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Today's News

  • Ex-mayor, coach dead at 74

    Henry O. Sanchez, the legendary high school and college basketball coach who was elected mayor of his adopted city on his first try has died. He was 74.

    Sanchez, who served as mayor of Las Vegas from 2002 until 2008, died of an apparent heart attack Monday afternoon at Alta Vista Regional Hospital, according to friends.

    “What I understand, he checked himself into the hospital around noon and died around 4 p.m.,” said longtime friend Jesse Gallegos.

    Services were pending as of press time.

  • Opposite Day
  • Cannon’s revised plan criticized

    Opposition continues to the Air Force’s controversial plan for low-level night-time training flights over New Mexico and Colorado.

    “Cannon has finally put it in black-and-white in this environmental assessment,” said Pat Leahan, a local activist and the co-director of the Las Vegas Peace and Justice Center. “Their plan is to simulate combat, to practice warfare over our heads three flights per night, five nights per week. This ... plan needs to be pulled.”

  • City probe finds 30 illegal water taps found

    A city probe into unauthorized water taps outside of city limits has turned up more than two dozen taps that appear to be illegal, according to City Attorney Dave Romero.

    “The audit has identified about 30 water taps outside the city limits that appear to be illegal,” Romero informed the mayor and council during last week’s city council meeting.

  • Vegas man accused of robbing store

    An 18-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly robbing the Allsup's at 2195 Seventh St.

    Jason C. Smith, of the 2300 block of Calle Contenta, is charged with robbery and tampering with evidence, according to the criminal complaint filed in the case. He pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday, and his bond was set at $20,000 cash only.

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  • Looking Back - Sept. 21, 2011

    In 1911

    Friday, Sept. 22 — Dr. Frank H. Roberts, president of the Normal University, said today that the attendance at the school this year is over 40 percent in excess of that of last year. This breaks all records. Every day Dr. Roberts is forced to turn students away because the school is crowded to the point of overflowing. In the Normal training classes 155 pupils are registered, which is exactly 40 percent above the enrollment of last semester. In the grades he has 120 this year, as compared with 80 last year.

  • Looking Ahead - Sept. 21, 2011

    Story Time at Carnegie is Wednesday

    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the children’s area of the library. This week’s book is “Do Cows Turn Colors in the Fall” by Viki Woodworth and the theme is “Awesome Autumn!” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Sept. 21, 2011

    Wednesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Southeast wind around 5 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. South wind around 5 mph, becoming north.  

    Thursday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming south. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 46.

    Friday

  • FYI - News

    About 17 of the city’s fire hydrants will be flow tested today, Sept. 23, as part of an Insurance Services Office inspection of fire protection in the community. The outcome of the inspection affects property insurance rates in the area, and city Fire Chief Phillip Mares said the hydrant testing needs to get done despite the Stage IV water restrictions that have been in effect since April.