Local News

  • Watershed fire 90 percent contained

    The small fire burning in the Las Vegas watershed was 90 percent contained and 85 percent controlled as of Wednesday evening, City Manager Timothy Dodge said.

    The Lane fire, burning in the El Porvenir area northwest of Las Vegas, had burned about 16 acres on private land. Dodge has said lightning is the suspected cause of the fire, which was detected Tuesday afternoon.

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  • Warning issued on security peddlers

    Las Vegas police are warning homeowners to be wary of door-to-door salespeople peddling home security systems.

    Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño on Thursday echoed concerns raised by a local neighborhood watch group that issued an alert to its members earlier in the week.

    In the alert, neighborhood watch coordinator Ron Wooten-Green said he had received three complaints since Saturday about aggressive home security salesmen showing up at homes in the Eighth Street and Williams Drive area.

  • Jail Log - June 8, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 29 and June 5:
    Andrew Vigil, 53, commitment
    Carlos Yara, 21, failure to pay fines
    Floribal Bachicha, 24, Adult Probation Office-traveling without a permit
    Carlos Lagos, 21, mental health hold
    Joseph Montaño, 25, aggravated battery
    Christopher Montaño, 22, aggravated battery
    Arthur Vigil, 54, criminal trespass
    Arthur Lucero, 48, disorderly conduct

  • Looking Back - June 8, 2012

    In 1912

    Thursday, June 6 — The temperature in May was below normal. Precipitation is exactly what would be expected from the records. According to the report of Professor S.C Baker, observer at the volunteer weather bureau at New Mexico Normal University, the mean temperature for May was below normal and the precipitation was average. Normal: 67.3 degrees. The maximum temperature for May was 82 degrees.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 8, 2012

    Duck race is this Saturday

    Highlands University’s Going Quackers fundraiser for scholarships is this Saturday. Participants and spectators should meet on the banks of the Gallinas River just south of the bridge on Bridge Street at 11 a.m. Ducks can be bought for $5 each or $20 for a flock of five. Tickets will be available from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday and in advance from the Foundation Office. First prize is $100.

  • Weather - June 8, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 50. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 87. West wind 10-20 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 52.  

    Sunny, with a high near 85. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 52.

    Sunny, with a high near 80. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

  • River Racers - Annual duck race is Saturday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Rubber ducks will be swimming the waters of the Gallinas River in Las Vegas June 9 for the second annual New Mexico Highlands University’s Going Quakers fundraiser for student scholarships.

    Meet at 11 a.m. on the banks of the Gallinas just south of the bridge on Bridge Street to cheer for your little ducky in the race. This year, the specially ordered cowgirl and cowboy ducks sport cowboy hats, bandannas and lassos.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 8, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Ruth Mares installed in post

    Ruth Mares, co-owner of Territorial Title of Las Vegas, Inc. was recently installed as the president of the New Mexico Land Title Association at its annual convention held in Raton.  

    The New Mexico Land Title Association is an 85 year old organization made up of title and abstracting professionals, including independent title insurance agents and abstractors and title insurance underwriters and direct operations.

  • Alleged license fraud ring busted

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico authorities on Wednesday detailed what they called a “recipe for fraud” as they announced the bust of a sophisticated ring that specialized in helping illegal immigrants obtain fraudulent driver’s licenses.

    The recipe included reams of fraudulent documents — from rental agreements to bank statements, vehicle titles and insurance paperwork — that were used as proof of residency to obtain licenses in at least 54 cases, authorities said.