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  • Looking Ahead - News - June 10, 2013

    Mora Summerfest this Saturday
     Mora Summerfest, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. bingo, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. chile cook-off, 8 p.m. to midnight dance featuring “Nueva Vida,” Saturday, June 15 at the Mora VFW. Proceeds go to “Bring Back the Memories” of Mora Valley Theatre. For more information, call 575-387-2247 or 426-5150.
     

  • Weather - June 10, 2013

    Monday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southwest wind 15-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Tuesday

  • Lightning Strikes
  • Big R shooting stuns Vegas

    To his family, Michael Parson was a gentle giant, a man who loved to watch boxing on television and who was the oldest of 10 siblings, beating his twin brother for the honor by just three minutes.

    “He was a big guy, but just very gentle, very kind to those that he spoke with,” his brother Gene Parson said.

    But Michael Parson was also battling mental illness. At around noon on Wednesday the 56-year-old walked into the Big R store on Mills Avenue, asked to see a gun, loaded it with ammunition he had with him and fatally shot himself in the head.

  • Longmire night - Actors to attend ‘Robbers game

    Watch out, Train Robbers:  There’s a new sheriff in town.

    On Saturday, A&E Longmire television series Sheriff Walt Longmire, played by actor Robert Taylor, along with cast members Lou Diamond Phillips and Cassidy Freeman, are scheduled to participate in Longmire Night at Rodriguez Park as the Las Vegas Train Robbers take on Alpine (Texas) Cowboys.

    The Longmire cast and crew is currently filming throughout the area and state.

  • Threat to watershed deemed low

    A top state official assured Las Vegas residents this week that he and Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration recognize how critical the Gallinas Watershed is to Las Vegas and that steps are being taken to protect it.

    “Protecting the watershed here is a top priority,” Lt. Gov. John Sanchez said at a community meeting held at Luna Community College’s Las Vegas campus on Tuesday evening.

    “All is being done to address the watershed concerns.”

  • Man arrested for not obeying police

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    A bystander spent a night in jail for failing to back off when told to by Las Vegas police at a crime scene where a suspect was being taken into custody following a shooting, according to court records.

    Timothy Nixon, 49, was charged last week with obstructing police after he allegedly failed to obey repeated commands to leave a crime scene on the 2400 block of North Gonzales, where police were investigating a shooting, according to court records.

  • Wildfire threatens native cutthroat trout

    The Associated Press

    PECOS — Nearly 50 native Rio Grande cutthroat trout have been rescued from a creek that’s being threatened by a wildfire in northern New Mexico.

    Biologists hiked about 2 miles up Macho Creek in the Santa Fe National Forest on Wednesday and removed 49 trout.

    Officials say the rescue mission will ensure the pure strain of native fish will survive if the Tres Lagunas Fire threatens the area.

    The fish were taken to a hatchery for safekeeping. They will be returned to the creek if it’s spared by the fire.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 7, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Bear attacks elderly woman
    RATON — State wildlife officials say an 82-year-old bedridden woman suffered scratches on her face and head when a 400-pound black bear broke into her northern New Mexico home and attacked her.
    The Department of Game and Fish says it happened Tuesday night north of Cimarron.
    According to the agency, the woman told authorities she was in bed with the doors and windows open when the bear broke the latch on a screen door and entered her bedroom.

  • Jail Log - June 7, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 28 and June 4:

    Alex Ulibarri, 43, 18-day commitment
    Arturo Yara, 57, trafficking controlled substance
    Evelyn Lucero, 61, harassment, criminal trespass, use of telephone to terrify
    Chuck Roybal, 23,  Aggravated battery, violated probation
    Nancy Jaramillo, 42, aggravated battery on household member, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, attempt to commit a violent felony