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Las Vegas Optic (Newspaper) - April 6, 2015, Las Vegas, New MexicoGov signs Rio Grande trail law Monday Sunny, with a high near 70. Breezy. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39. Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 37. Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 65. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. 50 centslasvegasoptic.com Monday-Tuesday April 6-7, 2015 Inside Looking back Weather FYI Looking ahead Vol. 136, no. 41 1 secTion, 8 Pages Sunrise ... Sunset 6:41 a.m. to 7:26 p.m. Escovedo guilty of murder DiNO-Light cOmiNg tO iLfeLD Stephen Charles Nicholson/Courtesy photo Ian Carney and “DiNO-Light” will have a local family-friendly show starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at Ilfeld Auditorium on the Highlands campus. Tickets are $8 for general admission, $5 for children younger than 10. Show slated for Thursday Warrant leads to two drug arrests Cocaine, weapons seized By Martín Salazar Las Vegas Optic A Mora County jury on Fri- day found Dennis Esco- vedo guilty of second- degree mur- der, tamper- ing with evidence and unlawful use or theft of an ATM or debit card in con- nection with the death of Max- ine Patsy Trujillo. Escovedo, dressed in a brown suit, stood quietly next to defense attorney David Silva as District Judge Matthew San- doval read the verdicts at about 10 a.m. on Friday. He faces about 19 years in prison. In the gallery, Trujillo’s fam- ily members let out sighs of relief when the first verdict was read. Several of them cried. Escovedo, 47, was remanded into custody. Sandoval request- ed a pre-sentencing report and said a sentencing hearing will be scheduled once that report is completed. Among those in the court- room when the verdict was read was Paloma Trujillo, the victim’s daughter. “I’m happy my mom got her justice,” she told the Optic, tears streaming down her face. “She was a wonderful lady. She Defendant Dennis Esco- vedo, left, was convicted of second-degree murder on Friday. Pic- tured with him is defense attorney David Silva, who said the case will be appealed. Art Trujillo Optic photo Defense plans to file appeal See Guilty, Page 2 Las Vegas Optic A Tecolote man and woman were arrested on drug charges Thursday after a search warrant of their residence yielded a large amount of cocaine, marijuana, money and fire- arms. The Region IV Mul- tijurisdictional Task Force stated in a news release that Robert Tenorio, 33, and Jessica Tenorio, 34, were charged with cocaine traf- ficking, marijuana distribu- tion, felon in possession of a firearm and conspiracy. Details in the case were not immediately available because San Miguel County Magistrate Court was closed on Friday. But according to the release, the charges are the result of Operation Night Owl, a five-month inves- tigation led by Region IV and targeting drug traffick- ers in San Miguel County. Authorities say the Tenorios were the main targets of the operation. “The investigation involved a series of under- cover hand-to-hand drug transactions between the two defendants,” the release states. That investigation led to the search of the Teno- rios’ Tecolote residence on Thursday morning. See Arrests, Page 2 By Vik Jolly The Associated Press New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation Thursday to create a commission to define the best routes and reach necessary agree- ments to build a 500-mile, statewide recreation trail stretching from Colorado to Texas. “Establishing a trail the length of the Rio Grande would be a his- toric achievement for New Mexico,” Martinez said at a Rio Grande Nature Center State Park bill signing. Called the Rio Grande Trail, the pathway is envisioned as being simi- lar to the Appalachian Trail or the Continental Divide Trail. The commission will act as the conduit to des- ignate a path that would weave through majestic vistas, monuments and cultural areas of the state. Commission members would include cities, counties, tribes, federal agencies, conservancy districts and private citi- zens. See Trail, Page 2 By Margaret McKinney Highlands University Highlands University presents the DiNO-Light theatrical show of dramatic electroluminescent creatures that light up the darkness starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in Ilfeld Audito- rium. Corbian Visual Arts and Dance created DiNO-Light and performs this unique and visually dazzling show. The production tours internation- ally and has been praised for its cutting-edge blend of pup- petry, technology and dance set to orchestral and pop music. The show is an America’s Got Talent Semifinalist. DiNO-Light – formerly known as Darwin – tells the story of a good-natured dino- saur discovering the outside world. According to the produc- tion’s website, the Detroit Music Hall wrote that “Dar- win” (Dino-Light) is a truly unique and innovative theatre experience.” The show has previously performed in New York, Ohio, Michigan, Illinios, Massachu- setts, Texas and other coun- tries. Tickets for Dino-Light are $8 for general admission. Tick- ets are $5 for children under 10 years, as well as Highlands University students, faculty and staff with valid IDs. Tickets are available at the door and also in advance from Donna Martínez, Ilfeld Audi- torium manager, at the univer- sity’s radio station KEDP 91.1 FM, 901 University Ave., Suite 103, 454-3238. in 1965 Friday, April 2 — Las Vegas School officials are anxiously awaiting the results of a survey being conducted among students of the Immaculate Conception School here. The school, which has enrolled students from kindergarten through eighth grade is clos- ing at the end of this year, and the 250 students must be absorbed in the other three local school systems. The City Schools system and Our Lady of Sorrows Parochial School are expected to receive a majority of the I.C. students. Only about 10 students from West Las Vegas now attend I.C. sTory TiMe Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public. sPorTs Lady Dons ground Hawks — 7 The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Ser- vice is available Fridays and Saturdays, from 8 p.m. to 2:30 am. Call 429-0336 for service. Rides are given in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishment to home. Deaths No obituaries were submit- ted for today’s edition. Trujillo

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