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Local News

  • State government shifting to online job applications

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico state government has shifted to an online system to sort through job applicants in an effort to save money and managers’ time.

    The state transferred to the new system for handling people seeking state jobs on Nov. 1. The system screens applicants for qualifications and delivers the top 15 candidates to hiring managers.

  • LV police gain accreditation

    The Las Vegas Police Department reached a milestone last week, becoming the 13th law enforcement agency in the state to be accredited by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.

    Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said this is the first time in the city’s history that it will have an accredited department.

  • Services set for native of Guadalupita

    Miranda Serna never forgot where she came from, often returning to the Mora Valley to help out with basketball camps.

    The Oklahoma State University assistant coach developed her love for basketball in the Mora Valley, and, though she was making her mark in the world of women’s college basketball, she eventually hoped to return home to coach her beloved Mora Rangerettes.

  • Senior Profile - Joe Eugene Pacheco

    At first sight, Joe Eugene Pacheco strikes one as an unassuming man, just “one of ours,” but deeper probing uncovers the depth of this individual. Often clad in his “military letter jacket,” boasting his association with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, this gentleman is a walking, talking treasure trove of information on a variety of topics, but his “war stories” command one’s attention and respect.

  • State eyes decision to close PNM centers

    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico regulators have initiated an investigation into a recent decision by the state’s largest electricity provider to close its remaining walk-in payment centers around the state.

    The Public Regulation Commission says in its order that it wants to determine if the move by Public Service Company of New Mexico is consistent with statutes and rules and whether it’s in the public’s best interest.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 25, 2011

    In 1911

    Saturday, Nov. 25 — As a demonstration of the wonderful power of hypnotism a man was placed under “the influence” this afternoon at 4 o’clock, in a wooden box and buried alive at the corner of Main and Sixth Street. He will be awakened from this mysterious sleep Monday night at the opening performance of the Randolph company of hypnotists at the Duncan opera house. The grave is four feet deep and the casket is of wood. Pipes were placed at the head and foot through which air may circulate.

  • Looking Ahead - Nov. 25, 2011

    Flyways of the World talk is Sunday

    Fall Flight Festival 2011 activities continue at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge with a talk on “Flyways of the World: Migratory Bird Conservation and the Nature Conservancy” by Dave Mehlman, from noon to 1:30 p.m. this Sunday at the refuge headquarters and at 1 p.m. kids wildlife crafts also at the headquarters.


    For more information, call Linda Kelly at 454-9452 or Jan Arrott at 454-5116.
     

  • Weather - Nov. 25, 2011

    Friday
    A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. West wind 10-15 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 44. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 23.

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 56. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 31.

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

  • FYI - News - Nov. 25, 2011

    Holiday Pecan Sale by the Greater Las Vegas Lions Club is under way to raise funds to help qualified residents of San Miguel County pay for eye exams and glasses. See the full selection at Shoes ‘n Boots on Seventh Street near Mills through December. Prices begin at $3. Call 454-8095 for dates of one-day sales locations around town.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 25, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Nov. 15 and Nov. 22:
    Richard Romero, 34, failure to pay fines
    Robert Romero, 46,  commitment
    Diane Ritchie, 30, bench warrant
    Eligio Romo, 41, commitment
    Joseph Sena, 47, burglary, theft of credit card by taking or retaining possession of it, tampering with evidence
    Deseri Goke, 34, failure to appear, careless driving
    Adam Yara, 26, possession of controlled substance, trafficking controlled substance