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  • Charge increased in stabbing case

    The Tijeras man accused of stabbing his uncle in July is now facing a more serious charge.

    Anthony Tapia, 27, had been charged with aggravated battery following the stabbing, which left his uncle in critical condition at University of New Mexico Hospital. But prosecutors in October decided to up the charge to attempted murder, a second-degree felony.

  • In Brief - News - Dec. 10, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Vigil sworn in for high court
    SANTA FE — Barbara Vigil has been sworn in as the newest member of the New Mexico Supreme Court.
    The ceremony was held Friday afternoon at the courthouse in Santa Fe.
    Elected in November, Vigil fills the spot left vacant by the retirement of Justice Patricio Serna.
    Vigil says she hopes to continue Serna’s legacy by serving New Mexicans with integrity and fairness.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 10, 2012

    In 1962

    Monday, Dec. 10 — Gold Bond Stamp Company is relocating its Gift Center in Las Vegas, W.A. Grimes, New Mexico Division Manager of the trading stamp firm, announced today. The center, formerly located at Daphne’s Floral & Gift Shop, 511 Sixth St., is being relocated to Tony’s Dry Goods, 146 Bridge St. “Gold Bond gifts make particularly attractive Christmas presents,” Grimes said.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Dec. 10, 2012

    Holiday pecan sale under way

    The Lions Club’s sixth annual holiday pecan sale is under way to fund eye exams and glasses for in-need residents of San Miguel County. New crop pecans are available at Shoes ‘n Boots, 1606 Seventh St. Prices range from $3 for a pecan log to $24 for a seven-variety tin. Call 454-8095 for information or delivery.

  • Weather - Dec. 10, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. West wind 5-10 mph. Monday night, partly cloudy, with a low around 9.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Tuesday night, partly cloudy, with a low around 13.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Wednesday night, partly cloudy, with a low around 23.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Thursday night, a 10 percent chance of snow showers. A low around 19.

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  • Suit filed against Mora sheriff

    A woman injured in a crash that she contends was caused by an intoxicated driver is suing Mora County Sheriff Thomas Garza, arguing that his failure to hold DWI drivers accountable led to her accident.

    Josephine Torres, a 28-year-old Mora County woman, is also alleging that Garza let the intoxicated driver who injured her off the hook.

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  • Unsafe trench halted city project

    Alarm bells went off last week as city of Las Vegas workers were attempting to locate the source of a large leak at the water treatment plant.
    Crews had to dig to try to get to the leak, but city officials confirm the methods workers were using to mitigate the possibility of a trench collapse were inadequate. When city Utilities Director Ken Garcia arrived at the worksite last Tuesday night, he saw field supervisor John Allemand inside a 9-foot deep trench that hadn’t been properly shored up. It’s unclear if any other city employees had been in the trench.

  • Water line break displaces residents

    Fifteen Highlands University students were relocated to the Days Inn hotel Tuesday night because of a water line break at the new student residence center.

    The leak was initially thought to have been an act of vandalism, but Highlands police
    have since determined that it was actually horseplay that led to the pipe being broken, Highlands spokesman Sean Weaver said. He said no criminal charges will be filed because they didn’t intend to break the line. He said the matter is, however, being forwarded to the Dean of Students Office for possible disciplinary action.