Today's News

  • Missing woman’s body found

    The skeletal remains of a woman reported missing in 2009 were discovered late last month on a ranch in the Wagon Mound area.

    State police Lt. Craig Martin said Monday that the remains were discovered on March 24 by either the landowner or a person leasing the property in the Wagon Mound area.

    The case has been turned over to the New Mexico Department of Public Safety’s criminal investigations division.

  • East activity funds being questioned

    Las Vegas City Schools board member Ernesto Salazar continues to question the fiscal operations at the district pertaining to student activity accounts.

    The issue came to light several months ago when club advisors questioned account discrepancies presented by the district’s business manager Myrna Garcia during a board meeting.

    District officials have since said the student activity accounts have been reconciled, but that news did not sit well with Salazar.

  • Back with a Vengeance

    Balmy spring temperatures gave way to nasty winds and late-season snowfall Monday evening, wreaking havoc with power lines and giving many students a two-hour delay on Tuesday.

    Several inches of snow fell in Las Vegas. The National Weather Service has received reports of about 18 inches of snow in the Rociada area and about 6 inches in the Sapello area.

  • Cause of Sunday fire undetermined

    Authorities have yet to determine the cause of a three acre fire that broke out at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday west of Camp Luna near the shooting range.

    Dubbed the Shooting Range Fire, the blaze sent smoke billowing above Las Vegas and sparked fears of a difficult fire season ahead. The fire was contained within a few hours.

    Dan Ware, spokesman for State Forestry, said the fire was human caused, though exactly how it was ignited had not been determined as of Monday afternoon.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 4, 2012

    Cascarón Festival this weekend

    The City of Las Vegas Museum, Friends of the City Museum and Carnegie Park are sponsoring a Cascarón Carnival this weekend. Those interested in participating are invited to create cascarones — confetti-filled decorated eggs — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at the City Museum. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. this Sunday, take the cascarones to Carnegie Park where they will be broken open. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Kristin Hsueh at 426-3204.

  • Weather - April 4, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. West wind 5-10 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 34. West wind 5-10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 71. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming southwest. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37.

    Sunny and breezy, with a high near 73. Mostly clear and breezy at night, with a low around 36.

    Sunny, with a high near 69. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 36.

  • Que Pasa - April 4, 2012

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, in the children’s area of the public library. All programs are free and open to the public.
    • United World College students provide free homework help from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Travelers Café on the Las Vegas Plaza. All age levels. Any questions, call Sharon Seto at 454-4206.

  • Process was usurped

    Marvin Salazar should know how the process works. As a Las Vegas Planning & Zoning commissioner, he should know how to apply for permission to place a manufactured home on property owned by his daughter.

    But he didn’t follow his own site plan. By placing the home within three feet of the property line, he violated the city’s setback and site plan requirements — so the home was illegally placed on the property.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 4, 2012
  • Work of Art - Got a Magic Marker?

    Several months back, around the time Highlands University developed its own license plate, I jumped in line for one of the lower numbers.

    Sharon Caballero, in charge of selling the new tags, called me when someone cancelled an order, and I was able to draw HU00011. A second plate, HU00211, which fits my second car, I got directly from the local motor vehicle department, unaware that Highlands had a stash of the lower-numbered plates.

    Not bad! The lower number makes me feel oh so important; the higher number, 211, reminds me I ought to weigh a lot less than that.