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  • Looking Back - Oct. 27, 2014

    In 1964
    Tuesday, Oct. 27 — The Annual Meeting and banquet of the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce was held last evening at University Hall on the Highlands campus.The six new directors of the Chamber, elected to serve two-year terms, are Ed Brown of Brown’s Dairy; Bill Keserich of Bill Keserich Service Station; W.W. Mason of Farmway Feed and Equipment; Cokey Romero, of Romero Plaza Sundries; Dr. Ralph Carlisl;e Smith of Highlands University; and William Wertz of Wertz Sporting Goods.

  • Looking ahead - News - Oct. 27, 2014

    Rociada, Mora flu shot clinics
    Free flu shot clinics are scheduled for Monday (today) in Rociada and Mora. They will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Rociada Fire Department, and from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mora Senior Center. There is no charge for the clinic, but participants are asked to take along their insurance card, including Medicaid and Medicare.

  • Weather - Oct. 27, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. West wind 15-20 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 33. West wind 5-15 mph, becoming northeast in the evening.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Southeast wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 34.

    Sunny, with a high near 68. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37.

    Sunny, with a high near 68.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:18 a.m. to 6:11 p.m.

  • Montoya guilty of murder

    A San Miguel County jury on Tuesday opted not to convict Joseph “Wicked” Montoya of first-degree murder — the most serious crime he was facing — but found him guilty of a lesser murder charge and all of the other crimes he was charged with in the May 18, 2013, slaying of Angel Arroyo.

  • City: School can’t stay at Dee Bibb

    Citing concerns about safety, the city of Las Vegas has given Rio Gallinas Charter School until next Friday to move out of a building at Dee Bibb Industrial Park that is being used as a temporary site for middle school students and staff.

    The school has been without a permanent home since a fire damaged its former building on Socorro Street in May. Since the fire, students have moved from their sister location on Montezuma Street to the Presbyterian Building on Douglas Avenue to the industrial park location, where they have been since early September.

  • ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ - HU Singers take on Halloween

    Just in time for Halloween, the Highlands University HU Singers will present a Zombie House and a musical production of Nightmare Before Christmas.

    The Third Annual Zombie House has an Alice in Wonderland theme this year and is at 7 p.m. today through Sunday  at  the university’s Sala de Madrid, 801 University Ave.

    No children under 11 are admitted to Zombie House due to gore and realistic situations. The cost is $8.

  • Bricks & Mortar on Mainstreet - A conversation with Allan Affeldt

    By Cindy Collins

  • Looking Back - Oct. 24, 2014

    In 1964

    Friday, Oct. 23 — Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman today announced plans to extend the Food Stamp program to 41 states and the District of Columbia. Included are three more New Mexico counties. In New Mexico, three counties, Mora, San Miguel and Santa Fe, currently are in the program, but under Freeman’s announcement, the program will be expanded to include Rio Arriba, Sandoval and Taos counties.

  • Looking ahead - News - Oct. 24, 2014

    Dia de Los Muertos Art Exhibit

    Casa De Cultura’s Eighth Annual Dia de Los Muertos Art Exhibit will be on display from today to Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Burris Hall on the campus of Highlands University. An artists reception will take place at 6 p.m. today (Friday).

  • Weather - Oct. 24, 2014

    Sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 44. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the evening.

    Sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 45.

    Sunny, with a high near 74. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 44.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:15 a.m. to 6:14 p.m.