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  • Weather - Sept. 14, 2011

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Showers and thunderstorms likely at night. Cloudy, with a low around 50. East wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

    Thursday
    A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Southeast wind 10-15 mph. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

  • FYI - News

    Police say they’ve made some prostitution-related busts at the New Mexico State Fair, according to The Associated Press. KRQE-TV reports that five prostitutes and three pimps were arrested Saturday night near the state fairgrounds. Two vehicles used to transport the prostitutes also were seized along with firearms that were in the possession of the pimps.

  • Baca found not guilty

    SANTA ROSA — Twenty-two months after Richard Baca shot and killed the man who was punching him during a road rage incident, a jury found him not guilty of voluntary manslaughter.

    Baca stood quietly with his defense team as the verdict was read inside a courtroom here at 2:46 p.m. Friday. He could have been sentenced to up to seven years in prison if he had been convicted.

    Audible gasps of relief spilled out from the handful of Baca family members in the courtroom as Judge Eugenio Mathis read the verdict.

  • Remembering 9/11

    By Larry Neumeister and Samantha Gross
    The Associated Press

    The names of the Sept. 11 dead, some called out by children barely old enough to remember their fallen mothers and fathers, echoed across ground zero Sunday in a haunting but hopeful tribute on the 10th anniversary of the terror attack. “Hope can grow from tragedy,” Vice President Joe Biden said at the Pentagon.

  • Air Force cuts flights in new plan

    The Associated Press

    CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force says it determined that its controversial proposal for low-level night-time training flights over New Mexico and Colorado would have no significant impact on the environment, but still made adjustments to proposed fly-zones.

    A map released with an updated proposal last week cut out planned flights over northern New Mexico’s population corridor from Albuquerque north through Santa Fe and Taos. It also removed proposed flights over Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Trinidad in Colorado.

  • Dedication of West gym is Tuesday

    The gymnasium at the Valley Elementary and Middle School will soon have a new name.

    The West Las Vegas School Board will dedicate and formally name the gymnasium after Jesus “Jesse” Griego at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the school in Ribera.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 12, 2011

    In 2001

  • Looking Ahead - Sept. 12, 2011

    County Commission to meet Tuesday

    The San Miguel County Commission will meet at 1:30 p.m.  Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the county commission chambers.

  • Weather - Sept. 12, 2011

    Monday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 5-15 mph.  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming calm. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.

    Wednesday

  • FYI - News

    Las Vegas is in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns at all. At-home car washing is also prohibited. Local car washes may remain open as long as they are using recycled water. Fines range from a warning for a first offense to a $450 fine for a third and subsequent offense.