Local News

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 5, 2014

    Women’s Day celebration
    New Mexico Highlands University hosts an International Women’s Day celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave.

  • Weather - March 5, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 27. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Southwest wind 10-20 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

    A slight chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A chance of rain and snow showers at night. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

  • School overcharged $54,000

    Talk about sticker shock.

    A software conversion error resulted in New Mexico Highlands University being substantially overbilled for natural gas it received from the city’s distribution system. But this wasn’t your typical billing error that can simply be fixed by the city utilities department.

    Highlands University was overbilled to the tune of $54,113, resulting in city Utilities Director Ken Garcia having to go before the City Council to request its permission to adjust the bill.

  • Remaking a classic
  • City election set for Tuesday

    City of Las Vegas voters will head to the polls Tuesday to elect a municipal judge and two city councilors.

    Unlike in past years where city voters had to go to a designated polling site, this year any registered city voter can vote at either of the two polling sites set up by the City Clerk’s office. Those polling places are Robertson High School’s Michel Marr Gymnasium and the West Las Vegas Gillie Lopez Gymnasium. The move is expected to save the city $9,000.

    Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Audit faults agency for mismanagement

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A state audit on Thursday concluded Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration poorly managed federal Medicaid money and improperly handled fraud allegations against more than a dozen mental health providers, some of which have gone out of business because of billing disputes with the state.

  • Looking Back - March 3, 2014

    In 1964
    Tuesday, March 3 — At its last weekly meeting, Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity on the Highlands Campus, agreed to help decorate the day-rooms for patients at the New Mexico State Hospital. The proposal was presented to the 50 students in TKE’s by E. Eloy Martinez, director of volunteer services for the hospital. It was explained to the students that most of the patients’ day-rooms have little or nothing in the way of pictures or decorations on the walls.

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 3, 2014

    Come enjoy pancakes
    St. Paul’s Peace, at 810 Eighth St, Las Vegas, will host its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. The supper includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, ham and drink.

  • Weather - March 3, 2014

    Partly sunny, with a high near 46. West wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28. West wind around 10 mph.

    Partly sunny, with a high near 56. West wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:28 a.m. to 5:58 p.m.

  • GOP votes on primary candidates

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Republican leaders have put more than one candidate on the primary election ballot in two contested races.

    More than 500 delegates voted Saturday afternoon for candidates in several federal and state races at the Republican Party of New Mexico’s pre-primary convention.