Local News

  • Weather - March 24, 2017


    HIGH 53° / LOW 29°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 25 mph.
    6:58 a.m. to 7:16 p.m.


    HIGH 68° / LOW 36°
    Sunny, with a high near 68. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Saturday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
    6:57 a.m. to 7:17 p.m.


  • Session closes

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A political standoff over how to fund New Mexico state government and public schools during the coming fiscal year showed no sign of quick resolution on Monday.

  • Bills in limbo

    Targeting suspected and potential abuses in the boarding home industry, House Bill 85 — introduced during the state legislative session that concluded Saturday — is among those awaiting action by Gov. Susana Martinez as of press time.

    The bill, which made it through the Senate with a few amendments,  passed both chambers unanimously.

  • Welcome addition
  • Robertson mulls closed campus

    Las Vegas City School district officials are mulling closing the campus of Robertson High School.

    During a board meeting this past Thursday the topic of closing surfaced as the district moves forward with the resizing of its schools.

  • Dems, Gov differ on forecast

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The latest on the end of the New Mexico Legislature:

    New Mexico Democratic state senators are dismissing predictions by Gov. Susana Martinez that the state is facing a possible government shutdown next month.

    Sen. John Arthur Smith said Saturday the Republican governor has plenty of money to “limp along” until this summer and urged her to sign the Legislature’s budget sent to her this week.

  • Weather - March 22, 2017


    HIGH 75° / LOW 41°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
    7:01 a.m. to 7:14 p.m.


    HIGH 66° / LOW 34°
    A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Windy. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.
    7 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.


  • Dem leaders: Vetoes not valid

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democratic leaders of the New Mexico House of Representatives say two recent veto attempts by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez are invalid.

    House Majority Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton announced early Friday that two bills would go into effect without the governor’s signature because her vetoes did not include explanations as required.

  • Revamp plans roll on

    The end of the school year is more than a month away, but Las Vegas City Schools officials are already making plans for the summer, taking time to make necessary changes to comply with the district’s master plan, including the right-sizing of schools.

    During a meeting in February the board unanimously approved the plan, which calls for the closure of three school sites — Paul D. Henry Elementary, Legion Park Elementary and a portion of Memorial Middle School.

  • Grand project under fire

    A planned Department of Transportation project aims to improve safety and functionality of a nearly 2-mile stretch of South Grand Avenue, but the project has come under heavy criticism from some in the area.

    “At the end of the day, it’s a business killer,” said Matt Martinez, whose business and other properties are on South Grand.