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  • Senate hopefuls trade barbs

    By Kevin Freking
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Heather Wilson is used to close calls. During her five terms in Congress, she represented a left-leaning district that national Democrats routinely placed at the top of their list of potential takeovers.

    The former GOP lawmaker and her campaign team are taking comfort in that experience as New Mexico voters evaluate their options in this year’s U.S. Senate race featuring Wilson and Democratic Rep. Martin Heinrich.

  • Mountain Mamas celebrate 8th year

    Members of the Mora  Mountain Mamas met at the home of Sylvia Ortega in Guadalupita earlier this month.

    The activity of the day was to identify the members by their baby pictures. It was a hard assignment, but two of the members managed to identify four of the women.

    Ortega gave the group tours of her studio where she has many of her beautiful paintings on display. She has been teaching some community members the art of painting. They enjoy the class and their instructor. The students are painting beautiful pictures to sell or give to their families.

  • Stabbing victim is critical


    Las Vegas police had a busy weekend, responding on Saturday night to a near fatal stabbing on the river walk and then getting called out a few hours later to a triple shooting at a home on Apache.
    Details on the stabbing were sketchy as of press time, but Las Vegas Deputy Chief Eugene Garcia said Monday that the victim was transported to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque and was in the hospital’s intensive care unit in critical condition.
    Garcia said the altercation involved an uncle and a nephew.

  • City wants cut of county tax hike

    By Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic
    Las Vegas City Manager Timothy Dodge says that if San Miguel County wants the city’s support for the one-fourth of 1 percent increase in the sales tax it will likely ask voters to approve in November, the county will probably have to agree to use part of the money generated to offset dispatch and ambulance service costs inside the city limits as well as in the county.

  • Ranch owner seeks to ‘rejuvenate’ river

    By Phaedra Haywood
    Santa Fe New Mexican

    SANTA FE — Contrary to rumors, the man who purchased the Rowe area ranch formerly owned by Val Kilmer is not damming the Pecos River. But the Texas oil and gas executive does have big plans for the property, and they include making “enhancements” to the river that runs through his land.

  • Vegas has new childcare center

    Parents and guardians now have another option for childcare in Las Vegas.

    Last month, Alizza “Ali” Gonzalez opened up a new facility that isn’t your typical childcare center.

  • Que Pasa - July 18, 2012

    TODAY - HOY
    • Municipal Court will be closed all day from Wednesday, July 18 to Friday, July 20 so court staff may attend a Judicial Conference. For questions, call municipal court at 425-9403.
    • Summer Fest 4 Christ featuring “The Thirsting” — A Catholic Christian Center concert featuring a four-piece Catholic alternative rock band from Vancouver, Wash. Sponsored by the NMHU Newman Center, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18 at Ilfeld. Admission: $5. Advance tickets, call 454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station studio.

  • College Graduate
  • Vigil spending probe sought

    A Las Vegas attorney and former Democratic county chairman is requesting an investigation into whether Viola Vigil followed state law in the spending of her large campaign war chest.

    Jesus Lopez sent a letter to Attorney General Gary King, District Attorney Richard Flores and Secretary of State Dianna Duran on Thursday calling for the investigation. The letter also serves as a complaint to the Secretary of State’s Office.

    Vigil didn’t immediately respond to a message left on her cell phone Sunday morning.

  • Luna turns to TV to lure students

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    AmberLynn Lucero says she has always been fascinated by television.
    Lucero, along with several other Luna Community College students, can now boast that she has a role in a statewide commercial for Luna.

    The commercial was produced by and stars LCC students. It is scheduled to be aired on KRQE, KOB, KASA FOX and KOAT over the next few weeks. The commercial is 30 seconds and will be run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.