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Today's News

  • City easing water restrictions

    Just in time for winter, the city of Las Vegas is easing its water restrictions, allowing irrigation of your now dormant grass and other outdoor vegetation.

    While there might not be much need for outdoor irrigation right now, the relaxed restrictions do allow city water users to wash their cars at home, something they haven’t been able to do legally for years. But you’d  better use a hose with a shutoff nozzle. Failure to do so could open you up to a fine.

  • Rehab for raptors - Bird-spotting Sundays at refuge

    With winter on the horizon migrating birds are traveling south to warmer temperatures. On Sundays, the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge will have various programs allowing the public the opportunity to spot the migrating birds within the refuge’s 8,672 acres.

    Interpretive programs take place each Sunday with one at noon and another at 1:30 p.m. at the refuge visitor center.

    Along with the programs, there is a Special Wildlife Kids Crafts with various themed crafts between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., also at the refuge visitor center.

  • Regents move ahead on trolley building

    New Mexico Highlands University regents have selected an Albuquerque firm to create the design for the historic trolley building, which will eventually house the university’s media arts program.

    Baker Architecture + Design was selected for the project last Friday. Regents spent several hours discussing the project and interviewing a total of three finalists for the design phase. The other firms interviewed but not selected were Dekker/Perich/Sabatini and Autotroph.

  • Woman accused of filing false report

    A 21-year-old Las Vegas woman was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of making a false police report this week after police say she left the scene of an accident and then reported her car stolen.

    Arlene H. Gonzales, of the 500 block of South Grand Avenue, was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Monday, and she was still there Wednesday, according to online jail records.

    Police say Gonzales eventually admitted that she was in her vehicle at the time of the crash but denied that she was the driver.

  • Suit says anal probes ordered after traffic stop

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    A southern New Mexico man who was pulled over for not making a complete stop was taken to two hospitals and forced to have anal probes, three enemas, two body X-rays and a colonoscopy because police thought he was hiding drugs, according a federal lawsuit. In El Paso, a woman crossing the border was strip-searched, vaginally probed then taken to the hospital for more invasive tests, a forced bowel movement, X-rays and scans, the American Civil Liberties Union says.

  • Review - Book showcases areas’s rich history

    “The Las Vegas area has long been a place for gathering. Geography is the reason.”   

    Thus begins the introduction to “Images of America: Las Vegas,” a collection of photographs, loosely organized according to historical periods in the life-span of Las Vegas. The Introduction traces the history of the town in a sort of prose outline. However, the part that draws readers in is the large array of photographs.

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  • Mental health shake-up upsets some parents

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A Santa Fe father appealed to lawmakers on Tuesday for help in obtaining behavioral health services that he said have been disrupted because the state froze Medicaid payments to mental health providers.

    Hashem Faidi, a state Department of Transportation engineer, told a legislative panel that his two autistic sons no longer receive behavioral management services after school and during holidays.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 8, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 30 and Nov. 5:
     
    Christopher Sanchez, 37, violation of restraining order
    Santana Padilla, 35, failure to comply with conditions of release
    Reyes Tijerina, 33, possession of controlled substance (crystal meth), bringing in contraband to a facility, failure to appear, bench warrant SM Mag.
    Elmer Sanchez, 27, 90-day commitment

  • Looking Back - Nov. 8, 2013

    In 1963

    Wednesday, Nov. 13 — “Jury Room,” an all-school play for Robertson High School, will be presented Friday at Ilfeld Auditorium. Cast members are Donna Bottorff, Judy Hoch, Nat Kearns, Kay Craig, Paul Bunker, Jimmy Terr, Ann Tinker and Lewis Terr. Students assisting in building flats for the stage set are Lenora Gutierrez, Raymond Flores, Alice Cruz, Karen Roberts, Jan Ansley and Jim Mathieson. The play is being directed by Mrs. Betty Evetts, with Henry Owen as the student director.