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Deadly shooting claims life of Mora man

Deadly shooting claims life of Mora man

From the Las Vegas Optic Police have launched a homicide investigation after a Mora man was shot and killed earlier this week. New Mexico State Police responded to calls about a shooting near a home on County Road A042 in Mora just before 10 a.m. on Sept. 12. When officers arrived, they found 66-year-old John…

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Legal cannabis helped the Colorado tourism economy. It probably won’t do the same for ABQ.

Legal cannabis helped the Colorado tourism economy. It probably won’t do the same for ABQ.

Nearly a decade after voters in Colorado legalized recreational cannabis, this much seems clear: It was a major victory for tourism. Those tourists came from all over, and cannabis entrepreneurs launched new businesses to cater to them. Some of these businesses provide cannabis-friendly transportation from the airport to area lodging, others offer high-end dining options…

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Mayor orders capacity restrictions at city buildings, asks businesses to reduce capacity

Mayor orders capacity restrictions at city buildings, asks businesses to reduce capacity

From the Las Vegas Optic Mayor Louie Trujillo on Friday signed an executive order limiting public access to all City of Las Vegas buildings to 50 percent of each building’s maximum capacity. The order does not apply to area school buildings. Trujillo said he signed the order in response to an increase of positive COVID-19…

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New charges for man connected to death of Cindy Rivera

New charges for man connected to death of Cindy Rivera

From the Las Vegas Optic Prosecutors in Santa Fe have filed new charges against a man who’s already facing kidnapping charges related to the disappearance and death of a Las Vegas woman. Anselmo “Chemo” Ortiz, 37, was arrested in Santa Fe in July on kidnapping and kidnapping conspiracy charges related to the homicide of Cindy…

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Mosquitoes are worse this year than last, but it’s no 2019

Mosquitoes are worse this year than last, but it’s no 2019

From Downtown Albuquerque News If it seems like you’ve been swatting at more mosquitoes this year than usual, that’s because you probably have. Mosquito counts have officially surpassed last year’s numbers, but they’re not nearly as high as they were in 2019, according to data provided by the city’s Environmental Health Department. Through mid-August, the…

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Food trends: Catering your event in a post-pandemic world

Food trends: Catering your event in a post-pandemic world

From the Idaho Business Review As pandemic restrictions fade away, lots of people are eager to return to in-person events, but it’s important to remember comfort levels will vary, especially when it comes to eating. While some guests are eager and willing to attend a large event with a traditional serve-yourself buffet, others may be…

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Hybrid events are here to stay: A look at incorporating virtual and in-person components for corporate functions

Hybrid events are here to stay: A look at incorporating virtual and in-person components for corporate functions

From the Idaho Business Review You’re on mute. Those three words became famous during the pandemic. By now though, most people are ready to stash them deep inside a drawer with the tattered pajama pants they wore during countless virtual meetings and conferences, week after week, for more than a year. But wait. Don’t get…

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Man wanted for rape of 13-year-old Vegas girl

Man wanted for rape of 13-year-old Vegas girl

From the Las Vegas Optic Content Warning: This story contains descriptions of sexual abuse that may be triggering and upsetting for some readers. Discretion is advised. An arrest warrant has been issued for a 22-year-old Albuquerque man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl from Las Vegas. Noe A. Gilmour-Gallegos, who was 21 at the time…

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