Local News

  • Looking Back - Feb. 11, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Feb. 12 — Prominent Las Vegas attorney and former New Mexico Supreme Court Justice W. Morris Shillinglaw Jr., age 53, died this morning at a local hospital following a brief illness. Shillinglaw was appointed to the State Supreme Court March 29, 1958 by Gov. Edwin L. Mechem. He was a practicing attorney, a  member of the San Miguel County, New Mexico State and the American Bar Association, and had served as attorney for the city of Las Vegas.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 11, 2013

    Shrove Pancake Supper is Tuesday
    The Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. this Tuesday at St. Paul’s Peace Church. Tickets are $6 adults and $3 children 12 and younger. All-you-can-eat pancakes, ham and drinks. For more information, call 425-8479.

  • Weather - Feb. 11, 2013

    Scattered snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Southeast wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Scattered snow showers at night. Cloudy, with a low around 13. West wind 10-15 mph, becoming northeast in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

    A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming west in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 14.


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  • Luna’s YouthBuild program seeks participants

    By Eddie King
    LCC YouthBuild Program Director

    Luna Community College’s new program, YouthBuild, is seeking participants for the program. The program is a successful alternative education program. It assists local area youth ages 16 to 24 obtain their GED and pursue post-secondary education. Program participants will also learn construction industry-related job skills by renovating or building affordable housing in our community.

  • Is Dodge making the grade?

    With City Manager Timothy Dodge’s three-year contract expiring on March 31, the city’s governing body has begun taking a look back at what he has accomplished in the roughly four years since he’s been here and at some of the areas he needs to work on.

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  • Ex-teacher absent from sex offender website

    During Jay Quintana’s sentencing hearing in November, one of his daughters pleaded with the judge to not make her father register as a sex offender because she feared that having him on the sex offender website would open up her family to further ridicule. Turns out she didn’t have anything to worry about.

    Although Judge George P. Eichwald ordered Quintana to register as a sex offender three months ago, neither his name nor his mug appear on the New Mexico sex offender website.

  • Accused Highlands official resigns

    The New Mexico Highlands University administrator accused of grabbing a male subordinate’s genitals in November has resigned his position, according to his attorney.

    Gavino Archuleta, 30, resigned from Highlands last month. AJ Salazar, Archuleta’s criminal defense attorney, notified San Miguel County Magistrate Court on Jan. 21 that his client “has voluntarily resigned his position at New Mexico Highlands University.”

  • Saturday mail delivery may be axed

    By Pauline Jelinek
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Saturday mail may soon go the way of the Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service said Wednesday that it plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages to stem its financial losses in a world radically re-ordered by the Internet.