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Today's News

  • East task forces would field concerns

    Las Vegas City Schools board president Felix Alderete is proposing the formation of two task forces to deal with transportation and food service at the east side school district.

    Alderete said the purpose of the task forces would be to address problems and to review policy pertaining to both departments. The district’s transportation and food service departments have come under fire from parents, students and a board member this school year, spurring negative publicity.

  • Millions at stake in bond referendums

    Two years ago voters narrowly rejected a bond that would have provided millions for building projects at colleges and universities across New Mexico.

    With a similar measure on this year’s general election ballot, higher education institutions across the state are working hard to educate voters about the benefits of the bond, hoping that it will pass this time around

  • Looking Back - Oct. 19, 2012

    In 1962
    Friday, Oct. 19 — The historic Plaza Hotel, on the West Las Vegas Plaza, now operated by Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Lopez, is in the process of being sold by the present owner, Mrs. Eva Gonzales of Santa Ana, Calif., to Eloy G. Montoya, of Montebello, Calif. Montoya is a cousin of West Las Vegas Mayor Ernest Olivas.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 19, 2012

    Coffee with Councilor Vince Howell

    Councilor Vince Howell is hosting a coffee to meet with constituents from 8 to 10 a.m. this Saturday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Topics of discussion include utility water rates, traffic enforcement, neighborhood watch and Keep Las Vegas Beautiful.

  • Weather - Oct. 19, 2012

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Clear at night, with a low around 45. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind 10-20 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 44.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Breezy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 41. Breezy.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:11 a.m. to 6:20 p.m.

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  • Jail Log - Oct. 19, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 9 and Oct. 15:
    Ryan Gallegos, 23 bench warrant arrest – Adult Probation Office warrant, seven day
    Eduardo Gallegos, 25, bench warrant arrest – Adult Probation Office warrant
    Richard Encinias, 43, putting injurious material or trash on highway, driving on suspended/revoked license
    Henry Duran, 25, bench warrant arrest – Adult Probation Offce warrant

  • In Brief - News - Oct. 19, 2012

    The Associated Press
    Concerns kill deal to sell camp
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — A deal to sell a financially troubled Southern Baptist camp in New Mexico to a Christian college in California has fallen through over concerns about theology.
    Nashville-based LifeWay Christian Resources announced plans earlier this year to sell the 2,100-acre Glorieta Conference Center in Glorieta, N.M. to Olivet University.
    The Tennessean reported Tuesday that the deal is off.

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  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 19, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! TURNING TO CHAPTER 11. With Highlands University and other entities filing suit against Makwa Builders LLC, perhaps a bankruptcy was to be expected. The former-and-fired builder of the university’s student center has filed Chapter 11, putting Highlands and others on hold in efforts to collect on and/or settle disputes with Makwa.
    Did Highlands enter into a contract with a house of cards? If so, it’s worth assessing the situation that led to such a misjudgment.