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Local News

  • Events set for April, June focus on Amtrak

    Two Amtrak-themed events — one more cause-oriented, and the other, more of a celebration — are slated for later this year.

    An all-day rally/summit, set to include guest speakers, is set to be held Friday, April 19, hosted by the New Mexico Rail Passengers Coalition and the Plaza Hotel. The Southwest Chief Bicycle & Comedy Festival is also a unique event, bringing Chicago and Los Angeles together by train for a weekend of comedy and bicycling in Trinidad, Colo.,May 2 through May 5.

  • More water leaks discovered; Utilities Dept. providing water to those in need

    Rapid temperature changes have led to water leaks around Las Vegas, leading residents and businesses to have low water pressure or no running water at all.

    Camp Luna residents affected in terms of having little or no running water this week can bring potable water containers to the Utilities Department office at 905 12th Street and fill from the standpipe at no charge.

    Homebound  Camp Luna residents who need water can call 505-454-3832 with a name and address and city staff will deliver bottled water to those residents.

  • West dance team preps for national competition

    For the past seven years, Brenda Wagoner—with Chasity Gonzales at her side for the past five — has guided the West Las Vegas Varsity Donettes have placed first in numerous competitions throughout the state.

    Gonzales said members of the dance team —  who is slated to travel to, and compete in, the Dance Team Union National Competition in Orlando, Fla., at the Gaylord Palms Resort from Feb. 1-3 — often show up to her and Wagoner with little or no formal dance training.

  • EDC loses $10K court judgment in lease case

    A $10,000 default judgment was recently awarded by a San Miguel Magistrate Court against the Las Vegas / San Miguel Economic Development Corporation.

  • Samartian House heading to new digs again

    The area's only main homeless shelter has recently overcome yet another set of obstacles.

    Samaritan House, facing both fire code issues and pressure from a neighboring shopping center and others while it was housed in a building at 1000 Mills Ave. for the past couple of years, will soon be on the move again — this time, to 501 Seventh Street, a building used in recent years as a clinic by the Las Vegas Medical Group. 

  • Sleigh lands at Eagles Club

    The Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge No. 3815 had a special visitor just before Christmas. 

    Children were all smiles after their visit with Santa Claus, played by Roger Romero.

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  • Gov. suspends PARCC testing

    By Morgan Lee The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Thursday, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday set in motion the replacement of the current statewide standardized testing system with a pair of executive orders that also calls for removing those exam results from teacher evaluations.

  • Visa overstays outpace border crossings

    The Associated Press

    Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a prospective Democratic presidential contender, made waves with a video ad attacking President Donald Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall. His claims in the social media ad, seen more than 5 million times since it came out a week ago, are mostly accurate.

  • Lujan Grisham donations linked to racino bids

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Just when it seemed as if the process of deciding on the location of New Mexico’s sixth and final “racnio” was winding down, things could become more complicated. 

  • Jail Log, Sunday, Jan, 6, 2019

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Dec. 26, 2018 and Jan. 2, 2019: 

    Pierre Lovato, Bench Warrant, Failure To Appear/Failure To Pay.

    Douglas Lopez, Bench Warrant, Fta/Ftp.