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  • Weather - June 26, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 93. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 62. Southeast wind 5-15 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 62.

    Friday

  • Guilty plea in homicide case

    The woman accused of stabbing two men in January, one of them fatally, has reached a plea agreement in the case.

    Antoinette Armijo, 39, pleaded guilty earlier this month to the most serious charges she was facing, voluntary manslaughter and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, both third-degree felonies. In exchange for her guilty plea on those charges, the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has dropped two evidence tampering charges, both fourth-degree felonies.

  • Stepping back in time
  • Recall organizers file petition

    The local group that has been pushing to recall Mayor Alfonso Ortiz Jr. filed its petitions with the City Clerk’s Office on Friday, and it says that they have more than enough signatures to force a recall election.

    City Clerk Casandra Fresquez confirmed late Friday that the petitions had been filed. But she said she wouldn’t release any additional information about the petitions until after she spoke to an outside attorney that is advising her on the recall.

  • New rift appears on Luna board

    A new rift is beginning to emerge on the Luna Community College Board of Trustees, and it appears that board Chairman Abelino Montoya has once again found himself on the outside looking in, with some of the recently elected board members gunning for him.

  • School districts must repay funds

    The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - June 24, 2013

    In 1963
    Wednesday, June 26 — The Lucy Jane Company, Inc., makers of teenage dresses, has started production work in Las Vegas. Quartered at Camp Luna and currently employing 10 power sewing machine operators, the firm started operations here last Monday under the management of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Funks. Main buyer for the company’s products is Sears-Roebuck, which has a standing-order contract for all dresses presently being manufactured. The trade-name for Sears line of dresses will be known as “Lucy Jane Frocks.”
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 24, 2013

    Music-Fest 2013
    The Heart of David Worship Center and the Las Vegas Dollies present Music-Fest 2013 starting at 1 p.m. this Saturday at NMHU’s Sala de Madrid. The event will feature singers and musicians from churches in the community, and gospel bands from Albuquerque and Lovington. For more information, call 454-3886.

  • Weather - June 24, 2013

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Windy, with a southwest wind 10-20 mph, increasing to 20-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 54. Windy, with a southwest wind 20-30 mph, decreasing to 10-20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 90. West wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 55.

    Wednesday

  • NMHU media arts student’s book published

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University media arts student Shanea Strachan’s book about her spiritual journey following her father’s death was published and released June 4.

    Strachan, 21, started writing as a child, with her pieces ranging from poetry to screenplays. When her  father died suddenly in December 2010, the Freeport, Bahamas native turned her attention to an intensely personal story about moving forward after tragedy.