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  • West parade moved back to Friday

    Football battles are supposed to take place on the field, but when it comes to West Las Vegas’ homecoming, the battle has been playing out away from the gridiron.

    Homecoming festivities had been scheduled for months, but it turns out that the homecoming schedule conflicts with a volleyball tournament.

    In an effort to alleviate that conflict, Superintendent Gene Parson had previously announced that the parade would be moved from Friday, Sept. 19, to Thursday, Sept. 18.

  • Martinez reports $3.8M in campaign

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democratic challenger Gary King has stepped up his fundraising in New Mexico’s race for governor, but Republican incumbent Susana Martinez maintains a large campaign cash advantage with voting set to start in about a month, according to financial reports filed Monday.

    The governor’s re-election campaign had cash-on-hand of $3.8 million at the start of this month while King reported a balance of $157,730 in his campaign account.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 10, 2014

    In 1964
    Wednesday, Sept. 9 — Don Whorton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Whorton, left this week for Albuquerque where is is a member of the first class of the University of New Mexico medical school. Of the 23 class members, 18 are from New Mexico.

  • Looking ahead - News - Sept. 10, 2014

    Woodmen, city to host ceremony
    Woodmen of the World Chapter 2 and the City of Las Vegas will host the Honor and Remembrance Ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Carnegie Public Library. The public is invited.

  • Weather - Aug. 10, 2014

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 51. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

    Thursday

  • Funeral home escapes tax auction

    Gonzales Funerals and Cremations, which was slated to go up for auction following years of unpaid property taxes, has received a reprieve.

    The funeral home was one of 12 properties pulled off the auction list prior to Wednesday’s sale.

    “I believe their attorneys were able to work out a payment plan,” Chief Deputy San Miguel County Treasurer Justin Garcia said last week.

    But exactly what the payment plan is and how much the mortuary may have paid as a down payment, if anything, is unclear.

  • Fishing time - Area lakes showing steady rise

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Conchas, Sumner and Santa Rosa lakes are all full again, thanks to abundant monsoon rains this summer, and now is a great time to visit them as the weather cools and the crowds fade.

    “It’s just been terrific,” says Mary Sena of the Fisherman’s Hideaway at Sumner Lake out on the eastern plains. “The lake hasn’t looked this good in years.”

  • 4 nonprofits receive $36K in grants

    Four nonprofit organizations that serve San Miguel County and other parts of northeastern New Mexico have received grants totaling $36,000 from the New Mexico Community Foundation.

    “As New Mexico’s only statewide community foundation, these funds represent a unique and much needed opportunity to fund organizations in rural parts of the state, especially in underserved communities of northeastern New Mexico,” the Foundation said in a news release announcing the grants.

  • Counties warned on immigrants

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico county jails may face litigation from inmates kept in custody for no other grounds than receiving a hold request from federal immigration authorities.

    Counties recently received letters about potential lawsuits centering on immigration holds which lawyers deem false imprisonment, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Sept. 8, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Ariz. man dies in crash
    WAGON MOUND — New Mexico State Police say an Arizona man died when the vehicle he was riding in overturned on an interstate.

    Authorities say a Ford pickup truck heading northbound on Interstate 25 about 8 miles north of Wagon Mound rolled over Thursday.

    They say the pickup somehow entered the median and overturned six times.

    Police say 68-year-old Oscar Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.