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  • Multiple people pitch in to make book share happen

    At Semilla Natural Foods, members of the community came together to bring a nationwide trend to Las Vegas.

    The Little Free Library, a free book exchange in which people leave and/or take books from what is usually a wooden case, can now be found in the store’s yard.

  • Our Lady, Ltd.

    “Our Lady, LTD.” filmed some scenes this week in Las Vegas for upcoming shows, to be aired on the  Epix Network.

  • Committee rejects bill offering second chance to dogs that kill livestock

    Rural legislators, Democrats and Republicans alike, won’t give a reprieve to dogs that kill livestock or poultry.

    Members of the House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee voted 8-0 on Tuesday to table a bill that might spare these dogs from being put to death. The committee’s action probably dooms the proposal, House Bill 54.

  • Sangre Joven band honored

    Sangre Joven, a well-known Las Vegas-area band, recently took big honors at Los 15 Grandes de Nuevo Mexico Music Awards 2018.

    The event took place Nov. 17 at Route 66 Casino‘s Legends Theatre, near Albuquerque. The show featured performances by 15 of the hottest and most prestigious names in the Spanish genre.

  • South Grand project enters new phase

    As part of the extensive South Grand Avenue street project, sidewalk removal was set to begin on Tuesday, along the southeast side of Grand. 

    The removal will run from the Holiday Inn driveways to the Gallinas River bridge.

    Pedestrians will not be allowed in the work zone; they must use the sidewalk on the northwest side of Grand. 

  • Area youth invited to participate in education contest

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Catholic Daughters of Immaculate Conception Parish (Court Empress of the Americas No. 1796) have joined Catholic Daughter Courts throughout the nation in sponsoring the 2019 National Education Contest.

    The contest is open to Catholic and non-Catholic students in grades 4 through 12 as well as adult Catholic Daughters.

  • Bill allowing medical cannabis in public schools advances

    Anthony Brick, whose confidence defies his tender age of 11, told state lawmakers Tuesday that he hasn’t been to public school for almost two years.

  • Legislative roundup, Jan. 31:

    Legislative roundup, Jan. 31:

    Days remaining in session, as of Thursday morning: 45

    Public Regulation Commission: State senators hope to merge competing proposals to change how seats on the state Public Regulation Commission are filled.

    Voters now elect the five commissioners by district in partisan competitions. Each commissioner receives a salary of $90,000 a year.

  • Bill would reduce simple drug possession penalty

    You’re a heroin addict and you’ve just been busted for having a small stash of heroin, which leads to a felony conviction. When you get out of jail, your probation and parole officer says you’ve got to find a job, stay out of trouble and pick yourself up by your bootstraps.

    But when you go looking for a job you find nobody will hire a convicted felon. Likewise, your felony conviction prevents you from getting public housing or other forms of public assistance.

  • County fire chief: Prep for wildfire season

    So far, the winter has brought a lot of moisture, which means greenery will grow. However, if it starts to dry up, the trees, grass and brushes will be all the more flammable.

    San Miguel Conuty Fire Chief Andrew Duran said that while this year won't be like the last, in which the wildfire season began late January, residents of the county, particularly those living in raches, should start preparing for the season.