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  • In Brief - News - April 17, 2015

    The Associated Press

  • Clinton on campaign trail

    By Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas
    The Associated Press

    NORWALK, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton came to Iowa to give voters an intimate glance of who she’d be as president. What they got instead was a glimpse into the complicated relationship between the current inhabitant of the White House and the woman who hopes to follow in his path.

  • Private attorney to prosecute case

    By Vik Jolly
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The prosecutor removed by a New Mexico judge from the case of two Albuquerque police officers charged in the shooting death of a homeless man last year has tapped a private attorney to handle the case.

    Randi McGinn has agreed to prosecute officers Dominque Perez and Keith Sandy, who were charged this year with murder in the March 2014 death of James Boyd during an hourslong standoff.

  • Accident claims man’s life

    A business owner was killed when a piece of heavy equipment rolled on top of him Monday afternoon at a property on Commerce Street.

    Las Vegas Police Chief Juan Montaño identified the deceased man as Robert Manzanares. The incident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. Emergency crews rushed to the site, but Manzanares died at the scene.

    Montaño said the man was unloading a roller that compacts dirt. It started sliding off of a trailer and rolled onto him.

    Montaño said the incident appears to have been a tragic accident.

  • HU close to announcing finalists for president

    Roughly four dozen people applied or were nominated for the New Mexico Highlands University presidency, and the search committee appointed by regents last year to take the lead in the search has been hard at work whittling that applicant pool down.

  • Helping nature - River cleanup set for Saturday

    Last year 6,890 pounds of debris and trash was collected by 97 volunteers from the Gallinas River during the Second Annual Gallinas River Cleanup. This year volunteers plan to tackle the unsightly and harmful-to-the-environment objects once again as part of Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance’s Third Annual Gallinas River Cleanup.

    This year’s cleanup takes place from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Gallinas River Walk near West Las Vegas High School, just off Bridge Street.

  • In Brief - News - April 15, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Weather easing wildfire fears
    JEMEZ SPRINGS — An expected wetter-than-normal spring and possible more active summer monsoons have some fire managers hoping for a calm fire season in New Mexico this year.
    The Albuquerque Journal report the predictions of less wind than usual also have fire managers hopeful that the state can avoid large wildfires but they say those conditions can change rapidly.

  • Reining in payday loans falls by wayside

    By Vik Jolly
    The Associated Press

    Jill Mooney recently took out a $300 loan from a storefront business to get out of a financial jam, putting up her $1,400 car as collateral.

    The Albuquerque mother of four thought it would take roughly three, $100-a-month payments to be done with the loan. But it took seven months, and the interest rate ended up being more than 200 percent.

    “They take advantage of you,” said Mooney of the loan outlets.

  • Looking Back - April 15, 2015

    In 1965
    Monday, April 12 — Miss Lupe Lopez, West Las Vegas High School, was presented with a typewriter in behalf of the Las Vegas Typewriter Co. for her outstanding test results during Highlands Day and during the year. The presentation was made during the State Commerce Club Awards Banquet Friday evening. The presentation was made by Dr. Robert Tussing, head of the business administration department at Highlands, following the banquet.

  • Looking ahead - News - April 15, 2015

    Arts and Crafts Fair planned for Saturday
    Spring Blossom Arts and Crafts Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at Sala De Madrid. The fair is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity. For more information call Inez Gallegos-Lujan at 454-4434.