Local News

  • Prosecutors file to have two of Charles Trujillo’s cases combined

    Prosecutors have filed a motion to combine two criminal cases against embattled former Mora superintendent Charles Trujillo.

    Trujillo is facing a slew of fraud and forgery charges for using fake credentials to obtain state educator licenses and high-paying administrative positions with the Mora and Pecos school districts in three different criminal cases. He obtained those licenses while serving as the chief of the state Public Education Department’s Licensure Bureau, a position he held from March 4, 2013 to April 30, 2014.

  • Jail Log - July 16, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 7 and July 12:
    Matthew Mendiola, 36, hold for court, San Miguel District Court.
    Pimenio Villanueva, 29, probation violation: new charges (Aggravated DWI), Adult Probation.
    Zachary Molina, 26, hold for court, San Miguel District Court.
    Mark Trujillo, 57, battery, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
     Albert Lucero, 27, failure to appear/comply, Las Vegas Municipal Court.

  • Weather - July 16, 2017


    HIGH 83°/ LOW 56°
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
    5:58 a.m. to 8:16 p.m.


  • No criminal convictions in high-profile dog cases

    The pictures of “Hubble,” the emaciated bull terrier, remain in the minds of many. Hubble’s life story ranged from a loved furry family member to one whose body was littered with maggots and large cuts. He was extremely malnourished and ultimately perished days after being rescued in September 2015.

  • Permit request, refugee resolution addressed by commission

    Getting both state and local agencies to approve a business plan can be tough enough. Getting county approval without state approval can be even tougher.

    Christopher Trujillo, the owner of All-American Towing and a junkyard in the Bernal area, was issued a recent letter of denial in his application to get a permit from the New Mexico Department of Transportation.

  • Alleged drive-by shooting, DWI took place with kids in vehicle

    A man and a woman from Las Vegas are in jail after police say a man fired at a residence while a woman was inside.

    Additionally, the man was suspected of driving while intoxicated, with five children riding in their vehicle.

  • City council hears plans for water and waste improvements

    The City of Las Vegas staff and City Council want to address water and wastewater issues.

    The city is taking steps toward resolving those issues by installing new infrastructure over the coming months, and discussed those plans Wednesday night during a work session.

    Utilities Director Maria Gilvarry presented the Council a detailed plan of how to use multiple contractors to replace water and waste infrastructure.

  • ODs up slightly in N.M.

    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — The number of drug overdose deaths increased to 497 in 2016 from 493 the previous year in New Mexico, a state that has led the western United States in drug fatalities as it wrestles with opioid and heroin addiction.

    The overdose death rate remained unchanged during 2016 at 24.8 deaths per 1,000 residents, considering slight statewide population growth, the state Department of Health announced Wednesday. The rate of unintentional fatal drug overdoses — those not linked to suicides — showed a slight increase.

  • Weather - July 14, 2017


    HIGH 82°/ LOW 56°
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
    5:56 a.m. to 8:17 p.m.


    HIGH 85° / LOW 55°
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
    5:57 a.m. to 8:16 p.m.


  • Local librarian chairs 22-state consortium

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University Donnelly Library director Ruben Aragón leads the 22-state consortium, Amigos Library Services, as the new chairman its board of directors.

    The consortium is a nonprofit that represents 800 libraries and works to help them obtain affordable information technology to facilitate collaboration and resource sharing among its members.