Local News

  • Farewell

    Nearly 10 years after the Rev. John Brasher arrived in Las Vegas to become pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows, he is moving on.

    Brasher’s last day at Our Lady of Sorrows was Thursday. He has been appointed pastor of Holy Family-St. Joseph in the Roy-Mosquero area and of Santa Clara parish  in Wagon Mound.

  • Heart attack claims retired professor

    A New Mexico Highlands University professor who spent decades mentoring students before retiring and volunteering his time to community causes has died.

    Kim Allen Kirkpatrick died Jan. 12 at an Albuquerque hospital after suffering a heart attack. He was 74.

  • Looking Back - News - Jan. 20, 2012

    In 1935

    Monday, Jan. 21 — By late spring Las Vegas will have entertainment facilities comparable to communities of much larger size, according to a double announcement made this morning by Elwood Voorhees, manager of the Fox-Coronado. First, Mr. Voorhees announced the starting of work today on the new Plaza theatre in West Las Vegas. The new building will be on the same site on Bridge Street as the old Plaza (formerly the Mutual) which was destroyed by fire September 14.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 20, 2012

    City hosting workshops for candidates

    The city of Las Vegas will be having three informational workshop meetings to be held at City Hall, 1700 North Grand Avenue, with the first starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday.  All Candidates and the public are invited to attend.  The other two meetings are planned for 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 and 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 6.

  • Weather - Jan. 20, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.  Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Partly sunny, with a high near 54. Breezy, with a west wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Mostly cloudy and breezy at night, with a low around 27.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 23.

  • Luna raises tabled

    Despite expressing support for the administration’s latest proposal to implement a cost of living increase for all employees and to give its lowest paid employees an even bigger boost in pay, the Luna Community College Board of Trustees voted Wednesday night to table the matter.

  • Jail Log - Jan. 20, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Jan. 9 and Jan. 16:

  • Appeals aim to overturn redistricting map

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Republicans tried unsuccessfully Wednesday to derail a legislative appeal of a court-ordered plan for drawing new district boundaries for the state House of Representatives.

    The outcome of the redistricting fight could influence policy decisions in New Mexico for the rest of the decade by determining whether Democrats or Republicans gain an advantage in future elections that determine the makeup of the 70-member House.

  • House Speaker has cancer

    By Barry Massey and
    Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — House Speaker Ben Lujan has lung cancer and will not seek re-election this year, the 76-year-old announced Tuesday in a dramatic opening of a 30-day legislative session.

    The Santa Fe Democrat, who has been speaker since 2001, made his announcement as shocked lawmakers wept and his wife, Carmen, son Democratic Congressman Ben Ray Lujan and other family members looked on.

  • Gov. Perry drops out of race

    By Beth Fouhy
    and David Espo
    The Associated Press

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination and endorsed Newt Gingrich, adding a fresh layer of unpredictability to the campaign two days before the South Carolina primary.

    “Newt’s not perfect, but who among us is?” Perry said. He called the former House speaker a “conservative visionary” best suited to replace Barack Obama in the White House.