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Today's News

  • Bridge St. site sandblasted

    A Bridge Street building designated a local, state and national landmark was damaged over the weekend when a crew sandblasted the façade without proper city approvals.

    Now the city is pledging to take action against whoever is responsible for irreparably damaging the building at 164 Bridge St., saying it is looking into whether to file criminal or civil charges over the matter.

  • AG wants prison time for Block

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says he will seek the maximum prison sentence of 4 1/2 years for former Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican  reports King’s comments came one day after the 34-year-old Block was jailed a third time and booted from a Drug Court program.

    King’s office brokered a plea deal in September that called for Block to plead to several felony offenses, resign from his job with the PRC and never run for office again.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 16, 2011

    In 1911

    Saturday, Dec. 16 — Margarito Romero and Max Nordhaus have agreed to furnish the material and the Territorial Good Roads commission has volunteered to donate the labor for making a necessary improvement on the scenic highway. At the highest point on the road, overlooking the furthest ice house, a high fence of heavy material will be erected. This will make the only dangerous part of the road much safer and will be a saving on the nerves of some of the drivers who use the highway.

  • 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.