Today's News

  • Flat budget proposed for city

    Gross receipts taxes paid to the city of Las Vegas are up about 2 percent, but the city administration is nevertheless proposing a flat budget for the upcoming fiscal year, figuring that it’s easier to add money to budgets than to take it away.

    The City Council held a budget hearing last week. Overall, the administration is proposing a $43.2 million budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

    Roughly $9 million of that funding comes from gross receipts taxes, money generated from the sale of goods and services.

  • Dedicating the Murals
  • Parolee sentenced in robbery try

    A man who was on parole for murder in November when he tried to rob one of the local Allsup’s was sentenced to 6-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted armed robbery, a third-degree felony and tampering with evidence, a fourth-degree felony.

    Colin Gonzales, 29, received the maximum sentence possible. District Attorney Richard Flores announced the sentence on Tuesday, although Judge Abigail Aragon handed it down in March.

  • Early voting begins Tuesday

    With the city runoff election in the rearview mirror, it’s now time for voters to focus on the June 5 primary election, where most area races will be decided.

    Early voting begins this Tuesday. Anyone interested in voting early can do so between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays at the San Miguel County Clerk’s office, 500 W. National Ave. Absentee voting also begins May 8. Those interested in absentee voting are asked to call the clerk’s office at 425-9331 to request an application.

  • New Mexico’s LULAC to honor Reies Tijerina

    By Russell Contreras
    Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Reies Lopez Tijerina, a controversial figure from the Chicano Movement, is scheduled to be honored by a Latino civil rights group that once scorned him.

    New Mexico’s League of United Latin American Citizens is slated Saturday to honor the 85-year-old Tijerina at a special ceremony during the group’s statewide convention in Roswell.

    Ralph Arellanes, New Mexico LULAC state director, said Tijerina is credited with bringing attention to Spanish land grants.

  • Looking Back - May 7, 2012

    In 1912

    Tuesday, May 7 — Her clothing a mass of flames, Mrs. Alcarita Montoya this morning rushed from her home on South Pacific on the west side, screaming at the top of her voice. Henry Monsimer, hearing her cries, hurried to her assistance. Securing a Navajo blanket, he wrapped the struggling woman in the ample folds and soon extinguished her burning clothing.

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 7, 2012

    Gallinas Watershed Olympics, a family event, will be held from 12:30 to 5 p.m. this Saturday at the United World College USA campus in Montezuma. Kite making and flying, fly casting demonstrations, watershed models, live music, sports, games, music and more will be part of the day’s activities. For more information, call Monica at 575-387-6488 or Lea at 425-5514.

  • Weather - May 7, 2012

    Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. East wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Monday night, a 70 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms with a low around 39. East wind 10-20 mph.

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Northeast wind 10-15 mph becoming southeast. Tuesday night, a 30 percent chance of showers with a low around 41.

  • FYI - News - May 7, 2012

    High winds, warm temperatures and dry conditions have prompted San Miguel County to announce that open burning and fireworks are currently prohibited. Anyone violating the restrictions could be fined up the $500 and faces up to a year of imprisonment. Anyone with questions is asked to call the county fire department at 425-2855.

  • Wedding Bells