Local News

  • Road Work Ahead

    With more than 500 miles of roads spread over 4,700 square miles, it’s not surprising that San Miguel County is constantly grappling with road maintenance issues.

    Complaints about deteriorating roads often dominate the public comment periods of County Commission meetings, and county officials are frequently inundated with complaints from constituents.

  • Parson says he’ll retire

    The time is clicking for West Las Vegas Schools Superintendent Gene Parson and the school board. Parson’s current contract with the district ends on June 30. The board has not advertised the soon-to-be-vacant position.

  • Pondering whether America is still great

    Editor’s note:  This story is part of Divided America, AP’s ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society.

    By Jay Reeves and Robin McDowell

    The Associated Press

    Americans agree on this much: They are disgusted with politics.

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  • In Brief - News - June 12, 2016

    The Associated Press

    Obamas headed to Carlsbad

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is taking the first family on a mini-vacation to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico and Yosemite National Park in California during Father’s Day weekend.

    The White House notes the trip is taking place as the National Park Service nears its 100th birthday. The administration is using the trip to highlight Obama’s efforts to preserve land through the creation of new national monuments.

  • Dems searching for unity

    By Ken Thomas and Kathleen Hennessey
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Nearing the end of a lengthy primary fight, Democrats are coalescing around Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid and looking to reunite the party through a carefully orchestrated plan aimed at nudging rival Bernie Sanders to make his exit.

  • HU gallery exhibit features New Mexico painters

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico painters are featured in the annual summer exhibit in the Highlands University Ray Drew Gallery through July 25.

    The paintings are from the Dr. Robert Bell and Dr. Stirling Puck Fine Art Collection at Highlands.

  • More changes at City Hall

    The City Council put the brakes on a request by City Manager Richard Trujillo to hire former city manager Jack Maes as the new housing director.

    During a special meeting on Wednesday, the Council voted unanimously to “disapprove” the Maes appointment. The decision followed a lengthy executive session in which the governing body discussed personnel matters.

    The governing body did not publicly provide an explanation for its decision. Maes served as Las Vegas City Manager about 15 years ago.

  • Luna board gives prez 2 more years

    Luna Community College’s Board of Trustees voted on Wednesday to give President Leroy “Huero” Sanchez a two-year contract extension despite a request by one board member that the vote be delayed to give the board a chance to look into an allegation that Sanchez improperly gave himself a raise.

  • Drive yields loads of attire

    Judy and Chris Gallegos wanted to give back to their community. Earlier this year, the well-known Las Vegas couple decided to call several friends to help them with a clothing drive.

    With the help of friends Isabel Benavidez, Ida Vigil, Ramona Sedillo, Marie Sedillo, Rebecca Valdez, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard DeHerrera, Peggy Lucero, Michelle Sandoval, Eva Mascarenas, Liz Velasquez, Ramona Piechnik, Viola Trujillo, Edwina Trujillo, Tim and Van Chung, and staff from Las Vegas joined the Gallegoses to fill two trucks with gently used clothing.