Local News

  • Bankruptcy filings in NM falling

    The Associated Press

    Bankruptcy filings in New Mexico have been sliding since mid-2010 and continued to decrease during the first half of 2012.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the clerk’s office for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Albuquerque says petitions were filed for 2,538 bankruptcies, down 18 percent from 3,094 filed during the first half of 2011.

  • Looking Back - July 23, 2012

    In 1962

    Wednesday, July 25 — A campaign to raise funds for the erection of a new Rough Riders Memorial and City Museum building was planned Tuesday night at a meeting called by Mrs. E.K. Warren, campaign organizer. Mrs. Warren, when residing here, had helped with the founding of the museum. Because of her continued interest in this project, she came to Las Vegas from Colorado Springs especially for the launching of this drive. The amount accrued in the building fund to date is $20,235. Of that sum, $20,000 was budgeted by the City Council.

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 23, 2012

    DWI Safe-Ride Home Services available

    The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service is available Fridays and Saturdays, from 8 pm to 2:30 am. Call 429-0336 for service. Rides are given in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishment to home.

  • Weather - July 23, 2012

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light southwest wind becoming south 10-15 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.


  • Police: Massacre planned for months

    By Mead Gruver and Thomas Peipert
    The Associated Press

    AURORA, Colo. — The shooting suspect accused in a deadly rampage inside a Colorado theater planned the attack with “calculation and deliberation,” police said Saturday, receiving deliveries by mail that authorities believe armed him for battle and were used to rig his apartment with dozens of bombs.

  • Names of 12 killed in rampage released

    By Gillian Flaccus and
    Kristen Wyatt
    The Associated Press

    AURORA, Colo.  — Ashley Moser drifted in and out of consciousness in the ICU, a bullet lodged in her throat and a gunshot wound to her abdomen. In her waking moments, she called for her 6-year-old daughter Veronica.

    Nobody had the heart to tell the 25-year-old mother that Veronica was already dead, the youngest victim killed at a Colorado movie theater in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.

  • Obama comforts families of victims

    By Mark S. Smith
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama again steps into the role of consoler-in-chief during a visit Sunday with distraught families of those gunned down in a minute and a half of horror at a midnight movie showing in Colorado.

    While authorities gather evidence on the suspect and the nation tries to fathom what drove the gunman, Obama planned to meet with loved ones struggling with pain and grief.

  • Usher's stepson dies from boating accident

    The Associated Press

    ATLANTA — The stepson of the Grammy award-winning pop star Usher has died, two weeks after the child was critically injured in a boating accident.

    Willie A. Watkins funeral home in Atlanta confirmed Saturday it was handling funeral arrangements for 11-year-old Kile Glover. He was a son of Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster.

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Kile died Saturday morning at an Atlanta area hospital.

  • Rifle wound sidelines judge

    Mora Magistrate John Sanchez was rushed to Alta Vista Regional Hospital earlier this month after he accidentally shot himself with a 30-30 caliber rifle.

    Sanchez, who was bleeding heavily, was quickly stabilized and then flown to a trauma center in Albuquerque on July 2.

    As of Wednesday the judge remained out on medical leave. Las Vegas Magistrate Judges Philip Romero and Chris Najar and Santa Rosa Magistrate James Moncayo have been handling his caseload since.

  • Looking Back - July 20, 2012

    In 1962

    Tuesday, July 24 — New Mexico Highlands University’s enrollment has more than doubled in the past decade and is expected to double again in the next few years, President Thomas C. Donnelly told members of the Legislative Finance Committee meeting on the campus yesterday. In 1962 enrollment jumped over 17 percent, he pointed out, with an increase of  more than 10 percent expected in September. The 1962 summer enrollment jumped 18 percent over the preceding year.