Local News

  • West board OKs change order

    Football is in full swing at West Las Vegas High School and all their home games are being played at New Mexico Highlands University’s Perkins Stadium.

    The Frank Herrera Football complex has undergone several facelifts including artificial turf. On Thursday, the West Las Vegas School Board voted unanimously to approve a change order to continue the improvements at the complex. The vote  was taken after a lengthy executive session.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 17, 2011

    In 1911

  • Looking Ahead - Oct. 17, 2011

    Cannon meeting is Tuesday

    Air Force officials will take public comment from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Highlands’ Kennedy Lounge, 905 University Avenue, on the proposed low altitude training area.

  • Weather - Oct. 17, 2011

    Sunny, with a high near 75. North wind 10- 20 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 34. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming south.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. South wind 5-10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33.

    Sunny, with a high near 62. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39.

    Sunny, with a high near 70 and a low around 37.

  • 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.

  • For a good cause
  • County to file more liens

    San Miguel County is getting ready to file another batch of liens against property owners who have run up thousands of dollars of debt in unpaid trash bills.

    The finance department provided commissioners with a 12- page list of property owners who would have liens placed on their properties.

    Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to allow county staff to move forward with the process.

    The list contains 207 names of property owners owing between $1,199 and $1,742. The report states that the accounts have been delinquent since July 2003.

  • Neighbor arrested in theft case

    State Police arrested a Las Vegas man Tuesday in connection with a break-in at his neighbor’s house.

    Johnny Roybal, 31, who lives on Placita del Llano Road, has been charged with retaining stolen property over $250 and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • County road complaints intensify

    Concerns about poorly maintained roads dominated Tuesday’s San Miguel County Commission meeting, prompting some commissioners to say the county may need to shift more resources to road work when it does its mid-year budget review.

    “Somehow we are not addressing what people want in this county, and they want roads,” said Commissioner Ron Ortega.

    Ortega said the issue has begun to boil over, noting that nine out of every 10 calls he receives from constituents these days are about roads.

  • Justices consolidate redistricting suits

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The state Supreme Court on Wednesday resolved a dispute between Republicans and Democrats by consolidating redistricting lawsuits in Santa Fe and naming a retired judge to handle the cases.

    The court assigned all redistricting lawsuits, including any that may be filed later, to the 1st Judicial District in Santa Fe. It said retired District Court Judge James Hall will preside over the cases.