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  • Amendments on general election ballot

    With early voting for the Nov. 6 general election already under way, it’s time to start brushing up on the five constitutional amendments that will greet voters when they show up to cast their ballots.

    Three of the five amendments deal with the state Public Regulation Commission, a powerful state agency that regulates everything from utilities to insurance companies. Those amendments will be covered in a future issue.

  • Acquitted killer facing new charge

    The man acquitted last year for a fatal road rage incident was arrested again late last month in Albuquerque for allegedly shooting at a reckless driver.

    Richard Baca, 24, a New Mexico Army National Guard sergeant, was arrested and charged with a single count of shooting at a vehicle, a felony. He posted bond and was released.

    The latest incident occurred shortly before 3 a.m. on Sept. 29, online court records reveal.

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  • Looking Back - Oct. 10, 2012

    In 1962
    Thursday, Oct. 11 — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Campbell accused Gov. Edwin Mechem Wednesday night of taking “an attitude of almost disdain” toward the needs of New Mexico’s depressed areas. “It is in the best interest of all the state to help residents of these areas raise their economic standards,” Campbell told a campaign meeting in Las Vegas. “They need adequate educational opportunities including vocational and technical training...”

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 10, 2012

    Little Miss Las Vegas Pageant is Saturday
    The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization’s 11th annual Little Miss Las Vegas Pageant will be held at 4 p.m. this Saturday at the West Las Vegas High School cafeteria. Six girls will be competing for the title in four phases of competition. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

  • Weather - Oct. 10, 2012

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. South wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 45. South wind around 15 mph, becoming west after midnight.

    Thursday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Southwest wind 10-20 mph. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

    Friday
    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Windy.

  • Agency dismisses complaint

    The Secretary of State’s Office says it has found no evidence that former San Miguel County treasurer candidate Viola Vigil violated campaign finance laws, and it says that as far as it is concerned, it considers the matter closed.

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  • DWI driver gets 14 years for fatal crash

    The repeat drunk driver who ran a stop sign in February, killing his friend and severely injuring two others pleaded guilty and was sentenced to prison last week.

    Rudolph “Rudy” Muniz, 53 of Mora County, pleaded guilty last Monday to vehicular homicide and two counts of causing great bodily harm by vehicle, all fourth-degree felonies, online court records show. He also pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence, a third-degree felony, and one count of misdemeanor reckless driving.

  • Residents vow to fight Forest Service

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    It was supposed to take the U.S. Forest Service four years to decide which roads and trails throughout the nation’s vast network of forests should be designated for travel by motorcycles, four-wheelers and other backcountry vehicles.

    Seven years have passed, and forests from Oregon south to Arizona and New Mexico are still struggling to balance the demands of environmentalists, off-roaders and ranchers.