Today's News

  • Group helps with utility bills

    Mayor Henry Sanchez said many groups doing good deeds aren’t looking for glory or recognition. “They do it because they love their neighbors,” he said.

    About five years ago, a number of churches in the Las Vegas area got together to see what they could do to help people with bills that weren’t being covered by other entities.

    St. Paul’s Church Pastor Richard Reed said people got inspired to create a service that would help those who couldn’t help themselves.

  • Suspected dealer's case dropped

    The district attorney’s office has dropped the charges against a Las Vegas man accused of selling heroin.

    That decision occurred a little more than a week after the suspect’s attorney contended in court that a search of the man’s house was illegal.

    Roger Jaramillo, 64, 1818 Romero St., was arrested in June on charges of heroin trafficking, possessing drugs and having drug paraphernalia.

    According to court documents, Las Vegas police Officer Martin Salazar went with probation and parole officers to Jaramillo’s house.

  • Utility members to vote on board size Wednesday

    Members of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative will vote Wednesday whether to keep the same number of members on the utility’s Board of Trustees.

    The election is 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Mora VFW post.

    In the summer, the membership decided to reduce the board from 11 trustees to five. That change hasn’t taken effect yet, but trustees called for another election to keep the board the same size.

  • Luna meeting canceled due to snow

    Luna Community College canceled its Board of Trustees meeting set for 5:30 p.m. today because of a snowstorm.

    The meeting has been rescheduled for the same time next Tuesday in the Student Services Building on the Luna campus.

    Membrs of the Luna Community College Board of Trustees today were expected to choose a fifth finalist in their search for a new president.

    However, three trustees, Ambrose Castellano, Jerry Maestas and Abelino Montoya, said Monday that they haven’t been presented a list of the other possible candidates from which to choose.

  • City questioned on status of legislative requests

    The Legislature will meet next month, and some City Council members are wondering where the city stands with its funding requests.

    Councilwoman Diane Moore asked City Manager John Avila on Wednesday why the city hadn’t presented legislative requests to local state lawmakers.

    “Again, we are late in the ballgame,” she said, adding that it should have been done in September or October.

  • Election sparks utility debates

    The members of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative will decide this week whether keep the same number of members on the group’s Board of Trustees.

    The election is bringing a number of issues to the forefront, including the fairness of the election’s procedures and the influence of the cooperative’s electricity supplier, Tri-State Transmission and Generation Association Inc., over the local utility.

    The election is 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Mora’s Veterans of Foreign Wars post.

  • Resident's effort for privacy rejected

    A resident on National Avenue wants to block out the commotion on her street, including the constant traffic and the almost daily funerals.

    Judy Rock, who lives near Old Lady of Sorrows Church, proposed a six-foot fence in her front yard at 411 W. National, so she could have more privacy. But the council voted against granting her a variance to the citys regulations for fences.

  • Cold but spirited
  • Council approves building for retail

    The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday approved a zone change for a commercial building near Seventh Street, but the city is requiring the developer make a few changes to the plans to minimize the impacts on nearby residents.

    Carlos Lopez of Ribera asked the city to change 604 Airway Road, which is just off Seventh, from residential to commercial. He plans to build a 4,300-square-foot retail commercial building as an extension of the Shoes n Boots-Sprint building, which is at 1604 Seventh.

  • Citizens can act as prosecutors

    Private citizens can file criminal complaints against others without the district attorney’s involvement, but a Las Vegas prosecutor says people should think twice before taking that route.

    Chief Deputy District Attorney Joe Ulibarri said it may seem appealing at first to file such a case, but it’s hard for private citizens to win because they have to know all of the court’s procedures.

    “They don’t realize they’re becoming the district attorney in such cases,” he said. “They are held to the same standards of a lawyer.”