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Today's News

  • For Fabian - Second annual memorial run pays tribute to All-American

    So far ahead were the lead runners in Saturday morning’s second annual Fabian Trujillo Memorial Run that the next group was apparently unsure of the course layout.

    But not even a wrong turn could spoil everyone’s good time. On a race day dedicated to honoring one of Las Vegas’ true sports heroes, race times and finish order didn’t matter much to most participants.

    “Most” being the operative word.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 17, 2013

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League tournaments, TBA, Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer League men’s games: Hackers vs. Havoc, 6 p.m.,; Yo Momma vs. Balls Deep, 7:15 p.m.; women’s game: Lady Hackers vs. Lady Warriors, 6 p.m.; city softball complex

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. White Sands, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League tournaments, TBA, Keyes Park

    Softball

  • City: Fireworks too dangerous

    If you’re thinking about whether to buy fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, Las Vegas Fire Chief Phillip Mares and the city’s governing body have a message for you: Please don’t.

  • Good eats - School offering free summer meals

    Area school districts are doing all they can to ensure that a child does not go hungry during the summer just because school isn’t in session.

    And that’s good news given that Feeding America, the national food bank organization, announced this week that New Mexico ranks highest in childhood hunger in the nation. The organization’s study found that 30 percent of children in New Mexico are experiencing hunger.

  • New county mobile home law proposed

    San Miguel County is losing out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes owed on mobile homes, and two elected officials are asking the Commission to approve a new ordinance to rectify the problem.

    The county Treasurer’s Office is still sifting through records trying to figure out exactly how much is owed in back taxes on mobile homes, but Deputy Treasurer Arturo Marlow said that as of Thursday morning they had determined that about $230,000 was owed in one district alone.

    “When budgets are tight, every penny counts,” Marlow said.

  • One-car rollover kills Holman man

    A 22-year-old Holman man died in a single-vehicle rollover on NM 518 outside of Mora around 6:30 a.m. Monday, according to Lt. Chris Blake of the State Police in Las Vegas.

    Jonathan Lovato was apparently speeding in his 1993 Isuzu pickup when he missed a turn in the road, went down an embankment and rolled several times during which he was ejected.

    A nearby homeowner heard the accident and upon investigating discovered Lovato and called for help, Blake said.

  • New laws take effect today

    The Associated Press

    A ban on making job-seekers turn over their user names or passwords for social media accounts is among new laws taking effect Friday in New Mexico.

    According to the Albuquerque Journal, the ban is one of 132 bills talking effect Friday after being passed during this year’s legislative session.

    Other changes to state law taking effect Friday expand the legal hours for Sunday alcohol sales at bars and restaurants and require public bodies to post meeting agendas further in advance.
     

  • Pit bull that bit woman spared

    A pit bull that bit a woman numerous times in late April was ordered released from the pound and returned to its owner by Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge Eddie Trujillo.

    “Normally I have zero tolerance for biting dogs and if this had happened on the streets, in a park or anywhere else in public I probably would have had it put down,” Trujillo said of the dog in the case. “But this was on private property, and I had to take that into consideration.”

  • Jail Log - June 14, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 5 and June 12:

  • Rural U.S. loses population for first time

    By Hannah Dreier and Hope Yen
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Rural America is losing population for the first time ever, largely because of waning interest among baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation, according to new census estimates.

    Long weighed down by dwindling populations in farming and coal communities and the movement of young people to cities, rural counties are being hit by sputtering growth in retirement and recreation areas, once residential hot spots for baby boomers.