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  • Local man accused of indecent act

    A 41-year-old Las Vegas man has been charged with indecent exposure for allegedly exposing himself outside of Armijo Elementary School last week.

    Steven Gallegos, who, according to court documents lives on 500 South Grand Ave., was arrested Tuesday on the charge, which is classified as a petty misdemeanor. Magistrate Philip Romero set his bond at $5,000 cash.

    The arrest warrant affidavit filed in San Miguel County Magistrate Court states that the Las Vegas Police Department was called on Aug. 28 after a witness saw Gallegos masturbating in the parking lot.

  • Sabinoso area beautiful, off limits

    By Charles D. Brunt
    Albuquerque Journal

    Midway between the small towns of Roy and Trujillo in northeastern New Mexico are 16,030 acres of pristine woodlands nestled among high, narrow mesas surrounded by cliff-lined canyons. The untrammeled Sabinoso Wilderness, managed by the Bureau of Land Management, would be a hiker or a hunter’s wonderland but for one problem.

    You can’t get to it.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 7, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 28 and Sept. 4:
    Anthony Tapia, 26, aggravated battery, Adult Probation Office warrant: Probation Violation (new charges)
    Adam Luna, 26, bench warrant: Failure to appear
    Jesse Benavidez, 47, battery on a household member
    April Alcon, 23, drug court violation, 24 hour hold
    Christien Lucero, 21, bench warrant
    Clifford Montaño, 39, bench warrant: Failure to pay fines, Adult Probation Office bench warrant: Aggravated assault

  • NM gov aide recorded on state email use

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    An Albuquerque attorney said Tuesday he has a recording of the governor’s top aide telling one of his clients that he never uses state email to conduct business because “I don’t want to go to court (or) jail.”

    But the aide said the small recorded clip released to reporters is out of context, and he vowed to file an ethics complaint because the full recording outs a young female relative of the aide as a witness in a sexual assault case.

  • In Brief - News - Sept. 7, 2012

    From The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - Sept. 7, 2012

    In 1962

    Friday, Sept. 7 — West Las Vegas school administrators were experiencing serious problems in providing sufficient classroom space and textbooks to an increased enrollment of nearly 200 students. Total enrollment this year is expected to reach 1,800, as compared to 1,632 last year, according to Superintendent Phillip Gonzales. Montezuma school, with two classrooms, had already reached an enrollment of over 70 and it was found necessary to transfer all third-grade students to the North and South Public Schools to relieve this load.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 7, 2012

    Tri-County Farmer’s Market harvest festival

    Celebrate the harvest at the corner of Sixth & University from 7 am to sell out on Saturday. Buy fresh produce, baked goods and herbs while listening to four bands play — Los Tropicales, Rainy Morning Blues Band, Corn Courage, Carl Bernstein & Marilyn Priddy — during the  harvest festival.

  • Weather - Sept. 7, 2012

    Friday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Northeast wind 10-15 mph.

    Saturday

  • Clinton boosts Obama in rousing speech

    By David Espo
    AP Special Correspondent

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In an impassioned speech that rocked the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton proclaimed Wednesday night, “I know we’re coming back” from the worst economic mess in generations and appealed to hard-pressed Americans to stick with Barack Obama for a second term in the White House.

  • Mora sheriff suspended

    The state Law Enforcement Academy board has taken swift action against Mora Sheriff Thomas Garza for an incident in which he ordered a deputy to release a DWI suspect.

    The board voted on July 24 to suspend Garza’s law enforcement certification for 120 days. He will also be on probation for a year.