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Today's News

  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press
     

    Block search warrant unsealed Friday

    SANTA FE — A search warrant unsealed Friday in the case of embattled Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. alleges he falsified odometer readings and bought gas dozens of times for cars he wasn’t driving.

    Albuquerque television station KOB-TV reports the warrant showed Block claimed he used his state-issued gas card to buy tankfuls of gas for two cars in May and June, including his state-issued Dodge Durango.

  • Looking Back - August 15, 2011

    In 1911

    Friday, Aug. 11 — Tomas Esquibel, a young farmer 26 years of age, was almost instantly killed yesterday at his home near San Geronimo when a horse he was riding fell upon him. The man’s neck was broken and he was unconscious from the time of the accident until death ended his sufferings. Details of the accident are meager. Tomas Esquibel was the adopted son of Jose Felix Esquibel, a member of the board of trustees of the Las Vegas land grant. He is survived by a wife and two small children.

  • Looking Ahead - August 15, 2011

    Back-to-School time

    Summer vacation is just about over for area students. Students attending Mora Independent Schools begin classes on Tuesday, Aug. 16. West Las Vegas students head back to school on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The first day of class for Las Vegas City Schools students is Thursday, Aug. 18.

  • Weather - August 15, 2011

    Monday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. North wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Tuesday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. North wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 60.

    Wednesday

  • FYI - News

    Level III fire restrictions remain in place in San Miguel County. Under the restrictions, campfires, white gas stoves, open fires, controlled burning, charcoal grills and fireworks are prohibited. All Terrain vehicles without spark arresters and motorcycles and vehicles with catalytic converters are restricted to maintained roadways.

  • 80th birthday
  • Que Pasa - August 15, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Robertson High School Summer Crawl, student council officers, members and teachers will be available to assist freshman and new students at RHS from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15. Meet at the RHS Amphitheater located on the center of the campus. For more information, call Charlene Jiron, RHAS, Secretary, at 454-5770 ext. 212.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Being good won’t matter

    Sometimes good people do bad things. Line up all the Driving While Intoxicated offenders you can find and most of them will probably support that statement. Good people who used bad judgment, or who developed an addiction, a disease called alcoholism, that made them a danger to themselves and society.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 15, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Bits and pieces

    First, a disclosure: My daughter was in this year’s Over the Edge IV put on by the Nat Gold Players. Plus, a couple of days after the last Edge performance, she attended a meeting to organize a youth subgroup of the Nat Gold Players, which they cleverly named Clearly Confused Productions. They are hoping to put on their first production sometime around Halloween.