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  • Looking Back - July 25, 2014

    In 1964

    Monday, July 27 — Town Police have received numerous reports of someone poisoning dogs in West Las Vegas. Police Chief Melecio Perea said that when the culprit is caught he will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Perea pointed out that in addition to the grief a dead pet can bring, there is danger to children in the area where the poison is located.

  • Looking ahead - News - July 25, 2014

    Mora Fiestas
        This two-day celebration honors Santa Ana and Santiago and features a mass for the patron saints of the fiestas. There will be plenty of activities, including live music, rodeos, a parade and plenty of food vendors.
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  • Weather - July 25

    Friday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. West wind 5-15 mph, becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

  • Area man arrested on child porn charges

    A 22-year-old Las Vegas resident was arrested by the FBI last week and is facing charges of possessing, receiving and distributing visual depictions of minors engage in sexually explicit conduct.

  • Jail Log - July 25, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 11 and July 18:
    Olivia Montaño, 33, probation violation: positive UA (heroin) 10-day sanction
    Patrick Trujillo, 30, probation violation: positive for alcohol and failure to report three-day sanction
    Joe Encinias, 24, battery on household member
    Frank Romero, 27, failure to appear, bench warrant, Bernalillo
    Gemma Esquibel, 43, disorderly conduct
    Melissa Ortega, age unavailable, failure to pay fines, bench warrant, LV Municipal

  • Execution rekindles debate

    The Associated Press

    FLORENCE, Ariz. — The nation’s third execution in six months to go awry rekindled the debate over the death penalty and handed potentially new evidence to those building a case against lethal injection as cruel and unusual punishment.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - July 25, 2014

    The Associated Press

    ABQ agrees to court oversight

    ALBUQUERQUE — The city of Albuquerque has agreed to submit to independent oversight of federally mandated reforms to its troubled police department.
    Under an agreement announced Thursday by the Department of Justice, the city signed off on a framework for addressing eight problem areas Justice officials identified in a scathing report on police practices earlier this year.

  • Appeals court rules for Montoyas

    By Martín Salazar and Mercy López
    Las Vegas Optic

    The state Court of Appeals has determined that the Montoya family is legally entitled to keep 5,000 to 6,000 acres of the Tecolote Land Grant, dealing a blow to the land grant board which was attempting to nullify nine deeds to that land executed by Jose Maria Montoya to his heirs in 1899.

    The Appeals Court opinion, filed in late May, is just the latest chapter in a years-long legal battle between the Montoya family and the land grant board.

  • Learning his lines - ‘Secret Garden’ play Saturday

    One of the annual highlights of the summer will  hit the stage for one show on Saturday evening after a week of strenuous rehearsals.

    On Monday morning more than 60 children walked into Ilfeld Auditorium in hopes of gaining a role on “The Secret Garden,” with the majority of them landing a part in the Missoula Children’s Theatre original rendition.

  • Report: NM 49th in child well-being

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Southwest continues to earn dismal marks for child well-being, with New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada ranking in the bottom five of an annual national report that grades states on education, health care and poverty.

    New Mexico, which last year booted Mississippi from last place, moved back up to 49th in this year’s Kids Count Data Book, thanks to a slight drop in child poverty, improvements in high school graduation rates and a drop in the teenage birth rate.