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  • No extra cash for BHI employees

    Employees at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute, along with other State Department of Health workers, were expecting a little extra cash in their paychecks last Friday, as the department told them in June that it would be paying out their accrued comp time at the end of the fiscal year.

    But instead of the extra cash, they received a memo from Health Secretary Retta Ward four days before the money was supposed to hit their checks informing them that the Health Department had reconsidered and decided not to move forward with the comp time payouts after all.

  • Road dispute has neighbors feuding

    A petition by landowners to vacate a portion of San Miguel County Road C-53-D near Maes has one family crying foul.

    The issue took center stage at last week’s County Commission meeting. In the end, commissioners postponed action on it, with some saying that they wanted to go out to the rural area, roughly 40 miles east of Las Vegas, and inspect the road before making a decision. The Commission plans to reconvene to make that site visit at 9 a.m. on July 30. They will begin the meeting at the Commission chambers and then drive out to see the road in question.

  • Courthouse evacuated
  • Jail Log - July 19, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 9 and July 15:

    John Grossetete, 51, failure to report, positive UA   
    Alfred Alcon, 43, hold for court  
    Veneranda Flores, 22, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to pay fines
    Jeanette Tafoya, 32, failure to report
    Jessica Delgado, 34, failure to appear
    Venessa Garcia, 22, admitted to using (Cocaine) THC, and Suboxone  
    Michael Garcia, 34, BHI
    Christopher Duran, 28, failure to appear

  • In Brief - Local News - July 19, 2013

    Councilman gets certification

     Las Vegas City Councilor Joey Herrera has received the Certified Municipal Official designation from the Municipal Officials Leadership Institute sponsored by the New Mexico Municipal League, the organization announced this week. He will receive the official designation at the New Mexico Municipal League’s 56th Annual Conference in Taos in August

  • In Brief - News - July 19, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Prosecutors ask to free leader

    KIROV, Russia — Russian prosecutors says they have asked that opposition leader Alexei Navalny be freed pending appeal after he was sentenced to five years in prison on embezzlement charges, a decision the West criticized as politically driven.

  • Obama defends health plan

    By Darlene Superville
    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON  — Disputing Republican criticism of his health care plan, President Barack Obama said Thursday the law is working and cutting costs for consumers with insurance company rebates and the promise of lower premiums.
    At a White House event, Obama drew attention to $500 million in rebates going to nearly 9 million people under a provision of the law he said is holding insurance companies more accountable to their customers.

  • Looking Back - July 19, 2013

    In 1963

    Tuesday, July 16 — Somebody shot a hole into the front window of the Town Police Station on Bridge Street after the station was closed for the night. Town Police magistrate Hilario Montano pointed out the hole in the window facing the street and the flattened bullet was found near the wall on the far side of the room. Apparently the person who fired the shot stood across the street near the Whitehouse Bar, or the shot might have been fired from a moving auto.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 19, 2013

    Pritzlaf Ranch hike is Saturday

    Hike at the Pritzlaf Ranch will start at 9 a.m. this Saturday and end no later than 2 p.m. The Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance is hosting this hike at the mountainous Pritzlaf Ranch in the Sapello watershed. Attendees are asked to bring water, lunch and rain gear. For questions contact Christopher Torres at 505-795-1507.

  • Weather - July 19, 2013

    Friday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming northwest in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.