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  • Jail Log - Aug. 26, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Aug. 17 and Aug. 24:

    Laura Archuleta, 22, bench warrant positive UA
    Christopher Tafoya, 21, aggravated DWI, striking of unattended vehicle, no insurance
    Theresa Gonzales, 57, felony warrant failure to comply with conditions
    Johnathan Lovato, 43, aggravated battery on a household member, aggravated battery upon a peace officer
    Byron Marshall, 25, bench warrant positive UA

  • Police issue bear safety tips

    Las Vegas police are warning the public that there have been numerous bear sightings in the river walk area in recent days, and they’re asking people to take precautions to keep the hungry animals away from their homes.

    “Due to the heavy forested area along the river walk area, one or more bears have made this area their refuge,” Commander Robert Gutierrez said in a news release.

  • CYFD caseworker charged

    An out-of-control, underage drinking party has landed a caseworker with the state Children, Youth and Families Department in hot water yet again, according court documents.

    Justina Romero, 29, was arrested Saturday afternoon on a charge of child abuse, a third-degree felony, and a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a fourth-degree felony. The arrest stemmed from a party at her house at 545 Hermosa Lane, in Camp Luna,  where minors were allegedly drinking and doing drugs.

  • Circus Act
  • Woman, incoherent, is arrested

    A 22-year-old Las Vegas woman, who according to a court document appeared to be high on heroin and other drugs, was found lying on the ground unresponsive near Floyd’s Rental on Friday morning while the 18-month old with her was climbing out of his stroller.

    Olivia M. Romero of the 1000 block of Fourth Street, was arrested on charges of child abuse and distribution of hydrocodone and Xanax, both third-degree felonies, and with one count of possession of heroin, a fourth-degree felony.

  • N.M. teens said to imbibe at early age

    New Mexico ranks first in the nation for children who consume their first alcoholic drink before the age of 13, according to the New Mexico Activities Association.

    The alarming statistic is prompting both local school districts to require their student athletes to take part in a program about the dangers of alcohol in relation to their athletic performance and life.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 24, 2011

    In 1911

    Saturday, Aug. 26 — One of the pens with which the statehood measure was signed by President Taft was today received by Ex-Governor L. Bradford Prince, president of the New Mexico Historical society and placed in the historical museum in the Old Palace, at the side of the pen with which the president signed the enabling act. Both pens were secured by Delegate to Congress William H. Andrews and given to the society. The pen received is a steel pen. 

  • Looking Ahead - Aug. 24, 2011

    Music from Angel Fire concert this Friday

    Music from Angel Fire is holding its annual Las Vegas concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Ilfeld Auditorium on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. Tickets for the concert are $20. Music from Angel Fire is celebrating its 28th year. For more information, call 575-377-3233.

  • Weather - Aug. 24, 2011

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind 5 mph.  

    Thursday

  • FYI - News

    Level III fire restrictions remain in place in San Miguel County. Under the restrictions, campfires, white gas stoves, open fires, controlled burning, charcoal grills and fireworks are prohibited. All Terrain vehicles without spark arresters and motorcycles and vehicles with catalytic converters are restricted to maintained roadways. Anyone found violating the restrictions could be fined up to $1,000.