Local News

  • Survey: Increase in Piñon, Juniper

    The Associated Press

    Good news for pine nut lovers. Not so good for allergy sufferers.

    A five-year inventory of New Mexico’s forested lands shows positive growth rates among the state’s most important piñon and juniper species. However, other trees in the drought-stricken state have struggled more in recent years.

  • Jail Log - Aug. 29, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 14 and Aug. 25:
    Christopher Manzanares, 33, suspended/revoked driver’s license
    Patrick Gonzales, 25, 90- day commitment
    Jose Urban, 34, positive UA
    Dale Benavidez, 36, DWI, probation violation
    Luis Muñoz, 25, DWI
    Adrian Gallegos, 44, DWI
    Francisco Hurtado, 50, 15- day commitment
    Anthony Flores, 52, larceny, commercial burglary, criminal trespass/failure to appear, bench warrant, SF Magistrate/SM Magistrate

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Aug. 29, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - Aug. 29, 2014

    In 1964

    Monday, Aug. 31, 1964 — What appears to have been a thriving bicycle theft ring in Las Vegas was broken up by City Police over the weekend. The first clue to the identity of the thieves came when a local woman recognized part of her son’s bike being ridden past her house by a girl. Police were called and after questioning a number of children finally found three boys, ages 16, 13 and 16, who admitted stealing the bicycles.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 29, 2014

    104th annual Bean Day celebration

    104th Bean Day Celebration begins Friday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m. bean cleaning party; and 7 p.m. street dance both at the Wagon Mound Fire House. The following days will include a car show, rodeos, a dance and free meal.

  • Weather - Aug. 29, 2014

     A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind 5-10 mph.

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Light south wind becoming southwest 15-20 mph in the morning. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.


  • Offices, schools and banks closing for Labor Day

    Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

  • Family Partnership has new digs

    School has started for both local school districts, but for one local school, getting into a renovated building was a task in itself.

    In early August staff members of West Las Vegas Family Partnership were finally able to move into their renovated building after numerous delays in the project that was originally set to be finished in May.

    The delay prompted board member Henry Abeyta to publicly question whether future projects should be awarded to local contractor Franken Construction.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 27, 2014

    104th Bean Day kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday with a bean cleaning party at the firehouse in Wagon Mound. Several events take place Saturday, Sunday and Monday including a free barbecue at noon on Monday at the village park.

  • Police called to brawl at fundraiser

    Las Vegas police are continuing to investigate a brawl that broke out at a fundraising event Saturday night and left four people injured.

    Officers were dispatched to El Rialto restaurant on Bridge Street at about 10:15. Saturday night in reference to a fight in progress in the restaurant’s patio. Commander Ken Jenkins, of the Las Vegas Police Department, said there was a fundraising event for a cancer patient going on at the time.