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Today's News

  • Update: Missing children found; mother in custody

    Las Vegas Optic

    The Amber Alert issued for two missing Las Vegas children was cancelled late Tuesday after the children and their mother were located in Alamosa, Colo.

    State police say the children were not harmed and were in good physical condition. The mother, Davina Wilkins, was arrested on two counts of custodial interference. Her bond has been set at $50,000.

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  • Standoff ends with arrest

    A 29-year-old Chacon man is facing a host of criminal charges after he wrecked his sports utility vehicle into a gold car, pointed a gun at the driver of the car he had just hit, fled and later engaged Las Vegas police in a standoff near the Abe Montoya Recreation Center on Monday night, court documents allege.

    Authorities allege that Roger S. Romero had been drinking. He is being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash bond.

  • U.S. Senator in town - Amtrak chief, Heinrich visit Vegas

    An enthusiastic crowd ranging from 60 to 80 individuals gathered at the AMTRAK Station in Las Vegas Saturday to greet Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., who has expressed his support for continuation of the railroad line which includes Las Vegas and Raton.

  • Suit: DEA paid source with crack

    The Associated Press

    A lawsuit says federal agents paid a struggling addict in crack for his help with an undercover investigation into a Las Vegas, New Mexico drug operation.

    Court papers filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque say 38-year-old Aaron Romero was approached by DEA agents in 2011 to assist with drug deals in exchange for portions of the drugs obtained by authorities.

  • Regents OK new degree program

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University regents on Monday approved a new Conservation Management degree program for students interested in outdoor related careers.

    The Conservation Management degree will provide graduates the opportunity to pursue policy, planning, outreach and education positions with organizations such as the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service or the state Department of Game and Fish or State Parks Division, said Teresita  Aguilar, vice president of academic affairs.

  • Looking Back - July 16, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, July 20 — Valuable water which is desperately needed in Storrie Lake was lost Saturday when a flash flood poured down the Gallinas River with logs jamming the Gallinas River Canal gate. The water is badly needed by farms on the Storrie Project. Storrie Lake is extremely low this summer. Livestock loss was also reported in the path of the flood which occurred after heavy rains in the Gallinas Canyon. After the flood, residents along the river were reportedly able to pick up fish all along the banks.
     

  • Looking ahead - News - July 16, 2014

    Meeting on adoptive, foster parents
    An information meeting to learn about foster and adoptive parenting opportunities with New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the local CYFD office at 2518 Ridge Runner Road. Call Renee Valerio at 575-758-8871 or renee.valerio@state.nm.us

  • Weather - July 16

    Wednesday
    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming northwest in the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms likely at night. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. North wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

    Thursday

  • State to release corrected teacher evaluations

    The Associated Press

    Hundreds of New Mexico teachers who received evaluations with errors will get corrected evaluations within weeks.

    The Public Education Department plans to release corrected evaluations for the past school year by end of August, spokesman Larry Behrens said.

    Education Secretary Hanna Skandera has said faulty data reported by districts during the first implementation of the new evaluation system caused the errors, but some superintendents have said they doubted districts alone were responsible.

  • Que Pasa - July 16, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • Information meeting to learn about foster and adoptive parenting opportunities with New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department., 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the local CYFD office at 2518 Ridge Runner Road. CYFD staff will be available at the information meeting to give information and answer questions about how you can become a licensed foster or adoptive parent. For more information, contact Renee Valerio at 575-758-8871, or renee.valerio@state.nm.us.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO