Local News

  • Jail Log - Feb. 13, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 2 and Feb. 6:

    Jesus Moreno, 34, failure to pay child support, bench warrant, SM District
    Gilbert Solis, 41, probation violation: positive UA (Meth) (three-day sanction)
    Francisco Medina, 20, abandonment or abuse of a child (two counts), conspiracy
    Jeffrey Fernandez, 20, aggravated DWI
    Robert Salinas, 30, hold for investigation
    Stephanie Jaramillo, 31, probation violation: positive UA (Heroin/Cocaine), tampering with UA

  • Looking Back - Feb. 13, 2015

    In 1965

    Tuesday, Feb. 9 — Action on approval of the bypass was again deferred by the West Las Vegas Council at a regular meeting last night. Chief High way Engineer T.B. White presented to the council a suggested interchange to be located in the vicinity of New Mexico Avenue and Grand Avenue. However, Attorney Donald A. Martinez and Councilman Nash Lucero suggested that the interchange be moved slightly north of the proposed location to New Mexico and South Pacific Street.

  • Looking ahead - News - Feb. 13, 2015

    Pancake supper is Tuesday

    St. Paul’s Peace Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the church located on the corner of Eighth Street and National Avenue. Tickets are $8 per adult, $4 for children 12 and younger and includes all-you-can-eat pancakes and ham.

  • Weather - Feb. 13, 2015

    Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33. South wind around 10 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 68. West wind around 10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. A slight chance of rain and snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:50 a.m. to 5:41 p.m.

  • FYI - News - Feb. 13, 2015

    The Safe Ride program provided by the San Miguel County DWI Program will not run this weekend Feb. 13 or 14. Please designate a driver; do not drink and drive.

  • Tumor survivor living in NM

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had portions of a massive tumor removed in New Mexico is living comfortably in an Albuquerque suburb with his family as he prepares for more treatment.

    Jose Antonio Ramirez Serrano and his family are staying in a rented Rio Rancho home thanks to donations from church members, Kristean Alcocer of the First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho said Thursday.

    Alcocer said members also helped the family with the purchase of a used van.

  • Offices, schools and banks closing for President’s Day

    Las Vegas Optic

    Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed in observance of President’s Day holiday on Monday.

  • Carnegie to offer eBooks

    It’s 3 a.m., you can’t sleep and there’s nothing good on television. If only you had a good book to read.

    The next time that happens, you may just be able to check out a book from Carnegie Public Library. No, the historic building that houses the library  won’t be open 24 hours a day, but if you have a library card you will soon be able to check out an eBook anytime of the day or night. Best of all, it won’t cost you a dime.

  • Honoring their service - 2 West board members bid farewell

    On Monday evening, outgoing West Las Vegas board members Gary Gold and Henry Abeyta participated in their last official board meeting. Gold, who served on the board for eight years, decided against re-election.

    Abeyta is wrapping up his four-year term on the board; Patrick Marquez defeated him in last Tuesday’s election.

    Marquez and newly elected board member Anthony “Leroy” Benavidez, who will take over Gold’s position, will join the board officially in March.

  • Mora severs ties with attorneys

    Three weeks after a federal judge threw out Mora County’s community rights ordinance, the Mora County Commission has voted to sever ties with Thomas Linzey and the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund.

    Linzey and the CELDF were the architects of the Mora County Community Water Rights and Local Self-Government Ordinance, which U.S. District Judge James O Browning invalidated in January after finding that significant portions of the law enacted to stop oil and gas drilling within the county were unconstitutional.