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  • BREAKING: Block discloses addiction to medications

    SANTA FE — Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. says he's fighting an addiction to prescription drugs but plans to remain in the regulatory job despite calls for his resignation over allegations of misuse of taxpayer money.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Block disclosed the addiction after a Tuesday meeting of the Public Regulation Commission.

    Block said he is getting treatment but "it's a daily battle." He declined to provide other details of his addiction.

  • Bears wreak havoc in area

    By Ruth Fort and Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    Buena Vista resident Resa Sawyer had already lost six goats to a bear, so on Sunday evening when the bear returned and tried to get another goat, she was ready.

    She shot at it. When that didn’t work she ran out and yelled at him.

    The bear backed away, jumped over a fence and turned his attention to meat left in a state Game and Fish Department trap, sealing his fate.

  • A Dream Come True

    SANTA FE — Mary Alice Gonzales’ dream came true on Monday afternoon.
    Sixty-five years after she had hoped to graduate from high school, the 86-year-old received an honorary Robertson High School diploma from the Las Vegas City Schools district, realizing a lifelong dream.

    Gonzales, formerly Mary Alice Trujillo, was planning to graduate in 1946.

  • County gets donation worth $100K


    About 68 acres of land in the Rowe area once owned by Academy Award-winning actress Greer Garson and her millionaire husband has been donated to San Miguel County.

     The land was assessed at $100,000. It is located in District 2, the area Commissioner Marcellino Ortiz represents.

    “It’s in a good area, and it’s a gift,” Ortiz said. “This is a great acquisition for the county.”

    Ortiz said the land is thought to have once been a part of the Los Trigos Land Grant.

  • Man pronounced dead after rollover

    Las Vegas Optic

    A Las Vegas man was pronounced dead after his vehicle rolled Saturday night in the Camp Luna area.

    Gilbert Garduño, 60, was alone in the vehicle when it rolled. No other vehicles were involved.

    It’s unclear whether Garduño died from injuries sustained in the automobile accident or whether he suffered a medical episode before the rollover.  The cause of the crash and Garduño’s cause of death are pending autopsy and drug/alcohol results, according to state police.

  • Looking Back - August 17, 2011

    In 1911

    Friday, Aug. 18 — It looks dark for statehood for New Mexico and Arizona at this session of congress. This is the consensus of opinion in both houses. It is admitted that Senator Bailey and a few other determined Democrats in the senate can prevent action in the upper body. In the house the Democrats are divided. Some of them insist on voting on a motion to pass the original Flood resolution over the veto of President Taft. Others feel that such a program should be abandoned in favor of the Flood-Smith compromise resolution.

  • Looking Ahead - August 17, 2011

    City Council meeting is today

    The Las Vegas City Council will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at City Hall, 1700 N. Grande Ave.

  • Weather - August 17, 2011

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 10 mph, becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. West wind 5-10 mph.

    Thursday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming south 5-10 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

  • FYI - News

    The boil advisory issued last week for the Agua Pura water system in Chacon in Mora County has been lifted. The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau issued the advisory after finding E. coli in the water. It has determined the water is now safe to drink.

  • Refinancing pays off for county

    Timing is everything.

    The economic turmoil that has taken stock market investors on an unsettling roller coaster ride in recent weeks is actually benefitting San Miguel County as it refinances three loans.

    The county had been expecting to save $200,000 this year alone by refinancing three New Mexico Finance Authority loans and taking advantage of lower interest rates, county finance supervisor Melinda Gonzales said. But improvements in the bond market will actually result in $273,000 in savings this fiscal year, she said.