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  • In Brief - News - Aug. 21, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Retailer to close 90 stores

    HOUSTON — Stages Stores Inc., the company that owns Bealls, plans to close about 90 underperforming locations.
    The Houston-based retailer made the announcement Thursday.

  • Rodeo time in Pecos
  • Dept. to review Animas River spill

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Interior Department will lead a review of the Colorado mine spill that tainted rivers in three western states.

    The review was announced late Tuesday after elected officials from both parties questioned whether the Environmental Protection Agency should be left to probe its own heavily criticized response to the disaster. EPA and contract workers accidentally unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater on Aug. 5 as they inspected the idled Gold King mine.

  • Altercation preceded death

    The night he died, award-winning musician Preston Garza was intoxicated and had gotten into a fight with one of his sons.

    The altercation became so heated, that Garza, 44, struck his son Austin in the face, and Austin Garza fought back with two or three blows of his own to the elder Garza’s face.

    The two ended up on the floor, and Austin Garza managed to get his father in to a choke hold. About 40 seconds later, Preston Garza appeared to have passed out, according to Austin Garza.

  • Prominent local doctor dies at 59

    Bradley Kanode, a prominent Las Vegas physician, has died. He was 59.

    His family said in an obituary that Kanode died at his El Porvenir home on Sunday. No cause of death was listed.

    “Brad’s final days were filled with laughter and joy surrounded by his family whom he loved so much,” the obituary states.
    A funeral for Kanode is planned for 1 p.m. this Friday at the Las Vegas Seventh-day Adventist church.

    Kanode was a popular doctor who often took the time to pray with his patients.

  • A cowboy’s work
  • ‘Floozy’ to kick off Music Fest

    In the past, “Floozy” was a street term to describe a promiscuous woman, but this time around, the term identifies a band that cannot be put into any music genre. The music played by the band “Floozy” is unique and crosses traditional music barriers.

  • Governor backs teen curfew

    The Associated Press

    Gov. Susana Martinez voiced her support Monday for letting communities decide for themselves whether to impose and enforce curfews for teens, saying such measures can be an important tool for keeping youngers on the right track.

    Even though the next legislative session is dedicated to budget and tax issues, Martinez said the question of local curfews will be added to her call for the 30-day session that begins in January.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 19, 2015

    In 1965
    Thursday, Aug. 19 — Registration for Robertson High School evening classes will start Aug. 31 at the high school office, Friedman and Fifth. The program is open to all persons over 17 years of age who are interested and who present an educational background indicating successful participation in eight grades of elementary education or the equivalent. Offerings include typing, English, business mathematics, history, social science and biology.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 19, 2015

    Sen. Udall to meet with constituents
    Representatives from the office of U.S. Senator Tom Udall will hold “Udall Serving You” Office Hours for San Miguel County residents who need help with issues related to federal agencies. The office hours will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at the Old Armory Building located at 917 Douglas Ave. in Las Vegas. Residents of Las Vegas and the surrounding communities are encouraged to stop by.