Local News

  • SHOCKER: Trump pulls off comeback win

    By Jill Colvin
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Donald Trump awakened a movement of angry working-class voters fed up with political insiders and desperate for change. On Tuesday, that movement propelled him to the White House.

    “I say it is time for us to come together as one united people. It’s time,” Trump told supporters early Wednesday. “I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important for me.”

  • Mora voters reject bond, Dems take control of state House

    Mora County voters weighed in Tuesday against a $1.765 million general obligation bond issue that aimed to complete the next phase of the county’s government complex.

    Voters narrowly rejected the bond, 1,135 (50.7 percent) to 1,102 (49.3 percent).

    The Democratic Party, meanwhile, has regained control of the state House, winning  more than half of the 70 seats in the chamber.

    The Mora County bond would have enabled the county to re-finance the previous bond at a lower interest rate while extending the term for 15 years.

  • Bernalillo County clerk wins secretary of state's office

    By Susan Montoya Bryan

    The Associated Press 

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democrat Maggie Toulouse Oliver won over voters Tuesday in the race for secretary of state after touting her experience running elections in New Mexico's most populous county and vowing to restore confidence in the troubled agency.

  • An anxious Clinton campaign waits for election returns

    By Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Anxious aides to Democrat Hillary Clinton watched key swing states Ohio, North Carolina and Florida go for Republican Donald Trump on Tuesday night, and they kept a close eye on Michigan and Wisconsin — two states that had seemed like safe bets for her as the presidential race shaped up to be far closer than her top strategists had anticipated.

  • Crash spurs family to fight DWI

    Tuesday would have marked Selena Gonzales’ 20th birthday, but instead of sharing cake and birthday gifts with their youngest granddaughter, Ralph and Maxine Gonzales visited St. Anthony’s Cemetery.

    There — at the grave Selena shares with her father, Paul Gonzales, mother, Renée Collins Gonzales and two sisters, Alisha Garcia and Jacquelynn Gonzales — Ralph and Maxine left a bouquet of balloons and a heart shaped wreath made of red roses and carnations.

  • At 107, Tecolote resident is still voting

    When Eloisa Montoya, was born on Nov. 2, 1909, William Howard Taft was president, New Mexico was still a territory, and women did not yet have the right to vote in the U.S.

    Montoya was 10 years old when the 19th Amendment — giving women the right to vote — was ratified.

    On Tuesday, the 107-year-old Tecolote resident marked another milestone, casting her vote for a female presidential candidate for the first time.

  • Anton Chico man charged with breaking into gallery

    A 29-year-old Anton Chico man was arrested Sunday night after allegedly breaking into the Las Vegas Arts Council building on Bridge Street and trying to walk away with wood carvings, a laptop and even a paper shredder and trash can.  

    Garret Ulibarri, who resides on El Llano Loop, has been charged with commercial burglary, possession of burglary tools and tampering with evidence, all fourth-degree felonies. He was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 9, 2016

    Tuesday, Nov. 8, 1966  — The appointment of Kirby Ward as publisher of the Las Vegas Daily Optic was announced here yesterday by Robert McKinney, president of the Las Vegas Publishing Co. Ward assumes his duties as the Optic’s chief executive today. Ward comes to the Las Vegas Optic from the Monte Vista, Colo., Journal, which he has served as publisher for a year.

  • Weather - Nov. 9, 2016


    HIGH 59° / LOW 30°
    Sunny, with a high near 59. North wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
    6:31 a.m. to 4:58 p.m.


    HIGH 60° / LOW 34°
    Sunny, with a high near 60. West wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    6:32 a.m. to 4:57 p.m.


  • Friday concert to feature variety of jazz classics

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Department of Music presents the university’s Jazz Ensemble in concert 7 p.m. on Friday in the Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave.

    Ticket prices are $5. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free along with other students with IDs.

    Highlands University music professor Edward Harrington directs the Jazz Ensemble. Music faculty member Kevin Zoernig is the pianist and concert co-director.