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  • Drive-by suspect arrested

    A man released from prison just two weeks earlier is accused of shooting at another vehicle near the 1700 block of Grand Avenue on Tuesday evening.

    After the shooting, the terrified victims sped away and hid behind Alta Vista Regional Hospital. The suspects fled the city, but Las Vegas police were able to determine that they were in Torrance County, police Chief Christian Montaño said.

    The alleged shooter and getaway driver were taken into custody on Wednesday, following a lengthy standoff with U.S. Marshals and Torrance County sheriff’s deputies.

  • Hitting the big time - Duo performed on Fallon show

    For two Las Vegas natives their love of music has opened up numerous doors including trips to Las Vegas, Nev., Austin and New York City. The trumpet playing Dorothy Lanphere and Emily Maestas, a daughter/ mother duo, returned late last month from a quick trip to the Big Apple where they performed with country superstar Ronnie Dunn on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

    And later this summer their musical talents will be showcased at the Olympics in London.

  • Low-level flight plan is delayed

    The Associated Press

    DENVER — The Air Force said Wednesday it will indefinitely delay plans to fly low-altitude training missions over parts of New Mexico and Colorado.

    Officials at Cannon Air Force Base will examine the training requirements for the base’s aircraft and then decide what kind of environmental review process to undergo, 1st Lt. Stephanie Schonberger said.

    The aircraft that would make the proposed training flights are based at Cannon.

  • Watershed fire 90 percent contained

    The small fire burning in the Las Vegas watershed was 90 percent contained and 85 percent controlled as of Wednesday evening, City Manager Timothy Dodge said.

    The Lane fire, burning in the El Porvenir area northwest of Las Vegas, had burned about 16 acres on private land. Dodge has said lightning is the suspected cause of the fire, which was detected Tuesday afternoon.

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  • Warning issued on security peddlers

    Las Vegas police are warning homeowners to be wary of door-to-door salespeople peddling home security systems.

    Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño on Thursday echoed concerns raised by a local neighborhood watch group that issued an alert to its members earlier in the week.

    In the alert, neighborhood watch coordinator Ron Wooten-Green said he had received three complaints since Saturday about aggressive home security salesmen showing up at homes in the Eighth Street and Williams Drive area.

  • Jail Log - June 8, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 29 and June 5:
    Andrew Vigil, 53, commitment
    Carlos Yara, 21, failure to pay fines
    Floribal Bachicha, 24, Adult Probation Office-traveling without a permit
    Carlos Lagos, 21, mental health hold
    Joseph Montaño, 25, aggravated battery
    Christopher Montaño, 22, aggravated battery
    Arthur Vigil, 54, criminal trespass
    Arthur Lucero, 48, disorderly conduct

  • Looking Back - June 8, 2012

    In 1912

    Thursday, June 6 — The temperature in May was below normal. Precipitation is exactly what would be expected from the records. According to the report of Professor S.C Baker, observer at the volunteer weather bureau at New Mexico Normal University, the mean temperature for May was below normal and the precipitation was average. Normal: 67.3 degrees. The maximum temperature for May was 82 degrees.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 8, 2012

    Duck race is this Saturday

    Highlands University’s Going Quackers fundraiser for scholarships is this Saturday. Participants and spectators should meet on the banks of the Gallinas River just south of the bridge on Bridge Street at 11 a.m. Ducks can be bought for $5 each or $20 for a flock of five. Tickets will be available from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday and in advance from the Foundation Office. First prize is $100.