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  • In Brief

    The Associated Press

    Pacheco Fire 15% contained

    SANTA FE — A wildfire northeast of Santa Fe has now burned 10,000 acres and is 15 percent contained.

    Santa Fe National Forest officials say weather conditions helped the firefighting effort Monday with temperatures a few degrees lower, slightly higher humidity and less wind throughout the day. The result was moderate fire activity on all parts of the Pacheco fire.

  • Years of rodeo clown have been good

    By Vince Kong
    Albuquerque Journal

    ALBUQUERQUE — Duane Stephens moves well for a 76-year-old — he moves even better considering he spent nearly 20 of those years running for his life.

    Stephens, you see, was a professional clown. But not just any clown. The Texas native was once a rodeo bull fighter, who happened to dress like a clown.

    The difference?

  • City water situation ‘dire’

    One councilman is saying it’s time for the city to implement more drastic water conservation measures, and he’s urging the city to come up with a plan for what to do if the Gallinas River, which provides 90 percent of our drinking water, goes dry.

    “I’m sort of pulling the alarm here,” Councilman Andrew Feldman said. “But in this situation, plan for the worst, hope for the best.”

  • LV Woman charged with fraud

    A 23-year-old Las Vegas woman awaiting trial on an embezzlement charge for allegedly stealing money from a sandwich shop is now accused of taking advantage of an 85-year-old woman with dementia.

    Vanessa De Jesus, of the 700 block of Don Gallegos Circle, was arrested earlier this month and is being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center in lieu of a $6,000 cash-only bond.

    She is charged with fraud of between $500 and $2,500, a fourth-degree felony, and larceny, a petty misdemeanor.

  • Moving into Murphey's building
  • Plaza gets surveillance cameras

    Andrea Gottschalk had just replaced windows on her Bridge Street store that had been vandalized when thieves struck, damaging the glass door.

    “I was broken into twice. Once in March and once in April,” said Gottschalk, who owns Unikat Fine Jewelry.

    She and other business owners in the Plaza and Bridge Street area are praising the decision to install surveillance cameras in the area, hoping that the new additions will deter vandals and thieves in the first place, and if not, that they will help police catch the culprits.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

  • Looking Ahead - News June 27, 2011

    San Miguel County Commission meets Tuesday

    The Board of County Commissioners of San Miguel County will hold a regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 28, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the San Miguel County Commission Chambers.

  • Weather - June 27, 2011

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming southwest 15-20 mph. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind 5-15 mph, becoming northeast. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Tuesday

  • Billy the Kid image sells for more than $2M

    By Colleen Slevin
    The Associated Press

    DENVER — What is believed to be the only surviving authenticated portrait of Billy the Kid went up for auction in Denver on Saturday and sold for $2.3 million.

    The tintype on Saturday evening went to private collector William Koch at Brian Lebel’s 22nd Annual Old West Show & Auction, where auction spokeswoman Melissa McCracken said the image of the 1800s outlaw was the most expensive piece ever sold at the event.