Two of the three San Miguel County commissioners whose terms expire at the end of the year plan to seek re-election while the third commissioner cannot run again because of term limits.
Commissioners Nicolas Leger and Marcellino Ortiz, both Democrats, said they would seek a second term. Leger represents District 5 and Ortiz represents District 2. David Salazar, meanwhile, is nearing the end of his second term as the District 4 commissioner and cannot seek re-election.
They could have spent their spring break kicking back, enjoying a weeklong break from the stress of college classes. Instead, 40 students from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities opted to spend the free time doing service projects and giving back to various communities around the country.
On Tuesday, the group stopped in the Meadow City as part of its “Pay it Forward” tour. They spent their time here cleaning up debris and picking up unsightly trash along the city’s River Walk.
A proposal to change the Lady Dons mascot to the “Donettes” received a cold reception from the West Las Vegas School board on Thursday evening, but the board did agree to change the mascots of the Middle School teams.
One of the agenda items was a discussion on the naming of all in-town athletic teams as “Dons” and “Donettes.” Currently the West Las Vegas Middle School girls’ teams are known as the Lady Gents and the boys’ teams are known as the Gents.
SANTA FE — A man who was acquitted of charges in a 2009 crash that killed four teenagers and seriously injured a fifth was arrested early Saturday and is facing a new drunken driving charge.
Santa Fe County jail records show Scott Owens, 30, was booked before dawn after being arrested by a Santa Fe police officer on charges of aggravated DWI and speeding. He was later released on a $2,000 bond.
Last April, jurors found Owens not guilty of charges related to the 2009 crash.
Tuesday, March 12 — The report of superintendent Rufus Mead showed the schools of the East side to be in flourishing condition. The registration for the second and last semester of the school year was 713, which is next to the highest enrollment in the history of the school.
Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. this Wednesday in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” by Nancy Carlson. The theme for the month is “Woman’s Month - Books Written for Children by Women.” Free and open to the public.