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  • Couple charged in deaths

    Five months after two boarding home residents died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a backyard shed where they were being housed, the couple caring for them is facing criminal charges.

    Denise A. Encinias, 41, and Jose Encinias,, 47, who reside on the 3500 block of Ning Road, north of Las Vegas, have each been charged with two counts of neglect of a resident resulting in death, second-degree felonies. Jose Encinias is also facing a misdemeanor count of installing an LP gas heater without a license and not having that installation inspected or certified.

  • State Champs - Three-peat for Pecos cheerleaders

    One, two and now three cheer state championships call Pecos High School home. After a nearly flawless cheer routine, the highly spirited green and gold team captured its third state championship at the State Spirit Competition on Saturday at the Pit in Albuquerque.

    But it was not the only blue trophy brought home by an area native. Las Vegas native and Santa Fe High School cheer head coach Christie Baca led her squad to its Class AAAA state cheer championship title.

  • Co-op chair, manager ousted

    The Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative Board  of Trustees appointed Chief Financial Officer LaDonna LaRan as the utility’s interim CEO and manager on Monday evening.

    That action came four days after the board majority voted to fire Chief Executive Officer and Manager Alex Romero and to remove Diego Quintana from his position as chairman of the board.

  • Firearms stolen in burglary last week

    Las Vegas police are asking for the public’s help in finding the person or people responsible for several burglaries last month, including one that occurred last Thursday on the 100 block of Commerce Street in which several firearms were taken.

    A reward is available for information leading to an arrest and/or conviction. Tips can be called in to Crimestoppers at 425-8884.

    In the Commerce Street incident, the burglar forced his or her way into the home and got away with six firearms and 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - April 2, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - April 2, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 2, 2014

    Band Fest 2014
    The Band Fest 2014 concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at Ilfeld Auditorium. Music students from Robertson, West Las Vegas and Highlands University will share a common stage for the concert. The $5 ticket price will go to help the three schools’ music programs.

  • Weather - April 1, 2014

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Windy, with a southwest wind 15-20 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. Windy, with a southwest wind 25-30 mph, decreasing to 15-20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

    Thursday
    A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Northwest wind around 15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 23.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.

  • East hoping to improve meals

    The West Las Vegas School District outsourced its food services starting in the 2012-2013 school year, and it appears Las Vegas City Schools may soon be following suit.

    Despite district administrators saying they have improved food service, the board has unanimously approved a measure to seek proposals from vendors interested in taking  over East’s food service program. The vote took place during a meeting held earlier this month.

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