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Local News

  • Weather

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 77. Windy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, increasing to 30-35 mph. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 49. Windy, with a west wind 25-30 mph, decreasing to 15-20 mph. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Windy, with a west wind 25-35 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Partly cloudy and breezy at night, with a low around 36.

    Wednesday

  • FYI - News

    Former Gov. Gary Johnson plans to make what he calls a major announcement this week in New Hampshire, The Associated Press is reporting. Johnson has scheduled a news conference for Thursday on the steps of the New Hampshire State Capitol in Concord to discuss his plans for the 2012 election. Johnson has been mentioned as a possible Republican presidential candidate.

  • Law clears way for more state police applicants

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Legislation signed by Gov. Susana Martinez will open the door for more people, including young soldiers coming home from war and other assignments, to apply to become state police officers.

    Until now, New Mexico mandated that applicants have at least 30 hours of college credits to be hired by the agency, and they had to accumulate more credits on a schedule approved by the chief.

  • 13-year-old boy convicted of murdering woman

    The Associated Press

    PORTALES — A 13-year-old boy was found guilty of murder in the death of a 21-year-old Eastern New Mexico University student.

    The Roosevelt County jury returned guilty verdicts late Friday against the boy in the July 2010 death of Angel Vale.

    The boy was convicted on charges that included second-degree murder, aggravated burglary, tampering with evidence and larceny.

    He faces a maximum sentence of commitment in a Children, Youth and Families Department group facility until age 21.

  • 5 in running for top East job

    The search for the next superintendent of Las Vegas City Schools is nearing completion.

    Five finalists were announced this week during the school board’s work session. They are: Sheri Williams, the outgoing superintendent for the Carlsbad Municipal Schools; Paul Gregory Rockhold, of Tennessee;  Eric Martinez, superintendent of Questa Independent Schools; Marc Space, superintendent of Putnam Valley Schools in New York; and Jim Reed, a former superintendent of Dora (N.M.) Consolidated Schools.

  • Through the Lens

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Boldly plastered on a bright green wall at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe are the words of photographer, art historian and curator Beaumont Newhall.

    In the face of turmoil, unrest and unhappiness, he asks what photographers, writers and curators can do.

  • County imposing fire restrictions

    Dangerous fire conditions and the dismal outlook for the next few months have led San Miguel County officials to impose Level III fire restrictions throughout the county effective immediately.  

    Volunteer firefighters have been called to at least 16 fires in the county since March, and county officials are worried that the high number this early could be a sign of things to come.

  • City sees no easy fix to water woes

    By Sue Major Holmes
    The Associated Press

    Water restrictions have become a way of life in Las Vegas, whose mayor says his city needs a better supply, more space to store it and replacement of an aging pipeline system it’s been fixing one leak at a time.

    The city of about 14,000 has endured some level of water restrictions for at least eight years since 2000. Last week, city councilors declared an emergency due to one of the driest winters in 60 years.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Thursday, April 13 — The double funeral of Anna and Alzina Loeffel, the young women who were killed in a runaway accident on Monday morning, was held from Wagon Mound’s little Methodist church yesterday afternoon... The bodies of the sisters were placed side by side in a single grave. The Rev. Emory Loeffel, a brother of the unfortunate girls, who is enroute here from Luka, Ill., did not arrive in time for the funeral. For this reason, the grave was left open and men were placed on guard in the cemetery.

  • Looking Ahead

    Interfaith talk on holocaust this Sunday

    Holocust survivors, representatives from local churches and others will take part in a discussion about the holocaust this weekend. The event will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church, 1000 Douglas. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.