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  • Area man arrested on child porn charges

    A 22-year-old Las Vegas resident was arrested by the FBI last week and is facing charges of possessing, receiving and distributing visual depictions of minors engage in sexually explicit conduct.

  • Jail Log - July 25, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 11 and July 18:
    Olivia Montaño, 33, probation violation: positive UA (heroin) 10-day sanction
    Patrick Trujillo, 30, probation violation: positive for alcohol and failure to report three-day sanction
    Joe Encinias, 24, battery on household member
    Frank Romero, 27, failure to appear, bench warrant, Bernalillo
    Gemma Esquibel, 43, disorderly conduct
    Melissa Ortega, age unavailable, failure to pay fines, bench warrant, LV Municipal

  • Execution rekindles debate

    The Associated Press

    FLORENCE, Ariz. — The nation’s third execution in six months to go awry rekindled the debate over the death penalty and handed potentially new evidence to those building a case against lethal injection as cruel and unusual punishment.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - July 25, 2014

    The Associated Press

    ABQ agrees to court oversight

    ALBUQUERQUE — The city of Albuquerque has agreed to submit to independent oversight of federally mandated reforms to its troubled police department.
    Under an agreement announced Thursday by the Department of Justice, the city signed off on a framework for addressing eight problem areas Justice officials identified in a scathing report on police practices earlier this year.

  • Appeals court rules for Montoyas

    By Martín Salazar and Mercy López
    Las Vegas Optic

    The state Court of Appeals has determined that the Montoya family is legally entitled to keep 5,000 to 6,000 acres of the Tecolote Land Grant, dealing a blow to the land grant board which was attempting to nullify nine deeds to that land executed by Jose Maria Montoya to his heirs in 1899.

    The Appeals Court opinion, filed in late May, is just the latest chapter in a years-long legal battle between the Montoya family and the land grant board.

  • Learning his lines - ‘Secret Garden’ play Saturday

    One of the annual highlights of the summer will  hit the stage for one show on Saturday evening after a week of strenuous rehearsals.

    On Monday morning more than 60 children walked into Ilfeld Auditorium in hopes of gaining a role on “The Secret Garden,” with the majority of them landing a part in the Missoula Children’s Theatre original rendition.

  • Report: NM 49th in child well-being

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Southwest continues to earn dismal marks for child well-being, with New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada ranking in the bottom five of an annual national report that grades states on education, health care and poverty.

    New Mexico, which last year booted Mississippi from last place, moved back up to 49th in this year’s Kids Count Data Book, thanks to a slight drop in child poverty, improvements in high school graduation rates and a drop in the teenage birth rate.

  • Motorcycle rally is this weekend

    The roar of iron horses will soon hit the streets of Las Vegas for the Ninth Annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally set to begin with a blood drive on Thursday and ending with the drawing for the 2014 Harley Davidson Fat Bob with a tribute paint job for veterans on Sunday afternoon.

    Rally committee members said this year’s rally is dedicated to veterans.

    The rally is expected to bring in thousands of dollars to the area, along with hundreds, if not thousands, of riders on bikes of all makes, sizes, colors and sounds.

  • Looking Back - July 23, 2014

    In 1964
    Friday, July 24 — The Board of Directors of the Viles Foundation, Inc., met on July 18 to review the grants-in-aid previously made and to make new grants. At this meeting the 50th grant in its five-year history was made, making the total of direct grants approximately $30,000. Of these grantees, three have received their B.A. degrees; one is beginning work on a master’s degree. The first recipient, Frances Gillespie of Las Vegas, completed her college work and then graduated from Women Officer’s School in Newport, R.I.

  • Looking ahead - News - July 23, 2014

    Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed
    Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed from today to Friday, July 25. Municipal Court staff will be attending the Judicial Conference out of town. If you have any questions, contact the Municipal Court at 426-9403.