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Today's News

  • Boarding home owners sentenced

    The second floor courtroom echoed with anguished cries after District Judge Abigail Aragon imposed the maximum sentence allowed under a plea agreement for the Las Vegas couple charged in the 2013 deaths of their two boarding home residents.

    Aragon sentenced Jose Encinias on Monday to 10 years in prison. His wife, Denise Encinias, was sentenced to five years of supervised probation.

    Without the plea agreement, each was facing up to 30 years in prison.

  • Councilors: No contract for mayor

    The City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to reject Mayor Alfonso Ortiz’s request for a supplemental employment contract.

    The contract would have gone into effect in the likely event that none of the six candidates running for mayor receives more than 50 percent of the vote. That would trigger a runoff election and result in Ortiz’s continuing to serve until his replacement takes office.

  • Chamber issues challenge to candidates

    The Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring another community cleanup, but this time there’s a twist.

    The organization has issued a challenge to all candidates running in the March 1 municipal elections and to their campaign committees to come out from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 21 to clean up Las Vegas.

  • Preparing Valentine treats

    Valentine’s Day is when people celebrate love, but for one local business it means making chocolate-covered strawberries by the hundreds, plenty of cakes from scratch, including a delicious smelling and looking chocolate raspberry cake, and hitting the road with an abundance of deliveries.Amanda Medina of SugarBomb Bake Shoppe is ready for the madness of the day of love.

  • Jail Log Feb. 12, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 3 and Feb. 8:
    Salvador Patron, 26, probation violation: absconding, failure to report
    Santiago Razo, 26, fraudulent use of a credit card (three counts), conspiracy, bench warrant,
    Roland Romero, 29, hold for court
    Gabriel Quintana, 34, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, driving on suspended revoked license.
    Benji Quintana, 41, driving on suspended revoked license
    Ernestina Griego, 40, probation violation: positive UA

  • Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 12, 2015
  • Thumbs Feb. 12, 2016

    IMPERSONATING A DEA AGENT
    Leon Herrera, a 37-year-old Las Vegas resident, was sentenced last week to a year of probation and ordered to perform 250 hours of community service for impersonating a federal officer. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Herrera pretended to be a DEA agent so that he and a friend could seize $7,500 from individuals who they believed to be drug dealers. It turns out that the individuals they targeted were actually undercover law enforcement officers. Herrera pleaded guilty to the crime in October.

  • Dispatch New Mexico- Could Marco Rubio win NM

    We’re four months away from the primary elections in New Mexico — a lifetime in the world of politics.

    By the time New Mexicans get to vote for their choice in the already-dwindling field of candidates for president, the races will probably be down to two clear frontrunners in the Democratic and Republican parties. Chances are, they’ll already have the delegate counts they need to win their respective nominations, so this state’s primaries votes for president will be moot.

  • Que Pasa Feb. 12, 2016

    2.12.2016
    FRIDAY
    7 p.m.
    Six presenters from the Africana Studies Department at the University of New Mexico will speak at United World College-USA as part of the school’s celebration of Black History Month.  
    The speakers will present topics as varied as the International Criminal Court, the spread of Ebola, the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement in the age of Obama and other issues relevant to the study of Africana. This event will take place in Kluge auditorium on the UWC-USA campus and is free and open to the public.

  • Weather Feb. 12, 2016

    Friday

    HIGH 64° / LOW 29°

    Sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:51 a.m. to 5:39 p.m.

     

    Saturday

    HIGH 66° / LOW 31°

    Sunny, with a high near 66. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night —
    mostly clear, with a low around 31.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:50 a.m. to 5:40 p.m.

     

    Sunday