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  • Police: Ribera man, drunk, crashed into I-25 median

    A 23-year-old Ribera man was arrested earlier this month after wrecking his vehicle on a median while driving on a frontage road.

    A New Mexico State Police officer reported that on March 4, at about 12:30 a.m., he responded to dispatch call regarding a wreck on the frontage road, near mile marker 337 along I-25, between Romeroville and Tecolote.

  • County Commission considers solid-waste ordinance changes

    One of the many items discussed at length by the San Miguel County Commission at Tuesday’s regular meeting were revisions to a solid-waste ordinance. 

  • Criminals in Albuquerque using stolen cars for other crimes

    ALBUQUERQUE — Authorities say criminals are using stolen cars while committing a host of other crimes ranging from armed robberies to drive-by gang shootings in Albuquerque.

    Police used to view auto theft as a nonviolent crime often connected to the need for money to buy drugs.

    Now, crime rates have skyrocketed across the board.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports the city has seen more than a three-fold increase in auto theft since 2013 along with climbing rates of armed robbery, larceny and burglary.

  • Summer semester registration for Highlands available online

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

     New Mexico Highlands is offering early online registration for summer semester 2018.

  • Pennsylvania native finds a college home in Las Vegas

    From Lancaster, Pa. to Las Vegas, N.M. From the East Coast to the Southwest. A world of difference, but to Luna Community College nursing student Andre Shenk, Las Vegas is home. Shenk and his wife moved to Las Vegas a little over three years ago. They were looking for something different. And somewhere along the journey, Shenk found Luna. 

  • Still looking for answers

    Cindy "Tig" Rivera's 25th birthday was Feb. 14.

    Her family and friends haven't seen her since June of 2012.

  • Mora County man, heading to get married, and friend killed on I-25

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — A New Mexico woman says she and her boyfriend were on their way to Las Vegas to get married before he was killed on a freeway while changing a tire.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports 28-year-old Lonny Escovedo, a native of the Mora County area, and his sister’s boyfriend, 21-year-old Michael Chambellan, were struck by a vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 25 on Tuesday evening.

  • N.M. opioid crisis: Police, others push for treatment facility

    Getting a medical assisted treatment facility located in Las Vegas is a top priority for Interim Police Chief Chris Lopez.

    It’s his part in the growing effort among community members to stem the tide of the opioid crisis in San Miguel County. The chief has approached anyone who can support with the philosophy that the problem impacts all in one way or another.

  • System changes for lottery scholarships

    By Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — New Mexico is providing more certainty for college students about the amount of financial aid they can count on from state lottery revenues, but elected officials and others say more needs to be done to shore up the scholarship program as higher education costs climb.

    Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation Wednesday that decouples the value of lottery scholarships from the cost of tuition by setting a fixed amount for the awards based on the kind of institution a student attends.

  • Reclaimed water now available

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The City of Las Vegas will allow the public to get reclaimed water from the reclaimed water stand pipe at the Utility Services Center at 905 12th Street.

    Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost of the water is $1.25 per 1000 gallons and an additional $.50 charge per trip.