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Today's News

  • Go Fish August 5, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary. Extreme fire danger has prompted agencies to impose fire restrictions and closures on public and private lands across New Mexico. Please check for the latest information at nmfireinfo.wordpress.com or by calling the fire restrictions hotline at 877-864-6985.

    Fishing report, Aug. 2

  • Suspect sought in robbery

    Las Vegas police and the FBI are looking for a man who walked into Community 1st Bank’s Legion Park branch at about 9 a.m. Monday and handed a teller a note demanding money.

    The robber, who threatened force, ran out of the bank with an undisclosed amount of money, Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said.

  • Water Works

    If there’s a silver lining to the drought that has forced city of Las Vegas water customers to ration water this year, it might just be that it provided ideal conditions for crews renovating the city’s water diversion structure on the Gallinas River.

    Work on the $1.55 million project is now close to complete, a key accomplishment as the city prepares to take on a complete overhaul of its water system.

  • Gallinas fire officials terminated

    The chief and deputy chief of the Gallinas Volunteer Fire Department have been terminated following allegations that they physically assaulted one of their subordinates at the firehouse on May 30.

    Tobias Lucero, who had been the department’s chief, and Lorenzo Montoya, who had been the deputy chief, have previously characterized the incident as horseplay.

  • City workers to get modest pay raise

    Many city of Las Vegas employees will get a 2 percent raise this year under a budget approved by the City Council this past Thursday.

    City Manager Timothy Dodge said most non-bargaining employees will get the pay raise next pay period. A 2 percent raise for members of the police union was previously approved in June.

    Dodge said negotiations continue with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees for employees in that union and with the firefighters union.

  • Senate approves controversial debt-limit bill

    By Andrew Taylor
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Senate emphatically passed emergency legislation Tuesday to avoid a first-ever government default, rushing the legislation to President Barack Obama for his signature just hours before the deadline. The vote was 74-26.

    Obama planned to sign the bill promptly and also was making remarks at the White House.

  • Senate approves controversial debt-limit bill

    By Andrew Taylor
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Senate emphatically passed emergency legislation Tuesday to avoid a first-ever government default, rushing the legislation to President Barack Obama for his signature just hours before the deadline. The vote was 74-26.

    Obama planned to sign the bill promptly and also was making remarks at the White House.

  • Two injured in I-25 crash

    A single vehicle rollover on southbound Interstate 25 near the Villanueva exit Monday left two people injured and forced the brief closure of the interstate, authorities said.

    The two people in the vehicle were transported from the scene in separate medivac helicopters, according to state police. They sustained moderate to severe injuries, though the injuries were not believed to be life threatening, according to state police.

    The accident occurred about a mile east of N.M. 3/Villanueva exit, according to the state Department of Transportation.

  • Looking Back - August 3, 2011

    In 1911

    Tuesday, August 1 — Las Vegas is to have a great white way. In fact it already has one, since the installation of magnificent electric signs by R.J. Taupert, the Las Vegas Light and Power company, the Agua Pura company and The Optic ... Cooperating with the firms which are installing the big electric signs, which are a striking feature of all the big city business districts, enterprising merchants are taking advantage of a low, flat monthly rate for window lighting, offered by the local light and power company ...

  • Looking Ahead - News August 3, 2011

    Nat Gold Players comedy begins Friday

    Nat Gold Players presents Over the Edge Part 4, an original comedy about Las Vegas at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Sala de Madrid on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. General admission is $10. Seniors get in for $8 and students with ID pay $5.