Local News

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 6, 2015


    All Day
    The Wagon Mound Bean Days festival takes place in Wagon Mound off I-25 between Raton and Las Vegas. The event features music, a parade, a free barbecue, dances and rodeos. For more information, call 575-447-1597 or visit www.beanday100.com.

    10 a.m. to 5 p.m

  • Looking Back- Sept.6

    In 1965
    Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1965 — The smoldering ruins of a large sawmill which was consumed by a fire early this morning were apparent after firefighters extinguished the blaze, north of Las Vegas. The property, New Mexico Mill and Lumber Co., on U.S. 85, is owned by Bob Williams, and the estimated damage is $20,000. The mill apparently was struck by lightning about 4 a.m. during a thunderstorm. The owner expressed hope that no jobs would be affected by the fire.

  • Drug dealer gets 10 years

    The Tecolote man charged in April with trafficking cocaine and with other crimes was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison.

    Robert Tenorio, 34, pleaded guilty in June to trafficking cocaine, a second-degree felony, and to distributing marijuana, a fourth-degree felony. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Tenorio was facing between four and 10 years in prison.

  • Dulcey Amargo - Bean Day celebration is calling

    If anyone had told me 46 years ago that I would be attending Wagon Mound’s Bean Days celebration virtually every year for the rest of my life, I might have had some doubts.

    Nevertheless, due to my 11 years as an educator there and having married into a local family, it has become an annual ritual for me. I look forward to seeing acquaintances, former students, and to the festive atmosphere of the event.

  • New East policy irks some parents

    For years parents in the Las Vegas City Schools district would often request specific teachers for their children and the district would try to accommodate their wishes.

    But a concern has been that some classrooms would be stacked with high-performing students and others would have a higher amount of lower- performing students.

  • House committee to investigate Duran

    The Associated Press

    The speaker of New Mexico’s House of Representatives said Wednesday that he has created a special committee to investigate charges of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering against Secretary of State Dianna Duran.

    Don Tripp, a Republican, said in a statement that he believes it’s the “appropriate and responsible next step” for the House “to begin the process of determining whether the charges have merit and rise to the level of impeachment.”

  • Looking Back - Sept. 4

    In 1965
    Tuesday, Sept. 7 — Election of 1965 officers for the newly formed Railroad Community Action group is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Matilda Pena. At that time, members of the 13-block area will elect a chairman, vice chairman and secretary to direct proposed community projects. Ernest Pena, temporary chairman, has invited all residents of Railroad Avenue to support the group by helping to elect officers.

  • Looking ahead - News - Sept. 4, 2015

    Cleveland Millfest this weekend
    Cleveland Millfest takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6 at the Cleveland Roller Mill Museum of NM 518, north of Mora. Tickets are $4 for entrance to mill museum; free to arts and crafts area; $2 parking per carload. Tickets available at the entrance to the mill. For more information, visit www.clevelandrollermillmuseum.org or call 575-387-2645.

  • Weather - Sept. 4, 2015

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Cloudy, with a low around 55. Southwest wind 15-20 mph, decreasing to 10-15 mph after midnight.


  • In Brief - News - Sept. 4, 2015

    The Associated Press