Local News

  • Morrison to be turned into one-way

    The city of Las Vegas is planning to turn the portion of Morrison Street between the courthouse and Our Lady of Sorrows Church into a one-way.

    Under the plan, Morrison from Valencia to West National will be turned into a one way with vehicles able to drive south.
    A public meeting on the change is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the City Council chambers.

    City Manager Elmer Martinez briefed the City Council on the plan at last week’s meeting, telling the governing body that the change is something city staff have been considering for some time.

  • AG makes mental health audit public

    The Associated Press

    A redacted version of an audit that led to the shake-up of behavioral health services for needy New Mexicans is now public.
    State Attorney General Hector Balderas released the audit during a news conference in Albuquerque, saying the state needs to do a better job of ferreting out fraud without disrupting services that citizens depend on.

    He says he’s making changes in the way the attorney general’s office investigates such matters.

  • Woman injured in crash
  • Looking Back - Jan. 30, 2015

    In 1965

    Friday, Jan. 29, 1965 — Archbishop James Peter Davis was present for the service of dedication for the Newman Center Chapel of St. Paul, for Highlands University students, at Columbia Avenue and Eighth Street. The building was built as a Jewish Temple. In renovating the building, most of the original design and woodwork, were retained, according to the Rev. Father Ted Hunt, Newman Center director.

  • Looking ahead - News - Jan. 30, 2015

    Literacy Fair is Saturday

    Seventh annual Literacy Fair will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. This event is sponsored  by The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dorothy Maestas at 454-0005.

  • Weather - Jan. 30, 2015

    Snow. High near 33. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of 2-4 inches possible. Snow likely at night. Cloudy, with a low around 25. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

    A chance of snow before 11 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 36. East wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. A 30 percent chance of snow at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.


  • Dunn halts huge renewable energy project

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn has put the brakes on a $2 billion transmission project that would carry electricity generated by renewable resources in New Mexico and Arizona to markets across the West.

    Dunn announced late Wednesday that he was issuing a 60-day suspension after meeting with the developers. That time period will give his office more time to review the project before any further development affects state trust lands, he said.

  • Jail Log - Jan. 30, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 21 and Jan. 27:
    Fred Pino, 47, probation violation
    Jeff Dutton, 51, criminal trespass/possession of firearms
    Sebastian Gallegos, 22, driving on suspended/revoked license
    John Lopez, 26, positive UA
    Frank Loomis, 48, aggravated assault 
    Mark Mountjoy, 34, aggravated battery on household member
    Isidro Pacheco, 43, aggravated DWI (third offense), driving on suspended revoked license

  • Palace of Governors designated as national treasure

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The Palace of the Governors is already billed as the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.

    Now, the historic structure — with its worn planked flooring and thick adobe walls — has been named a national treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in an effort to raise awareness and money for much-needed repairs.

  • In Brief - News - Jan. 30, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Senator proposes no clock change
    SANTA FE — One New Mexico legislator is tired of springing forward and falling back every year.
    Sen. Cliff Pirtle introduced a bill Wednesday that would keep New Mexico on daylight saving time year-round.
    The Republican farmer from Roswell says changing the clock twice a year is an unnecessary inconvenience and no longer makes sense.
    He says farmers and ranchers like daylight savings time and work from sunrise to sundown no matter what the clock says.