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  • Looking Ahead - News - Aug. 28, 2013

    Story Time at Carnegie

    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Slither Slide, What’s Outside?” by Nora Hilb and Simon and Sheryl Shapiro. Story Time is free and open to the public.
     

  • Weather - Aug. 28, 2013

    Wednesday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 55. South wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Thursday

  • FYI - Aug. 28, 2013

    The state police Bomb Team conducted an emergency detonation of deteriorating dynamite found at the Mora/San Miguel Electric Cooperative lot on Monday. The detonation occurred around 2 p.m. Monday at the lot located on Williams Drive.

    According to state police, the badly deteriorated dynamite was located during a routine ground cleaning and maintenance of the cooperative’s lot. The dynamite was found in a manhole located in the cooperative’s lot.
     

  • NM to get back $26M in royalties

    The Associated Press

    The U.S. Department of the Interior will return $26 million in mineral royalty payments to New Mexico.

    U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Lujan, Michelle Lujan Grisham and Steve Pearce announced the move Monday. They called for the state to be rightfully paid under the Mineral Leasing Act.

    In fiscal year 2013, federal government officials decided New Mexico’s share of royalties under the MLA would be subject to automatic, across-the-board spending cuts.

  • New Digs
  • BREAKING: San Miguel County Clerk to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

    San Miguel County Clerk Melanie Y. Rivera is joining the ranks of clerks in Doña Ana, Santa Fe and Bernalillo counties in issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

    She said she made the decision after consulting with county attorney Jesus Lopez and the county clerk’s affiliate in New Mexico. Rivera, a Democrat, said she had wanted to issue the license for a long time but waited because of the murky legal issues involved.

  • BREAKING: Bomb team detonates deteriorating dynamite

    New Mexico State Police Bomb Team conducted an emergency detonation of deteriorating dynamite found at the Mora/San Miguel Electric Cooperative lot. The detonation occurred around 2 p.m. at the lot located on Williams Drive.

    According to a NMSP press release, the badly deteriorated dynamite was located during a routine ground cleaning and maintenance of the cooperative’s lot. The dynamite was located in a manhole located in the cooperative's lot.

  • Relief from rainfall limited

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Despite recent heavy monsoon rains during the month of July, the city was not able to capture and store much of the runoff due to limitations of the water system and regulations governing use of Gallinas river water, city officials say.

    “People keep coming up to me and saying, “We’re in great shape because of all that rain, que no?” said Las Vegas City Manager Tim Dodge. “Well, I’m sorry but that’s just not been the case.”

  • New judge - New judge is HU alumnus

    New Mexico Highlands University

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez appointed New Mexico Highlands University alumnus and criminal defense attorney Edward M. Gallegos as San Miguel County magistrate judge.

    Gallegos will be sworn in August 22. He replaces Philip Romero, a longtime magistrate judge who retired in April.

  • More details emerge in Mathis case

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Recently unsealed state Supreme Court documents offer further insight into the office politics and internal power struggles at the Fourth Judicial District Court in Las Vegas that preceded the departure of longtime District Judge Eugenio Mathis and his wife, Michelle Pino-Mathis.