Arrest warrant in Michigan man’s murder

Santa Fe police have charged Zachary Gutierrez with murder after witnesses say he shot 64-year-old Richard Milan as the Michigan man walked his dog along Airport Road. Milan and his wife had stopped in Santa Fe to visit friends. Witnesses say Gutierrez picked a fight with Milan, then shot him, laughing as he did so ($). Milan died of blood loss at Christus St. Vincent hospital after one of the bullets pierced his femoral artery. Detectives have identified all the other teens who were with Gutierrez, though none of them have been charged.

Vegas chief out

Jerry Delgado has resigned as police chief in Las Vegas after the mayor ordered an internal investigation of charges that he sexually abused girls 30 years ago. Screen shots of a message from local attorney Jennifer Sanchez that became public have been passed around in the small community. Delgado has denied the claims, which would have happened when she was about 7 years old and Delgado roughly 19.

Don’t bet on it

The new sports book at the Santa Ana Star Casino will take bets on everything from college competitions to pro sports leagues and other contests, but it won't take bets ($) on Lobo and Aggie sports. That's a precaution against the temptation of locals with influence to tip a game for a payout.

Running for power

SFR's cover story this week is a primer on the governor's race; where the candidates stand on issues, how they've voted on the same measures in Congress, what political experts say about the chances of Steve Pearce and Michelle Lujan Grisham, and a killer illustration of the pair jousting atop a donkey and elephant. It's all coming at you in easy-to-digest form. Consume it!

Gov hits the campaign trail

Susana Martinez is campaigning hard for the Republican gubernatorial candidate. In Nevada. Martinez will appear at campaign events for Adam Laxalt. Laxalt is the son of former US Senator Pete Domenici. Martinez, who sports an approval rating lower than Donald Trump in her home state, has steered clear of the governor's race in New Mexico.

Lobo low blow

The University of New Mexico Board of Regents already quit on the Lobos' men's soccer team when regents voted to scrap the program along with several others after this season. It promised a full year for players to compete and practice and sort out transfers. That's particularly important for young players who don't have an established collegiate résumé. The school told the men's soccer team this week that it's canceling spring practice and five games that were scheduled.

Game, set, match

When's the last time SFR told you to go to a sporting event? It's happening. It's also something you can potentially participate in, as Santa Fe Community College is hosting a tennis tournament this weekend. Learn about what it takes to enter (besides $25) here. And ask your neighbor if they're playing.

Not done with Sergio

Tropical Storm Sergio is churning out its last dying drops of precipitation across the state, with places south of I-40 being most likely to see rain. Expect highs in the 60s and low 70s today and tomorrow. It's going to get cold Sunday and Monday, with a chance for significant snow, especially to the north and in the mountains.

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