Local News

  • Spreading the holiday spirit
  • Mom jailed for driving drunk

    A Las Cruces woman spent the Thanksgiving holiday locked up at the San Miguel County Detention Center for allegedly driving while intoxicated with her two children, an 8-year-old and a 4-year-old.

  • ‘Christmas time in the city’

    The holiday season is here, and Las Vegas is ready for it. On Friday the annual Holiday Home Tour will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. This year’s tour will feature nine locations, including the Holly House at 1011 Eighth St., Immaculate Conception Church, Louie Trujillo’s 921 South Pacific home, Alvin and Charlene Jiron’s home at 323 South Pacific, Judee Williams’ home at 919 Sixth St. and the Plaza Hotel.

    Saturday the much-anticipated Electric Light Parade will begin at sundown starting at Fifth Street and Friedman Avenue.

  • PNM to seek another rate hike

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s largest electric provider will be asking state regulators to consider another rate increase for customers in December.

    Public Service Co. of New Mexico has sent letters to a half-million customers, saying it needs to recoup the millions of dollars that are being spent on improvements to the grid and on pollution controls at a pair of coal-fired power plants in northwestern New Mexico.

  • Water rights deal pits villagers against oilman

    The Associated Press

    PECOS — A battle is brewing between residents of a northern New Mexico village and a Texas oil and gas executive who owns a ranch along the Pecos River.

    At issue is a pending water rights transfer that some Pecos residents believe will affect a centuries-old acequia that diverts water for agricultural use.

    Once the water is severed from the land, the “option in the future to farm these properties is gone,” villager and gas station owner Pancho Adelo told the Santa Fe New Mexican.

  • Driver killed in I-25 crash

    The Associated Press

    State police are investigating a motor vehicle fatality that occurred Thanksgiving Day in San Miguel County.
    Police report that the single-vehicle accident occurred around 8 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 25 near mile marker 356, north of Las Vegas.

    The victim was identified as Cansu Bayram, 28, of Estes Park, Colo.

    The initial investigation indicated a vehicle traveling northbound left the highway and entered the median where it overturned. The driver was pronounced dead

  • Keller calls for new audit

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s state auditor is calling for a new audit into whether health-insurance companies have been underpaying the premium taxes they owe.

    State Auditor Tim Keller said on Monday that a new independent accounting firm should be hired under the supervision of his office and that the superintendent of insurance should be removed from any potential settlement negotiations with the companies.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 30, 2016

    Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1966 — Twelve Las Vegas City School musicians have been selected to participate in All-State activities in Albuquerque in January, according to Elmer Henry of the music faculty. They are Harriet Littleton, RHS; Ellen Gerdeman, Richard O’Connell and Becky Montoya, Junior High; and Robert Lucero, Caroline Valerio, Sharon Hedquist, Beverly Marvin, Janet Shaw, Jane Givens, Carol Thrasher and Linda Rice.                 

  • Weather - Nov. 30, 2016


    HIGH 40° / LOW 16°
    Sunny, with a high near 40. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night — Mostly clear, with a low  around 16. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
    6:51 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.


    HIGH 43° / LOW 17°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. West wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Thursday night — partly cloudy.
    6:52 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.


  • HU concerts Friday, Sunday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Department of Music presents two concerts featuring original music and the Christmas classic, Navidad Nuestra.

    The Original Music Concert is at 7 p.m. Friday in the Student Union Building Ballroom.

    The Madrigal Choir performs Navidad Nuestra, a folk music rendition of the Nativity scene by Argentine composer Ariel Ramírez, along with other selections at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The concert is in Ilfeld Auditorium.