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  • Weather - Sept. 10, 2012

    Monday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

  • 90 pounds of pot seized

    A Kansas man driving through New Mexico with his 2-year-old son has been charged with two felonies after local authorities found an estimated 90 pounds of pot stashed inside his truck.

    Manuel Pinela Madrid, 22, of Kansas City, Kan., had the misfortune of being stopped by the same San Miguel County sheriff’s deputy twice in one day.

    Madrid, who was in a brown 2000 GMC Sonoma truck, was pulled over Saturday morning on Interstate 25 north of Las Vegas for not wearing a seatbelt.

  • For better nutrition - West says new food program a hit

    When students at West Las Vegas schools returned to the classroom last month they were greeted with a major change.

    A food service company is now providing the students with their daily dose of nutrition, and district officials said students seem to be happy with the change.

    “I’ve visited a few of the sites during lunch time and see the students are eating a lot,” said acting Superintendent Gene Parson.

  • Local man accused of indecent act

    A 41-year-old Las Vegas man has been charged with indecent exposure for allegedly exposing himself outside of Armijo Elementary School last week.

    Steven Gallegos, who, according to court documents lives on 500 South Grand Ave., was arrested Tuesday on the charge, which is classified as a petty misdemeanor. Magistrate Philip Romero set his bond at $5,000 cash.

    The arrest warrant affidavit filed in San Miguel County Magistrate Court states that the Las Vegas Police Department was called on Aug. 28 after a witness saw Gallegos masturbating in the parking lot.

  • Sabinoso area beautiful, off limits

    By Charles D. Brunt
    Albuquerque Journal

    Midway between the small towns of Roy and Trujillo in northeastern New Mexico are 16,030 acres of pristine woodlands nestled among high, narrow mesas surrounded by cliff-lined canyons. The untrammeled Sabinoso Wilderness, managed by the Bureau of Land Management, would be a hiker or a hunter’s wonderland but for one problem.

    You can’t get to it.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 7, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 28 and Sept. 4:
    Anthony Tapia, 26, aggravated battery, Adult Probation Office warrant: Probation Violation (new charges)
    Adam Luna, 26, bench warrant: Failure to appear
    Jesse Benavidez, 47, battery on a household member
    April Alcon, 23, drug court violation, 24 hour hold
    Christien Lucero, 21, bench warrant
    Clifford Montaño, 39, bench warrant: Failure to pay fines, Adult Probation Office bench warrant: Aggravated assault

  • NM gov aide recorded on state email use

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    An Albuquerque attorney said Tuesday he has a recording of the governor’s top aide telling one of his clients that he never uses state email to conduct business because “I don’t want to go to court (or) jail.”

    But the aide said the small recorded clip released to reporters is out of context, and he vowed to file an ethics complaint because the full recording outs a young female relative of the aide as a witness in a sexual assault case.

  • In Brief - News - Sept. 7, 2012

    From The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - Sept. 7, 2012

    In 1962

    Friday, Sept. 7 — West Las Vegas school administrators were experiencing serious problems in providing sufficient classroom space and textbooks to an increased enrollment of nearly 200 students. Total enrollment this year is expected to reach 1,800, as compared to 1,632 last year, according to Superintendent Phillip Gonzales. Montezuma school, with two classrooms, had already reached an enrollment of over 70 and it was found necessary to transfer all third-grade students to the North and South Public Schools to relieve this load.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 7, 2012

    Tri-County Farmer’s Market harvest festival

    Celebrate the harvest at the corner of Sixth & University from 7 am to sell out on Saturday. Buy fresh produce, baked goods and herbs while listening to four bands play — Los Tropicales, Rainy Morning Blues Band, Corn Courage, Carl Bernstein & Marilyn Priddy — during the  harvest festival.