Local News

  • Looking Back - Nov. 12, 2012

    In 1962
    Wednesday, Nov. 7 — Former West Las Vegas Mayor Junio Lopez was the only Republican in San Miguel County to receive more votes than his Democratic opponent, carrying his county by a 4,221-to-3,738 margin over Democratic incumbent Thomas G. Morris.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 12, 2012

    ‘An Ecology of the Mind’ screening at UWC

    Nora Bateson is visiting UWC-USA and will be present for a special screening of her film “An Ecology of the Mind” at 7 p.m. this Tuesday in the Kluge Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Naomi.swinton@uwc-usa.org for more information.

  • Weather - Nov. 12, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 42. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 24. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 26.

    Sunny, with a high near 60. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 31.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:34 a.m. to 4:56 p.m.

  • City meter project funded

    The city of Las Vegas has secured about $1.1 million in financing to upgrade existing water meters so that they no longer need to be read manually.

    City Utilities Director Ken Garcia notified the City Council this week that about $825,000 of that funding will be a grant while the remaining $275,000 would be in the form of a zero-percent interest loan.

    The funding comes from the New Mexico Finance Authorities Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund.

  • War Stories - Garcia saved comrades in Korea

    Roberto Garcia is a hero. Garcia, 81, joined the U.S. Army on Jan. 12, 1949, and shortly thereafter found himself risking his own life for the safety of his comrades.

    “At that time you needed a job; there was nothing else to do so you joined the service,” Garcia said.  “We were a bunch of friends. We got together that day so we decided to join the service.”

    Garcia went to basic training in Fort Ord, Calif. His unit was shipped to Japan later that year.

  • Marijuana mailed to inmate

    The Region IV Narcotics Task Force made two marijuana-related arrests recently, one a woman who allegedly mailed pot to an inmate at the county jail and the second a New Mexico Highlands University student accused of selling the drug out of his dorm room.

  • Hispanics played key role in election

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    After years of flip-flopping between parties, New Mexico voters lined up solidly for a second time behind the Democratic Party in this week’s elections, a trend one analyst attributed to the state’s already large and fast-growing Hispanic population.

  • GOP gains in Senate, loses ground in House

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and her Republican allies lost ground in the state House of Representatives in the general election but gained seats in the Senate, including ousting a pair of Democratic leaders.

    The GOP waged a fierce legislative campaign battle in hopes of knocking off enough Democrats to take control of the House for the first time in nearly 60 years, but unofficial returns suggested the party went the other direction and lost seats.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 9, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 30 and Nov. 6:

  • Voters approve PRC revamp, approve bonds

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    One of New Mexico’s most powerful, highest paid and scandal-plagued commissions will have a little less power now that voters have approved a set of constitutional amendments aimed at reforming the Public Regulation Commission.

    An amendment allowing the state Legislature to set minimum qualifications for PRC candidates was approved by an overwhelming majority late Tuesday.