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  • Weather - Oct. 19, 2012

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Clear at night, with a low around 45. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind 10-20 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 44.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Breezy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 41. Breezy.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:11 a.m. to 6:20 p.m.

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  • Jail Log - Oct. 19, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 9 and Oct. 15:
    Ryan Gallegos, 23 bench warrant arrest – Adult Probation Office warrant, seven day
    Eduardo Gallegos, 25, bench warrant arrest – Adult Probation Office warrant
    Richard Encinias, 43, putting injurious material or trash on highway, driving on suspended/revoked license
    Henry Duran, 25, bench warrant arrest – Adult Probation Offce warrant

  • In Brief - News - Oct. 19, 2012

    The Associated Press
    Concerns kill deal to sell camp
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — A deal to sell a financially troubled Southern Baptist camp in New Mexico to a Christian college in California has fallen through over concerns about theology.
    Nashville-based LifeWay Christian Resources announced plans earlier this year to sell the 2,100-acre Glorieta Conference Center in Glorieta, N.M. to Olivet University.
    The Tennessean reported Tuesday that the deal is off.

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  • Candidates fan out after fiery debate

    By Julie Pace and Nedra Pickler
    The Associated Press
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Fresh off an intently combative debate, President Barack Obama, Republican Mitt Romney and their running mates are taking their tuned-up fight to the precious few battleground states where the election is still up for grabs with just 20 days to go.

  • City backing county tax

    Setting aside the recommendation of its attorney, the City Council voted 3-2 on Monday to throw its support behind San Miguel County’s proposed sales tax increase, which is one of the measures on the general election ballot.

    The council took the position after hearing from its own staff and from County Manager Les Montoya.

  • Rooted Lands - Anti-fracking film hits big screen

    Fracking has become a burning issue in Mora and San Miguel counties in recent years. Now a documentary film chronicling local efforts to hold fracking at bay is hitting the big screen in Las Vegas.

    The film, “Rooted Lands: Tierras Arraigadas,” will have its premiere in the Meadow City starting at 7 p.m. Saturday at Ilfeld Auditorium.

  • Vegas man sentenced to 18 years

    A Las Vegas man charged with child molestation in three separate cases has pleaded guilty to three of the charges and was sentenced to prison.

    Raymond Paiz, 43, pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor and was sentenced last week to 18 years in prison.

    Under the plea agreement, Paiz was facing between 15 and 18 years in prison. District Attorney Richard Flores’ office argued for the maximum sentence, and District Judge Eugenio Mathis agreed.

  • Jail warden gets 2-year contract

    San Miguel County Warden Patrick Snedeker will continue to oversee the county’s detention center for at least two more years under the terms of an employment contract approved by commissioners.

    The San Miguel County Commission voted unanimously last week approve the two-year contract, which officials say takes effect this Friday.