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  • Looking Back - Oct. 2. 2015

    In 1965

  • Weather - Oct, 2, 2015


    HIGH 75° / LOW 48°
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
    6:56 a.m. to 6:43 p.m.


    HIGH 71° / LOW 47°
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. South wind 10 to 15 mph. 
    6:57 a.m. to 6:42 p.m.

  • City leasing old state police digs

    The city of Las Vegas has entered into a 20-year lease for the old state police building at 301 Mills Ave.

    The city is planning to relocate its utilities department, currently located on 12th Street, to the Mills Avenue building.

    “It will be a major and very positive change from 12th Street to Mills Avenue,” Mayor Alfonso Ortiz said.

    Ortiz said the lease agreement was effective on Sept. 15. The city is paying the state of New Mexico $1 a year for use of the building, but it will have to pay for all improvements to the facility.

  • Purple pride
  • Legis. panel meets on Duran case

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Declaring it “won’t take weeks, but months,” a panel of New Mexico lawmakers investigating fraud, embezzlement and money laundering charges against Secretary of State Dianna Duran gave the committee’s bipartisan co-chairs the authority on Monday to hire a lawyer to begin a formal process for possibly removing the embattled Republican from office.

  • Right on time
  • Two face charges in Hubble case

    Alex Alirez, 42, and Panchita Maes, 34, remain behind bars at the San Miguel County Detention Center. The two are facing a slew of charges relating to Hubble, an 8-year-old bull terrier, along with several other dogs that were chained and neglected for months,  according to authorities. Both list a 300 block of Union Street address where the dogs were seized earlier this month.

    On Wednesday, Sept. 23, Hubble succumbed to his injuries suffered through his alleged abuse by Alirez and Maes.

  • In Brief - News - Sept. 30, 2015

    The Associated Press

  • Weather - Sept. 30, 2015


    HIGH 81° / LOW 51°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

    6:55 a.m. to 6:46 p.m.


    HIGH 85° / LOW 52°
    Sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Thursday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 52.

    6:56 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Sept. 30

    In 1965