Local News

  • Man facing 10 years for fatal DWI crash

    A Las Vegas man is facing a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide, DWI and reckless driving in connection with the June 6, 2016, death of 25-year-old Monique Martinez.

    Tobe J. Apodaca, 24, entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors last week. District Judge Abigail Aragon accepted the plea during a Monday hearing.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 12, 2017
  • Weather - Feb. 12, 2017


    HIGH 38° / LOW 25°
    A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Northeast wind around 15 mph.
    6:50 a.m. to 5:40 p.m.


    HIGH 39° / LOW 27°
    A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
    6:49 a.m. to 5:41 p.m.


  • City launches online bill pay

    City of Las Vegas utility customers who have long been frustrated at not having the ability to pay their bills online can celebrate.

    The contractor working with the city to make that happen has promised that online bill pay will be available through a link on the city’s website beginning today (Friday), said city spokesman Lee Einer. The city will accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

    But utility customers who opt to take advantage of that option will end up paying $2.50 more per transaction for the convenience.

  • Cheers! Borracho’s has birthday

    The liquor bottles are tipping and the beer taps are flowing at a Bridge Street business. Borracho’s Craft Booze and Brews, a small tavern located at 139 Bridge St., next to El Rialto Restaurant, is filled with light fixtures made of bottles is celebrating its one-year anniversary today.

    The maiden anniversary is a special time for Borracho’s owner, Sara Mathews, as she prepares for this weekend’s fun-filled birthday celebration.

  • Arson suspected in Tuesday blaze

    City of Las Vegas firefighters were able to save two San Miguel County-owned buildings that caught fire on Tuesday evening.

    Las Vegas Fire Chief Billy Montoya said no one was injured. He said arson is suspected, and the Office of the State Fire Marshal was brought in to investigate.

    Montoya said two fire trucks were dispatched to the blaze on Railroad Avenue, near Grand and Mills, at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday after passersby noticed smoke and heavy flames shooting from one of the buildings.

  • Emergency funding for juries wins approval

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A finance board led by Gov. Susana Martinez approved emergency funding to the judiciary Wednesday to avoid the suspension of jury trials and unpaid staff furloughs at the state Supreme Court, after similar funding measures were vetoed last week.

    The $600,000 infusion of cash to a fund that compensates jurors and court interpreters ensures jury trials through April 14, Supreme Court Justice Judith Nakamura told the board on behalf of the judiciary.

  • Report: Many New Mexico families fail to access child care aid

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    Only about a third of families eligible for child care assistance take advantage of the program in New Mexico — one of the nation’s poorest states, a new report released Wednesday found.

    More families could be signing up for the program, but the state is doing better than others, New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department Secretary Monique Jacobson said about the report looking into child care.

  • Jail Log - Feb. 10, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 2 and   Feb. 8:
    Kyle Bunch, 47, hold for court, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Dino Martinez, 34, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, bench warrant: abuse of a child, battery on a household member, interference with communications, criminal damage to property, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Melvin Pacheco, 50, driving on a suspended or revoked license, bench warrant: failure to appear, San Miguel Magistrate Court/Mora

  • Trump slams judiciary, and his court nominee hits back

    By Vivian Salama and Ken Thomas
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s criticism of the judiciary prompted a rebuke from his nominee for the Supreme Court, who told a senator the president’s comments were “demoralizing and disheartening.”

    Judge Neil Gorsuch, who was nominated by Trump to the nation’s high court last week, made the comments Wednesday after Trump accused an appellate court considering his immigration and refugee executive order of being “so political.”