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  • Looking Back - April 8, 2015

    In 1965
    Monday, April 5 — Three Neighborhood Youth Corps Projects providing work experience opportunities have been approved by the Department of Labor for San Miguel County. The projects are sponsored by the West Las Vegas Schools, East Las Vegas Schools and San Miguel County Board of Commissioners. These will serve a total of 237 enrollees at a total cost of $174,400, with the federal share at $144,655.

  • Looking ahead - News - April 8, 2015

    Dino Light show is Thursday
    “Dino Light,” America’s Got Talent semifinalist, show coming to NMHU Ilfeld Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9. A glow in the dark adventure for the whole family. “Darwin” (named after Charles Darwin) tells a story of a good-natured dinosaur discovering the outside world and his experience in life. Tickets are general admission — $8, NMHU students, faculty, staff and children younger than 10 — $5. For advance tickets call 454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station, studio 103.

  • Weather - April 8, 2015

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 68. Windy, with a southwest wind 15-25 mph, increasing to 30-40 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 32. Windy, with a southwest wind 30-40 mph, becoming west 20-30 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 15-20 mph, becoming west 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 29.

    Friday

  • Escovedo guilty of murder

    A Mora County jury on Friday found Dennis Escovedo guilty of second-degree murder, tampering with evidence and unlawful use or theft of an ATM or debit card in connection with the death of Maxine Patsy Trujillo.

    Escovedo, dressed in a brown suit, stood quietly next to defense attorney David Silva as District Judge Matthew Sandoval read the verdicts at about 10 a.m. on Friday. He faces about 19 years in prison.

    In the gallery, Trujillo’s family members let out sighs of relief when the first verdict was read. Several of them cried.

  • Warrant leads to two drug arrests

    A Tecolote man and woman were arrested on drug charges Thursday after a search warrant of their residence yielded a large amount of cocaine, marijuana, money and firearms.

    The Region IV Multijurisdictional Task Force stated in a news release that Robert Tenorio, 33, and Jessica Tenorio, 34, were charged with cocaine trafficking, marijuana distribution, felon in possession of a firearm and conspiracy. Details in the case were not immediately available because San Miguel County Magistrate Court was closed on Friday.

  • DiNO-Light coming to Ilfeld

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University presents the DiNO-Light theatrical show of dramatic electroluminescent creatures that light up the darkness starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in Ilfeld Auditorium.

    Corbian Visual Arts and Dance created DiNO-Light and performs this unique and visually dazzling show. The production tours internationally and has been praised for its cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance set to orchestral and pop music.

    The show is an America’s Got Talent Semifinalist.

  • Gov signs Rio Grande trail law

    By Vik Jolly
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation Thursday to create a commission to define the best routes and reach necessary agreements to build a 500-mile, statewide recreation trail stretching from Colorado to Texas.

    “Establishing a trail the length of the Rio Grande would be a historic achievement for New Mexico,” Martinez said at a Rio Grande Nature Center State Park bill signing.

  • Looking Back - April 6, 2015

    In 1965
    Friday, April 2 — Las Vegas School officials are anxiously awaiting the results of a survey being conducted among students of the Immaculate Conception School here. The school, which has enrolled students from kindergarten through eighth grade is closing at the end of this year, and the 250 students must be absorbed in the other three local school systems. The City Schools system and Our Lady of Sorrows Parochial School are expected to receive a majority of the I.C. students. Only about 10 students from West Las Vegas now attend I.C.

  • Looking ahead - News - April 6, 2015

    Story Time
    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

  • In Brief - News - April 6, 2015

    The Associated Press