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Today's News

  • Senior Profile - Joe Eugene Pacheco

    At first sight, Joe Eugene Pacheco strikes one as an unassuming man, just “one of ours,” but deeper probing uncovers the depth of this individual. Often clad in his “military letter jacket,” boasting his association with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, this gentleman is a walking, talking treasure trove of information on a variety of topics, but his “war stories” command one’s attention and respect.

  • State eyes decision to close PNM centers

    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico regulators have initiated an investigation into a recent decision by the state’s largest electricity provider to close its remaining walk-in payment centers around the state.

    The Public Regulation Commission says in its order that it wants to determine if the move by Public Service Company of New Mexico is consistent with statutes and rules and whether it’s in the public’s best interest.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 25, 2011

    In 1911

    Saturday, Nov. 25 — As a demonstration of the wonderful power of hypnotism a man was placed under “the influence” this afternoon at 4 o’clock, in a wooden box and buried alive at the corner of Main and Sixth Street. He will be awakened from this mysterious sleep Monday night at the opening performance of the Randolph company of hypnotists at the Duncan opera house. The grave is four feet deep and the casket is of wood. Pipes were placed at the head and foot through which air may circulate.

  • Looking Ahead - Nov. 25, 2011

    Flyways of the World talk is Sunday

    Fall Flight Festival 2011 activities continue at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge with a talk on “Flyways of the World: Migratory Bird Conservation and the Nature Conservancy” by Dave Mehlman, from noon to 1:30 p.m. this Sunday at the refuge headquarters and at 1 p.m. kids wildlife crafts also at the headquarters.


    For more information, call Linda Kelly at 454-9452 or Jan Arrott at 454-5116.
     

  • Weather - Nov. 25, 2011

    Friday
    A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. West wind 10-15 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 44. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 23.

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 56. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 31.

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

  • FYI - News - Nov. 25, 2011

    Holiday Pecan Sale by the Greater Las Vegas Lions Club is under way to raise funds to help qualified residents of San Miguel County pay for eye exams and glasses. See the full selection at Shoes ‘n Boots on Seventh Street near Mills through December. Prices begin at $3. Call 454-8095 for dates of one-day sales locations around town.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 25, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Nov. 15 and Nov. 22:
    Richard Romero, 34, failure to pay fines
    Robert Romero, 46,  commitment
    Diane Ritchie, 30, bench warrant
    Eligio Romo, 41, commitment
    Joseph Sena, 47, burglary, theft of credit card by taking or retaining possession of it, tampering with evidence
    Deseri Goke, 34, failure to appear, careless driving
    Adam Yara, 26, possession of controlled substance, trafficking controlled substance

  • Middle ground sought in case

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez along with some Democrats and minority voters are working on a possible compromise on a congressional redistricting proposal to offer to a state district court that will determine district boundaries for the rest of the decade.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Nov. 25, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Jerome Block out of jail again
    SANTA FE — Former Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. is out of a New Mexico jail again.

    Block was released from the Santa Fe County Jail early Tuesday after spending eight days behind bars for violating Drug Court rules.

  • Agency assesses millions in penalties

    Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — It’s been nearly a year and environmentalists are still uneasy about where Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration stands on protecting air, water and other natural resources.

    Their perception of the administration being cozy with industry persists, but officials with the New Mexico Environment Department have grown tired of critics assuming they’re taking it easy on polluters.