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  • Vegas man facing rape charge

    A 26-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Saturday for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

    Emmanuel Stockman, whose address in court documents is listed as being on the 400 block of Arrow Road, has been charged with three counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, a fourth-degree felony.

  • Gov’s trips cost more than $17K

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has made three quick trips across the border in the past year to meet with officials in neighboring Mexican states, with all of the visits aimed at ramping up trade and economic development opportunities.

    The cost to taxpayers for the governor, other officials and her security detail to visit Hermosillo in the Mexican state of Sonora last August and Chihuahua twice in April totaled more than $17,000, according to a review by The Associated Press.

  • Looking Back - June 24, 2015

    In 1965
    Wednesday, June 23 — A car crashed into a service station at Prince and Grand last night, knocking down three gas pumps and bringing the canopy over the driveway down on top of the car. Fire broke out immediately after the impact, but Las Vegas firemen quickly extinguished the blaze. Police arrested the 18-year-old driver of the car. He was charged with reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to report an accident.

  • Looking ahead - News - June 24, 2015

    ‘Garden party’ at Wildlife Refuge
    Friends of Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge will have a “garden party” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Refuge Visitor Center’s pollinator garden. Bring gloves, hand tools, a small stool or pad to sit on and plenty of energy. Volunteers will remove aggressive, invasive, exotic species to give the native plants a chance to take over. The butterflies, bees, and birds will appreciate your support! Light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Sonya Berg at 425-6680.

  • Weather - June 24, 2015

    Wednesday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 56. South wind 10-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

  • In Brief - News - June 24, 2015

    The Associated Press

  • HU hosts diversity summit

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Supportive faculty and staff at Highlands University are critical in helping students from diverse background overcome challenges and succeed academically, said student panelists at the Second Annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit.

    Lilian Roman, a Highlands social work graduate student who earned her BSW at the university, talked about persevering with her education while facing the adversity of being undocumented. She is from Chihuahua, Mexico.

  • Sandia selects first woman as director

    ALBUQUERQUE, (AP) — The largest U.S. national security research and development laboratory announced Monday that for the first time a woman has been selected to run its operations.

    Jill Hruby will take over next month as president and director of Sandia National Laboratories, one of the most high-profile positions in U.S. science with responsibilities that cover nuclear weapons, energy and environmental technology.

  • Area native killed in crash

    State police are still trying to figure out what led to a single- vehicle crash on Interstate 25 Thursday afternoon that left a Las Vegas woman dead.
    Killed in that crash was 21-year old Eliana Herrera, a University of New Mexico graduate who was planning to begin law school at the University of Colorado in the fall.
    The crash occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday near mile marker 344, which is within city limits.

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