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  • FYI - News - Nov. 24, 2014

    The Las Vegas San Miguel County Chamber of Commerce is requesting letters of interest from members of the business community to serve on its board of directors on an interim capacity until June 30, 2015. Letters of interest are due no later than Dec. 1. Mail them to PO Box 128, Las Vegas, NM  87701.

    Applicants must operate a business or conduct their business in Las Vegas or San Miguel County.

  • LANL director denies lab hid facts on leak

    The Associated Press

    The head of Los Alamos National Laboratory is denouncing a published report that exposed missteps at the lab that played a part in a radiation leak at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository.

    Lab director Charlie McMillian sent a memo to employees last week, dismissing suggestions that the lab was withholding scientific theories about the Feb. 14 accident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Nov. 24, 2014

    The Associated Press
     

  • City fills key director post

    The City Council signed off Wednesday on the appointment of Lindsey K. Valdez as the new community development director, but one councilor abstained from the vote, citing litigation that is under way.

    Acting City Manager Elmer Martinez appointed Valdez — a former city employee — to the post after she emerged as the top candidate in the selection process.

    “It’s an important position for the city,” Martinez said.

  • Letters of gratitude
  • Pedestrian struck by car on Grand

    A pedestrian suffered  a leg injury after being struck by a vehicle on Grand Avenue and Baca at about 8 p.m. Wednesday.
    Las Vegas police Deputy Chief Eugene Garcia identified the pedestrian as 59-year-old Juan Esquibel.

    Garcia said Esquibel appeared to be intoxicated when he was stuck by a silver Sonata. The deputy chief said he didn’t know what Esquibel was doing when he was struck by the car.

  • Official’s raise draws concerns

    San Miguel County’s chief deputy assessor was given a $2,000 salary increase just three months before she is set to take over as the assessor, and that had some county commissioners raising questions at their meeting last week.

    Outgoing Assessor Elaine Estrada requested the raise for Chief Deputy Assessor Patricia Gallegos, who will be taking over as the new county assessor effective Jan. 1. The pay hike takes Gallegos’ chiefdeputy salary to $43,627. The raise was effective on Sept. 27, which means Gallegos will only see about $500 of the increase.

  • Official: Florida State gunman was alumnus

    By Gary Fineout and Brendan Farrington
    The Associated Press

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — A Florida State University alumnus and attorney shot three people at the school’s library early Thursday before being killed by police, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

    The official said the shooter was Myron May, who also graduated from Texas Tech University’s law school. The official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to release the name.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 21, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 10 and Nov. 16:

    Olivia Montano, 27, failure to comply with conditions of probation, bench warrant, SM District
    Anthony Tafoya, 28, battery on household member, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Jesus Granado, 31, aggravated DWI
    Benito Martinez III, 25, criminal damage to property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful carrying of a firearm, bench warrant,  SM Magistrate

  • Looking Back - Nov. 21, 2014

    In 1964

    Tuesday. Nov. 17 — San Miguel County Commissioners, meeting Monday at the Court House, signed a resolution allowing the bypassing of Romeroville by the new four-lane highway. Interstate 25. T.B. White and Robert De La Rue, of the State Highway department, met with the commissioners in the morning and heard Matias Martinez and Fidel Martinez explain that the Romeroville residents feel that they will “lose property and business and they will be out of business.”