Local News

  • In Brief - News - April 3, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Santa Fe prepares for pilgrimage
    CHIMAYO — Santa Fe County fire and the sheriff’s office have stepped up efforts for the annual Good Friday pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayó.
    Tens of thousands of devotees were expected Thursday evening through Good Friday.
    Some are making the 90-mile, three-day walk from Albuquerque to the shrine that houses a small pit of dirt that some believe possesses curing powers.

  • Gov signs child prostitution crackdown

    By Vik Jolly
    The Associated Press

    Gov. Susana Martinez signed three public safety bills Tuesday, including one that cracks down on those who seek to sell or solicit children for sex.

    Martinez said “It has been my calling first as a district attorney and now as a governor to stand up for those who do not have a voice of their own.”

    The bill aimed at curbing child prostitution makes it a second-degree felony to hire or offer any child younger than 16 for sex.

  • Escovedo murder trial begins

    The prosecutor delivering opening arguments Monday in the murder trial of David Escovedo painted a grisly picture for jurors of Maxine Patsy Trujillo’s final moments and of her partially decomposed head being discovered on Feb. 14, 2011, six weeks after authorities believe she was killed.

    Chief Deputy District Attorney Thomas Clayton told jurors  they’d hear testimony that Trujillo, 46, died from massive head trauma, a blow that was so severe that it cracked her skull.

  • Cutting-edge research — HU student develops cough monitor

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A Highlands University graduate student developed the first prototype for a wearable cough monitor for children with cystic fibrosis that will help physicians and parents better manage the children’s care.

  • Commission signs off on tax hike

    Setting aside concerns raised by city officials and the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce, the San Miguel County Commission voted 4 to 1 on Monday to impose a quarter-cent gross receipts tax increase throughout the county.

  • City abandons Storrie Lake proposal

    The tentative agreement between the city of Las Vegas and Storrie Project Water users Association to permanently increase the city’s water storage capacity by 2,300 acre feet is dead. The city is instead moving forward with its plans to increase its water storage capacity at Bradner Reservoir.

  • Gov criticizes Dems for ‘killing’ key bills

    By Vik Jolly
    The Associated Press

    In a speech critical of Senate Democratic leadership, Gov. Susana Martinez said Monday the just-completed legislative session was the most partisan she has seen by a Senate majority during her time in office.

    Martinez offered her assessment of the 60-day session at a real estate luncheon, saying she was disappointed by the uncompromising Senate Democrats who “killed” several key pieces of legislation, including a $270 million statewide public works measure.

  • Looking Back - April 1, 2015

    In 1965
    Tuesday, March 30 — Demolition work on the building which formerly housed the Western Drug Store on Douglas Avenue was almost completed today, and work was under way on the building next door, which was formerly Dick’s Liquor Store. The buildings, along with the present Safeway Store and the Bus Depot, will be torn down for the new Safeway store. The other two buildings are still occupied and will not be demolished for some time. Western Drug Store will open soon in the building on Douglas Ave., which formerly housed the City Museum.

  • Looking ahead - News - April 1, 2015

    UWC’s celebration of visual art and dance
    UWC USA’s fine arts departments will present a combined celebration of visual art and dance at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 in the Kluge Auditorium on the UWC-USA campus. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Weather - April 1, 2015

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 41. Breezy, with a west wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Windy, with a west wind 15-20 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 32. Windy.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 31.