Local News

  • Looking Back - Sept. 9

    In 1965

  • Answering the Call

    You wouldn’t know it by the low-key fire season New Mexico is having, but the U.S is on track to have its worst fire year ever in 2015, with more than 8.2 million acres already burned.
    At least 70 large fires are currently burning in five states, and that has fire crews across the country stretched thin and fire managers seeking outside help to deal with the massive blazes. Among those answering the call for help have been dozens of wildland firefighters from San Miguel and Mora counties.

  • A MASSIVE undertaking

    For nearly a century, local 1st United Methodist Church parishioners heard the soaring swells and crescendos of a 1923 Moller pipe organ.
    But the 300-plus-pipe instrument has gone silent over the past several months as the intricate work of restoring the beloved organ to its original glory has gotten underway.
    Master organ builder John Grunow has taken on the intricate job, dismantling the instrument piece by piece. Parts of the organ have been sitting in boxes in one of the church’s storage areas awaiting Grunow’s artistic touch.

  • In Brief - News - Sept. 6, 2015

    Staff and Wire Reports
    Repair work completed on Forest Road 263
    Crews have completed the repair work on Forest Road 263 in Gallinas Canyon on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.
    Forest Road 263, which was closed to the public after severe damage from monsoonal flooding in 2013, is now open to traffic in time for the three-day Labor Day holiday weekend. Prior to reopening Forest Road 263, forest personnel performed a hazard tree inspection at developed recreation sites along the road to ensure public health and safety.

  • Charges against official fuel state’s corruption reputation

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press
    Dianna Duran won two terms as secretary of state on the promise she would clean up the office after her predecessors were investigated for wrongdoing.
    Duran now faces a similar fate after she was accused by the state attorney general of funneling campaign contributions to her personal bank accounts all while withdrawing hundreds of thousands of dollars at casinos around New Mexico.

  • Community Calendar

    All Day
    105th Annual Bean Day Celebration in Wagon Mound starts with a firehouse station breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. followed by an amateur horseshoe tournament at 10 a.m., mud bog races starts at 11 a.m., open rodeo starts at 2 p.m. and a dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with live music by Peter Vigil and Los Hermanos.

    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Cleveland Mill Fest at the Cleveland Roller Mill Museum in Cleveland features more than 60 artists, baked goods, dance exhibitions and continuous entertainment.
    All Day

  • Preschool education plan unveiled

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press
    LOS RANCHOS DE ALBUQUERQUE — A plan aimed at expanding early childhood education in New Mexico amid a stalemate over funding was unveiled Thursday by a national teachers union and other preschool advocates.
    Supporters believe the plan developed by Montessori school owners would pressure lawmakers to put the expansion plan before voters, American Federation of Teachers national president Randi Weingarten said at Los Ranchos De Albuquerque preschool.

  • English professor leads books discussion group on literature

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    An upcoming reading group at Highlands University will explore the history and culture of New Mexico through literature written by authors such as Rudolfo Anaya, who won the National Medal of Arts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.
    The free public reading group that begins Sept. 10 is part of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant Highlands University’s Donnelly Library received to present a program called Latino Americans: 500 Years of History. 

  • Mozart Old and Young Opera show Saturday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    The Highlands University Department of Music presents a performance Mozart Old and Young starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 that features vocal selections from the classical composer’s operas Bastien and Bastienne and The Magic Flute.
    The performance will be in the university’s Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave.

  • Upcoming and Ongoing- September 7. 2015

    Las Vegas Municipal Court has been relocated to City Hall until further notice. All payments will be accepted there and are expected on time. Any hearings currently scheduled at 727 Grand will be held at City Hall. Warrants will be issued for non-compliance.

    September 19