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  • Man facing 35 counts for using gas card

    A former city of Las Vegas employee has landed himself in trouble for allegedly using a credit card belonging to the city. Andres Garcia, 28, of El Llano Road allegedly used a city credit gas card to fill up tanks for out-of-town medical appointments several times between September and February while he was still on the city payroll.

    Garcia has been charged with for using a credit gas card belonging to the city 35 times over six months.

  • Teeing up for spring
  • Plenty on tap for Earth Day

    A full slate of activities is scheduled in town over the next couple of weeks as Earth Day and Arbor Day are observed in the Meadow City.

    Earth Day is this coming weekend.

    A Planet Earth series of films will be shown free of charge at Ilfeld Auditorium on April 22, 25 and 27.

    The following weekend will be full of activity as well.

    On Friday, April 28, a Las Vegas Arbor Day Celebration kicks off at 2 p.m. at Carnegie Park. A short walking tour “to meet the trees” will follow.

  • Drunk driver’s passenger a young child, police say

    A young child was apparently a passenger in the vehicle of a man state police believe was driving while being nearly three times the legal limit for presumed intoxication.

    Terry Huff, 56, of Greeley, Colo., was arrested this past Friday night near Pecos. He faces multiple criminal charges, including DWI, child abuse and reckless driving.

    Huff has been arrested at least 10 times previously on DWI charges, police said.

  • Israel: Assad still has chemical weapons

    The Associated Press

    JERUSALEM — Syria still has up to three tons of chemical weapons, Israeli defense officials said Wednesday in the first specific intelligence assessment of President Bashar Assad’s weapons capabilities since a deadly chemical attack earlier this month.

    The estimate came as the head of the international chemical weapons watchdog said laboratory tests had provided “incontrovertible” evidence that victims and survivors of the April 4 attack in northern Syria were exposed to sarin nerve gas or a similar banned toxin.

  • In Brief - News - April 21, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Murder conviction in head-on crash
    ALBUQUERQUE — A Laguna Pueblo man with prior DWI convictions has been convicted of second-degree murder in a 2015 fatal head-on collision on the Sandia Pueblo Indian Reservation in the Albuquerque area.
    The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 35-year-old Jeffrey Antonio faces up to life in prison when sentenced on his conviction from a jury verdict Wednesday.

  • Jail Log - April 21, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 13 and April 18:
    Caroline Maes, 26, bench warrant: failure to appear, San Miguel District Court
    Damian Valdez, 31, bench warrant: failure to appear, San Miguel District Court
    Brian Poisson, 38, interference with communications, resisting, San Miguel County Magistrate Court
    Lorenzo Gallegos, 54, criminal damage to property, shoplifting, San Miguel County Magistrate Court

  • Syria plan gains clarity

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Can threatening war crimes charges persuade Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power? What about guaranteeing his safety in exile? These long-shot proposals are at the center of the Trump administration’s new effort to resolve Syria’s six-year civil war.

  • Stamps get spicy

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The U.S. Postal Service is releasing its latest series of stamps, and this time, the tiny works of art are dedicated to the influence of Mexican, Central and South American and Caribbean foods and flavors on American cuisine.

    The dedication ceremony for the Delicioso Forever Stamps was scheduled for Thursday evening at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

    The stamps feature bright illustrations of tamales, flan, empanadas, chile rellenos, ceviche and the traditional soup sancocho.

  • Weather - April 21, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 70° / LOW 33°
    Sunny, with a high near 70. West wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
    Friday night — mostly clear, with a low around 33.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:20 a.m. to 7:39 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 59° / LOW 34°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Southeast wind around 10 mph.
    Saturday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:19 a.m. to 7:40 p.m.