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  • Looking ahead - News - June 12, 2015

    Luna Car Show is Saturday

    The Eleventh Annual Luna Community College Car Show will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the LCC campus. Show includes low riders, classic cars and muscle cars. For more information, call 429-0425.
     

  • Weather - June 12, 2015

    Friday
    Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy at night, with a low around 50. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

    Saturday

  • Jail Log - June 12, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 2 and June 8:
    Lorenzo Sanchez, 55, shoplifting
    Lorenzo Romero, 19, battery on household member, bench warrant, Taos
    Marino Pino, 40, left treatment program, bench warrant, SM District
    Lawrence Candelaria, 34, hold for court
    Robert Baca, 38, failure to pay, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Mark Martinez, 43, probation violation: positive for alcohol
    Chris Sisneros, 41, probation violation: picked up new charges

  • Feds say Southwest could see catastrophic fires

    By Dan Elliott
    The Associated Press

    DENVER — Despite a wet spring over much of the nation, the Obama administration warned Tuesday of potentially catastrophic wildfires this summer, especially in the Southwest and Northwest.

    “We’ve been very fortunate here in the central part of the country to have above-normal precipitation to allow us to postpone the fire season,” U.S. Forest Service chief Tom Tidwell said at a news conference in Denver.

  • AG sets goals for law enforcement board

    ESPANOLA — The state attorney general stopped an attempt to limit public comments during New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy board meetings and instead asked the board to review its training for officers and to make sure it remains transparent.

    Hector Balderas, who chairs the eight-member board that oversees the academy, said Tuesday the move was to reassure the public that law enforcement officers are prepared and the board should focus on that.

  • In Brief - News - June 12, 2015

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  • Gambling compacts get OK

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gambling compacts that allow a handful of American Indian tribes to operate their casinos for another two decades received final approval following a review by the U.S. Interior Department.

    It was the last hurdle for the deals, which stemmed from years of negotiations between New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez’s office and tribal leaders.

  • AG looks to speed up investigation

    The Associated Press

    ESPANOLA — The New Mexico attorney general’s office is seeking forensic auditors to help with the investigation into allegations of fraud and abuse involving nonprofits that provided behavioral health services to needy New Mexicans.

    Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Wednesday that he has issued a request for proposals to bring more resources on board and speed up the investigation.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 12, 2015

    THUMBS DOWN! BEWARE OF COUNTERFEIT BILLS
    Fake $20 bills have been circulating in Las Vegas in recent weeks. Las Vegas police are urging businesses and members of the public to be vigilant so they don’t fall victim to this crime.

    THUMBS UP! CITY HOUSING UNITS REFURBISHED

  • Editorial cartoons - June 12, 2015