Local News

  • Waterline leak closes Seventh St.

    A break in a main city waterline near Southwest Capital Bank has resulted in intermittent closures of Seventh Street between Douglas and National and the loss of an estimated 50,000 gallons of water.

  • State proposes work requirement for food stamps

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration proposes to re-impose and broaden work-related requirements on low-income New Mexicans to qualify for food stamps.

    Starting in October, the state plans to restore a 20-hour-a-week work requirement for an estimated 26,600 childless adults to get food stamps. The mandate was suspended in 2009 because of the national recession. On-the-job training and community service also can help meet the work mandate.

  • Student proficiency drops from 2010

    The Associated Press

    The percentage of students in New Mexico scoring at or above grade level in reading and math is lower now than it was in 2010.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that recently released Standards Based Assessment test scores show that 49 percent of students read at grade level or better this past spring. That’s down 4 percentage points since 2010.

  • King files suit over campaign money

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gary King asked New Mexico’s highest court Monday to resolve a dispute over whether his campaign accepted excessive contributions after the June primary election.

    King filed a lawsuit Monday asking the state Supreme Court to stop Secretary of State Dianna Duran from forcing him to give up $10,900 in contributions.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 6, 2014

    In 1964
    Thursday, Aug. 6 — Hospital patients will have a camping experience next month, the board of directors of the New Mexico State Hospital were told by the superintendent at the regular monthly meeting of the board Wednesday. Arrangements are being made for a five-day stay for some 60 selected patients at Camp Blue Heaven, near Mineral Hill, starting Sept. 13, Dr. Dan Palmer advised the board in his report.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 6, 2014

    El Creston board meeting Thursday
    There will be an El Creston MCWCA Board Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at 49 Mirasol Road.  The meetings are open, and all are welcome to attend.

  • Weather - Aug. 6, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming north in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.


  • City files suit over water use

    Roughly three years after one member of the City Council raised concerns about the legitimacy of some of the water taps in the Gene “Geno” Maes subdivision near Zeamway and Airport Road, the city has taken the matter to court.

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  • Monsoon rains taking toll on roads

    Las Vegas Optic

    Heavy monsoon rains throughout the month of July and into August have left San Miguel County road crews scrambling just to keep many roads passable, and the county is now considering whether to declare a disaster because of that road damage.

    “They’re doing an engineering assessment of about 10 roads,” said Dennis English, the emergency manager for San Miguel County and the City of Las Vegas.