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  • Jail Log - Oct. 26, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 16 and Oct. 22:
    Brandy Sanchez, 18, Adult Probation Office warrant - positive for alcohol, traveled without permit, failure to report change of address, original charge: possession of controlled substance
    Katalina Leyba, 23, bench warrant arrest
    Joseph Montaño, 37, purchase or use of license while under suspension or revocation, no registration, receiving stolen property
    Dion Maes, 44, bench warrant

  • Looking Back - Oct. 26, 2012

    In 1962

    Thursday, Oct. 25 — Elmer Kaemper, manager of the Public Service Co., here, briefed members of the City and Town Council on the plans of the Public Service Company in the Las Vegas area and reviewed the company’s history here at a noon luncheon meeting at the Flamingo. Kaemper reviewed the development of the company’s well field in the Las Vegas area in 1956 and 1957 with four wells drilled in the Taylor field. These wells enabled the company to maintain its supply of water to Las Vegas during the drought years.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 26, 2012

    Dia de Los Muertos artist’s reception

    Casa de Cultura’s Sixth Annual Dia de Los Muertos artist’s reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Friday) at the Burris Hall Gallery on the Highlands campus. There will be mariachis, refreshments and face painting. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Oct. 26, 2012

    Partly sunny, with a high near 41. South wind around 10 mph. Friday night, partly cloudy with a low around 22. South wind around 10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 56. South wind 10-15 mph. Saturday night, mostly clear, with a low around 30.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Sunday night, mostly clear, with a low around 32.

    Sunny, with a high near 64. Monday night, mostly clear, with a low around 35.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:18 a.m. to 6:11 p.m.

  • No serious injuries
  • Rec center fees inching up

    The city’s Abe Montoya Recreation Center is implementing a new fee structure next week, which means higher prices for some people using the facility.

    Among the changes:

    • Day swimming and gym passes will jump from $1 to $3, making the prices consistent with current charges for the fitness center and racquetball.

    • Senior Circle swimming prices will go from 50 cents to $1.50.

    • Monthly passes will cost $32, a $2 increase

  • Horns aplenty - ‘Glowing’ band to entertain crowd

    Those who attend tonight’s West Las Vegas band production will be treated to a visual feast in addition to great music.

    The event begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at the Frank Herrera Complex on  the West Las Vegas campus.

    The band will be using black lights for its artistic Glow in the Dark show.

  • Ambulance tax pushed for Mora

    Mora County officials say passage of a proposed gross receipts tax increase is crucial in order for the county to be able to provide ambulance service to county residents.

    The measure, raising the gross receipts tax in Mora County by one-fourth of 1 percent — is one of the items on the Nov. 6 ballot.

    Under state law, the money generated — county officials are estimating it would be about $60,000 a year — would be available for use on ambulance, dispatch and behavioral health services.

  • City to buy land near Keyes Park

    The city of Las Vegas plans to buy property west of Keyes Park for possible expansion of the park, and it’s getting a great deal on the land.

    The 1.5 acre property is at the southeast corner of First Street and Mills Avenue. The vacant land is zoned for general commercial use and has been appraised at $295,000, City Attorney Dave Romero has said.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 24, 2012

    In 1962

    Thursday, Oct. 25 — Type 2 Sabin Oral Polio Vaccine will be offered on Sunday, at Stu Clark Gym, the Employment Office, North Public School, South Public School, Mora High School, Anton Chico School, Villanueva School and Wagon Mound. The vaccine will be given on a cube of sugar to be swallowed. Dr. Isaac Terr is in charge of the program.