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  • Looking Ahead - Dec. 16, 2011

    Youth theater group performing

    “Reflections of Alice,” an original play created by Clearly Confused Productions will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Robertson High School bandroom. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for seniors, children under 12 and students with a valid ID.

  • Weather - Dec. 16, 2011

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 18. North wind around 5 mph
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    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. West wind around 5 mph, becoming south. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 23.

    Sunday
    A slight chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 30 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

  • Western states edging toward recovery

    By Cristina Silva
    The Associated Press

    A new report says unemployment is down across six Western states and the region’s housing market is no longer in a free fall in the latest signs that the West’s economy is recovering.

  • Jail Log - Dec. 16, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Dec. 6 and Dec. 13:
    Michael Maestas, 27, positive UA
    Michael Shivers, 50, battery on a household member, interference with communication, larceny
    Carlos Trujillo, 29, failure to appear on a suspended/ revoked driver’s license charge
    Kathy Bigfeather, 38, battery
    Eugene Archuleta, 29, failure to pay fines for littering
    Josephine Tafoya, 35,  larceny

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! THE MAYOR WAS RIGHT. It’s a difficult subject to broach, since Las Vegas councilor David Romero suffered the debilitating affects of a stroke, but Mayor Alfonso Ortiz was right to challenge him to explain his position against an application for a water project grant. Moreover, he was right to suggest that Ward 4 isn’t being represented, since Romero seems unwilling or incapable of expressing an independent viewpoint in council meetings these days.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Dec. 16, 2011
  • Another Perspective: El mitote

    I used to joke with my mom that she should start publishing a paper in Vegas and call it “El Mitote.”

    She always had the most prime pieces of information about just about everyone I thought was important in town.  

    The thing about my mom is that she is the kind of person that people like to open up to and share the most intimate details of their lives with. Funny thing is, not many people usually do the same for her, except for me, of course.

  • Nuestra Historia - Camp Luna — a proud tradition

    In 1929, Camp Luna was named in honor of Captain Maximiliano Luna, a Rough Rider and hero of the 1898 Spanish-American War, who later lost his life during military service in the Philippines. From a distinguished Valencia County family, Luna was elected speaker of New Mexico’s territorial House of Representatives when he was only 26. (Luna had earlier attended the Jesuit College in Las Vegas.)

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation - Dec. 16, 2011

    Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader on free trade gains (Dec. 9) — A free-trade agreement signed by President Barack Obama in October and by his counterpart in South Korea late last month is already paying off in Kentucky.
    Toyota has announced it will begin exporting Camrys made in Georgetown to South Korea in January.

    The automaker initially plans to ship about 6,000 Camrys a year from Kentucky to South Korea.

    The free trade agreement, which had been held up for years, came at an opportune time for Toyota. ...

  • In Brief - News - Dec. 16, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Lawmaker assailed for comment
    SANTA FE — A black Democratic state representative is under fire after she called New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez a “Mexican” during a heated exchange with a Republican state lawmaker.

    Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton made the comment Wednesday during a State Capitol committee meeting break where she accused Rep. Nora Espinoza of “carrying the Mexican’s water on the fourth floor.”