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  • Sign celebrates downtown areas

    Las Vegas Mayor Tony Marquez was speaking about economic development during an outside ceremony Friday when a loud cement truck came by.

    No one could hear the mayor for a moment, but he didn’t seem to mind.

    After the truck went away, Marquez said, “We hope to hear that kind of sound all the time.”

    Marquez was among more than 20 local and state officials who attended the unveiling of a sign at Douglas and Grand avenues celebrating the work of MainStreet Las Vegas, a downtown redevelopment organization.

  • West gets praise as it approves bond firm

    The West Las Vegas school district got some praise last week after it authorized the sale of bonds to pay for school improvements.

    The board unanimously approved the Baker Group of Oklahoma City for the $1.1 million in bonds. The company offered an interest rate of 2.75 percent.

    West’s investment adviser, Al Clemmons of George K. Baum & Company, said Moody’s, a financial research firm, is pleased with the performance of the board and administration.

  • County moves toward oil and gas moratorium

    The San Miguel County Commission has taken its first step toward setting a year-long moratorium on oil and gas drilling permits while it enacts new regulations.

    On Tuesday, the commission voted unanimously to publish the proposed moratorium and seek public comment.

    As it stands, the county has about a half page of regulations for oil and gas regulations. That’s from a land-use ordinance in 1986 that’s about an inch thick.

  • Man dies in apartment fire

    A man perished in a fire early Saturday evening, but authorities have yet to identify him.

    The fire was contained to one apartment in an eight-unit complex on Collins Drive, a couple of blocks north of the main fire station on Legion Drive. Firefighters arrived around 6:40 p.m.

    Fire Chief Phillip Mares said the fire had been going for a while when his department showed up.  He said it’s possible it took a while for anyone to call because most people were at the annual Light Parade, which was just ending when firefighters got  the call.

  • Rainsville woman hurt in accident

    A Rainsville woman remains in the hospital after her car was reportedly struck by a drunken driver early Saturday afternoon.

    Glenda Fernandez, 28, is at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, in Santa Fe, her adoptive mother, Virginia Fernandez, said. The accident happened around 2 p.m. on N.M. Highway 518 near the Midway Grocery in Sapello.

    Fernandez was headed south to her job at the state hospital when a northbound car driven by Robert Wooley, 27, of Rockwall, Texas, swerved into Fernandez’s lane, hitting her head on, state police said.

  • Alamo, Pion projects to be suspended

    The projects to improve Alamo and Piñon streets will be suspended for the winter later this month.

    To finish the projects, the city needs to have at least two days of weather of 60 degrees or warmer, said Carlos Ortiz, the city’s public works director. That’s not likely to happen until March or April, he said.

    So the contractor for those projects will get a few final things done and then stop around Dec. 19, Ortiz said. The Alamo project is nearly finished, he said.

  • Chainsaw taken from fire truck

    A chainsaw valued at $1,200 was stolen from a Gallinas Volunteer Fire Department truck between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 in front of K-Bobs restaurant on Seventh Street, an official said.

    Fire Lt. Lorenzo Montoya said the crew had been battling a fire near La Morada, which had started on Thanksgiving Day and had returned from putting out hot spots to eat dinner. He said the Fire Department will not press charges if the chainsaw is returned. He asks that anyone with information about this theft call 425-6171.

    Montoya said the La Morada fire was successfully contained.

  • Snowstorm hits Las Vegas

    More than six inches of snow fell on Las Vegas Monday night, and fierce winds reduced visibility and caused drifting Tuesday.

    Both local school districts closed for the day on Tuesday and are on two-hour delay today.

    The County Commission held its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon, with Alta Vista Regional Hospital's administrator taking questions from the panel on why the hospital hasn't started negotiating with its union.

  • ONLINE UPDATE: Schools to have two-hour delay Wednesday

    Both the East and West school districts will be starting two hours late Wednesday as a result of Tuesday's snowstorm.

    West Las Vegas Superintendent Jim Abreu confirmed the delayed opening, saying the two districts like to work together in making such decisions.

    Schools were closed Tuesday because of the storm.

    The West Las Vegas board met Tuesday night, but it limited its meeting agenda to just one item. All the other issues will be addressed at a special meeting next week.

     

     

  • City to give money for shelter

    The local group providing shelter for the homeless will get some help from the city.

    Last week, the City Council voted unanimously to give $10,000 to Samaritan House while officials work with the group on a long-term solution.

    Earlier in the year, Mayor Tony Marquez had appointed council members Andrew Feldman and Morris Madrid to a homelessness task force. Madrid noted that he hadn’t done a “lick of work” on the task force and asked that Feldman, who has been involved in the process, to make the motion for the funding. Feldman did just that.