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    Hill found dead in home
    A Las Vegas man known for championing environmental issues and even filing a lawsuit against San Miguel County over the wind farm ordinance it enacted last year, has died.

    Larry Hill, who was in his early 60s and was well known for the distinctive tear shaped tattoos on his face, was found dead in his Camp Luna home Tuesday. State Police Lt. Craig Martin said there were no signs of foul play or suicide.

  • Jail Log - March 30, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between March. 20 and March. 27:
    Michael Maestas, 28, positive UA
    John Whiteman, 42, battery on a household member
    Adrian Martinez, 34, felony warrant
    Wayne Lucero, 48, bench warrant: embezzlement
    Brant Roybal, 31, positive UA
    Geronimo Padilla, 54, absconding
    Steven Isaac, 28, criminal trespass, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer

  • Sunrise ... Sunset — March 30, 2012

    6:49 a.m. to 7:21 p.m.

  • Weather — March 30, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 5-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 41. Southwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming northwest.

    Sunny, with a high near 78. West wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 46.

    Mostly sunny and windy, with a high near 75. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Partly cloudy and windy, with a low around 35.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

  • Looking ahead — March 30, 2012

    The Oklahoma Masonic Indian Degree Team performance, 4 p.m. this Saturday at the Ilfeld Ballroom in the Plaza Hotel. Performance and dinner is $40. For more information, contact Rudy Laumbach at 454-0033.

  • Looking Back — March 30, 2012

    In 1912

    Friday, March 29 — The State Federation of Women has begun a movement which it hopes will result in the appointment of women as members of the boards of regents in the various educational institutions in New Mexico. Representatives of the Federation in Las Vegas have sent to Gov. W.C. McDonald a petition praying that Mrs. W. J. Fugale of this city be appointed.

  • Torres and Lujan crowned

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Miss Las Vegas’ Outstanding Teen Pageant was held on Sunday, March 25 at the West Las Vegas High School Cafeteria.  

    Gabrielle Torres was crowned Miss Las Vegas’ Outstanding Teen 2012 and Savannah Lujan was named first runner-up.  

    Lujan was also crowned Miss Photogenic for raising the most money in the photogenic competition.

  • East chief likely to keep post

    Las Vegas City Schools Interim Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez continues to receive high marks on her evaluations.

    Her performance has been so impressive that board President Felix Alderete told the Optic that he, personally, would be in favor of granting McNellis-Martinez a contract to continue serving as superintendent. And this time around, he said, the board might even drop the “interim” from McNellis-Martinez’s job title.

    Her current contract with the district expires at the end of June.

  • Vegas man charged in shooting

    A 19-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested over the weekend after police say he fired a shotgun into a travel trailer at an RV park on Harris Road, injuring a woman who was inside with her 2-year-old daughter and a friend.

    Witness statements indicate the shooting was the result of a drug deal gone bad.

    Gabriel Wezwick, whose address is listed as the 200 block of Gabe Road, is being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 cash-only bond.

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