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Today's News

  • Jail Log - Nov. 30, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 19 and Nov. 27:
    Eugene Medina, 20, Adult Probation Office warrant — admitted to using heroin
    Eli Espinoza, 21, larceny, conspiracy, criminal trespassing
    Marvin Martinez, 26, battery on a household member, criminal damage, interference with communication
    Willie Urioste, 38, Magistrate Court warrant, failure to pay, failure to appear, aggravated battery on a household member, criminal damage

  • Looking Back - Nov. 30, 2012

    In 1962

    Friday, Nov. 30 —Songs from Mexico and Spain will be presented under the auspices of HU Newman Center Friday, with HU graduates Mariline Bustos and Arturo Gonzales among the singers. Miss Bustos is now teaching in Pojoaque schools, and Gonzales is now teaching in Albuquerque. Bustos will be remembered here for her Spanish music. She has made a number of records. Gonzales, known here for his singing and guitar playing, is a graduate of HU and received his master’s degree at HU.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 30, 2012

    Holiday music at museum

    Annual Holiday Musical at the city museum, 1:30 p.m. this Saturday at the museum on Grand Avenue. The West Las Vegas Middle and High School choirs, under the direction of Sarah Oliver Tenorio, will perform sing-along musical selections while accompanied by Ann Mishler on the square grand piano.

  • Weather - Nov. 30, 2012

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 68. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 32.

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 66. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37.

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63 and a low around 25.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:51 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.

  • Correction - Nov. 30, 2012

    In the Nov. 12 article on the veterans program Paws and Stripes, hometown native Miguel Suazo’s education was misrepresented. Suazo did his undergraduate studies as Georgetown University and attended law school at the University of New Mexico.

  • Plea reached over fake audit

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The former controller of the New Mexico Finance Authority is expected to plead guilty Thursday to charges of forgery and securities fraud for faking the agency’s financial audit that was distributed to bond investors earlier this year, a state official confirmed to The Associated Press.

  • Teen facing two murder charges

    The Associated Press
    TUCUMCARI — An eastern New Mexico teenager is facing two murder charges in the deaths of his adoptive mother and sister, state police said.

    The 14-year-old boy was being held Tuesday night at the Quay County Juvenile Detention Center. The Associated Press is not identifying the teen because he is a juvenile.

    A call came into to police before midnight Monday about shots fired at a home near Tucumcari. Officers arrived to find the bodies of 67-year-old Sue Day and her biological daughter, 49-year-old Sherry Folts.

  • In Brief - News - Nov. 30, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Five people fired at lab
    LOS ALAMOS — Officials say five members of the Los Alamos National Laboratory security force were fired because of “unauthorized visitors” at the shooting range.
    The Los Alamos Monitor reports that the lab said Wednesday that the unauthorized visitors were allowed access to the shooting range and allowed to “operate a variety of firearms.”

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 30, 2012

    THUMBS UP! WEST’S AWARD. The West Las Vegas School Board is being given the New Mexico School Board Association’s Small District School Board of the Year award. The honor is based on the board’s participation in local, regional, state and national board activities; service to faculty, staff, parents and students; accomplishments with a significant positive impact on the district; and the board’s involvement in training.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 30, 2012