Local News

  • Vegas man accused of rape

    A 22-year-old Las Vegas man is behind bars for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old girl who had gotten drunk and passed out at his house.

    Joseph L. Gutierrez, who resides on the 2400 block of Dahlia Street, has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual penetration, a second-degree felony, and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a fourth-degree felony.

    Documents filed in San Miguel County Magistrate Court this week state that the incident occurred over the Independence Day weekend.

  • Looking Back - July 10, 2015

    In 1965

    Monday, July 12 — Despite some complaints heard that there has been too much rain during recent weeks, it may be a long time indeed before Las Vegas and vicinity make up previous precipitation deficiency if the figures at the FAA station are any indication. During May a trace or more of precipitation was reported on 11 days with a total of 3.02 inches for the month.                               

  • Looking ahead - News - July 10, 2015

    Mud volleyball and horseshoe tournament
    A mud volleyball and horseshoe benefit tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 11 at the San Miguel Sheriff’s Posse Grounds in Pecos. For more information, call Ira Harge at 426-7569, Dominic Baca at 505-629-3861 or Mike Sandoval at 505-490-2040.

  • Weather - July 10, 2015

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.

  • Game & Fish Department: Bear bites girl in tent near Raton

    The Associated Press

    RATON — State game officials say rain washed away any tracks of a bear sought after it bit a teenage girl who was inside a tent near Raton.

    According to the Game and Fish Department, the teenage girl was treated at a hospital for minor injuries to her arm and ear after the bear bit her through the tent’s wall early Monday.

    The incident occurred during a family gathering at a home and the homeowner fired warning shots to scare at the bear, which was described as young.

  • Jail Log - July 10, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 20 and July 2:

    Filadelfio Chavez, 26, aggravated stalking.
    Gary Sanchez, 19, battery on police, five counts of burglary, two counts resisting, five counts criminal damage to property. Escape from custody
    Jude Maes, 41, battery against a household member
    Edgar Uribe-Urnina, 26, probation violation: felon in possession of a firearm.
    Federico Saiz, 28, aggravated DWI (second offense), no insurance, no driver’s license.

  • Authorities voice encryption concerns

    By Eric Tucker
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement officials warned Wednesday that data encryption is making it harder to hunt for pedophiles and terror suspects, telling senators that consumers’ right to privacy is not absolute and must be weighed against public-safety interests.

  • Confederate flag to be removed today

    By Jeffrey Collins
    The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — More than 50 years after South Carolina raised a Confederate flag at its Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement, the rebel banner will be removed Friday in a state where such a reversal seemed unthinkable a month ago.

    The flag will be pulled down from the Capitol’s front lawn and the flagpole it flies on during a ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, said Chaney Adams, a spokesman for Republican Gov. Nikki Haley. Then, the banner will be shipped to the Confederate Relic Room for display.

  • California Latinos outnumber whites

    The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — The long-expected moment when Latinos surpassed whites as California’s largest racial or ethnic group has come and gone.

    Hispanic Californians began to narrowly outnumber white Californians sometime in the first half of 2014, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released in late June.

  • In Brief - News - July 10, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Police search for suspects
    ALBUQUERQUE — Police are investigating the theft of pieces of Native American jewelry that are turning up in Albuquerque pawn shops.
    KRQE-TV reports 400 pieces of Joan Caballero’s collection, some more than a century old, were taken from a storage locker July 1 while she was out of town.
    Santa Fe Police Lt. Andrea Dobyns said a chain, lock and video surveillance cables were cut before the items were taken. She says Caballero’s unit was the only one broken into.