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Today's News

  • Jail Log - Dec. 28, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Dec. 19 and Dec. 21.

    Jessica C De Baca, 33, Magistrate Court, intimidation bribery or intimidation of a witness
    Bobby Lucero, age unavailable, District Court warrant, failure to comply with conditions of the court
    Anton Martinez, 35, District Court warrant, child support
    Andy Lovato, 20, Magistrate Court, dwelling burglary, possession of burglary tools
    Carlos Vigil, 24, District Court warrant, DOC Hobbs

  • In Brief - News - Dec. 28, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    DOJ probe supported

    ALBUQUERQUE — A police union survey found more than 40 percent of Albuquerque officers supported a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the department.
    The survey came a month before the Justice Department formally announced on Nov. 27 they would investigate the department’s use of force policies and training.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 28, 2012

    In 1962

    Friday, Dec. 28 — Civil Defense Director John Villegas of West Las Vegas placed fallout shelter signs above the entrance to the administration building of the New Mexico State Hospital. Villegas and Sam Sampson, CD director for the City of Las Vegas, along with Tony Velarde of the U.S. Corps of Engineers, in Albuquerque, made a survey of buildings in Greater Las Vegas yesterday. Once a shelter is designated as such by the USCD, it will be stocked with food, water and medical supplies.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Dec. 28, 2012

    Safe Ride Home service extended

    The San Miguel County Safe Ride Home service will extend its hours of operation during the holidays. Days of operation will include Dec. 26 through Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.. Service will still operate Friday and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.  Services are provided from any liquor establishment to your home in the Las Vegas area.  Call 505-429-0336 for a ride.

  • Weather - Dec. 28, 2012

    Friday
    Mostly sunny with a high near 29. Wind chill values as low as -1. West wind around 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Friday night, mostly clear, with a low around 11. West wind 5-10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. West wind 5-15 mph becoming south in the morning. Saturday night, partly cloudy with a low around 19.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Sunday night, a 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.

  • FYI - Dec. 28, 2012

    State Police will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrols, random driver’s license and registration  checkpoints as well as speed enforcement and occupant restraint enforcement projects this month. State police will also be conducting a DWI Checkpoint in San Miguel County from noon to 5 p.m. on Dec. 31.
     

  • ‘Rescue Me’ singer dies

    By Jim Salter
    The Associated Press
    ST. LOUIS — Fontella Bass, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with “Rescue Me” in 1965, has died. She was 72.
    Bass died Wednesday night at a St. Louis hospice of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago, her daughter, Neuka Mitchell, said. Bass had also suffered a series of strokes over the past seven years.

  • Spreading Christmas Cheer
  • No deal in sight as deadline nears

    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — A last-gasp effort Thursday to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts got off on the same convulsive, partisan tone that marked congressional attempts to resolve the impasse before lawmakers left Washington to go home for Christmas.

  • Prosecutors collect $8.7M

    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Mexico collected $8.7 million during the last fiscal year in cases in which money was owed to the federal government or to victims of crimes.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the smallest amount came from a $10 collection in a 2008 fatal crash on the Navajo Nation, while the largest criminal collection came when former Deputy Insurance Superintendent Joe Ruiz fully paid off $102,000 in restitution from his conviction on wire fraud and other charges.