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  • Looking Ahead - News - March 11, 2013

    Reception for Fort Union superintendent
    The Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation is hosting a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday to formally welcome Charles Strickfaden, the new superintendent of Fort Union National Monument. The reception will be held at the CCHP building, 116 Bridge St.

  • Weather - March 11, 2013

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 58. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 58. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 62. Clear at night, with a low around 38.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:17 a.m. to 7:05 p.m.

  • Skating event cancelled
  • Luna election results in

    With the fate of two Luna Community College Board of Trustees races hanging in the balance, Thursday’s canvassing meeting took on a tense mood as County Clerk Melanie Rivera explained the process and rebutted claims of irregularities and alleged bias.

    And in the end, the two races up in the air — the District 7 race, which was tied and the District 3 race, which had the top two candidates separated by a single vote — were decided.

  • For love of the game - Reffing tourney honor for brothers

    As state basketball tournaments begin this weekend, all eyes will be on the players who have the honor of duking it out for a trophy and the bragging rights that come with it. But it’s also a big deal for the officials calling the games, including the Vigil brothers, who got their start in Las Vegas.

    Carl Vigil Jr. has been selected to officiate next week’s state basketball championship tournament in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. His younger brother, Curtis, will be calling basketball games this weekend as well. Curtis has also officiated college level games.

  • Man accused of giving liquor to girl

    Las Vegas police have charged a local man with two fourth-degree felonies for allegedly buying liquor for a Robertson High School student last week.

    Police secured an arrest warrant for 32-year-old Michael Blanchard, whose address is listed as HCR 81 Box 350A in Las Vegas. Blanchard is facing charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and selling or giving alcoholic beverages to a minor.

    Online court and jail records indicate that Blanchard had not yet been arrested as of Thursday morning.

  • Extras sought for TV series, movie

    If you’ve ever had a desire to be on the big or small screen, this could be your opportunity.

    The Longmire television series and a feature film titled The Homesman, directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones, will be looking for extras at an open background casting call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at Best Western Plus Montezuma Inn & Suites, 2020 Grand Ave.

    The Longmire series  filmed in an around Las Vegas last year, and filming is beginning for it’s second season.

  • Jail Log - March 8, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 25 and March 4:
    Tyler Flores, 33, Magistrate Court bench warrant
    Christa Ortega, 25, abuse of a child, battery on a household member  
    Linda Porter, 48, felony warrant
    Janaya Atencio, 19, Magistrate Court bench warrant
    Ryan Lopez, 36, Magistrate Court bench warrant
    Eric Salazar, 36, Municipal Court bench warrant
    Francisco Lovato, 23, Magistrate Court bench warrant

  • Senate debates pension overhaul

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — Current and future public employee retirees would see smaller cost-of-living adjustments under a proposal before New Mexico lawmakers to rebuild the long-term finances of a pension plan for more than 55,000 state and municipal workers.
    The Senate was expected to debate the proposal Thursday to resolve one of the largest financial problems confronting the state.

  • NM GOP fails to force license debate

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — Allies of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez narrowly failed Wednesday in trying to revive legislation to stop New Mexico from issuing driver’s licenses to most illegal immigrants.
    A Martinez-backed license proposal has been bottled up in a House committee by majority Democrats, most likely dooming the bill as time runs out in the legislative session. Lawmakers will adjourn in 10 days and similar license legislation has stalled in the Senate.