Local News

  • Ebola patient’s death renews questions

    By Nomaan Merchant and Josh Funk
    The Associated Press

    DALLAS — The death of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States renewed questions about his medical care and whether Thomas Eric Duncan’s life could have been extended or saved if the Texas hospital where he first sought help had taken him in sooner.

    Duncan died in Dallas on Wednesday, a little more than a week after his illness exposed gaps in the nation’s defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him.

  • Jail Log - Oct. 10, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 29 and Oct. 3:
    Lucianne Gonzales, 33, three-day commitment
    Pete Castillo, 26, seven-day commitment
    Jesus Romero, 36, 28-day commitment
    Amanda Patron, 31, fraud over $2,500, embezzlement over $500, conspiracy, embezzlement over 250, embezzlement up to 250, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Joseph Martinez, 27, failure to pay child support
    Daniel Esparza, 49, seven-day commitment
    Gonzalo Villal, 28, probation violation

  • Goblins, ghouls and the undead — New Mexico Style

    A book review by Martha McCaffrey

    New Mexico Book of the Undead: Goblin & Ghoul Folklore by Ray John de Aragón, History Press, 2014.

    Do you like stories about the undead, ghouls and frightening spirits, witches that change into vampire bats, werewolves and La Llorona, who walks the banks of rivers howling for her lost children?

  • Looking Back - Oct. 10, 2014

    In 1964

    Thursday, Oct. 8 — The City Council’s Streets and Alleys Committee, the State Highway Department and the Bureau of Public Roads has recommended that the traffic lights at National and Eighth Street and Seventh and National be removed, thus allowing continuous traffic on this thoroughfare. An additional recommendation was that the traffic lights at Grand and Douglas, Twelfth and National and Seventh and Douglas be changed over to an activated traffic system, which will work upon the basis of traffic flow.

  • Looking ahead - News - Oct. 10, 2014

    RHS parade begins at 1:30 today

    Robertson High School homecoming parade starts at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Robertson High School campus at Fifth Street and Baca, heads west on Baca to Sixth Street, down Sixth until Douglas Avenue, west on Douglas to 12th Street, north on 12th Street to National Avenue, National Avenue down to Bridge Street and ending at Plaza Park.

  • Weather - Oct. 10, 2014

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. A 20 percent chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest after midnight.

    A 10 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. West wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 45.


  • FYI - Oct. 10

    The San Miguel Public Health Office will be hosting a flu shot clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 18 Gallegos Road. There is no charge to those attending the clinic, but everyone should bring their insurance card, including Medicaid or Medicare, with them.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Oct. 10, 2014

    From The Associated Press

  • National prize for group

    El Valle Women’s Collaborative has been working hard getting things done for the Pecos River Valley.

    That work caught the attention of a national non-profit, and in late September, the group was notified that it was selected to receive a $10,000 Torchlight Prize from the Family Independence Alliance. The area group was one of four organizations to receive the prize.

  • Setting them free - Lending Mother Nature a hand

    Fall is starting to show its presence with twinkles of yellow leaves on trees and butterflies migrating south for the winter.

    Joining in on the migration are hundreds of Monarch butterflies that were given their freedom at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge and at Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge recently.