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Article: Espinoza wins Mora sheriff seat; Sanchez cruises to take House District 40 seat

Article: Espinoza wins Mora sheriff seat; Sanchez cruises to take House District 40 seat

From the Las Vegas Optic In the race for Mora County Sheriff, Democrat Amos J. Espinoza defeated Republican Manuel J. Martinez. Espinoza captured 1,302 votes, or 56 percent, to Martinez’s 1,005 votes, or about 44 percent. “I’d like to thank my opponent for running a nice, clean race. He worked really hard at it,” Espinoza…

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Article: City Schools tables talk of new bus

Article: City Schools tables talk of new bus

From the Las Vegas Optic While much of the Oct. 18 meeting of the Las Vegas City Schools Board of Education was dedicated to hearing a proposal from Mayor Tonita Gurulé-Girón about using a school building as a temporary homeless shelter, the board also weighed a proposal to replace one of the district’s three activities…

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Article: Cleared for takeoff: A pair of seniors prepare to record their first rap album

Article: Cleared for takeoff: A pair of seniors prepare to record their first rap album

From the Las Vegas Optic Fans of the Robertson High School Cardinals have likely heard “Fly with the Birds,” a hip-hop song written and performed by RHS seniors Andres Garcia and Jake Gamel. It’s been played at several Robertson sporting events, and the duo has even performed the song live for fellow students. Garcia and…

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Article: Man held on murder charges following fatal shooting of Rociada man

Article: Man held on murder charges following fatal shooting of Rociada man

From the Las Vegas Optic A man is being held without bond following the fatal shooting of 46-year-old Roman Lucero of Rociada. William R. Daniels, 60, was arrested Saturday night following an investigation by New Mexico State Police and is being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center on an open count of second-degree…

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Article: 71-year-old store gives customers chance to ‘step back in time’

Article: 71-year-old store gives customers chance to ‘step back in time’

From the Las Vegas Optic Walk through the doors of Popular Dry Goods and you’re instantly transported back in time. That’s what customers tell Brenda Manning, one of the managers of the longstanding western wear store on Bridge Street. “You walk in, you smell the leather, and you just step back in time,” she said.…

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