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Today's News

  • City housing project hits many snags

    A renovation of city public housing units on Church Street and New Mexico Avenue is aimed at increasing curb appeal of the duplexes, but a mixup with the contractor put the residents safety at risk, city Housing Director Robert Pacheco acknowledged during a public meeting on Tuesday.

    Sidewalks were torn out, brick was pulled off the facade and windows remain covered with plastic.

  • On the front lines of the DWI battle

    Wendy Armijo, Leonore Encinias and Gina Marie Medina are on a mission to battle DWIs in San Miguel County.

    The three work for the DWI County Program, a prevention, educational and compliance program designed to combat problem drinking here. They strive to educate everyone from young children to DWI offenders.

    “One of the goals is to teach children at a young age how to make good decisions,” Medina said. “Once they learn to make good decisions we hope it continues onto adulthood.”

  • County to develop bicyclist safety law

    The San Miguel County Commission has directed staff to develop a bicyclist safety ordinance.

    Details are still being worked out, but, if enacted, the ordinance would likely require motorists to allow a right-of-way of at least five feet for bicyclists along county roads. The ordinance would likely apply only on county roads that are wide enough to accommodate it.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 19, 2011

    In 1911

    September 14 — Restriction of the number of saloons within the limits of the city is the provision of an ordinance introduced at the regular meeting of the city council last night by Alderman Raynolds. The measure was read and discussed and action upon it was withheld until the next regular meeting. The ordinance provides that the number of saloons shall not be increased until it can be shown by a government or special census that the population of East Las Vegas has increased to 4,000... At present there are but six places in the city where liquor is dispensed over a bar.

  • Looking Ahead - Sept. 19, 2011

    Health fair is Saturday

    The Alta Vista Regional Hospital health fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Free health screenings and information will be provided at the fair.

  • Weather - Sept. 16, 2011

    Friday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. West wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Saturday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. West wind 10-20 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 46. A 10 percent chance of showers before midnight.

    Sunday

  • FYI - News

    Las Vegas remains in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns at all. At-home car washing is also prohibited. Local car washes may remain open as long as they are using recycled water. Fines range from a warning for a first offense to a $450 fine for a third and subsequent offense.

  • Local Briefs - Sept. 16, 2011

    City redistricting plan approved

    The City Council voted Tuesday to approve a redistricting plan for the city that leaves most of the council ward boundaries unchanged but moves a small portion of Diane Moore’s Ward 2 district into Ward 3, which is represented by Andrew Feldman.

    The area from North Grand Avenue, up Legion, through the Los Niños/Sierra Vista Parking lot to Mountain View Drive is now part of Ward 3. The switch was needed to even out the population between Ward 2 and Ward 3.

  • 21 charter school applications up for review

    The Associated Press

    Twenty-one charter schools are making their cases for establishment before the New Mexico Public Education Commission.

    Out of the 21 applicants, 10 are in Albuquerque and at least two in Las Cruces and two others in Santa Fe. Some are centered around providing education to at-risk students from various ethnic backgrounds to concentrating on math and science. All of the charter school applicants must establish their curriculums and how the school will sustain itself financially.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 16, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Sept.7 and Sept. 13:

    Roberta Griego, 46, positive UA
    William Valencia, 58, shoplifting
    Robert Salinas, 26, failure to pay fines, failure to report to probation supervisor
    Victoria Chavez, 28, larceny, possession, delivery or manufacturing of drug paraphernalia
    Jenny Montaño, 25, abandonment or abuse of a child
    Francisco Paredes, 34, felony warrant, bench warrant
    Amanda Palomino, 27, APO sanction
    Alfred Garcia, 61, mental health hold
    Edward Garcia, 43, APO warrant