Local News

  • Senate leads hunt for shutdown, debt limit deal

    By Alan Fram
    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Senators put faith in party leaders Sunday to devise a plan that would reopen the government and steer clear of a potential default this week, saying it’s unthinkable that political obstinacy would prevent the United States from paying its bills.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Oct. 14, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Scholarship still in limbo

    A state task force looking for ways to keep New Mexico’s lottery-funded college scholarship program from running dry has held its last meeting without coming up with any recommendations.
    Scholarship costs are growing faster than lottery revenue in part because of tuition increases.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 14, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 14, 2013

    Story Time at Carnegie
    Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Whooo’s Haunting the Teeny Tiny Ghost?”  by Kay Winters. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Oct. 14, 2013

    Sunny, with a high near 65. Windy, with a southwest wind 20-30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 32. West wind 15-20 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

    Partly sunny, with a high near 49. East wind 10-15 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

    A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 49. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 31.

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  • City eyeing ground storage

    The city of Las Vegas is poised to move forward with a pilot project that would involve taking water from the Gallinas River, injecting it into the aquifer of the Taylor Well Field for storage and then trying to retrieve it.

    The city already has wells at the site that could be used to both inject the water and retrieve it. If successful, the project would give the city another storage alternative, although City Utilities Director Ken Garcia said there is no guarantee that the underground storage and recovery demonstration project will work.

  • Officers nab 3 for illegal hunting

    A man and two women were arrested Tuesday night on charges that they engaged in illegal hunting activities.

    The three are accused of hunting by spotlight or artificial light just outside of Las Vegas on the Mineral Hill highway. A fourth individual who was in the vehicle with them fled on foot.

    It’s unclear whether they hit the animal they were targeting.

    “As of right now we have not found an animal. We’re still looking, but they didn’t drop it right there,” state Game and Fish Sgt. Ty Jackson said late Wednesday.

  • CCHP recognizes 7 for preservation work

    By Jen Treacy
    Las Vegas Optic

    The Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation recognized seven individuals at its annual awards banquet at the Plaza Hotel late last month.

    “Anyone who does anything at all to their property deserves gratitude from the community,” said CCHP President Rudy Laumbach said. Properties were judged by local citizens Josef Jaureguiberry, Dennis Nathan, and Louie Plagge.

    A Residential Restoration award was presented to Bill and Kathy Hendrickson for their Seventh Street home.