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  • City urged to act on housing

    The city demolished the old public housing development along Mills Avenue a couple of years ago.

    Nothing has replaced it, but Santa Fe businessman Frank Koppler wants to change that.

    He spoke to the City Council last week about reviving plans to put affordable housing on the site. He wants to pick up where the city left off with such a project a couple of years ago.

  • Las Vegas resident accused in stabbing

    A Las Vegas man has been charged in the stabbing of another at the hot baths at United World College, state police said.

    Louis G. Paredes, 23, 121 Independence No. 2, is facing a charge of aggravated battery.

    According to a probable cause statement, Paredes admitted to stabbing the victim, Apolinario Gonzales, 26. Paredes said he was with his friends at the baths around 5 p.m. July 31 when Gonzales said he could kill Paredes, police said.

  • Fair this weekend

    The San Miguel-Mora County Fair lasts through Saturday at the fairgrounds, which is a mile past Camp Luna on the west side of N.M. Highway 65 on the way to Montezuma.

    Events include everything from a water-melon-eating contest to a Kiddy Karnival.

    Today

    8:30 a.m.: Lamb show followed by goats, steers and breeding stock.

    8:30 a.m.: Indoor exhibit hall open to public and remains open until 7 p.m.

    1 p.m.: Small-animal judging, followed by showmanship.

    1 p.m.: Southwest Dairy, milking demonstration.

  • Councilman wants audit released

    City Councilman Andrew Feldman on Wednesday demanded the release of a special audit that he said had cleared him of allegations of corruption.

    In the last minutes of a four-hour City Council meeting, Feldman asked for an apology from the mayor, long after most of the audience had gone home for the evening.

    A few months ago, the city commissioned a special audit into billing adjustments in the utilities department. The mayor had sent letters to the state attorney general’s and auditor’s offices seeking investigations.

  • Man suspected of murder

    A Las Vegas man is accused of killing a woman by hitting her with a rock and then disposing of her body in a nearby ravine, state police said.

    Steve Roybal, 49, was arrested Sunday on charges of an open count of murder, tampering with evidence and resisting officers. The alleged victim is Terrie Greer.

    According to documents filed in Magistrate Court, an anonymous caller on Saturday morning told state police dispatchers that she had heard Roybal had killed Greer by hitting her on the head with a rock.

  • Residents: Officials should live here

    Several people attending a public meeting said the city should require that the city manager and city attorney live in the Las Vegas area.

    They were speaking earlier this week during the first of four public forums on a proposed city charter, which is essentially the community’s constitution. The current charter has been in existence since the two Las Vegases united four decades ago.

    The City Council formed the Charter Commission a few months ago, and the 11-member group has unveiled its draft charter to the public.

  • Fair starts today

    Anastazia Alvarez was one of the 4-H students coaxing their reluctant goats onto one of the shearing blocks Monday for a close shave in preparation for the 2009 San Miguel-Mora County Fair, which is from today to Saturday.

    The Mora Middle School seventh-grader has been showing animals at the fair for the past four years.

    “I have mainly raised pigs, rabbits and chickens. This is the second year I raise a goat. The pigs are the easiest to take care of,” Alvarez said.

  • Schools make gains, district leaders say

    Superintendents from both East and West school districts are pointing out the gains made by their students in statewide ratings released this week.

    However, the state Public Education Department’s assessment of schools throughout New Mexico isn’t quite as rosy.

    A total of 568 schools around the state failed to meet the federal standard of adequate yearly progress under a system for assessing schools. That’s up from 549 schools that didn’t make the standard in 2008.

  • Man accused of murder before

    Natividad “Steve” Roybal, the man recently charged with killing Terrie Greer near Camp Luna by hitting her on the head with a rock, was charged with murder once before.

    Roybal was arrested and tried for the 1987 Halloween night murder of Las Vegas resident Rick Gonzales.

    According to a police report, Officer Phillip Vigil was dispatched to the Monte Vista apartments about half-past midnight to investigate a shooting. On arrival, he found Gonzales lying on the floor, his head resting on a Domino’s pizza box, a bullet hole just below his right eye.

  • Another charged in crime

    Authorities are charging a man who allegedly knew that a woman had been murdered but waited more than a day to tell the police.

    A magistrate judge has signed off on a warrant for Bob Martinez of Las Vegas. Martinez faces charges of tampering with evidence and conspiracy to tamper with evidence.

    On Sunday, state police arrested Natividad “Steve” Roybal on charges of an open count of murder, tampering with evidence and resisting officers. The alleged victim was Terrie Greer.