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  • Missing teen worries family

    The family of an 18-year-old who went missing on Tuesday is asking for the public’s help in finding him.

    Alejandro Alex Alirez, 18, was last seen outside Alumbra, near the west side post office, at about 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

    Christine Pacheco, Alirez’ grandmother, said her entire family is worried because Alirez has not been acting like himself.
    She said her grandson was on life support for several days at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque a few weeks ago. She said he hasn’t been acting like himself since then.

  • Revenue forecast shows no relief

    By Morgan Lee
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A dire forecast for state government revenues in the coming fiscal year remains unchanged after a review by a group of state economists that sets parameters for government spending, a top budget negotiator in the House of Representatives said Wednesday.

  • Effort tabled to revamp game and fish agency

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A Senate committee has tabled a proposal to significantly shift the mission of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

    The legislation sponsored by Democrat Sen. Jeff Steinborn of Las Cruces would give the department the authority to manage all wildlife as a public resource rather than managing game animals and fish for recreation and food as currently provided under law.

    The measure also would give the gubernatorial appointees of the Game Commission authority over all wildlife rather than just game species.

  • Trump: White House fine-tuned machine, despite turmoil

    By Darlene Superville and Ken Thomas
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump mounted an aggressive defense of his young presidency Thursday, lambasting reports that his campaign advisers had inappropriate contact with Russian officials and vowing to crack down on the leaking of classified information.

  • House GOP struggles for consensus on health law

    By Alan Fram
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON  — House Republican leaders sketched broad outlines of a replacement for President Barack Obama’s health care law that left rank-and-file GOP members at odds and questioning details and timing of how the GOP intends to deliver on its long-promised alternative.

  • Jail Log - Feb. 17, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 8 and Feb. 13:
    Jerroldine Montaño, 38, probation violation: 24 hour hold for investigation. Adult Probation Office
    Leondro Padilla, 33, bench warrant: hold for court, San Miguel Magistrate Court / MDC
    Amanda Padilla, 27, bench warrant: failure to appear, District Court / Sandoval County
    Jessie Romero, 40, bench warrant: failure to appear, District Court

  • Weather - Feb. 19, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 64° / LOW 35°
    Sunny, with a high near 64. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 60° / LOW 34°
    Partly sunny, with a high near 60. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:44 a.m. to 5:46 p.m.

    Sunday

  • Looking Back - Feb. 19, 2017

    Friday, Feb. 17, 1967 — The Las Vegas Hawks were edged in a final period rally -4 by the Montezuma Seminarians ice hockey team at the Gallinas skating pond Thursday afternoon. The Hawks roster is made up of Bob Gordon, Dave Beeman, Juan Jose Peña, Alonso Vasquez, John Deere, Jeff Blaum and player-coach Robert Bickham.

  • More than $3,000 raised
  • Dons’ forfeits upheld

    West Las Vegas will have to forfeit at least three boys’ basketball games after all, and in effect it may be four forfeited games, according to one of the plaintiffs in a case decided in district court.

    The decision came Monday morning after a daylong hearing Friday pitted coaches David Bustos and Steve Sandoval and their players against the New Mexico Activities Association in the courtroom of Judge Abigail Aragon.

    A final hearing in the matter is set for the morning of Feb. 21, but that will be the day the District 2-4A tournament is set to begin.