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  • Hit and runs land two men in jail

    Two men with histories of drunken driving arrests ended up behind bars again last week, each once charged with driving under the influence again and fleeing after getting into an accident.

    Michael S. Lopez, 39, of the 800 block of Kavanaugh Street and Andrew J. Galvin, 42, of the 900 block of Jackson, were both arrested and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center last Monday. Their cases are unrelated.

  • Alta Vista hospital gets new CEO

    A native New Mexican with more than 30 years’ experience managing complex healthcare organizations has been tapped to be Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s new chief executive officer.

    The hospital announced the appointment of Kathleen Cahill to the post in a news release issued Friday afternoon.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 4, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 4, 2013

    Sustainable Homes Tour is Saturday
    The fifth annual Sustainable Homes Tour in Las Vegas will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday. A self-guided tour highlights such things as a passive solar residence and ; photovoltaic arrays. The tour begins at the Arts Council building at 140 Bridge St. For more information, contact Emelie Olson at 454-3920 or eolson@desergate.com

  • Weather - Feb. 4, 2013

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Northeast wind 10-15 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Clear at night, with a low around 33.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 55. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 29.

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 24.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:58 a.m. to 5:32 p.m.

  • Visual and performing arts wearable arts show Sat.

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents the second annual Wearable Arts Show on Saturday, Feb. 9 in the university’s Student Center Ballroom, 903 Baca Ave.

  • Activist sues county clerk

    An attorney for a local activist who is fighting to keep oil and gas drilling out of San Miguel County has filed suit against County Clerk Melanie Rivera, arguing that her refusal to sign off on a home rule petition is a violation of state law.

  • East hopefuls discuss 4-day week, merger

    Las Vegas City Schools board candidates faced off in a forum on Wednesday evening.

    The hot topic of the forum was the four-day school week the district enacted this school year after a split board vote in late June.

    Participating in Wednesday’s forum were: Position 1 candidates Ernesto J. Salazar and Sean Medrano; Gabe Lucero, who is running unopposed for his current Position 2 seat; and Position 5 candidates: Luis Ortiz, Alexis Mamaux and Carlos A. Perea.

  • Opening Act - West student wins singing contest

    Sarah Lewis’ last-minute decision to audition on Saturday has landed her a chance to be the opening act during well-known country singer Matt Mason’s upcoming concert.

    Lewis’ mother, Shannon Trujillo, persuaded her daughter to pull her guitar out of its case and audition just moments before the Young Country Singer Competition held on Saturday afternoon at Ilfeld Auditorium.

  • Two jailed on drug trafficking charges

    The Region IV Narcotics Task Force arrested and charged two area residents with drug trafficking in recent days after conducting search warrants.

    Lucille Martinez, 56, was arrested on Jan. 24 after a search warrant was conducted at her home on the 1500 block of Romero Street.

    She is charged with trafficking crack cocaine, a second-degree felony, and tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony.

    Police say several people were at the home at the time the warrant was executed.