Local News

  • Aiming for a title

    It’s been almost one full year since the Robertson Cardinals lost a football game.

    That 12-game winning streak, which has brought them a No. 1 ranking and plenty of notoriety across New Mexico, will be on the line Saturday when the team visits Portales for the Class 4A state championship.

    Kickoff is 1:30 p.m. at the new Greyhound Stadium.

    “We kind of downplay our record,” said RHS head coach Leroy Gonzalez. “As bad as it sounds, if we don’t win this thing (Saturday), it’s all for naught.”

  • Bilingual teachers to be recognized at light parade

    By Lee Einer
    City of Las Vegas

    Representatives of the bilingual/ immersion program will be Grand Marshals of the City’s Electric Light Parade.

  • State struggles with shrinking revenue

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico government revenue streams declined by more than 9 percent during the first quarter of the current fiscal year, state fiscal analysts announced Tuesday.

    The Legislative Finance Committee released figures Tuesday that show general fund revenues fell to $1.3 billion for the three-month period ending in September — down 9.4 percent compared with the same period last year. Revenues for the month of September were down nearly 12 percent from a year ago.

  • Suspect in road-rage shooting convicted of murder

    By Mary Hudetz
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The suspect charged in a shooting that killed a 4-year-old Albuquerque girl during what police say was a road-rage fight was sentenced to 16 years in prison on a murder charge Thursday before a packed courtroom filled with the tearful family members of the young victim.

  • Pressure mounts on public defenders amid state’s current funding crisis

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A district attorney in southern New Mexico is petitioning the state Supreme Court to order public defense attorneys back to work on behalf of criminal defendants who cannot afford legal representation.

    District Attorney Dianna Luce on Wednesday confirmed her request for the Supreme Court to intervene, citing more than 200 instances in which the Law Offices of the Public Defender has sought to withdraw its attorneys in magistrate and district court cases in Lea County.

  • Jail Log - Dec. 2, 2016

    The following            individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 22 and Nov. 28:

    Michael Pacheco, 47, bench warrant: failure to appear, District Court
    Daryl Jaramillo, 24, bench warrant: failure to comply with conditions, concealing identity, possession of drug  paraphernalia, driving on a revoked license, San Miguel Magistrate Court/District Court

  • Money for bulletproof vests
  • New Mexico certifies election results

    The Associated Press

    The New Mexico State Canvassing Board certified election results Tuesday that return control of the state Legislature to Democrats, award a statewide victory to Hillary Clinton and provide Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson with his strongest showing in any state.

  • In Brief - News - Dec. 2, 2016

    Toulouse Oliver to be sworn in
    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s incoming secretary of state will take office early to replace a temporary appointee to the state’s top oversight post for elections and campaign finances.
    The Secretary of State’s Office announced Wednesday that Maggie Toulouse Oliver will take the oath of office on Dec. 9 rather than wait until the start of the new year.

  • Weather - Dec. 2, 2016


    HIGH 36° / LOW 20°
    A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
    6:53 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.


    HIGH 41° / LOW 20°
    A 30 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. North wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    6:54 a.m. to 4:47 p.m.