Today's News

  • Local Briefs - Oct. 7, 2011

    Local tot doesn’t make finalist cut  

    Peyton Richardson of Las Vegas was not selected as a top five finalist for a national cutest babies contest sponsored by NBC's “Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda.”

    Peyton, who is 2, beat out nearly 40,000 other babies to claim one of the top 10 semifinalists spots for the contest. Online voting for the five finalist spots ended Sunday.

  • Officers shoot, kill armed man

    The Associated Press  

    GLORIETA — New Mexico State Police say two officers are on leave following a shooting in Santa Fe County that left one man dead.

    Police received a call Tuesday night about a road rage incident along Interstate 25. The caller provided a vehicle description and license plate.

    Officers located the vehicle outside a home in Glorieta. People inside yelled that they had guns and three shots were fired.

    The officers returned fire, striking and killing 34-year-old Samuel Pauly, who was armed with a pistol.

  • Plea entered in tainted yogurt case

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A grocery store worker accused of handing out a semen-tainted yogurt sample at an Albuquerque market pleaded guilty Thursday.

    Under terms of his plea agreement, Anthony Garcia admitted he tainted a sample of the yogurt he was handing out at Sunflower Market in January. He also admitted putting some of his semen on a plastic spoon that he placed with the yogurt.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 7, 2011

    In 1911

  • Looking Ahead - Oct. 7, 2011

    Highlands parade is Saturday

    The New Mexico Highlands University homecoming parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday near the San Miguel County Courthouse and end at Carnegie Library Park.

  • Weather - Oct. 7, 2011

    Isolated showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Southwest wind 10-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.


  • Correction - News - Oct. 7, 2011

    A story in Monday’s edition about an assisted-living facility on Fourth Street contained incorrect information. Area residents who spoke at the city meeting mostly raised concerns about the facility rather than the types of residents who would live there; specifically, parking and staffing were central to the discussion. The article also erred in stating the commission “voted overwhelmingly” in favor of the requested variance — the vote was 2-1. Additionally, the name of Aileen Torres-Hughes was misspelled in the article.

  • History buffs share knowledge

    By Michael Johnson
    Alamogordo Daily News

    ALAMOGORDO — Lying on tables covered with various hides skinned from horse, cow and buffalo were the military’s so-called tools of the trade back in the day.

    There were swords, military-style buttons, rifles, a beat-up tin cup, a portable amputation kit and a McClellan saddle for long trips on horseback.

  • Law tightens contract preference

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez signed a measure into law on Wednesday to ensure New Mexico businesses hold an advantage over out-of-state competitors when bidding on state government contracts.
    Supporters say the contracting preference can help provide jobs in New Mexico.

  • In Brief - News - Oct. 7, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Baptists may sell center
    ALBUQUERQUE — The Glorieta Conference Center north of Santa Fe is cutting back operations, laying off workers and may be sold.