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Local News

  • Fired county workers cry foul

    Two San Miguel County DWI program employees were terminated from their positions earlier this month, and both want to know why, saying they were never written up or even evaluated.

  • 2 boarding home tenants found dead

    Two New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute patients who were released into the care of a local boarding home were found dead last week, and state police are investigating.

    Carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected.

    State police Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez confirmed Tuesday that uniform officers were dispatched to Ning Road in Las Vegas at 2:43 a.m. this past Thursday. Ning Road is off of north Seventh Street heading toward Storrie Lake.

    The officers were asked to go to the residence in reference to two deceased males.

  • Cue the Horror - Fun, food, prizes on tap for Halloween

    There will be plenty of excitement for horror seekers this Halloween.

    On Tuesday evening, several local organizations launched their Halloween Carnival and Haunted House at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

  • Rivera running for magistrate post

    San Miguel County Clerk Melanie Y. Rivera has decided to run for the Division 2 magistrate position in San Miguel County after learning that the judge currently holding that post doesn’t plan to run for re-election.

    Rivera, a Democrat, announced Monday that she will be seeking the post. Filing day for county offices is March 11, with the primary election taking place in June and the general election in November.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 30, 2013

    In 1963
    Thursday, Oct. 31 — A giant pumpkin, weighing 46 pounds, was raised by Mr. and Mrs. Brigido Archibeque of Upper Town. When the pumpkin was very small, a niece, Mary Ann Maes, who resides in Albuquerque, marked the pumpkin and said that she wanted it when it was grown. So the Archibeques are sending the pumpkin to their niece in the Duke City.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 30, 2013

    Flu shot clinic set for Thursday
    The state Department of Health’s San Miguel Public Health Office is hosting a flu shot clinic from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. this Thursday at 18 Gallegos Road in Las Vegas. The immunization clinic is free and open to the public. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season.

  • Weather - Oct. 30, 2013

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28. West wind 15-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 15-20 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 28.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 57. Clear at night, with a low around 27.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 61.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:21 a.m. to 6:07 p.m.

  • Teacher unions fighting back

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s two teacher unions want the state Public Education Department to slow its implementation of a new evaluation system for teachers and schools.

    The National Education Association is considering legal action, while the American Federation of Teachers New Mexico is threatening to withdraw support for renewal of a waiver that allows the state more flexibility under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

  • Dia de Los Muertos
  • Highlands looking for 2 vice presidents

    With the impending departure of two members of his executive team, New Mexico Highlands University President Jim Fries informed regents earlier this month that he hopes to have two new vice presidents on board by January.

    Highlands Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Gilbert Rivera has been trying to retire from Highlands for some time. Sharon Caballero, the university’s executive director for advancement and head of the NMHU Foundation announced earlier this year that she would be retiring in December.