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  • Looking Back - Aug. 12, 2015

    In 1965
    Thursday, Aug. 12 — Leveo V. Sanchez, 34, has been appointed director of the Latin American Institutional Development Office Agency for International Development. Sanchez will direct the organization and support of institutions for rural development, private enterprise, education, labor, youth and population study under the Alliance for Progress. He is a native of Las Vegas and graduated from New Mexico Highlands University and received a master of arts degree from George Washington University.

  • Correction - Aug. 12

    A story published Aug. 5 on the 45th anniversary of the city’s merger contained several errors. The middle initial of Kathleen Ortiz, who kept the ax preserved after the merger, is L; the coffin for the ax was provided by Ortiz and her extended family, and after the merger, Ortiz was given the hatchet by another individual who retrieved it from the river.

  • Weather - Aug. 12, 2015

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 57. Southwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind around 10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 57.


  • BREAKING: Las Vegas police officer involved in shooting

    Agents from the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred in Las Vegas early Friday morning. 

    The man who the officer shot at, 30-year-old Marvin Maestas of Mora County, was wanted in connection with a drive-by shooting that occured in Las Vegas on July 22. According to a news release issued by state police on Sunday evening, officers from the Las Vegas Police Department spotted Meastas' vehicle early Friday morning.

  • City funds EDC, Chamber

    Three non-profit groups the city has contracted with in past years will once again receive money from the city this fiscal year to promote economic development, help local businesses and to carry out assorted other tasks.
    The City Council late last month gave the green light to fund all three organizations.
    MainStreet de Las Vegas will get $35,000, the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce will also receive $35,000, and the Las Vegas San Miguel Economic Development Corporation will get $42,500.

  • Wastewater from Colo. mine reaches New Mexico

    By Ivan Moreno
    and Jacques Billeaud
    The Associated Press
    Mustard-colored wastewater laced with heavy metals continues to drain into a river from an abandoned mine in southwestern Colorado at a rate of about 550 gallons per minute, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, which caused the spill.
    The rate of discharge Saturday was down from about 740 gallons per minute on Friday. But three days after the massive spill, the agency said it still didn’t know what the possible environmental and health impacts are.

  • Great show
  • Southwest Capital marks 125 years

    They donned Cowboy outfits and elaborate Victorian dresses, handed out gold coins to a few lucky customers and even leased vintage cars to park in front of their building.
    Southwest Capital Bank and its employees did all this on Friday to mark the bank’s 125th birthday. Technically, the bank won’t turn 125 until the first week in December, but managers decided Heritage Week would be the perfect time to celebrate the milestone.

  • Weather - Aug. 10, 2015

    Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Northeast wind 5-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 57. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.


  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 10, 2015

    Farmers Market
    The Tri-County Farmers Market is open from 7 a.m. until sellout on Saturdays and Wednesdays at the Sixth and University parking lot. There will also be an afternoon market from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at Mallette’s Feed and Supply.