Local News

  • In Brief - July 6, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Panel to screen judge hopefuls

    SANTA FE — A bipartisan nominating commission meets next month to consider candidates for a state Supreme Court vacancy.
    There’s a July 23 deadline for lawyers to submit applications. The commission meets Aug. 7 in Santa Fe to screen candidates and make recommendations to Gov. Susana Martinez, who’s getting her first chance to make an appointment to the five-member court.

  • Jail Log - July 6, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 26 and July 3:

    Johnathan Lovato, 44, probation violation

    James Valdez, 40, probation violation

    Sarah Montaño, 21, driving on suspended/revoked driver’s license

    Alfred Ulibarri, 41, Adult Probation Office warrant

    Estevan Gutierrez, 24, hold for court-Department of Corrections

    Eric Vigil, 31, dwelling burglary; bench warrant: failure to appear

    Richard Estrada, 41, bench warrant: failure to appear

  • ‘The Vow’s’ real-life couple’s story goes on

    By Troy Turner
    The Farmington Daily Times

    FARMINGTON — The Vow was a box office success and became a money-maker its first weekend in movie theaters, and the book soared to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times best seller list.

    That was all in February and March.

    So what has Farmington couple Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, the true-life twosome who inspired the movie and who are the authors of the book, done lately?

  • Weather - July 6, 2012

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.


  • Looking Ahead - News - July 6, 2012

    Comedy show is Friday

    Steven Michael Quezada Comedy Show featuring Curt Fletcher and Las Vegas native Jose “Joser” Maestas will be at 8 p.m. today (Friday) at Ilfeld Auditorium. General admission: $20; NMHU students with valid I.D.’s pay $15. For advance tickets for all events, call 454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station, studio 103.

  • Looking Back - July 6, 2012

    In 1912

    Monday, July 8 — A gifted Denver lecturer, Mrs. Ida Kruse McFarlane, of the University of Denver, will be in Las Vegas for a week to give a series of lectures at New Mexico Normal University. She has spoken on “London,” and will speak on “Paris,” as well as Shakespeare’s “Othello” and “Antony and Cleopatra.”

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  • Foibles are forgiven in Andy’s Mayberry

    By Martha Waggoner
    The Associated Press

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Andy Griffith’s gift to the show that bore his name wasn’t just the homespun wisdom of the plain-spoken sheriff he played. It was the place he created: a small town where all foibles are forgiven and friendships are forever, full of characters who felt like family.

  • Fiestas change irks official

    By Brett J. Phelps
    Las Vegas Optic

    The decision to break from tradition and hold this year’s fiesta Mass at Immaculate Conception Church rather than Our Lady of Sorrows where, according to one city councilor, it has been held since the inception of the Fiestas, is drawing criticism.

    Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron last week blasted Mayor Alfonso Ortiz’s administration and the committee organizing the fiestas for the decision, calling the change of venue a “travesty” and an insult to the city’s longstanding traditions.

  • Busy summer

    By Brett J. Phelps
    Las Vegas Optic

    For most kids the start of summer means a break from brainwork, but that wasn’t the case for the 460 youths who participated in Las Vegas City Schools’ 21st Century Community Learning Centers program this June.