Local News

  • UPDATED: Up to $40K damage at RHS

    UPDATE: Las Vegas Police Department Deputy Chief Eugene Garcia said the case has been handed over to New Mexico State Police as of late Thursday afternoon. Garcia also said the estimated amount of damage has been reduced to $2,000.

    . . .

    Las Vegas police say they have suspects in the weekend vandalism at Robertson High School, and the Las Vegas City Schools district is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the culprits.

  • A top Scholar - West grad heading to elite school

    Greg Medina can be found in a local coffee shop when he is not tinkering with computers. But he’ll have to put his computer tinkering on hold for a few hours on Saturday morning. Medina along with the senior class of West Las Vegas will find themselves walking across the stage on Saturday morning, marking the end of their high school years.

    For Medina, walking across that stage will open up the door to an exciting future.

    Medina, 18, will depart to Neumont University to study computer science in a few months.

  • Gov heaps praise on mayor

    During her visit to Las Vegas on Tuesday, Gov. Susana Martinez offered up praise of Mayor Alfonso Ortiz, calling him an effective lobbyist for the city and saying that Las Vegas is fortunate to have him.

  • Probate judge quit amid investigation

    San Miguel County’s former probate judge was under investigation by the state Judicial Standards Commission at the time that he announced that he was retiring, recently unsealed court documents reveal.

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  • School funding error leaves districts short

    The Associated Press

    A problem with a computer form’s alphabetical listing caused dozens of New Mexico school districts and charter schools to get too much state funding, while others didn’t get enough.

    The state Public Education Department’s error resulted in 25 districts and charters being shorted a total of roughly $830,000, while 26 others got more than $2.5 million too much, television station KRQE reported.

  • Transgender student skips graduation

    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — A transgender student at an Albuquerque high school has skipped his graduation over a dispute about what color robe he had to wear.
    Officials at St. Pius X Catholic School insisted that because Damian Garcia was born as a girl, he must wear a white robe along with the other girls at Wednesday’s graduation ceremony.
    Garcia wanted to wear a black robe like other male students.
    He was named Brandi until legally changing his name last year.

  • Jail Log - May 24, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 14 and May 17:

    Paul Sanchez, 48, 7- day commitment
    Alfred Alcon, 33, hold for court
    Anthony Esquibel, 35, Robbery, aggravated battery
    Ruben Gallegos, 51, positive for alcohol
    David Duran, 39, person under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, failure to stop at stop

  • LULAC: ‘No Spanish’ games are disturbing pattern

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Two cases of Spanish being banned at New Mexico high school games were examples of a disturbing pattern that needs to be monitored and addressed, perhaps with lawsuits, a civil rights group said Monday.

    The League of United Latin American Citizens has heard of a least five cases of high school players being ordered this school year not to speak Spanish during games and matches, said Ralph Arellanes, LULAC’s state director.

  • Looking Back - May 24, 2013

    In 1963

    Monday, May 27 — Donna Keserich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Keserich of Las Vegas, was named Highlands University “Woman of the Year” during the awards Assembly held Thursday. Miss Keserich, a junior at Highlands and a graduate of Robertson High School, also received other honors at the Awards Assembly. She was named “Actress of the Year” and with Mary Sue Gallegos, named “Best Delta Zeta Pledge. She is majoring in journalism and English.