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  • In Brief - New Mexico News - May 29, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Lease extended for range

    SANTA FE — State Land Commissioner Ray Powell says his office will continue to lease 120 acres of public land in south Albuquerque for a shooting range operated by a local gun club.
    A lease with Zia Rifle and Pistol Club has been extended for five years, and the Land Office will receive $11,000 a year.
    The shooting range is near Kirtland Air Force Base and an Albuquerque police firing range.

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  • Clarification on ad opposing recall

    An ad opposing the mayoral recall was published in the Las Vegas Optic last Friday, and we neglected to include a sentence about organizational affiliation being for identification purposes only.

    There were several instances whereby individuals, when they signed on to the ad, included the organizations with which they are affiliated, simply  for identification. Inclusion of the names of those organizations does not necessarily mean that the organization itself is opposed to the recall.  

  • Lawsuit filed against jail

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    A 69-year-old Las Vegas man suffering from a host of medical ailments is suing San Miguel County after a 30-day stay in the county jail where he alleges he was deprived of his medications and suffered because of it.

    Jerry Coca, of the 300 block of State Road 65 in Las Vegas had pleaded guilty to his third drunken driving offense and was sentenced by former San Miguel Magistrate Philip Romero in October 2011 to 30 days in jail, according to court records.

  • Shooting death ruled suicide

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    The state Office of the Medical Investigator has ruled that Adrian Vallejos, 27, of Pecos, committed suicide and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
    Autopsy results from the case were released last week by Amy Boule, director of operations at OMI in Albuquerque.

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  • In Brief - News - May 29, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Ledoux wildfire contained

    LEDOUX — Crews battling a small wildfire near Ledoux in Mora County have brought it under control.
    New Mexico State Forestry spokesman Dan Ware said Sunday evening that the 11-acre blaze had been contained.
    The fire didn’t pose a threat to buildings but it did prompt the evacuation of an unknown number of campers in the area.
    The fire that started around noon on Sunday and smoldered in grass and heavy timber.

  • Future of Colorado River on agenda in San Diego

    By Ken Ritter
    The Associated Press
    Top water decision-makers from seven Western states plan to join conservation groups and Indian tribes in San Diego on Tuesday to begin hammering out rules for squeezing every useable drop from the overtaxed Colorado River.

  • Looking Back - May 29, 2013

    In 1963