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  • Clovis air crash kills 3

    The Associated Press

    CLOVIS, N.M. — The Air Force on Thursday released the identities of three service members killed Tuesday night in the crash of a reconnaissance and surveillance plane during a training flight in eastern New Mexico.

    Cannon Air Force Base officials say the 33-year-old pilot, Capt. Andrew Becker from Novi, Michigan, 29-year-old Capt. Kenneth Dalga from Goldsboro, North Carolina, and 26-year-old co-pilot, 1st Lt. Frederick Dellecker from Daytona Beach, Florida, were killed.

  • Jail Log - March 17, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 8 and 14:
    Brian Poisson, 38, bench warrant: failure to register as a sex offender, San Miguel County Magistrate Court
    Patrick DeHerrera, 32, aggravated DUI, failure to maintain traffic lanes, San Miguel County Magistrate Court
    Samuel Romero, 23, possession of controlled substances, oxycodone, dilaudid, alprazolam, suboxone, receiving stolen property, San Miguel County Magistrate Court

  • Weather - March 17, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 73° / LOW 39°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:08 a.m. to 7:10 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 74° / LOW 43°
    Sunny, with a high near 74. South wind 10 to 20 mph. Saturday night — mostly clear, with a low around 43.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:07 a.m. to 7:11 p.m.

    Sunday

  • Legislature races clock to fix budget

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico lawmakers were racing against the clock Monday in efforts to raise new money to sustain public school budgets and state agency services in response to a sustained slump in the state’s oil and natural gas sectors and a lackluster state economy.

  • Pit stop - Young broadcaster gets a shot at spotlight

    “Radio Row” on the sidelines of WisePies Arena — The Pit — has hosted some of the most revered broadcasters in the state’s history.

    Guys like Henry Tafoya, Jim Lawwill, and Mike Roberts, the late, great voice of the Lobos.

    Add 13-year-old Jerry Baca of Las Vegas to that list.

    Baca, an eighth grader at Memorial Middle School, accompanied veteran local broadcaster Dale Turner for a trial run during KFUN’s live coverage of the state high school basketball tournaments this past week in Albuquerque.

  • Murder suspect arraigned

    Daniel M. Sullivan, the man accused of killing Steven Marquez in July 2016, has been arraigned on a charge of second-degree murder.

    Sullivan’s court date was March 9 in district court. No trial date has been set as of press time.

    The judge of record is now Emilio Chavez, who was assigned the case on March 3 after three local judges — Matthew Sandoval, Abigail Aragon and Gerald Baca — recused themselves for cause. Chavez is a judge in the Eighth Judicial District, serving Colfax, Union and Taos counties.

  • West school board gets new look

    Two new faces grace the board room of West Las Vegas Schools. On Thursday evening, board members Ambrosio Castellano and Linda Montoya took their oath of office to officially join board members Marvin Martinez, Patrick Marquez and Christine Ludi.

    Castellano unseated incumbent Robert Witters during the February election while Montoya takes over the seat held by former board member David Romero.

    Castellaño, 24, returns to his alma mater in an effort to bring new ideas to the board and increase technology in the district.

  • State’s unemployment worst in nation

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico has the worst unemployment rate in the nation, according to figures released Monday by state and federal labor officials.

    January’s jobless rate of 6.7 percent remained unchanged from the previous month, but that’s still higher than the 6.5 percent recorded a year ago.

    Nationally, the rate increased slightly to 4.8 percent despite an uptick in hiring in January as employers added 238,000 jobs.

  • Science Fair time
  • Styling and profiling - LV native launches fashion line

    As an actor, model and reality TV star known around the globe, Antonio Sabato Jr. is a fitting choice to be the face of the Pirata Della Strada fashion line.

    But while Sabato may be the face of the business, the heart, soul and creative brain of Pirata Della Strada belong to John Shallenberger.

    Shallenberger was raised in Las Vegas, N.M., and is a graduate of West Las Vegas and New Mexico Highlands University. Today, he and wife Courtney are raising daughter Emi, 13, and son Kian, 11, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.