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Today's News

  • Flipping good food
  • Ex-teacher absent from sex offender website

    During Jay Quintana’s sentencing hearing in November, one of his daughters pleaded with the judge to not make her father register as a sex offender because she feared that having him on the sex offender website would open up her family to further ridicule. Turns out she didn’t have anything to worry about.

    Although Judge George P. Eichwald ordered Quintana to register as a sex offender three months ago, neither his name nor his mug appear on the New Mexico sex offender website.

  • Accused Highlands official resigns

    The New Mexico Highlands University administrator accused of grabbing a male subordinate’s genitals in November has resigned his position, according to his attorney.

    Gavino Archuleta, 30, resigned from Highlands last month. AJ Salazar, Archuleta’s criminal defense attorney, notified San Miguel County Magistrate Court on Jan. 21 that his client “has voluntarily resigned his position at New Mexico Highlands University.”

  • Saturday mail delivery may be axed

    By Pauline Jelinek
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Saturday mail may soon go the way of the Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service said Wednesday that it plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages to stem its financial losses in a world radically re-ordered by the Internet.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 8, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 8, 2013

    Sustainable Homes Tour is this Saturday

    The fifth annual Sustainable Homes Tour in Las Vegas will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday. The tour begins at the Arts Council building at 140 Bridge St. For further information, contact Emelie Olson at 454-3920 or eolson@desertgate.com.

  • Weather - Feb. 8, 2013

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a south wind 15-20 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 27. Breezy, with a south wind 15-25 mph.

    Saturday
    A slight chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Windy, with a southwest wind 20-25 mph, increasing to 30-35 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Breezy.

  • Play area damaged in crash
  • Minimum wage hike gets OK

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A House panel has approved a proposal for increasing New Mexico’s minimum wage for inflation each year.

    The measure cleared the Labor and Human Resources Committee on a party-line 5-4 vote on Tuesday.

    Republicans opposed the proposal and Democrats supported it.

    The state’s $7.50 an hour minimum wage has been in effect since 2009.

  • Jail Log - Feb. 8, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 29 and Feb. 5:
    Gary Keoster, 43, mental health hold
    Vincent Sandoval, 22, bench warrant: Driving on a suspended or revoked license
    Gabriel Branchal, 33,  probation violation — absconding
    Jeffrey Sanchez, 23, conspiracy
    Marvin Martinez, 26, aggravated assault
    Fred Pino, 45, probation violation — positive UA (THC)
    Paul Valdez, 19, probation violation — positive UA (Spice)