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Today's News

  • New arrival
  • Que Pasa - Feb. 6, 2012

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES
    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the San Miguel County Jail south of Las Vegas off the I-25 access road. For more information, call 429-2045.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “A String of Heart”s by Laura Malone Elliott. The theme for the month is “Leap Year Laughter.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Self-powered projects
  • Highlands honors Sanchez

    New Mexico Highlands University regents voted unanimously last week to name the gym floor in Wilson Center after Henry O. Sanchez, a legendary coach and former mayor of Las Vegas.
    “It’s a great way to remember a very great man,” Regent Jesus Lopez said after making his motion to accept the recommendation.
    Sanchez, who served as the university’s head basketball coach from 1983 until 1996, died unexpectedly of a heart attack in September. He was 74.
    The proposal to name the gym floor after Sanchez had broad support.

  • Looking Back - News - Feb. 6, 2012

    In 1935

    Thursday, Feb. 7 — There will be no further effort to unseat the San Miguel County delegation of three members in the house of representatives, The Associated Press was informed by members of the special house elections inquiry committee. The inquiry, one member said, showed irregularities, but not sufficient to overturn the 3,000 or more majorities of the representatives and therefore the contest so far as they were concerned would be dropped. 

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 6, 2012

    City residents who want to vote in the March 6 municipal election must be registered to vote with the San Miguel County Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday. 

  • Weather - Feb. 6, 2012

    Monday
    Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. North wind around 5 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 20.

    Wednesday

  • Rate hike divides council hopefuls

    There’s little disagreement among City Council candidates that the city’s water system is in need of major upgrades and that city staff should do everything possible to tap into federal and state funding to pay for as much of it as possible.
    But they were split when asked at a forum Thursday night whether they would be willing to raise water rates significantly in order to pay for balancing the water utility budget and to pay for recommended improvements to the water system.

  • Feds announce $40M for forest restoration

    By Jeff Barnard
    AP Environmental Writer

  • Striking a balance

    When it comes to filming in Las Vegas, there are a couple of interests to consider. One is what the movie-makers bring to town when they decide to shoot “on location” here. The crews can be enormous, and when they decide to stay here — eating at local establishments and sleeping in local accommodations — the monetary benefit for Las Vegas is significant.