Local News

  • Bricks and Mortar on Mainstreet: Castañeda renovations begin

    Editor’s Note: Bricks & Mortar on Mainstreet is an occasional series highlighting Downtown renovation projects from the Railroad Depot to the Plaza Park. This article is a conversation with Allan Affeldt and his wife, Tina Mion, co-owners of the Historic Plaza Hotel & The Castañeda Hotel,  and Cindy Collins, Executive Director of Mainstreet de Las Vegas.

  • FastBucks ordered to pay $32M in restitution

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    A New Mexico judge is ordering a short-term loan company that operates online and in five states to pay more than $32 million in restitution to customers for unfair and unconscionable business practices.

    The state attorney general’s office on Wednesday announced Judge Francis Mathew’s judgment against FastBucks in a case that was first brought by prosecutors nearly a decade ago.

  • Trump denounced in protests across U.S.

    By Andrew Dalton
    The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — A day after Donald Trump’s election to the presidency, campaign divisions appeared to widen as many thousands of demonstrators — some with signs declaring “NOT MY PRESIDENT” — flooded streets across the country to protest his surprise triumph.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 11, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 26 and Nov. 9:

    Antoinette Gonzalez, 32, probation violation: failure to report to probation, Adult Probation Office
    Christopher Garcia, 30, probation violation: admitted to using heroin, suboxone, Xanax, Adult Probation Office
    Larry Romero, 26, bench warrant: failure to appear, District Court
    Rebecca Gallegos, 34, bench warrant: bringing contraband into a jail, conspiracy, San Miguel Magistrate Court

  • Looking Back - Nov. 11, 2016

    Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1966 — Dr. H.M. Mortimer today appeared the winner of the election to the State Board of Education to represent the district of San Miguel, Mora and Guadalupe counties. Unofficial returns showed Mortimer ahead of Gilbert S. Lopez by a count of 5,880 to 5,550. In another race, Junio Lopez led a Republican uprising in defeating Democrat Fidel Chief Gonzales for the State Senate seat representing San Miguel; County.

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  • 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.