s anniversary party takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the gallery located at 157 Bridge St. and will include drawings, gifts, refreshments and even surprises.

  • Ex-patient crashes SUV into hospital

    A former patient of the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute who was allegedly intoxicated and determined to get his medication, drove his sports utility vehicle through the front doors of the facility’s admissions building early Wednesday morning.

    No one except the driver appears to have been injured in the incident, which occurred just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday.

  • Man accused of attacking girlfriend

    A 55-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested and charged Wednesday with a third-degree felony after taking his unresponsive girlfriend to the hospital and telling police she fell several times.

    State Police charged David J. Romero, whose address is listed as being on the 300 block of South Commerce, with one count of aggravated battery against a household member, causing great bodily harm.

  • Bills highlight partisan views on drilling

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Dueling New Mexico House and Senate moves Tuesday highlight a brewing partisan battle over the authority of counties to regulate oil and gas development.

    The GOP-controlled House passed a measure Tuesday on a 37-28 vote that would limit local control of such development, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. The bill also gives the state Oil Conservation Division and Oil Conservation Commission exclusive authority to regulate oil and gas extraction.