Local News

  • State lawmakers look to curb opioid addiction

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    With one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the nation, New Mexico has been working for years to curb what has now been identified by the highest levels of government as a national epidemic.

    The state was the first in to require all licensed clinicians to undergo extra training for prescribing painkillers, but now lawmakers are looking for new ways to fight opioid addiction and getting everyone on board is turning out to be a challenge.

  • Jobs report helps ease concerns a recession might be nearing

    By Christopher S. Rugaber
    AP Economics Writer

    WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Those trends have elevated concern that a U.S. recession may loom in the next year or two.

    Yet in the one area that matters most, the economy has continued to shine: Hiring.

  • In Brief Feb. 7, 2016

    The Associated Press

    Auditor probes land grant

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s state auditor is launching a probe of financial transactions at the Cebolleta Land Grant because the local subdivision of the state has not submitted required audits.

    State Auditor Tim Keller said Thursday that bringing the land grant into auditing compliance will enable the community to pursue state and federal funding.

  • Police quarrel over effort to raise bar on use of force

    By Tami Abdollah
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — A police group’s proposal that law enforcement officers be required to do more than what’s minimally required by law in violent encounters has spurred anger and pushback from leading national groups representing chiefs and rank-and-file sworn officers.

  • Clinton moves aggressively to hold off Sanders

    By Julie Pace
    AP White House Correspondent

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Hillary Clinton has been here before, watching a political rival generate youthful enthusiasm with lofty proposals she believes are going unchallenged.

    So on Thursday, she took matters into her own hands.

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  • Relationship with board rocky

    The on-again, off-again relationship between the Mora Independent School District’s Board of Education and its interim superintendent appears to be back on.

    Interim Superintendent James Gallegos submitted his resignation to the school board last week, writing, in part, “I firmly believe I could have been a catalyst for positive change, but sometimes systems and cultures are too difficult to overcome.”

  • Yet another snow storm

    The Las Vegas area was hit with another snow storm that left several inches Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. By mid-afternoon, despite sub-freezing temperatures, much of the slushy snow had melted.

  • Fidel Trujillo resigns from dean position

    New Mexico Highlands University Dean of Students Fidel Trujillo submitted his resignation on Monday. His resignation becomes effecting on Feb. 17. He has held the position since Jan. 2011.

    In his resignation letter addressed to Highlands President Sam Minner, Trujillo wrote that he plans to pursue other professional opportunities.

    In an interview Thursday morning, Trujillo said he was looking at a couple of other positions in the educational field. He added that he has not applied for the Mora superintendent position.