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  • County praised for moratorium

    San Miguel County Commissioners were thanked Tuesday for appointing a task force to develop an oil and gas ordinance for the county and for enacting and extending a temporary moratorium on oil and gas development.

    The thank you came in the form of a letter signed by more than 100 San Miguel County residents and presented to commissioners during last week’s meeting by Brad Turk, who lives on Las Dispensas Road.

  • Contract for city street work led to dispute

    The Oct. 6 altercation between Oren Mathews and Miguel Melendez followed a roller coaster procurement process for materials for the city’s Cutler repaving project, which is nearly complete.

    At least two dozen city streets were targeted for work, and the city issued a call for bids for material for the project in August.

    Mathews’ Rocky Road Gravel was the low bidder on the project, and city staff during a special meeting in September recommended that the contract be awarded to that company.

  • Looking Ahead - Oct. 19, 2011

    City Council meeting today

    The City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today, Oct. 19, at City Hall, 1700 N. Grand Ave. 

  • Weather - Oct. 19, 2011

    Sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming south 5-10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 36. North wind 5-10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 5-15 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 37.

    Sunny, with a high near 72.Mostly clear at night, with a low around 40.

    Sunny, with a high near 68. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37.

  • FYI - News

    City of Las Vegas utility customers can 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, but 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.

  • Cowboy up
  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Oct. 19, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Earthquake strikes near lab
    SANTA FE — A magnitude 3.8 earthquake has struck around 20 miles from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The U.S. Geological Survey says the light temblor hit after 10:30 a.m. on Monday. It was centered nine miles north of Santa Fe and hit around 19 miles southeast of Los Alamos National Laboratory. It also had a depth of around .7 miles.

    There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

  • Revenue outlook weakens

    By Barry Massey
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s financial outlook is weakening and there will be less money available for government programs and services in the upcoming budget year than previously expected, lawmakers were told Tuesday.

    Underscoring the economic uncertainty facing the state and nation, a new revenue forecast outlined to lawmakers lowered projections for tax collections by about $21.5 million in the current budget year and $123 million in the fiscal year that starts next July.

  • Investigation costs city $900,000

    Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The city of Albuquerque has spent nearly $900,000 on a former police officer since an investigation began into whether he killed his wife.

    Levi Chavez, who is charged with murder, had been an Albuquerque officer for nine months when the Valencia County Sheriff's Office started investigating him a month after Tera Chavez's death on Oct. 21, 2007.

  • In Brief - National News - Oct. 19, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Obama to sign 3 trade deals

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to sign trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia on Friday, capping years of negotiations and completing U.S. action on the biggest trade deal since the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1993.