Today's News

  • Man killed had been fired

    State police responding to a call of a suicidal man at the Country Acres mobile home park north of Las Vegas Thursday afternoon fatally shot him after he pointed a rifle at officers while aggressively walking toward them, state police Chief Pete Kassetas said during a Thursday night news conference.

    Kassetas identified the man killed as Arcenio Lujan, 48. Lujan had been fired from his job at the city earlier in the day.  

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  • Evidence of arson found at school fire

    The Rio Gallinas School at Socorro and Chavez Streets sustained significant damage after a fire erupted in the school’s kitchen area on Thursday night.

    Authorities found evidence of arson at the scene, said Las Vegas police Commander Ken Jenkins.

    Police and firefighters were dispatched to the school at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The building was vacant when they arrived.

    Heavy smoke rose from the building as firefighters worked to get water on the flames. City police, meanwhile, blocked off several streets in the area.

  • Looking Back - May 12, 2014

    In 1912
    Monday, May 11 — National Guard members Sgt. Gilbert Duran and S/Sgt. Gilbert Perea were complimented by Lt. Col . Harry Hardin from the 4th Army Headquarters at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, after the recent I.G. Inspection of the local Guard unit. Col. Hardin noted that Perea was the soldier who best answered questions and Duran was complimented for best appearance in the battalion, which is composed of units from Springer, Raton, Tucumcari, Clayton and Las Vegas.

  • 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.

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