Local News

  • Weather - May 27, 2011

    Sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a west wind 15-25 mph with gusts as high as 35 mph. Mostly clear at night with a low around 47. West wind 10-20 mph.

    Sunny and breezy, with a high near 83. West wind 10-15 mph,  increasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Mostly clear and breezy at night, with a low around 49.

    Sunny and breezy, with a high near 79. Mostly clear and breezy at night, with a low around 48.

  • FYI - News

    Las Vegas is in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns at all. At-home car washing is also prohibited. Local car washes may remain open as long as they are using recycled water. Fines range from a warning for a first offense to a $450 fine for a third and subsequent offense.

  • BREAKING: Five area youths injured in I-25 wreck

    Five Las Vegas youths were transported to a Santa Fe hospital Wednesday afternoon after the vehicle they were traveling in crashed into a median on Interstate 25 between Pecos and El Dorado and rolled several times, according to state police.

    The driver of the vehicle, 18-year-old Ty Lewis, sustained the worst of the injuries — an apparent skull fracture, Sgt. Tim Johnson said. But he added that at this point, it appears that he is going to be fine.

    Lewis is a graduating senior at Robertson High School.

  • East wants to add principals

    Interim Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez’s plan for boosting student achievement at the Las Vegas City Schools district includes finding the money so that every elementary school in the district will have its own principal.

  • Hantavirus kills 35-year-old man

    By Susan Montoya-Bryan
    The Associated Press

    State health officials on Monday urged people to take precautions when cleaning summer cabins and storage sheds to protect against hantavirus pulmonary syndrome after the infection claimed its latest victim in New Mexico.

    The state Department of Health said a 35-year-old Torrance County man has died from hantavirus. The department did not release his name.

  • Grant pays for new county trucks

    San Miguel County has replaced four of its old vehicles with four brand new ones that burn cleaner thanks to nearly $516,000 in federal stimulus funding.

    The stimulus money — awarded through a one-time Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant from the New Mexico Environment Department’s Air Quality Bureau — was also used to buy 10 diesel-fueled fired engine heaters for public works diesel vehicles.

  • High-speed chase leads to charges

    A 27-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested and charged Saturday for leading state police on a high-speed chase that finally ended near Pastura when the brakes of his vehicle locked, forcing the vehicle to skid, go airborne and crash into a highway fence, according to a court document.

    Erminio Archuleta, of the 3500 block of Lois, is charged with aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, Driving while under the influence of liquor or drugs, negligent use of a deadly weapon,  and having an open container inside his vehicle.

  • Mora schools plan has parents upset

    A budget balancing plan put forth by Mora Independent Schools Superintendent Thomas Garcia is causing a stir.

    Garcia is proposing that a teacher who currently teaches elective or vocational courses be made a part-time employee to help plug a roughly $110,000 shortfall in the upcoming budget. No decision has been made on what specific program would be targeted.  

    ”It would impact music, the band, shop and I think the librarian,” said school board member George A. Trujillo, who is against the plan.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Friday, May 26 — Three convicts employed in the road construction camp recently established on Tecolote hill by Cleofes Romero, warden of the territorial penitentiary at Santa Fe, escaped some time Wednesday night. No trace of the men has been discovered although the officers are making a careful search for them. The men are accorded considerable liberty in the road camps, being regarded somewhat in the same position as trusties.

  • Looking Ahead

    Story Time at Carnegie on Wednesday

    The theme of this week’s Story Time at Carnegie Public Library is Memorial Day, the book is “Cat Secrets” by Jef Czekaj, and the craft is CD patriotic decoration. Story Time is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.