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  • Looking Ahead - News - June 22, 2012

    Fort Union hosting event this weekend

    Cultural Encounters, an annual free event, will be held from 8 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. this Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. this Sunday at Fort  Union National Monument in Watrous. For more information and a complete schedule of events, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, or visit nps.gov/foun

  • Weather - June 22, 2012

    Friday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind 10- 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southwest wind 10-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Saturday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

  • Jail Log - June 22, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 12 and June 19:
    Richard Romero, 35, bench warrant: possession of controlled substance, probation violation
    Sean Loftus, 19, failure to appear
    Antonio Goke, 19, bench warrant: failure to pay fines, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer
    Victor Encinias, 23, interference with communications
    Valentine Jimenez, abandonment or abuse of a child, bench warrant
    Daniel Lujan, 28, mental health hold

  • New painkiller rules pushed

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s pharmacy and medical boards are considering proposals that call for greater scrutiny from doctors and pharmacists in giving prescriptions for opioid painkillers.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the state Board of Pharmacy will consider various proposals, including one to increase the number of prescribers who use the state’s prescription-drug monitoring program.

  • Old Wood building burns

    A blaze at the Old Wood campus at the Dee Bibb Industrial Park on Monday afternoon destroyed one of the company’s buildings, causing between $200,000 and $250,000 in damage, said Las Vegas Fire Chief Phillip Mares.

    “It’s a significant speedbump, but probably not fatal,” said Barbara Ewing, the company’s office manager.

    Old Wood LLC, which employs nine people, operated out of two buildings.

    The main building survived. The company sells wood flooring and molding.

  • Former councilman, ‘Castro,’ dies

    Arthur  “Castro” Vigil, a former city councilor who battled cancer and other health issues over the last few years,  has died. He was 69.

    Vigil died Monday of natural causes, said his son, Glenn. Though his cancer had gone into remission, it returned, and he was undergoing treatments. His son said Vigil also suffered from diabetes.

    Vigil served on the Las Vegas City Council for 12 years, though not consecutively. He was first elected in 1986. He lost his bid for a fourth council term in 2006 to Morris Madrid.

  • Fiesta Preparations - Cordova won’t perform this year

    Award-winning performer Darren Cordova and his group have been a staple of the Las Vegas Fiestas for years, but he won’t be performing at this year’s event.

  • Straight-ticket voting ends in NM

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A fixture on ballots for decades, the option to vote a straight party ticket is disappearing in New Mexico and won’t be available when people head to the polls in November.

  • Looking Back - June 20, 2012

    In 1912

    Tuesday, June 17 — Loretto graduation will occur tonight. Exercises will be held in the school on the west side. Tonight at 5 o'clock will occur the annual graduation ceremonies of the Loretto Academy. An elegant program has been arranged in which the graduates and honor students will participate. Friends and patrons of the school are invited to be present. The valedictorian will be Miss Regina Baca; the address will be delivered by the Rev. F. O'Conner.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 20, 2012

    Fort Union presentation is Thursday

    Fort Union National Monument monthly Glimpses of the Past Presentation “The Long Walk” will be at 7 p.m. this Thursday at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St. Join Ranger Ravis Henry from Canyon de Chelley for a look at how the military operated in the 19th century and its effect on Native American tribes.