Local News

  • Legality of road work in question

    The San Miguel County Commission has voted down a request to adopt a road in Pendaries. But the request has brought up questions about whether county officials have been breaking state law by paving portions of it even though the thoroughfare isn’t on its road log.

    The issue came to light during last week’s Commission meeting in Pecos.

  • Temporary digs for Municipal Court

    For years if you had a city- police-department-issued citation you would head to court on Grand Avenue.

    That still holds true, but this time around you have to go farther north to City Hall to take care of your citation. The municipal court has been hearing cases in the City Council chambers for a few weeks as asbestos was removed from the court located at 727 Grand Ave.

    Las Vegas City Manager Elmer Martinez said the asbestos has since been abated, and city crews will soon start putting the facility back together.

  • West eyes new location for ball fields

    The West Las Vegas School District has purchased property off Romero Street for $281,000 in hopes of relocating its Cinder Road baseball and softball  fields closer to the high school, off Moreno.

    Luna Community College, meanwhile, is interested in buying the Cinder Road fields.

  • Campaign finance reports to be reviewed

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The spending of political contributions by elected officials in New Mexico came under greater scrutiny Wednesday as more allegations of possible violations of the state’s campaign finance reporting laws surfaced in the wake of a scandal that has cast a shadow over the secretary of state’s office.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 18, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 3  and Sept. 10:

    David Moree, 34, probation violation: Consumption of alcohol, APO
    Frank Cyrus, 32, failure to appear, Mora
    Joseph Martinez, 23, driving on suspended revoked license
    Alvin Quintana, 50, probation violation: failure to report and failure to give UA
    Carlos Tafoya, 34, probation violation: police contact and was intoxicated at the time.
    Daniel Gallegos, 19, aggravated stalking, bench warrant, SM Magistrate

  • House panel schedules meeting in secretary of state case

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The panel of New Mexico lawmakers that will be investigating fraud and other charges against one of the state’s highest ranking officials as part of impeachment proceedings has scheduled its first meeting.

    The House Special Investigatory Committee will meet Sept. 28 at the State Capitol in Santa Fe. The bipartisan panel will be discussing the hiring of special legal counsel, rules for the investigation and a hearing schedule.

  • Weather - Sept. 18, 2015


    HIGH 83° / LOW 49°
    Sunny, with a high near 83. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

    6:46 a.m. to 7:04 p.m.


    HIGH 71° / LOW 50°
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    6:46 a.m. to 7:02 p.m.


  • Man sought for shooting at car

    Las Vegas police have obtained an arrest warrant for a 19-year-old man who allegedly fired two shots from a rifle at a man who was trying to obtain his license plate number on Monday morning.

  • National recognition - Butterfly program expands

    A local program has caught the attention of national officials. Mission Fly Away program was recently received the National Pollinator Champion award in the education category from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department. The program teaches middle school students the importance of Monarch butterflies

  • City spending on overtime is down

    City of Las Vegas employees are still putting in overtime, but the amount of overtime they worked last fiscal year is down significantly from the year before.

    And the trend appears to be continuing into this fiscal year.

    A city analysis of overtime payments to employees from fiscal year 2014 to present shows that the city paid $85,509 less in overtime last fiscal year, which ended on June 30, compared to the previous fiscal year. That represents a 15.4 percent drop in overtime spending.