Local News

  • Leahy unseated; Magee charged with murder

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    Carl Magee’s troubles in Las Vegas did not end with his trial and conviction in the summer of 1923. Nor did the trial end Judge Leahy’s infamy as Magee’s inquisitor and nemesis.

    The celebrated trial caused political tremors which would define Las Vegas for years to come, and also spawned the rawest of human emotions, resulting in the killing of an innocent man.

  • Regulator: Fraud is broader than faked audits

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s top security regulator said Wednesday that potential fraud within a state financing authority extended beyond a faked financial audit that has national credit rating agencies considering whether to downgrade the agency’s bond ratings.

  • State Briefs

    From The Associated Press

    Judge suspended by court for misconduct

    ESPANOLA — An Española municipal judge has been suspended for 90 days without pay and must reimburse the state for an investigation of his conduct.
    The New Mexico Supreme Court made the decision Wednesday to discipline Judge Stephen Martinez.

  • Senate hopefuls trade barbs

    By Kevin Freking
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Heather Wilson is used to close calls. During her five terms in Congress, she represented a left-leaning district that national Democrats routinely placed at the top of their list of potential takeovers.

    The former GOP lawmaker and her campaign team are taking comfort in that experience as New Mexico voters evaluate their options in this year’s U.S. Senate race featuring Wilson and Democratic Rep. Martin Heinrich.

  • Mountain Mamas celebrate 8th year

    Members of the Mora  Mountain Mamas met at the home of Sylvia Ortega in Guadalupita earlier this month.

    The activity of the day was to identify the members by their baby pictures. It was a hard assignment, but two of the members managed to identify four of the women.

    Ortega gave the group tours of her studio where she has many of her beautiful paintings on display. She has been teaching some community members the art of painting. They enjoy the class and their instructor. The students are painting beautiful pictures to sell or give to their families.

  • Stabbing victim is critical

    Las Vegas police had a busy weekend, responding on Saturday night to a near fatal stabbing on the river walk and then getting called out a few hours later to a triple shooting at a home on Apache.
    Details on the stabbing were sketchy as of press time, but Las Vegas Deputy Chief Eugene Garcia said Monday that the victim was transported to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque and was in the hospital’s intensive care unit in critical condition.
    Garcia said the altercation involved an uncle and a nephew.

  • City wants cut of county tax hike

    By Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic
    Las Vegas City Manager Timothy Dodge says that if San Miguel County wants the city’s support for the one-fourth of 1 percent increase in the sales tax it will likely ask voters to approve in November, the county will probably have to agree to use part of the money generated to offset dispatch and ambulance service costs inside the city limits as well as in the county.

  • Ranch owner seeks to ‘rejuvenate’ river

    By Phaedra Haywood
    Santa Fe New Mexican

    SANTA FE — Contrary to rumors, the man who purchased the Rowe area ranch formerly owned by Val Kilmer is not damming the Pecos River. But the Texas oil and gas executive does have big plans for the property, and they include making “enhancements” to the river that runs through his land.

  • Vegas has new childcare center

    Parents and guardians now have another option for childcare in Las Vegas.

    Last month, Alizza “Ali” Gonzalez opened up a new facility that isn’t your typical childcare center.

  • Que Pasa - July 18, 2012

    • Municipal Court will be closed all day from Wednesday, July 18 to Friday, July 20 so court staff may attend a Judicial Conference. For questions, call municipal court at 425-9403.
    • Summer Fest 4 Christ featuring “The Thirsting” — A Catholic Christian Center concert featuring a four-piece Catholic alternative rock band from Vancouver, Wash. Sponsored by the NMHU Newman Center, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18 at Ilfeld. Admission: $5. Advance tickets, call 454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station studio.