Local News

  • Area children prepare for Saturday’s show

    Roughly 60 children are in the middle of an intense week of rehearsals for their Saturday evening show as part of the annual visit from Missoula Children’s Theatre. This year’s production is “Aladdin,” which will hit the stage at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Ilfeld Auditorium.

    “It is hard, but fun,” said 14-year-old Evelyn Maestas during a rehearsal Monday, just hours after auditioning for a part in the production.

  • Police remained busy during Fiestas

    While there were not many disturbances among the crowd at Plaza Park during this year’s Fiestas de Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Police Department and other first responders remained fairly busy.

    According to LVPD Deputy Chief Ken  Jenkins, statistics show the department was active during the 129th annual celebration, which ran from June 30 to July 4.

    Jenkins said the street patrol had 320 calls for service, made 14 arrests, issued 26 traffic citations, responded to seven traffic accidents and issued three municipal citations during the five-day period.

  • Trump Jr. tweets email chain on Russia

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A music publicist who promised President Donald Trump’s eldest son damaging information on Hillary Clinton from the Russian government said he could send the information directly to Trump via his personal assistant.

    Donald Trump Jr. posted his emails with publicist Rob Goldstone on Twitter Tuesday. The emails with Goldstone show that Trump Jr. was told that the Russian government had information that could “incriminate” Clinton and her dealings with Russia.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 12, 2017

    The Associated Press

    UNM: $432K gap in skybox payments
    ALBUQUERQUE — University of New Mexico officials say $432,000 in skybox suite revenue from the university’s basketball arena has gone uncollected.

    UNM officials made the disclosure during a news conference Monday after the university announced there were “inconsistencies” in contracts for arena suites and were instituting new controls and oversight of athletics department finances.

  • Weather - July 12, 2017


    HIGH 89°/ LOW 56°
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
    5:55 a.m. to 8:18 p.m.


    HIGH 83° / LOW 55°
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    5:56 a.m. to 8:17 p.m.

  • LVPD sees marijuana plants, makes arrest

    Las Vegas Police didn’t need to look very hard to see some of the evidence in one recent drug and weapons bust.

    In fact, officers didn’t even need to leave a public street.

    During a patrol on Monday, two Las Vegas officers observed marijuana plants in the front window of a home in the 100 block of Commerce Street, according to San Miguel County Magistrate Court records. Upon a second pass in front of the home by the officers, curtains were quickly shut to conceal the plants.

  • Students, teachers head to different campuses this fall in Las Vegas

    School is out for the summer for many teachers and students, but Las Vegas City Schools officials are busy working on a massive move to prepare for the coming school year.

    The district is in the middle of a move which will bring its in-town elementary school count from four to two, and will combine their middle school and high school into one campus as part of the district’s right-sizing initiative.

  • NMSP releases name of officer who fired in Rowe standoff

    The New Mexico State Police have released the name of an officer involved in a June 26 incident that led to the death of a Pecos man.

    NMSP Officer Jonathan Tenorio, an 11-year veteran of the department, is the officer who fired a single round that took the life of Rip Huntington, 36, of Pecos. The report states Tenorio was acting as part of team of officers who spent several hours at a scene in Rowe where NMSP personnel were attempting to communicate with Huntington and one of his family members in an effort to resolve a standoff situation.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 9, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Economist in court: N.M. shorts the poor
    SANTA FE  — An economist is testifying that the state of New Mexico provides only a tiny financial boost to school districts with high percentages of children who live in poverty or are learning English as a second language.

    Public-finance economist Stephen Barro testified in state district court Thursday that the New Mexico’s per-student funding formula provides districts in impoverished areas with funding that is 2 percent or 3 percent above average.

  • Jail Log - July 9, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 30 and July 6:
    Angel Gutierrez, 34, failure to appear, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
    Alejandro Mollineda, 20, Failure to comply with conditions of probation, San Miguel District Court.
    Christina Herrera, 34, failure to appear.
    William Higgins, 54, probation violation; association; admitted to using drugs, Adult Probation. Ashley Aragon, 30, Possession of a controlled substance, Possession of marijuana, San Miguel Magistrate Court.