Local News

  • 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.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Tuesday, Oct. 17 — Last night, while J.A. O’Rourke, proprietor of the Le Roy hotel on Grand Avenue, was sleeping soundly, a robber entered his room and stole a fine gold watch and a sum of money amounting to about $20. This morning the loss was reported to Chief of Police Ben Coles. The chief went over the ground carefully in search of a clue, but nothing that pointed to the identity of the culprit was discovered.

  • Looking Ahead - Oct. 14, 2011

    Citywide cleanup is Saturday

    Keep Las Vegas Beautiful is sponsoring a citywide cleanup as part of New Mexico’s Toss No Mas program on Saturday, Oct. 15.  Participants can sign up at 9 a.m. at Hannah Park on Legion Drive.

  • Weather - Oct. 14, 2011

    Sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming calm. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 42. West wind around 5 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 78. West wind 5-10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 45.
    Sunny, with a high near 77. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 44.

    Sunny, with a high near 78. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 40.

  • FYI - News

    City of Las Vegas utility customers can once again pay their bills at City Hall. The payment center at City Hall, 1700 North Grand, has re-opened and will be accepting payments from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, though it will be closed during the lunch hour. The payment center is for payments only. Payments can still be made at the Utility Department on 12th Street from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., including through the lunch hour.

  • Local Briefs - Oct. 14, 2011

    Alleged hit-and-run driver arrested

    A man who police say was involved in a hit-and-run was arrested Tuesday night on multiple charges, including driving drunk.

    In a court filing, state police say that George Padilla, 59, of the 1900 block of Romero Street, blew a .19 on a breath test. The presumed level of intoxication in New Mexico is .08.

  • Deadliest outbreak in 25 years

    By Mary Clare Jalonick
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — An outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is now linked to 23 deaths, making it the deadliest known outbreak of foodborne illness in the U.S. in more than 25 years.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 116 people have been sickened in the outbreak, including those who died. The number of deaths has now surpassed a 1998 outbreak of listeria in processed meats that was linked to 21 deaths. A 1985 listeria outbreak in Mexican-style soft cheeses killed 52 people.

  • $177K spent on license review program

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration says it has spent $177,000 on the program to review foreign nationals’ driver’s licenses before a judge halted it last month.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the New Mexico governor is continuing to sift through returned letters that had been sent to license-holders, looking for evidence of fraud.

  • Jail Log - Oct. 14, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Oct. 5 and Oct. 11: