Local News

  • Looking Ahead - News - Dec. 24, 2012

    Safe Ride extended during holidays

    The San Miguel County Safe Ride Home Service will extend its hours of operation during the holidays. Days of operation will include Dec. 26 through Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.. Service will still operate Friday and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.  Services are provided from any liquor establishment to your home in the Las Vegas area.  Call 505-429-0336 for a ride.

  • Weather - Dec. 24, 2012

    Partly sunny with a high near 41. West wind 5-15 mph becoming south in the morning. Monday night, mostly cloudy and a 20 percent chance of snow showers, with a low around 20.

    Christmas Day
    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy with a high near 30. Tuesday night, mostly cloudy with a low around 9.

    Mostly sunny with a high near 37. Wednesday night, mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.


  • Holiday Spirit
  • City switching gears on dam

    It had been selected as the city’s top water priority.

    For $20 million, the city had planned to raise the capacity of Peterson Dam by 1,200 acre feet, putting an end to the leaks that have plagued the structure for years and eliminating the potential that the dam could fail during a major storm event.

    But the raising of Peterson Dam is now off the table after the engineering firm conducting a geotechnical investigation of the project discovered that the geology of the area would likely increase the cost of the project by millions.

  • Remembering the Victims
  • Luna not seeking re-election

    A longtime member of Las Vegas City School board has decided not to seek another term,  while no incumbents are seeking re-election in Mora.

    Tuesday was filing day across the state for those wanting to run for school board. Election day is Feb. 5.

    East board member Elaine Luna did not file for re-election. Luna has served on the board since 2003 when she was appointed to fill the vacant seat of former board member Jody Stege.

  • House speaker Lujan dead at 77

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — House Speaker Ben Lujan, one of the most powerful and longest serving state legislators in New Mexico history and the father of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, died late Tuesday at age 77 after a long battle with lung cancer, a spokesman for his son said.
    He died at about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday after a brief stay at Christus St. Vincent’s hospital in Santa Fe, Andrew Stoddard, a spokesman for Congressman Lujan, said early Wednesday.

  • In Brief - Local News - Dec. 21, 2012

    Police union, city reach deal

    The City Council and the Las Vegas Police Officers Association have signed off on a new contract.
    City Manager Timothy Dodge said the contract calls for all police officers to receive their annual step increase in accordance with their current pay plan. Also, all but five officers will receive a 25 cent per hour raise.

  • Newtown tries to make sense of tragedy

    By David Klepper and Katie Zezima
    The Associated Press
    NEWTOWN, Conn. — For a third straight day Wednesday, funeral processions rolled through a grieving Connecticut town trying to make sense of the massacre of 20 first-graders and six adults in an elementary school less than two weeks before Christmas.
    A 7-year-old boy who had dreamed of being a firefighter and a heroic first-grade teacher who died while trying to shield students from the carnage were among the victims laid to rest in what has become an unrelenting cycle of sorrow and loss.

  • EMT, police officer honored for saving life

    Two city of Las Vegas employees, a fire engineer/EMT and a police officer, have received the Fire Department’s Phoenix Award, which is given in recognition of saving a life.

    Jerry Lopez, the Fire Department employee, and police officer Americk Padilla were presented with the award at a ceremony on Tuesday