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  • Looking Ahead - News - May 12, 2014

    Library hosts Story Time
    Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “I’m Gonna Like Me” by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - May 12, 2014

    A chance of rain and snow showers before noon, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. East wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected. A 50 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Northeast wind around 10 mph.

    A chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Northeast wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

  • Mora native dies in Friday crash

    A 32-year-old Mora County native was one of two people who died in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident in Angel Fire on Sunday.

    Crystal Romero and John A. “Andy” Lebus died near milemarker 27 on N.M. 434 near Black Lake in Colfax County, Undersheriff Steve A. Marquez old the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle.

    According to the Chronicle, Lebus was giving Romero a ride home from Zebs Bar & Restaurant in Angle Fire.

    The newspaper reported that Lebus and Romero were thrown from the motorcycle when it hit a guard rail.

  • Protesters ride in off-limits canyon

    The Associated Press

    Dozens of people rode their ATVs and motorcycles on an off-limits trail in southern Utah in a protest against what the group calls the federal government’s overreaching control of public lands.

    San Juan County Sheriff Rick Eldredge said from 40 to 50 people, many of them waving American flags and some carrying weapons, drove about a mile down Recapture Canyon near Blanding Saturday and then turned around.

    Hundreds attended a rally at a nearby park before the protest.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - May 12, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Man charged with tax fraud

    ALBQUERQUE — Federal prosecutors have charged a Santa Fe man with defrauding the U.S. government of more than $95,000 in taxes.
    The U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Mexico says 33-year-old Andrew Lewis made an initial appearance in federal court Friday in Albuquerque on an indictment charging him with federal tax offenses.
    Authorities say Lewis was arrested Thursday by the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Moving forward
  • BREAKING: Name of man shot by state police released

    State police responding to a call of a suicidal man at the Country Acres subdivision north of Las Vegas fatally shot him after he pointed a long rifle at officers while aggressively walking toward them, state police Chief Pete Kassetas told reporters during a 10 p.m. news conference.

    Kassetas identified the man killed as Arcenio Lujan, a city of Las Vegas employee who earlier in the day had an undisclosed incident at work. Lujan died at the scene.

  • BREAKING: Crews fight blaze at Rio Gallinas school

    Las Vegas Optic

    Las Vegas firefighters were battling a blaze late Thursday at the Rio Gallinas Charter School on Socorro and South Pacific.

    Heavy smoke was rising into the air as firefighters sprayed water into the building. Las Vegas police blocked off a number of streets in the area.

    Pick up a copy of Monday’s Optic for more on this story.

  • Wind damages Rec Center

    Fierce winds ripped off a portion of the roof at the city’s Abe Montoya Recreation Center Wednesday afternoon, causing thousands of dollars in damage and prompting the center’s manager to shut down the facility until further notice.

    No injuries were reported, although debris from the roof broke the windshields of two vehicles in the parking lot, said Loretta Abreu Martin, the recreation center’s director. The recreation center reopened Thursday afternoon.
    “I’m glad (the damage) was minimal and that nobody was hurt,” she said.

  • Closing of daycare opposed

    Four-year-old Carl Gormley sported an orange “Save My School” sign while his mother, faculty member Donna Woodford-Gormley, held up a small chalkboard with the message “Don’t kick out future Cowboys.”