Local News

  • Dons score small court victory

    Games on.

    At least two of them, at least for now.

    District Judge Abigail Aragon on Friday ordered that two remaining West Las Vegas boys basketball games vs. Robertson and at St. Michael’s be played as scheduled.

    The fate of two other WLV-RHS and WLV-St.Mike’s games will hinge on either an out-of-court agreement among the affected schools and the New Mexico Activities Association or a Feb. 10 hearing back in district court.

    The judge’s ruling came in front of a capacity crowd in a San Miguel County Courthouse courtroom.

  • Dream Come True - Rociada native to perform at NHCC

    Reynaldo Maestas will soon experience a dream come true. Maestas, a native of Rociada, will headline a Valentines show on 2 p.m. next Sunday at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

    “I’ve always wanted to have my own show there,” Maestas said. “I’ve performed as a guest on-stage, but I have never had my own show. There aren’t enough words on what this means to me.”

    Maestas, who works at New Mexico Tech, has had music figuratively running through his blood since before he was born.

  • Wagon Mound board member disqualified

    Debbie Coca’s tenure on the Wagon Mound School Board will soon come to an end.

    Coca, who was appointed by the board this past summer to fill a vacant position, was not allowed to run for the seat in Tuesday’s school board election. The former Mora County clerk determined she wasn’t eligible because she resides in Watrous.

    Watrous, a small town off Interstate 25, is part of the Las Vegas City Schools district.

  • NM allows greater scrutiny for conflicts of interest

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    The New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office plans to post financial disclosure statements on its website that detail income, investments and other business ties for hundreds of state officials including lawmakers, Cabinet secretaries and the governor.

    In recent years, the information has been available upon request only. Agency spokesman John Blair said disclose forms will be posted online as soon as next week.

  • Jail Log - Feb. 5, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 24 and Feb. 1:
    Phillip Archuleta, 24, probation violation: failure to report, Adult Probation Office
    Josette Martin, age unavailable, bench warrant: failure to appear, District Court
    Michael Baca, 22, bench warrant: unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Jorjette Zamora, 23, bench warrant: DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, interference with protective custody, San Miguel Magistrate Court

  • HU Loves Alumni event to benefit campaign for football field

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands Loves Alumni event this Thursday (Feb. 9) will be a festive and free evening of food, music, fun and a silent auction that benefits the Home Field Advantage Campaign aimed at replacing the university’s 14-year-old football field.

    The Valentine’s celebration will be in the Student Center from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

  • NM may join popular-vote compact

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico has taken a step toward joining a movement to elect presidents by popular vote.

    A Senate committee on Friday recommended approval of a bill to join an inter-state compact that requires Electoral College voters to cast ballots for the national popular vote winner.

    Senate bill sponsor Mimi Stewart of Albuquerque says she not only is concerned about political campaigns that focus on swing states but also how presidents govern.

  • Weather - Feb. 5, 2017


    HIGH 61° / LOW 33°
    Sunny, with a high near 61. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Sunday night ­— mostly clear, with a low around 33.
    6:57 a.m. to 5:33 p.m.


    HIGH 57° / LOW 37°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy.
    Monday night —mostly clear, with a low around 37. Breezy.
    6:56 a.m. to 5:34 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Feb. 5, 2017

    Friday, Feb. 3, 1967 — The East Las Vegas Junior High basketball team will host today’s and Saturday’s East Las Vegas Junior Round Robin. The East Las Vegas players are Leroy Martinez, Pat Vigil, Marshall Sellman, Mickey Maes, Eddie Maestas, Oliver Ortiz, Don C de Baca, Don Guerin, John Johnson and Andy Jaramillo.

  • West, NMAA in court today

    West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team, penalized with four forfeited games for a rules violation, may have a shot at playing those games after all.

    A temporary restraining order issued late Monday by Fourth Judicial District Judge Abigail Aragon calls for the forfeiture to be put on hold, which in theory would allow the Dons’ scheduled games vs. Robertson and St. Mike’s to be played.

    A hearing on the matter is set for 10 a.m. today (Friday) at state District Court in Las Vegas. At that point, the NMAA would be allowed to respond.