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  • 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.

  • Morales, Colón win primaries; longtime lawmakers ousted

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Two incumbent New Mexico lawmakers have lost primary bids to Democratic challengers, including a Santa Fe-area representative who fought accusations of sexual harassment.

    Democratic voters on Tuesday nominated Andrea Romero of Santa Fe to replace Rep. Carl Trujillo in a race with no Republican challenger. Trujillo denies a former lobbyist's harassment allegations, which a panel of four lawmakers and an outside attorney are investigating.

  • Firefighters clear containment lines around Ute Park fire

    UTE PARK (AP) — Firefighters anticipating a return to dangerous weather conditions are clearing containment lines around a northern New Mexico wildfire that has burned 57.2 2 square miles of forest and threatened two rural communities.

    Cimarron residents were allowed Monday to return home but smaller Ute Park on the other side of the fire remains evacuated.

    A storm Sunday slowed the fire’s growth but the fire’s incident management team says fire activity is expected to increase this week due to a high pressure system building from the south.

  • Lujan Grisham wins Democratic primary for governor

    By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press

    SANTA FE  — New Mexico Democrats chose three-term Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham as their gubernatorial nominee in hopes of reclaiming the state’s top office after two terms of Republican control.

    U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce ran unopposed for the Republican nomination and moved on to November’s general election. Republican Gov. Susana Martinez cannot run for a consecutive third term.

  • Mora County: George Trujillo, incumbent sheriff out

    A couple of new faces will be among Mora County leaders next year, as a pair of officials were ousted in Tuesday's Democratic nomination primary in unofficial results.

    In Commission District 2, George A. Trujillo lost his seat to Frank Maestas, who beat him by a 785-679 count. Randall J. Regensberg was third in the race, which had no Republicans on the other side of the primary, with 192 votes.