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Today's News

  • City responds to gas safety concerns

    The city of Las Vegas fired back last week against allegations by the New Mexico Pipeline Safety Bureau that it likely violated safety requirements in the operation of its natural gas system.

    The notice of probable violation stems from a Feb. 9 gas explosion and subsequent fire that destroyed the Church Street home belonging to John Singletary. Reports by the fire marshal’s office and the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission’s Pipeline Safety Bureau state that the explosion was caused by a leak in the city’s main natural gas line.

  • Allsup’s robbery lands man in jail

    A Las Vegas man arrested in September for robbing the Allsup’s on Seventh Street returned to the store early Monday morning and robbed it again, a court document states.

    Nicholas Leyba, 23, of the 700 block of Dalbey Drive, was arrested and booked into the San Miguel County jail on Monday. He is charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and tampering with evidence, according to court documents filed in San Miguel County Magistrate Court.

  • Water shortage could impact chile crop

    The Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES — An expected dry growing season could hurt the chile crop in southern New Mexico.

    There's a shortage of river water in Doña Ana County and a lack of a good groundwater supply in the Hatch area. Growers also say they’re leaning toward planting cotton instead because of the water outlook. Cotton takes less water. Hatch vegetable farmer Jerry Franzoy says cotton looks especially favorable because it’s experiencing a market boom this year.

  • ‘We have a responsibility to act’

    By Ben Feller
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON  — Vigorously defending American attacks in Libya, President Barack Obama declared Monday night that the United States intervened to prevent a slaughter of civilians that would have stained the world’s conscience and “been a betrayal of who we are” as Americans. Yet he ruled out targeting Moammar Gadhafi, warning that trying to oust him militarily would be a mistake as costly as the war in Iraq.

  • Que Pasa - March 30, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 30 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    • The Las Vegas Ministerial Fellowship is having Lenten services at noon on Wednesday, March 30 and April 6 and 13 at the St. Paul’s Peace Church. For more information, call 425-7283.

  • Band concert set for Sunday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Outstanding Las Vegas middle and high school band students will perform with the New Mexico Highlands University concert band at Band Fest 2011 at 2 p.m. on April 3 at Ilfeld Auditorium.

    The participating band directors call the concert an historic occasion that they hope will build a stronger sense of community between Las Vegas City Schools and West Las Vegas School District.  

  • Paying for city water

    Harry S. Truman once said, “I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.” That might apply to Las Vegas Mayor Alfonso Ortiz’s declaration that the city may have to jack up its water rates to pay for the necessities of its system.

    Here are some hard truths:

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 30, 2011
  • Work of Art: Who’s being sensitive?

    It’s happened twice in less than a week: This old man has found himself getting choked up. The older I get, the easier it is to become dewy-eyed.

    Let me explain:

    I delivered a brief eulogy for my father-in-law, Stanley Coppock, in Springer last Thursday. Why me? Why not one of Stanley’s four daughters? Well, to a (wo)man, they emphasized they’d be unable to carry it out — too emotional.

  • Cowboys earn split with CSUP

    Greg Fowler locked down the Colorado State-Pueblo ThunderWolves and got plenty of run support from his New Mexico Highlands teammates on Sunday afternoon in the Cowboys’ 13-1 romp.

    NMHU improved to 13-10 overall and 8-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference after earning a split of the four-game home series.