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  • Will Trump energize the Latino vote?

    Editor’s note: This story is part of Divided America, AP’s ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society.

    By Sergio Bustos and Nicholas Riccardi
    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev.  — It’s a persistent paradox in American politics: Many Hispanic families have an immense personal stake in what happens on Election Day, but despite population numbers that should mean political power, Hispanics often can’t vote, aren’t registered to vote, or simply choose to sit out.

  • It’s time for 43rd annual county fair

    The moment has arrived for plenty of youngsters. It is county fair time, meaning all the hard work, time and dedication with their livestock will soon be judged.

    The 43rd annual San Miguel/Mora County Fair opens today with a queen’s contest at 9 a.m. and all indoor exhibits accepted from 2 to 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds located off State Road 65 north of Las Vegas going toward Montezuma. The fair runs until Saturday evening.

  • In Brief - News - Aug. 10, 2016

    The Associated Press
    Thousands of refunds stalled
    The New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department says it has temporarily halted around 74,000 personal income tax refunds this year.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports officials say the move is aimed at fighting tax fraud due to identity theft.
    That decision has stalled more than one out of 10 claimed refunds by New Mexico tax filers.

  • Weather - Aug. 10 , 2016

    Wednesday

    HIGH 82° / LOW 58°
    Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:16 a.m. to 7:55 p.m.

    Thursday

  • Looking Back - Aug. 10, 2016

    In 1966
    Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1966 — Several hours of heavy rains in the nearby mountains turned the normally placid Gallinas River into a torrent early Tuesday, causing washouts and rockfalls on N.M. 65 beyond Montezuma. An unofficial measurement at Rex Morrison’s home near the ranger station showed three and one-half inches of rain. In Las Vegas, the downpour flooded many street intersections where drains could not keep  up with the flow and made lakes of low-lying area, trailer parks and unpaved streets.   

  • Carjacking suspect in Sandoval County found, arrested in Las Vegas

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. — A suspect in a carjacking in Sandoval County was not seriously injured when a police officer fired his weapon after a pursuit.

    New Mexico State Police say an officer spotted a stolen vehicle around 1 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 25.

    The officer tried to stop the vehicle but the suspect, 52-year-old William Wilson, fled.

    Authorities say after the pursuit ended, the officer fired shots.

  • Six finalists remain for top WLV job

    West Las Vegas School Interim Superintendent Christopher Gutierrez is still in the running to keep the top job. Gutierrez is one of the six finalists for the position. Other finalists for the position are: Christopher Quinn, Greg Rockhold, Raymond Arsenault, Richard Rundhaug and Thomas Graves. The board has received 11 applicants for the position.
    Former Rio Gallinas School Director Gerald Garcia did not make the finalist cut. He abruptly resigned as director of the local charter school in July.

  • Divided America: Americans seen as arrogant, nice, tech-savvy, free

    Editor’s note: This story is part of Divided America, AP’s ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society.

     By Vijay Joshi
    The Associated Press

    BANGKOK — The rest of the world may think Americans eat a lot of burgers, have huge shopping malls and are ruled by an arrogant government.

  • Obama: Islamic State likely to continue to threaten U.S.

    By Lolita C. Baldor
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Islamic State group will probably continue to be a threat to the U.S. even after it is ousted from key strongholds in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama said Thursday, warning that lone-wolf believers will still be inspired to launch attacks that are harder to detect and prevent.

  • In Brief

    The Associated Press
    1st human case of West Nile Virus

    SANTA FE — State health officials are reporting the first human case of West Nile virus in New Mexico this year.

    The New Mexico Department of Health announced Thursday that a 40-year-old woman from Rio Arriba County has been diagnosed with West Nile.

    She was hospitalized with neuroinvasive disease, which is the more serious form of the illness.
    But health officials say the woman now is recovering at home.

    Mosquitoes transmit the West Nile virus.