Local News

  • UPDATE: Victim in parking lot assault dies

    The man who was airlifted to University of New Mexico Hospital on May 17 after sustaining a head injury during an altercation with two men outside a Las Vegas convenience store has died.

    Joseph Sena, 50, died Saturday, his sister Theresa Duran said. Sena had been in critical condition and on life support since the incident.

    Duran said her brother was taken off life support on Friday and died Saturday morning at University of New Mexico Hospital.

    Sena had sustained a severe injury to the back of his head.

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  • Five honored by Las Vegas police

    Five current and former employees of the Las Vegas Police Department were honored last Wednesday with a certificate of exceptional service  for helping a suicidal man 16 months ago.

    Honored were communications manager Stephanie Romero, communications specialists Charlotte Sanchez and Dennis Lujan, and Lt. Michael Lopez and San Miguel County Undersheriff Anthony Madrid.

    Deputy Chief Kenneth Jenkins recommended that the five be honored for their actions on Jan. 11, 2014.

  • Looking ahead - News - May 27, 2015

    Story Time Wednesday
    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - May 27, 2015

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest 15-20 mph in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Southwest wind 15-20 mph, becoming southwest 5-10 mph after midnight.

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  • In Brief - News - May 27, 2015

    The Associated Press

    Prosecutors seek to indict duo

    LAS CRUCES — New Mexico prosecutors announced Tuesday they will ask a grand jury to indict two former Las Cruces police officers recently fired following an investigation into an alleged incident of police brutality.
    State Attorney General Hector Balderas and District Attorney Mark D’Antonio said their offices intend to jointly prosecute ex-Officers Richard Garcia and Danny Salcido.

  • Officer fatally shot in Rio Rancho

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    RIO RANCHO — A police officer in a suburb of Albuquerque was shot and killed during a traffic stop, the first time a Rio Rancho officer was fatally shot in the line of duty in the department’s 34-year history.

    Officer Gregg Benner, 49, a military veteran who had been with the Rio Rancho Police Department for four years, was gunned down while pulling over a vehicle shortly after 8 p.m. Monday, authorities said.

  • Remembering the dead

    Editor’s note: In honor of Memorial Day, Mora native Charles Padilla has written the following essay about the war dead from WWII.

    By Charles Padilla

    The white granite markers of those killed in World War Two have proven to be resilient, immune to the rains and snow, and winter freezes, and violent summer storms. These rock statues have now endured almost 70 years. They stand as lonely and silent-sentinels over the cemeteries of Northern New Mexico.

  • Honor Flight - World War II vet to visit D.C.

    Herman Saiz is a survivor and hero to many. The World War II veteran had many close ones while serving in the U.S. Army. Now, his stroke of luck will lead him to the nation’s capital as part of Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico honoring his service in World War II.

    Saiz, 90, a Las Vegas native, will travel with his grandson and Iraq veteran Charles J. Otero III, as part of the program that provides World War II veterans or terminally ill veterans a chance to see memorials built in their honor.