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Local News

  • Jail Log - Dec. 9, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Nov. 29 and Dec. 5:

  • State sending artifact back to Peru

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE  — An ancient Peruvian artifact in the form of a monkey’s head given to the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe in 1995 is heading back home.

    The small gold pendant measuring 1-3/4 inches high by 2-1/4 inches wide was to be “repatriated” Thursday during a ceremony at Peru’s embassy in Washington.

    The small bead has been the subject of controversy amid allegations that it was looted from an archaeological site in Peru.

  • Police ask for help with investigation

    New Mexico State Police say a body discovered in Mora County on Nov. 2 is that of a 47-year-old  man reported missing from Colorado in 2010.

    The state Office of the Medical Investigator has identified the body as Paul E. Vigil, who was reported missing from Denver in October 2010.

  • Report: Concerns raised earlier

    Two city of Las Vegas employees raised red flags about the ill-fated sewer and effluent line project prior to the May 18 trench collapse that killed two city workers, but those concerns were largely ignored, a state Occupational Health and Safety Bureau investigation has found.

  • 100 and counting

    Elizabeth Eubanks hit a huge milestone in her life on Nov. 30 — she turned 100. The intelligent and gentle soul was born in 1911 in Kansas to her late parents Roy and Mable Gardner, participants in the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1893.

    “Everyone I met has been nice,” Eubanks said during a recent interview in her Las Vegas home. “I stopped counting my birthdays.”

  • Battle over cell tower brewing

    A recently installed 60-foot cell tower on private property in Mora County’s Chacon Valley has area residents crying foul and the owner of the property threatening to go to court to force La Jicarita Telephone Cooperative to remove it.

  • Entire state hit by arctic blast

    By Russell Contreras
    Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico continued Tuesday to deal with the aftermath of a severe winter blast as more schools closed and the southern part of the state saw closed highways and weather related car pileups.

    Motorists sought emergency shelter overnight as state officials closed both directions of Interstate 40 from Albuquerque to Gallup — part of the historic Route 66 — after blowing snow caused near-zero visibility.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 7, 2011

    In 1911

    Tuesday, Dec. 5 — B.S. Davidson, who preferred charges of kidnapping against his wife, Mrs. Davidson, who was taken into custody yesterday afternoon on train No. 1 at the direction of Sheriff Jack Spain of Oklahoma City, arrived this morning from Oklahoma City to make explanations. The charges, he told a representative of the Optic today, were a mistake. Though no divorce proceedings have been begun the couple have not been living together for the past 18 months, and the child has been in the custody of Mrs. Davidson.

  • Looking Ahead - Dec. 7, 2011

    LCC Holiday Fair is Saturday

    Luna Community College Holiday Fair will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Rough Rider Grill (LCC Cafeteria), The LCC Holiday Fair will feature vendors and is a great venue for last-minute shoppers.

  • Weather - Dec. 7, 2011

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 41. Northwest wind 5-10 mph becoming south. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 14. West wind 5-10 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. West wind around 5 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 16.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 18.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 43. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 19.