Local News

  • Mora Schools get $1.4M grant

    The Mora Independent School District has been awarded a $1.4 million grant to help ensure that it’s students are prepared for college when they graduate from high school.

    “This grant will provide the opportunity for our students to excel from middle school into their collegiate careers,” said Mora Superintendent Thomas Garcia. Of the 89 school districts in the state, only 12 are receiving the GEARUP grant, which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.

  • 50-year-old facing sixth DWI charge

    A 50-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested earlier this month for driving under the influence, sixth offense.

    Ruben Gallegos, of the 900 block of Lagunita Road, was arrested May 5 on the felony drunk driving charge and a misdemeanor charge of having an open container in his vehicle.

  • Local Briefs - May 14, 2012

    Plane crash claims pilot
    A 63-year-old Scotsdale, Ariz., man died after his plane crashed in San Miguel County late Friday.

    Robert Seigal was the sole occupant of the plane, state police Lt. Robert McDonald said. McDonald said Seigal left Nevada on Friday and was heading to Athens, Ga.

    “For unknown reason his plane crashed east of las Vegas off of (N.M) 104, sometime late on (Friday),” McDonald said in an email.

  • Supremacist prison gang numbers grow

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s prisons have seen a rise in white supremacist gang membership as some inmates seek protection against largely Hispanic gangs, according to state officials.

    State numbers show that membership in white supremacist gangs has doubled in prisons during the past 10 years, and state officials worry the numbers may keep climbing.

  • Doctor pleads in trafficking case

    The Associated Press

    RATON — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Mexico doctor has pleaded guilty to trafficking prescription drugs.

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 48-year-old Gilbert Christopher Aragon Jr. entered his plea to a five-count indictment during a hearing in federal court Friday in Albuquerque.

    Aragon works at the Family Practice Clinic in Raton.

    The trafficking took place between July 2009 and July 2010 while he worked at the clinic.

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 14, 2012

    East board meeting is Tuesday

    The Las Vegas City Schools Board will meet at 5 p.m. this Tuesday at the Central Office board room, located on Douglas Avenue. Among the items to be covered is the proposal to move the district to a four-day school week next year.

  • Weather - May 14, 2012

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. East wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.Isolated showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 48.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 51.

  • Graduation Luncheon
  • Judge blasts co-op action

    Saying he was “flabbergasted” by the procedure used by the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative in disqualifying a candidate for the District 2 trustees position, State District Judge Eugenio Mathis nixed the election scheduled for this past Tuesday and ordered the organization to put Rock Ulibarri’s name back on the ballot.

  • Music Extravaganza

    A tradition is about to be born in Las Vegas. On Saturday, area bands will strut their stuff at several different venues for the Meadow City Music Festival.

    The festival is being organized by Cindy Collins, the executive director of MainStreet de Las Vegas, and several organizations.

    “Las Vegas is so fortunate to have such a diversity of great musicians,” Collins said.