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  • Looking Back - Dec. 26, 2012

    In 1962
    Thursday, Dec. 27 — City Police have two juveniles in custody for a burglary at the Castle Junior High School Dec. 21, in which about $100 in cash and a starting gun were stolen. City Police Investigator Lt. Vincent Armijo said today the juveniles have admitted the burglary. They said they had spent all of the money. The gun was recovered.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Dec. 26, 2012

    Safe Ride Home service extended
    The San Miguel County Safe Ride Home service is extending its hours of operation during the holidays. Days of operation will include Dec. 26 through Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.. Service will still operate Friday and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.  Services are provided from any liquor establishment to your home in the Las Vegas area.  Call 505-429-0336 for a ride.

  • Weather - Dec. 26, 2012

    Wednesday
    Partly sunny and breezy, with a high near 40. Wednesday night, mostly cloudy with a low around 19.

    Thursday
    Partly sunny and breezy, with a high near 43. Thursday night, mostly cloudy with a low around 20 and a 10 percent chance of snow showers.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny with a high near 39. Friday night, mostly clear with a low around 16.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny with a high near 46.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:09 a.m. to 4:55 p.m.

  • Christmas around the world

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

  • Alta Vista CEO leaving for Roswell

    Maridel Acosta, who has served as Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s chief executive officer for two years, is leaving the post.

    The hospital formally announced Acosta’s impending departure late Thursday, saying a search for a full-time chief executive is under way. Board and Medical Staff leaders are involved in the interview process and final selection, the hospital said in a news release.

  • Holiday Evergreens - 53 years of Christmas tree sales

    Albert Padilla knows a little something about the holiday — he’s been selling Christmas trees for more than a half century.

    This year marked this Las Vegas resident’s 53rd year selling a Christmas staple that is seen through many front windows, decorated in garland and glitter that shine brightly.

    “Every year I say I am not going to sell trees anymore, but then it happens that I have to. This is part of my regular Christmas routine,” the 72-year-old Padilla said.

  • LVPD has 3 newly certified officers

    Three Las Vegas Police Department recruits who entered the state Law Enforcement Academy in July graduated Nov. 29, and one of them was presented with a commendation last week for winning the academy’s physical fitness award — only the third Las Vegas police recruit to do so.

    Eric A. Esquibel, Anthony Madrid and Michael Ortega are now certified police officers.
    Chief Christian Montaño introduced the officers to the City Council last week.

  • In Brief - News - Dec. 24, 2012

    AP and Staff Reports
     

  • Deal reached for plant

    ALBUQUERQUE  (AP) — A peanut butter plant shuttered by a widespread salmonella outbreak has been given the go ahead to start harvesting a bumper crop of prized eastern New Mexico Valencia peanuts next week under an agreement that ends a tense, monthslong standoff with federal regulators.

    A consent decree filed in federal court Friday says Sunland Inc. can reopen its plant in Portales if it hires an independent expert to develop a sanitation plan, which then must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration.