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  • Looking Back - Aug. 24, 2011

    In 1911

    Saturday, Aug. 26 — One of the pens with which the statehood measure was signed by President Taft was today received by Ex-Governor L. Bradford Prince, president of the New Mexico Historical society and placed in the historical museum in the Old Palace, at the side of the pen with which the president signed the enabling act. Both pens were secured by Delegate to Congress William H. Andrews and given to the society. The pen received is a steel pen. 

  • Looking Ahead - Aug. 24, 2011

    Music from Angel Fire concert this Friday

    Music from Angel Fire is holding its annual Las Vegas concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Ilfeld Auditorium on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. Tickets for the concert are $20. Music from Angel Fire is celebrating its 28th year. For more information, call 575-377-3233.

  • Weather - Aug. 24, 2011

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind 5 mph.  

    Thursday

  • FYI - News

    Level III fire restrictions remain in place in San Miguel County. Under the restrictions, campfires, white gas stoves, open fires, controlled burning, charcoal grills and fireworks are prohibited. All Terrain vehicles without spark arresters and motorcycles and vehicles with catalytic converters are restricted to maintained roadways. Anyone found violating the restrictions could be fined up to $1,000.

  • Large Colorado quake shakes homes

    By Steven K. Paulson
    Associated Press

    DENVER  — The strongest earthquake to strike Colorado in more than 40 years shook awake hundreds of people, toppled groceries off shelves and caused minor damage to homes in the southern part of the state and in northern New Mexico. No injuries were reported as aftershocks continued Tuesday.

  • BREAKING: CYFD caseworker charged

    An out-of-control, underage drinking party has landed a caseworker with the state Children, Youth and Families Department in hot water yet again, according court documents.

    Justina Romero, 29, was arrested Saturday afternoon on a charge of child abuse, a third-degree felony, and a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a child, a fourth-degree felony. The arrest stemmed from a party at her house at 545 Hermosa Lane where minors were allegedly drinking and doing drugs.

  • Council takes on redistricting

    A substantive drop in population in the ward represented by Andrew Feldman coupled with a significant increase in population in the ward represented by Diane Moore is forcing city officials to change the boundaries of both districts.

    The redistricting is based on 2010 census figures and the legal requirement that each district be substantially equal in population.

  • East board to pick new member soon

    Outgoing Las Vegas City Schools board member Ricky Serna is moving up his resignation date from Oct. 1 to Sept. 16.

    Serna, who announced his resignation from the elected position last month, said he plans to vacate the post earlier than he had previously announced so his replacement can be voted on during the regular school board meeting on Sept. 20.

  • Dam ribbon-cutting
  • Ex-governor’s likeness bronzed

    SANTA FE — Current and former politicians, along with scores of family and friends, gathered Thursday in the State Capitol Rotunda to honor former Gov. David Cargo. The cause of event was the unveiling of a bronze bust in the likeness of the former governor

    Several people, including Gov. Susana Martinez, sang Cargo’s praises, but it was Cargo who created a jovial atmosphere with several humorous tales from his time as governor more than 40 years ago.