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  • Luna partners with Santa Rosa school

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    A partnership between Luna Community College and Santa Rosa High will allow Santa Rosa High School students and community members to take building technology courses beginning in the fall.

    Last Wednesday, Luna’s Board of Trustees agreed to pay half the salary of a building technology instructor. Santa Rosa High Principal Richard Perea said that his school plans to have three building technology classes during the day and postsecondary courses in the evening.

  • Looking Back - June 26, 2013

    In 1963

    Friday, June 28 — Sandra Leon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Leon of Rociada, was selected last night as the queen of the 16th National Appaloosa horse show. Miss Leon, a 20-year-old blonde, will reign over the show today through Sunday when the affair winds up. A total of 615 of the Indian-developed Appaloosas are at the show, which is being held in Boise, Ida., Susan Mayor of Tallahassee, Fla., was chosen as first princess.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 26, 2013

    Music-Fest 2013
    The Heart of David Worship Center and the Las Vegas Dollies present Music-Fest 2013 starting at 1 p.m. this Saturday at NMHU’s Sala de Madrid. The event will feature singers and musicians from churches in the community, and gospel bands from Albuquerque and Lovington. For more information, call 454-3886.

  • Weather - June 26, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 93. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 62. Southeast wind 5-15 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 62.

    Friday

  • Guilty plea in homicide case

    The woman accused of stabbing two men in January, one of them fatally, has reached a plea agreement in the case.

    Antoinette Armijo, 39, pleaded guilty earlier this month to the most serious charges she was facing, voluntary manslaughter and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, both third-degree felonies. In exchange for her guilty plea on those charges, the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has dropped two evidence tampering charges, both fourth-degree felonies.

  • Stepping back in time
  • Recall organizers file petition

    The local group that has been pushing to recall Mayor Alfonso Ortiz Jr. filed its petitions with the City Clerk’s Office on Friday, and it says that they have more than enough signatures to force a recall election.

    City Clerk Casandra Fresquez confirmed late Friday that the petitions had been filed. But she said she wouldn’t release any additional information about the petitions until after she spoke to an outside attorney that is advising her on the recall.

  • New rift appears on Luna board

    A new rift is beginning to emerge on the Luna Community College Board of Trustees, and it appears that board Chairman Abelino Montoya has once again found himself on the outside looking in, with some of the recently elected board members gunning for him.

  • School districts must repay funds

    The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - June 24, 2013

    In 1963
    Wednesday, June 26 — The Lucy Jane Company, Inc., makers of teenage dresses, has started production work in Las Vegas. Quartered at Camp Luna and currently employing 10 power sewing machine operators, the firm started operations here last Monday under the management of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Funks. Main buyer for the company’s products is Sears-Roebuck, which has a standing-order contract for all dresses presently being manufactured. The trade-name for Sears line of dresses will be known as “Lucy Jane Frocks.”