Today's News

  • Students of the Month

  • Changes to film rules sought

    Concerns from Las Vegas merchants who were tired of losing business every time film makers showed up here and closed down their streets prompted the City Council to approve amendments to its film ordinance in July 2010.

    Those amendments included things like requiring film makers to apply for a film permit at least 45 days prior to filming and mandating that they gather signatures of support from 61 percent of businesses, homeowners or tenants who would be impacted by the filming.  

  • Preparing for the Worst

    Kimberly Lucero struggled in school until she found the Las Vegas Christian Academy, on East Drive, and began setting goals for herself like becoming a successful business owner.

    These days, her goal of simply obtaining a high school diploma has been muddied with the news that the academy, a local private school, will likely close its doors at the end of this school year because of financial problems.

    If that happens, Lucero will have to enroll somewhere else in order to receive her high school diploma.

  • Candidates briefed on city works

    If there’s one message City Manager Timothy Dodge tried to get across Monday evening to candidates running for city office it’s that the city is a complex organization that will likely spend $46 million this fiscal year alone.

  • Local man charged with sixth DUI

    State police arrested a 51-year-old Las Vegas man late Friday for driving under the influence, sixth offense.

    David J. Romero, who lives on the 300 block of Commerce, is also charged with driving with a revoked license and with failing to stop at a stop sign. He was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center where he was being held on a $10,000 cash bond.

  • In Brief - News - Feb. 1, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Authorities seek TB patient  

    CLOVIS — Eastern New Mexico authorities are searching for a man with contagious tuberculosis. The Department of Public Safety issued a news release Monday asking the public for help in finding 45-year-old Robert J. Gutierrez. He was last seen in Clovis on Friday.

    Gutierrez has been diagnosed with active pulmonary tuberculosis with lung disease. Gutierrez should be presumed to be infectious and should be placed in airborne isolation.

  • Looking Back - News - Feb. 1, 2012

    In 1935

    Saturday, Feb. 2 — Faculty members of Normal University were delightfully entertained Friday afternoon at tea at the home of Dr. and Mrs. H.C. Gossard. Special music was provided for the guests during the afternoon. This lovely social function was one of a series given every first Friday afternoon in the month by Dr. and Mrs. Gossard for the School faculty.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 2, 2012

    MESA competition is Friday

    New Mexico MESA’s 2012 regional design challenge will take place starting at 7:30 a.m. this Friday at Wilson Complex on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. High school and middle school students will participate in the event, which is open to the public. To volunteer to be a judge or for information, call 426-2021.

  • Weather - Feb. 2, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming south. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 26. West wind around 10 mph.

    A slight chance of rain showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 15-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 30 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.


  • Legislature to honor Roy ‘Puffy’ Gonzales

    Roy “Puffy” Gonzales dedicated his life to teaching music to students of West Las Vegas. He taught in the Valley area for more than 30 years. He touched many of his students’ lives in such a positive way.