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  • Bridge Street makeover
  • Looking ahead - News - March 21, 2012

    The Las Vegas City Council will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight, March 21, at City Hall.

  • Looking Back - March 21, 2012

    Saturday, March 16 — That the new sewer system has been completed for several months, is in good working order and has been entirely paid for was the gratifying report to the city council last night. The total cost was $22,624.12.

  • Weather - March 21, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. North wind around 10 mph. A slight chance of rain showers before midnight, then a slight chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. North wind  5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. North wind around 10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 33.

    Sunny, with a high near 69. Clear at night, with a low around 39.


  • FYI - News - March 21, 2012

    City of Las Vegas utility customers can once again pay their bills at City Hall. The payment center at City Hall, 1700 North Grand, has re-opened and will be accepting payments from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, though it will be closed during the lunch hour. The payment center is for payments only. Payments can still be made. at the Utility Department on 12th Street from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., including through the lunch hour.

  • Wind Blown
  • 3 seek re-election to county posts

    Two of the three San Miguel County commissioners whose terms expire at the end of the year plan to seek re-election while the third commissioner cannot run again because of term limits.

    Commissioners Nicolas Leger and Marcellino Ortiz, both Democrats, said they would seek a second term. Leger represents District 5 and Ortiz represents District 2. David Salazar, meanwhile, is nearing the end of his second term as the District 4 commissioner and cannot seek re-election.

  • Man rescued after 6 days in mountains

    A Tennessee man spent six days lost in the mountains of San Miguel and Guadalupe counties before finding an abandoned cabin, getting in and dialing 911 last Tuesday.

    An ambulance crew rescued Edward Flores near Trementina in eastern San Miguel County. He was transported to Alta Vista Regional Hospital, where he was treated for dehydration and minor injuries.

    “As I prayed, I asked, ‘Is this how I’m going to end my life?’” he said. “Then I heard (one of) my son’s voice.’”

  • Paying it Forward

    They could have spent their spring break kicking back, enjoying a weeklong break from the stress of college classes. Instead, 40 students from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities opted to spend the free time doing service projects and giving back to various communities around the country.

    On Tuesday, the group stopped in the Meadow City as part of its “Pay it Forward” tour. They spent their time here cleaning up debris and picking up unsightly trash along the city’s River Walk.

  • West board takes up team names

    A proposal to change the Lady Dons mascot to the “Donettes” received a cold reception from the West Las Vegas School board on Thursday evening, but the board did agree to change the mascots of the Middle School teams.

    One of the agenda items was a discussion on the naming of all in-town athletic teams as “Dons” and “Donettes.” Currently the West Las Vegas Middle School girls’ teams are known as the Lady Gents and the boys’ teams are known as the Gents.