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Today's News

  • For love of the game - Reffing tourney honor for brothers

    As state basketball tournaments begin this weekend, all eyes will be on the players who have the honor of duking it out for a trophy and the bragging rights that come with it. But it’s also a big deal for the officials calling the games, including the Vigil brothers, who got their start in Las Vegas.

    Carl Vigil Jr. has been selected to officiate next week’s state basketball championship tournament in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. His younger brother, Curtis, will be calling basketball games this weekend as well. Curtis has also officiated college level games.

  • Man accused of giving liquor to girl

    Las Vegas police have charged a local man with two fourth-degree felonies for allegedly buying liquor for a Robertson High School student last week.

    Police secured an arrest warrant for 32-year-old Michael Blanchard, whose address is listed as HCR 81 Box 350A in Las Vegas. Blanchard is facing charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and selling or giving alcoholic beverages to a minor.

    Online court and jail records indicate that Blanchard had not yet been arrested as of Thursday morning.

  • Extras sought for TV series, movie

    If you’ve ever had a desire to be on the big or small screen, this could be your opportunity.

    The Longmire television series and a feature film titled The Homesman, directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones, will be looking for extras at an open background casting call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at Best Western Plus Montezuma Inn & Suites, 2020 Grand Ave.

    The Longmire series  filmed in an around Las Vegas last year, and filming is beginning for it’s second season.

  • Jail Log - March 8, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 25 and March 4:
    Tyler Flores, 33, Magistrate Court bench warrant
    Christa Ortega, 25, abuse of a child, battery on a household member  
    Linda Porter, 48, felony warrant
    Janaya Atencio, 19, Magistrate Court bench warrant
    Ryan Lopez, 36, Magistrate Court bench warrant
    Eric Salazar, 36, Municipal Court bench warrant
    Francisco Lovato, 23, Magistrate Court bench warrant

  • Senate debates pension overhaul

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — Current and future public employee retirees would see smaller cost-of-living adjustments under a proposal before New Mexico lawmakers to rebuild the long-term finances of a pension plan for more than 55,000 state and municipal workers.
    The Senate was expected to debate the proposal Thursday to resolve one of the largest financial problems confronting the state.

  • NM GOP fails to force license debate

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — Allies of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez narrowly failed Wednesday in trying to revive legislation to stop New Mexico from issuing driver’s licenses to most illegal immigrants.
    A Martinez-backed license proposal has been bottled up in a House committee by majority Democrats, most likely dooming the bill as time runs out in the legislative session. Lawmakers will adjourn in 10 days and similar license legislation has stalled in the Senate.

  • Dr. Yoon purchases Sanchez Dental

    After a year of working as an associate dentist at Collins Dental, Christopher Yoon has purchased Dr. Frank Sanchez’s dental practice, Sanchez Dental/Highland Family Dental Office.

    “I considered several places to open my practice but decided that Las Vegas was the place I wanted to be,” said Yoon, a Korean American. “In the last year three dentists have closed their businesses in Las Vegas and either retired or left the community. I think the people of this area are in need of a dentist, and I hope to fill the void.”

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - March 8, 2013

    The Associated Press

    $2M Powerball ticket sold

    ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Lottery says it sold a Powerball ticket worth $2 million from Wednesday night’s drawing.
    The lottery says the winning ticket had two wagers matching the winning white ball numbers of 6, 10, 23, 41 and 45 but missed the red Powerball number of 1. That would have netted the ticketholder the $123 million jackpot.

  • Looking Back - March 8, 2013

    In 1963

    Tuesday, March 12 — San Miguel County Representative Arcenio Gonzales today said that his biggest disappointment in the 26th Legislature which just concluded its session was the lack of initiative on the part of the San Miguel County residents in doing something about the Gallinas River. Gonzales introduced House Bill 270, calling for an appropriation of $50,000 to clean up the Gallinas River and for flumes, but the bill received a “do not pass” recommendation from the House Appropriations and Finance Committee.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - March. 8, 2013

    Casting call this Saturday

    An open background casting call will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at the Best Western Plus Montezuma Inn & Suites, 2020 Grand Avenue. They’re looking for all ages, all types for the second season of Longmire and for a film called The Homesman, starring Tommy Lee Jones. Men with mustaches especially needed.