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  • DA: Officer-involved shooting justified

    The state police officer who shot a disoriented New York man who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 25 the night of Jan. 4 has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

    District Attorney Richard Flores announced Wednesday that he has determined that officer Jonathan Wright was justified in his actions.

  • Computers stolen from Rio Gallinas

    Some time this past weekend roughly a dozen laptop computers with special programs, and several digital cameras were stolen from Rio Gallinas School. The burglars appeared to have entered the charter school by prying the front door, possibly using a crow bar.

    “I don’t think anything confidential was accessed,” school administrator Yann Lussiez said during a telephone interview Monday afternoon.

  • Computers stolen from Rio Gallinas

    Some time this past weekend roughly a dozen laptop computers with special programs, and several digital cameras were stolen from Rio Gallinas School. The burglars appeared to have entered the charter school by prying the front door, possibly using a crow bar.

    “I don’t think anything confidential was accessed,” school administrator Yann Luffiez said during a telephone interview Monday afternoon.

  • Cemetery death deemed a suicide

    Las Vegas Optic

    A 59-year-old Las Vegas woman went to the San Jose Cemetery off Piñon Street and fatally shot herself in the stomach Monday morning, according to the Las Vegas Police Department.

    Police believe the shooting occurred sometime between 8 and 10 a.m. The woman’s body was discovered by a family member, and officers were dispatched to the scene at about 10:27 p.m., Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said.The woman shot herself in the stomach with a rifle.

  • Several school bands to perform
  • P&Z favors Mora stance on drilling

    Two members of the San Miguel Planning and Zoning Commission told county commissioners on Friday that they are recommending a two-year extension to the moratorium on oil and gas drilling in part because they want to see how Mora County fares in the federal lawsuits filed against it for instituting an all-out ban on oil and gas extractions in that county.

  • Man accused of shooting at home

    Las Vegas Optic

    A 19-year-old Las Vegas man apparently unhappy about being thrown out of a house party on Union Street Saturday pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots into the house, according to documents filed Monday in San Miguel County Magistrate Court.

    Multiple rounds traveled through the home’s walls and ended up inside the residence. No one inside the house was hit, although two people were taken to the hospital.

  • Performers gearing up for Friday gala

    The ever-popular Fiesta de la Hispanidad will celebrate its 20th year Friday evening.

    Once again the program is full of talented artists from the area, ranging from the traditional music sounds of Antonia Apodaca to Zumba dancers under the direction of Carmel Pacheco-Aragón.

  • Looking Back - March 26, 2014

    In 1964
    Friday, March 27 — Convoys totaling 200 vehicles will leave Fort Carson, Colo., Monday morning for a five-day trip to Fort Irwin, Calif. They will move part of the 1st battalion 77th Armor, and 4th Squadron, 12th Cavalry. Overnight bivuoacs will be made at Las Vegas, Fort Wingate, Navajo Army Depot near Flagstaff, and an area near Needles, Calif.
     

  • Weather - March 26, 2014

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Windy, with a west wind 15-20 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Windy, with a west wind 25-30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 33.

    Friday