Local News

  • Kindness of strangers - Pakistani student enjoys NM experience

    By Margaret McKinney

    Highlands University

    When a Highlands University international exchange student from Pakistan returns home she will tell people about the kindness of strangers in New Mexico.

  • Weather - March 19, 2017


    HIGH 78° / LOW 41°
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
    7:05 a.m. to 7:12 p.m.


    HIGH 76° / LOW 40°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Monday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 40.
    7:04 a.m. to 7:13 p.m.


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  • Override defends teacher leave

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico state Senate voted to override a veto by Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez of a bill that would have allowed teachers to take more than three days of annual sick leave without being penalized on performance evaluations.

    If the House also votes to override, it would be the first time in 15 years a New Mexico governor’s veto has been reversed.

  • Art on the air - Radio station 24-7 sports

    When he was looking for a format for his newest radio station, the loudest voices Matt Martinez heard were from the bleachers.

    “We took a study to see what people would like,” Martinez said. “The younger generation likes hip-hop and a lot of the new music out there, but the business community wouldn’t support it. But one of the formats that was a natural was sports.”

  • Martinez, county come to terms

    San Miguel County made official its pick for a new manager on Tuesday, as the county commission approved a two-year contract with Vidal Martinez.

    Under terms negotiated, Martinez will be paid $85,000 a year to serve as county manager.

    Martinez is a longtime administrator at Luna Community College. He had served as vice president for instruction before a more recent stint as director of vocational programs.

  • Tax code overhaul on table

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico lawmakers listened to an outcry from dozens of nonprofit organizations and industry groups as a Senate panel reviewed a proposal Wednesday to eliminate a wide array of tax exemptions, deductions and credits in an effort to stabilize state revenue streams and lower overall tax rates.

    Republican Rep. Jason Harper of Rio Ranch outlined provisions of the far-reaching tax reform plan designed to improve the business climate in New Mexico by sweeping away an array of tax breaks.

  • Clovis air crash kills 3

    The Associated Press

    CLOVIS, N.M. — The Air Force on Thursday released the identities of three service members killed Tuesday night in the crash of a reconnaissance and surveillance plane during a training flight in eastern New Mexico.

    Cannon Air Force Base officials say the 33-year-old pilot, Capt. Andrew Becker from Novi, Michigan, 29-year-old Capt. Kenneth Dalga from Goldsboro, North Carolina, and 26-year-old co-pilot, 1st Lt. Frederick Dellecker from Daytona Beach, Florida, were killed.

  • Jail Log - March 17, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 8 and 14:
    Brian Poisson, 38, bench warrant: failure to register as a sex offender, San Miguel County Magistrate Court
    Patrick DeHerrera, 32, aggravated DUI, failure to maintain traffic lanes, San Miguel County Magistrate Court
    Samuel Romero, 23, possession of controlled substances, oxycodone, dilaudid, alprazolam, suboxone, receiving stolen property, San Miguel County Magistrate Court

  • Weather - March 17, 2017


    HIGH 73° / LOW 39°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
    7:08 a.m. to 7:10 p.m.


    HIGH 74° / LOW 43°
    Sunny, with a high near 74. South wind 10 to 20 mph. Saturday night — mostly clear, with a low around 43.
    7:07 a.m. to 7:11 p.m.