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Today's News

  • Franken: Forget new gateway

    A prominent businessman is urging city officials to forget about its planned gateway project and focus instead on fixing the city’s water problem.

    “Please do not waste our tax dollars on such a project,” Alan Franken wrote last month in a letter to Mayor Alfonso Ortiz.

    The city held a public meeting on the project last week and will hold a second one at 5:30 p.m. this Tuesday at the City Council chambers on Grand Avenue.

    Franken, president of Franken Oil & Distributing, said businesses in Las Vegas are hurting.

  • State sues former investment chief

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    A state government agency brought lawsuits Friday claiming its former top manager and a financial advisory firm improperly steered New Mexico investments to political supporters of former Gov. Bill Richardson.

    The lawsuits contend that there was a pay-to-play scheme in New Mexico that resembled a corruption case involving a New York state pension fund scandal that has swept up political and financial figures — some of whom were involved in New Mexico investment deals.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Friday, May 12 — Sheriff Secundino Romero and his deputies have practically completed the work of summoning jurors and witnesses for the May term of the district court for San Miguel County, which will begin Monday. The job has been a big one and while it was underway the sheriff’s office has been deserted by practically everybody but W.B. Stapp, under sheriff.

  • Looking Ahead

    Meeting on gateway project is Tuesday

    The city of Las Vegas is holding its second public input meeting on the proposed gateway project from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the council Chambers on Grand Avenue. The city is trying to gather community input on such things as design of the project and on the possibility of turning two streets into one-ways.

  • Weather - May 9, 2011

    Monday
    Areas of blowing dust. Sunny, with a high near 76. Windy, with a west wind 15-20 mph, increasing to 30-35 mph. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 41. Windy, with a west wind 30-35 mph, decreasing to 15-20 mph. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy and breezy at night, with a low around 38.

    Wednesday

  • FYI - News

    Las Vegas is in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns at all. At-home car washing is also prohibited. Local car washes may remain open as long as they are using recycled water. Fines range from a warning for a first offense to a $450 fine for a third and subsequent offense.

  • Que Pasa - May 9, 2011

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • The 2011 Michael William Marr Annual Scholarship will be awarded at the Las Vegas Robertson High School Senior Awards Night Ceremony. Applications must be post-marked no later than May 10. Applications are available from the counselors at Robertson High School. The scholarship has been awarded annually for the past 29 years. Donations to the Marr Scholarship are always accepted and can be made at the Community First Bank in Las Vegas.

  • Ranger Camps taking registrations

    Fort Union National Monument will host two all-day Junior Ranger Camps beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10.

    For children ages 7-12, the camps will introduce youngsters to the diverse history and natural splendor of Fort Union through hands-on games, activities, and ranger led programs. The June 9 Junior Ranger Camp is geared for children ages seven to nine and the June 10th camp is geared for children ages ten to 12. Both camps are free of charge.

  • Greatness and giving

    We live in a generous community. A lot of people give their time, attention and energy to help others. It seems that Las Vegas brings out the better nature of our inhabitants.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 9, 2011