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  • Police warn of invasions

    Two men armed with a crowbar and a handgun reportedly showed up at a home on the 500 block of Old National Road Tuesday morning pretending to need help.

    “They were claiming they needed help for some reason ... and that’s what they used to get the homeowners to actually open the door and come out to them or let them in,” state police Lt. Craig Martin said.

    The couple inside the home, however, had a weapon of their own, and they used it to scare the suspects off, Martin said.

  • Second Chances

    Five horses, five teenage boys and one incredible project.

    Fifteen-year-olds Raymond Martinez, Seth Eschaugh, Joaquin Lucero, Roger Montaño and Paul Garcia have different backgrounds, but they’ve had one common goal since October: to break-in a horse while improving their own lives as part of “Project Hope.”

    Later this month, they’ll get to see the results of their work and dedication.

    Their horses will be put up for sale as part of the local Ride to Pride organization’s “Project Hope Colt Sale.”

  • Member ousted from P&Z board

    The Planning & Zoning commissioner who illegally parked a manufactured home on his daughter’s property has been ousted from the commission.

  • New refuge step closer to reality

    After months of studying the idea, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to move forward with plans to establish a new wildlife refuge in Mora County.

    And it wants to use that new refuge to anchor a much larger conservation area in the Rio Mora watershed in Mora, San Miguel and Colfax counties.

  • Looking Back - April 6, 2012

    In 1912

    Thursday, April 16 — Dr. M.W. Rouf is named dictator of the Las Vegas Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #954. Howard Davis was named vice-dictator.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 6, 2012

    Easter egg hunts planned for this weekend

    At least two Easter egg hunts are planned for this weekend. The first will start at 1 p.m. Saturday at the West Las Vegas football field. For more information call 505-617-5078.

    The second one, sponsored by the Las Vegas Elks Lodge, begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Robertson football field. Prizes will be given out, and all ages are invited to attend. For more information, call 425-6181.

  • Weather - April 6, 2012

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 70. Breezy, with a west wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33. West wind 10-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 66. North wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 37.

    Sunday

  • FYI - News - April 6, 2012

    Highlands University through its political science department is sponsoring question-and-answer sessions for the mayoral and council candidates running in the April 17 runoffs. The Ward 3 session will be at 5:30 p.m. this coming Tuesday. The mayoral session will be this coming Thursday. Both begin at 5:30 p.m. at Highlands’ Sininger Hall, room 100.

  • High court to decide candidacy

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The state Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to resolve a dispute over whether candidates, including Sen. Pete Campos, should remain on this year’s ballot despite missing information in their election paperwork.

    The court will hear arguments next Tuesday in several election challenges that seek to remove incumbent legislators and other candidates from the primary and general election ballots.

  • Jail Log - April 6, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March. 27 and April 3: