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  • Baca trial moves ahead

    SANTA ROSA — Lucy Lemos sobbed Wednesday morning as a witness described the final moments of her son’s life, lying on the ground bleeding with passersby trying to keep him alive as night fell on the city.

    Ana Fredlund was driving to a 6 p.m. class  at Highlands University on Nov. 9, 2009, when she heard the three rapid shots that ripped through Benito Lemos’ chest.

    As she came upon the scene at 12th Street and National Avenue seconds later, she asked a lady standing next to a vehicle if she needed help.

  • Escape artist
  • ‘Enlisted’ in the peace movement

    By Pat Leahan

    My world changed completely since 9/11.

    My heart ached as I watched my country devolve into a war monger — innocent people killed, soldiers exploited, veterans abandoned, domestic programs eliminated, all in the name of imperialism disguised as patriotism.

    Communities everywhere were suffering. I couldn't stand idly by. So I enlisted. I left my career and enlisted in the Peace Movement. I began volunteering full-time for justice, and eventually the Las Vegas Peace & Justice Center was born.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 9, 2011

    In 1911

  • Looking Ahead - Sept. 9, 2011

    Sept. 11 victims to be honored here Sunday

    Woodmen of the World Lodge 2 in coordination with the city of Las Vegas will have an “In Honor and Remembrance” celebration at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Carnegie Library Park. The celebration will honor the heroes and victims of the Sept. 11 attacks as well as the men and women in the armed forces.

  • Weather - Sept. 9, 2011

    Friday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. North wind around 5 mph.

    Saturday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. North wind around 5 mph, becoming south. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

  • FYI - News

    More state police and case workers from the state Children, Youth and Families Department will be on hand at the New Mexico State Fair to watch for signs of child abuse, according to The Associated Press. CYFD Secretary Yolanda Berumen-Deines is scheduled to be at the fair today to promote a new hotline aimed at reporting child abuse. The State Fair kicks off this Friday.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 9, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Aug. 30 and Sept. 7:

  • Richardson heads to Cuba

    By Paul Haven
    Associated Press

    HAVANA — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson arrived in Cuba on Wednesday to seek the freedom of a U.S. government subcontractor sentenced to 15 years in prison for bringing communications equipment to the island illegally.

    It was the first sign that intensifying calls for Maryland-native Alan Gross’ release might bear fruit after months of false hopes and bitter disappointment that have overwhelmed efforts at improved relations between the two Cold War enemies.

  • Analysis: Rural NM risks loss

    By Barry Massey
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Rural New Mexico and part of the city of Albuquerque are on the political chopping block as lawmakers consider how to redraw boundaries of legislative districts to adjust for population changes during the past decade.

    Eastern and north-central portions of the state are at risk of losing representation in the Legislature because the region’s growth since 2000 has lagged behind statewide population increases. The same is true for central sections of Albuquerque.