Local News

  • In Brief - News - March 27, 2015

    The Associated Press

    Tuition program faces uncertainty

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Legislature’s failure to bolster the state’s Legislative Lottery Scholarship program’s financial underpinnings has students and higher education institutions bracing for cutbacks.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the lack of action during the legislative session that ended Saturday spells trouble for the in-state tuition assistance for university and college students.

  • Jail Log - March 27, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 16 and March 24:
    Albino Alcon, 33, six-day commitment
    Monica Valdez , 48, seven-day commitment
    Martin Flores, 30, DWI
    John Armijo, 24, traffic offense/suspended revoked license
    Craig Arguello, 22, three-day commitment
    Apolinario Gonzales, 44, bench warrant
    Roger Romero, 29, probation violation
    Dimitri Encinias-Gonzales, 18, suspended, revoked
    Veronica Romero, 41, shoplifting/larceny

  • Looking Back - March 27, 2015

    In 1965

  • Looking ahead - News - March 27, 2015

    Fiesta de la Hispanidad is tonight

    The 21st Annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad will take place at 6 p.m.  today (Friday) at Ilfeld Auditorium, with doors opening at 5:45. Admission is $5. Refreshments and door prizes. 

  • Weather - March 27, 2015

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 5-15 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 38.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 66.

  • Romero agrees to sanctions

    Nearly two years after retiring from his position as a San Miguel County magistrate judge, Philip Romero has agreed to never again serve as a judge after running afoul of the state’s Judicial Standards Commission.

  • Fiesta de la Hispanidad returns - Concert is scholarship fundraiser

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The 21st Annual New Mexico Highlands University Fiesta de la Hispanidad brings music and dance center stage to Ilfeld Auditorium at 6 p.m. Friday.

    “Over the past 21 years, fiesta has earned its place in the community as a beloved and valued celebration of Hispanic culture,” said Sara Harris, emcee. “I can’t say enough about how much I admire the talent and heart of the performers. And it’s gratifying to see the strong, ongoing community support for this popular event.”

  • IRS fakes are calling Vegas residents

    The ominous voice on the other end of the line sounds legitimate.

    “The Internal Revenue Service is filing a lawsuit against you,” the man says in a phone message left Monday for one Las Vegas couple. The caller urges the couple to call back immediately to resolve the situation.

    Frank and Barbara Casey knew right away that it was a scam, but they worry about others in the community who might fall for it and provide their confidential information to the caller.

  • Wet New Mexico spring is likely

    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — A warming trend in the Pacific Ocean indicates New Mexico could be in for a wet spring, meteorologists said Saturday.

    National Weather Service officials said they observed a rare set of temperature conditions along the West Coast earlier this month that point to signs of rain for central and northern New Mexico.

  • New board members