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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 21, 2013

    Monday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Capshaw, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Valley Middle School boys vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., Valley gym

    Thursday
    Basketball

  • Clerk, chief get 2-year contracts

    The city’s governing body has awarded two-year contracts to its police chief and city clerk despite objections from one councilor who argued that the contracts violate state law and the city charter.

    The contracts for Police Chief Christian Montaño and City Clerk Casandra Fresquez run from Jan. 1, 2013 through Dec. 31, 2014. Both received pay raises in their new contract.

  • Filing Day - Eleven file for Luna board posts

    Three incumbents on the Luna Community College Board of Trustees are seeking re-election while one of their colleagues has opted not to seek another term.

    In all, 11 people filed to run for the four seats up for grabs in the March 5 election.

    Noticeably absent from the list of candidates is Ambrose Castellano, who has serve on Luna’s Board of Trustees since about 2000.

    Vying for the District 1 seat are Thomas Jerry Maestas, the incumbent and current chairman of the board, and Kenneth C. Medina.

  • Campos loses out on key post

    Staff and Wire Report

    SANTA FE — In the end, it came down to avoiding a bruising leadership fight that might have created even more divisions in the state Senate and weakened the Democratic caucus.

    So in his classic style, Sen. Pete Campos, D-Las Vegas, stepped aside on Tuesday and even nominated fellow Democrat Mary Kay Papen of Las Cruces as president pro tem of the Senate, telling his colleagues that he was doing so to ensure the Senate was united and focused on the issues confronting the Legislature.

  • West students happy with food

    The majority of West Las Vegas High School students are pleased with the meals being served by the district, according to a recent survey.

    In June, the district’s school board unanimously agreed to outsource its food service program to Summit Foods for a one year. Last week the board heard an update from food service director Jose Baca. In December, Summit Foods surveyed the high school students.

  • Obama’s gun measures face a tough road

    By Erica Werner
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s sweeping gun-control package faces an uncertain future on Capitol Hill, where majority House Republicans are rejecting his proposals while the president’s allies in the Democratic-controlled Senate are stopping well short of pledging immediate action.

    The fate of his plan could ultimately hinge on a handful of moderate Democratic senators.

  • Jail Log - Jan. 18, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 8 and Jan. 14:

    Bobby Archuleta, 44, District Court warrant, child support
    Jimmy Rylee, 27, failure to appear
    Santana Padilla, 34, Muncipal Court warrant, failure to appear, burglary, battery on a household member, criminal damage, battery, larceny, failure to pay fines
    Chusai Padilla, 30, Magistrate Court warrant, attempted breaking and entering
    Charlie Vigil, 55, driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs

  • Gov uses speech to push economic plan

    By Barry Massey and Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — As the New Mexico Legislature returned to work Tuesday, Gov. Susana Martinez used her State of the State address to press lawmakers to focus on boosting New Mexico’s struggling economy.

    Martinez spoke to a joint session of the House and Senate after legislators convened for a 60-day session, taking the opportunity to say that diversifying New Mexico’s economy was needed to protect the state from a federal government that she called “dysfunctional.”

  • In Brief - Local News - Jan. 18, 2013

    School safety focus of radio show
    With the recent school shootings at Newtown, Conn., where 20 young children were killed, we have to ask, how prepared are our schools and city police to protect our students against such a tragic attack on our schools?
    These and other topics will be discussed over KFUN and KLVF on talk show “Over The Back Fence” starting at 8 a. m. on Tuesday.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 18, 2013

    In 1963

    Wednesday, Jan. 16 — Taxicab rates have been set for the Las Vegas area by resolutions adopted by City Council Monday night and Town Council last night. City and Town ordinances require that the rates be established by council resolution. The rates in Zone 1, which includes most of the city and town, but not beyond Mills Avenue, are 50 cents for one passenger, 75 cents for two passengers and $1 for three to four passengers.