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  • Statewide and local primary vote totals, 2018

    Here are some select statewide and local contested results from the June 5, 2018 New Mexico primary election, based on unofficial results:

    DEMOCRATIC PARTY

    GOVERNOR

    Jeff Apodaca, 38,764 votes, 22%.
    Joe Cervantes, 20,088, 12%
    Michelle Lujan Grisham, 116,287, 66%

    LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

    Billy G. Garrett, 33,779, 21%
    Rick S. Miera, 51,051, 32%
    Howie C. Morales, 75,576, 47%

    STATE AUDITOR

    Bill McCamley, 60,226, 37%
    Brian S. Colón, 100,619, 63%

  • Surprises, predicted outcomes both part of primary results

    Primary elections are criticized in concept for the small percentage of the total voting-age population captured in voter turnout. However, voter turnout was high for Tuesday’s New Mexico primary, and some new faces from the northern part of the state —  especially San Miguel and Mora counties —will be sworn in during the year ahead.

  • Closure order lifted in Ute Park fire area

    The Associated Press

    UTE PARK  — Forest officials have lifted a closure order put in place as the result of a wildfire that has charred more than 57 square miles, or at least 36,000 acres, in Colfax County.

    The Valle Vidal area is now open as authorities say the Ute Park Fire is no longer a threat. The fire, burning south of the Valle Vidal area, is 66 percent contained.

  • Chamber Corner: ECC Solar

    NOTE: This is the second item in a series on members of the Las Vegas / San Miguel Chamber of Commerce businesses.

    One San Miguel County business is about to open a new location and expand a business — in a growing industry many are hoping will continue to expand.

  • House fire

    Fire crews received a call on Monday morning at around 6:50 p.m. for a backyard on fire, on Jackson Avenue, according to Las Vegas Fire Chief Billy Montoya.

    When they arrived on scene, it ended up being a working structure fire. Everyone in the home got out safely, and no injuries occurred among occupants or first responders.

    Fire damage extended from an attached porch area to the rear of the dwelling and attic space.

  • LVCCHP garners prestigious award

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Las Vegas Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation has been designated as the winner of the New Mexico Architectural Foundation’s annual award going to groups or individuals devoted to increasing public awareness or furthering public education in architecture in New Mexico.

  • Prospect of Native congresswoman galvanizes American Indians

    By Russell Contreras, The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico, a state with deep historical ties to American Indians whose images and symbols are rooted in everything from the state flag to town names, has moved closer to electing the first Native American woman to the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Martinez attacks GOP nominee for Congress

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says the GOP candidate in a closely watched Congressional race in southern New Mexico may not fairly represent the state.

  • Last day for Luna

    Luna Community College was still taking in new registrant for summer classes this week.

    The last day to register for the 2018  summer session is Friday.

    To view the summer schedule visit luna.edu or call 505-454-2500.

  • Highlands alumna receives ‘Teacher Who Inspires’ honor

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    A Highlands University alumna named for a 2018 “Teachers Who Inspire” award said success at teaching middle school math is about relationships, not just numbers.

    Melissa Romero, a seventh- and eighth-grade math teacher at El Camino Real Academy in Santa Fe Public Schools for the past four years, received the Partners in Education Foundation honor, and a $1,500 check, in May.