Today's News

  • Gov. vetoes erasure legislation

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has vetoed a measure to allow the removal from public view of records of a person who is arrested but not convicted of a crime.

    Martinez, a former prosecutor, rejected the bill on Friday, saying the proposal would place a “significant impediment on the public’s and media’s right to know about information relating to convictions, arrests and other criminal proceedings.”

  • Looking Back - News - March 5, 2012

    In 1912

    Friday, March 1 — In front of the Bennett House with Miss Nellie Bennett looking out of one of the parlor windows at the highway, the horse and the cutter being driven by a stranger struck a lamp and was lifted up until the cutter was upset. The driver was pitched out into the snow but hung to the lines and stopped the horse after being dragged a couple of rods. Miss Nellie neither screamed nor fainted away. She saw the man get up, right the cutter and drive away.

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 5, 2012

    Senior Olympics meeting is Thursday

    A Senior Olympics meeting will be held at 1 p.m. this Thursday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. For more information, call Denise McElroy at 454-1379.

  • Weather - March 5, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 63. West wind 10-20 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 33. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 15-20 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 31.

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. A 30 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.


  • Vote, twice

    This Tuesday, Las Vegas voters will go to the polls and select a new mayor and two new councilors — sort of. They’ll definitely select one of the two new council members, to represent Ward 2, but for Ward 3 they’ll more than likely select two candidates, the top two vote-getters, to face each other in a runoff.

    And for mayor, unless one of the eight candidates gets a majority, a runoff will pit the top two in that race as well.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 5, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Getting down to business

    Seems there has been a lot of talk about our local economy lately. Or, at least, I’ve been hanging around the right places for such talk.

  • Half a dozen area basketball teams advance at state and ... Keep on dancing

    Robertson’s defense was so dialed in Saturday night, it’s a wonder Socorro coach Lawrence Baca didn’t simply ask the Cardinals what offense he should run next.

    The host Cardinals seemed to anticipate every pass and every shot attempt in soaring to a 53-40 win in the opening round of the Class 3A boys’ state basketball tournament.

    RHS was led by Justin Bustos (14), Josh Brito (12), Ryan Tafoya (10) and Antonio Arguello (8).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 5, 2012

    No local varsity events scheduled

    • Robertson vs. Santa Fe Indian (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    • West Las Vegas vs. Hope Christian, 3 p.m., WLV field
    • Class 3A girls state tournament: Robertson vs. Santa Fe Indian, 6:30 p.m., The Pit, Albuquerque (PARKING $5)
    • Class 2A girls state tournament: Mora vs. Clayton, 3 p.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho


  • City close to settlement

    The city of Las Vegas has reached a tentative settlement with the New Mexico Environment Department over allegations that safety violations led to the deaths of two of its employees last year.

    Under the terms of the agreement approved by both parties, the $80,100 fine initially proposed by the Occupational Health and Safety Bureau will be significantly reduced in exchange for the city agreeing to a number of actions to make its work environment safer. The safety bureau is a division of the Environment Department.