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Today's News

  • Moving Day

    After being closed for a year for a major expansion that never happened, West Las Vegas’ Tony Serna Elementary is getting set to reopen.

    Although the expansion fell through, the district replaced sewer lines that had collapsed, renovated bathrooms throughout the school and painted classrooms.

    The school’s kitchen is currently being gutted and redone, and the Public School Facilities Authority recently announced that the district would be receiving money for a roof project at Tony Serna.

  • Block a suspect in stolen car case

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr., already accused of misusing campaign money and under investigation for questionable charges on his state-issued gas card, is now a suspect in a stolen vehicle case, according to Santa Fe police.

    Police told KOB-TV Monday that Block is accused of test driving a used Honda from Capitol City Auto and never returning it. Police say the car was missing for three weeks before it was found undamaged last week on the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe.

  • Melton named executive VP at Bank of Las Vegas

    Mike Melton has been nominated to the Board of Directors of the Bank of Las Vegas.

    Melton, who has also been promoted to executive vice president, is a 1999 graduate of Highlands University and is completing a graduate degree in banking at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He joined the Bank of Las Vegas in 2003.  

  • Troops’ remains return home

    By Pauline Jelinek
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Troops killed in the deadliest incident of the Afghan war came home Tuesday — traveling in death much the same way they did in life — shrouded in secrecy.

    Two C-17 aircraft carrying the remains of 30 killed in a weekend helicopter crash arrived late in the morning at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, the Pentagon said.

  • Looking Back - August 10, 2011

    In 1911

    Thursday, Aug. 10, 1911 — Geraldo Flores late last night heard the sound of a baby crying. He arose from his bed and went to investigate. Flores found the author of the cries, a girl baby of about one week old, lying in a box upon his door step. Flores picked up box and baby and carried them into the house. He found the child to be well dressed. A handkerchief had been tied about the baby’s mouth to smother its cries... Flores, who lives on the West side, today made an effort to find the parents of the child.

  • Looking Ahead - News August 10, 2011

    HOPEmobile will be in Vegas Thursday

    International non-profit Project HOPE and United Healthcare launched a statewide mobile health initiative aimed at increasing access to primary care for rural  New Mexico. The program’s HOPEmobile, will stop here on Thursday, Aug. 11, and Saturday, Aug. 13, and will provide free screenings and health education.

  • Weather - August 10, 2011

    Wednesday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. North wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Thursday

  • FYI - News

    The New Mexico Environment Department has issued a boil water advisory for the Agua Pura MDWCA water system located near Chacon in Mora County after E.coli was confirmed in water samples.  Agua Pura MDWCA consumers should boil water for five minutes before drinking, cooking, dishwashing and bathing.

  • Former NM official Lou Gallegos dies

    The Associated Press

    RIO RANCHO — Longtime New Mexico governmental official Lou Gallegos has died at the age of 72.

    Gallegos was chief of staff for former Republican Gov. Gary Johnson and former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici. He also served in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Interior departments.

    Gallegos died Saturday after a long illness.

    Gallegos served as Johnson's chief of staff from 1995 to 2001. He helped coordinate implementation of a welfare-to-work program and managed care administration of Medicaid.

  • Que Pasa - August 10, 2011

    TODAY HOY

    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the Professional Home Health Care Annex, 1931 Seventh in Las Vegas, across from the Forest Service office.

    • VFW Meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the VFW. Elections must be held or the VFW will be closed.