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  • Weather - July 22, 2013

    Monday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Tuesday

  • Interior secretary promotes wildfire prevention

    By Catherine Tsai
    The Associated Press

    DENVER — Federal and local agencies will try to speed up efforts to thin vegetation that could fuel catastrophic wildfires which threaten water supplies and hydroelectric facilities, federal officials said Friday.

  • Alleged BB gun vandals busted

    Las Vegas police have charged two men in the vandalism spree that occurred on July 4 in which the windows of six vehicles were shot out.

    Paul L. Valdez, 20, who lives on Baca Avenue, and John Sotres, 19, who lives on the 1100 block of Fourth Street are each facing six petty misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property and six misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to commit criminal damage to property.

  • Pitching in - Community garden has new partner

    The La Milpa Community Garden off Taos Street on the city’s west side has begun working with the Las Vegas Wildlife Refuge on the project, and that’s good news given the expertise that the refuge is bringing to the garden.

  • No extra cash for BHI employees

    Employees at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute, along with other State Department of Health workers, were expecting a little extra cash in their paychecks last Friday, as the department told them in June that it would be paying out their accrued comp time at the end of the fiscal year.

    But instead of the extra cash, they received a memo from Health Secretary Retta Ward four days before the money was supposed to hit their checks informing them that the Health Department had reconsidered and decided not to move forward with the comp time payouts after all.

  • Road dispute has neighbors feuding

    A petition by landowners to vacate a portion of San Miguel County Road C-53-D near Maes has one family crying foul.

    The issue took center stage at last week’s County Commission meeting. In the end, commissioners postponed action on it, with some saying that they wanted to go out to the rural area, roughly 40 miles east of Las Vegas, and inspect the road before making a decision. The Commission plans to reconvene to make that site visit at 9 a.m. on July 30. They will begin the meeting at the Commission chambers and then drive out to see the road in question.

  • Courthouse evacuated
  • Jail Log - July 19, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 9 and July 15:

    John Grossetete, 51, failure to report, positive UA   
    Alfred Alcon, 43, hold for court  
    Veneranda Flores, 22, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to pay fines
    Jeanette Tafoya, 32, failure to report
    Jessica Delgado, 34, failure to appear
    Venessa Garcia, 22, admitted to using (Cocaine) THC, and Suboxone  
    Michael Garcia, 34, BHI
    Christopher Duran, 28, failure to appear

  • In Brief - Local News - July 19, 2013

    Councilman gets certification

     Las Vegas City Councilor Joey Herrera has received the Certified Municipal Official designation from the Municipal Officials Leadership Institute sponsored by the New Mexico Municipal League, the organization announced this week. He will receive the official designation at the New Mexico Municipal League’s 56th Annual Conference in Taos in August

  • In Brief - News - July 19, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Prosecutors ask to free leader

    KIROV, Russia — Russian prosecutors says they have asked that opposition leader Alexei Navalny be freed pending appeal after he was sentenced to five years in prison on embezzlement charges, a decision the West criticized as politically driven.