Local News

  • Jail Log Nov. 20, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 9 and Nov. 17:
     Norman DeHerrera, 52, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    David Garcia-Jaehnke, 19, probation violation: positive UA (meth)
    Nakia Crespin, 28, shoplifting. burglary of a motor vehicle, bench warrant, LV Municipal/SM Magistrate
    Richard Martinez, 46, false imprisonment, assault, disorderly conduct
    Louis Reed, 52, failure to appear, bench warrant, Sandoval County

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  • Council OK's annexation of 479 acres

    The city of Las Vegas is about to get a little bigger.

    The City Council voted last week to annex 479.8 acres north of the city limits. The area that is about to be incorporated into city boundaries is contiguous to the city between Airport Road and Interstate 25.

    The area includes the Cunico property and the Zamora Arena.

  • Counties to seek more jail funding

    San Miguel County Commissioners voted unanimously last week to adopt a resolution supporting the state Association of Counties legislative priorities, which include an increase in the state funding jails receive for housing inmates.

    The legislative session kicks off in January. It will be a 30 day session, which means that lawmakers will focus primarily on budget items in addition to any special issues Gov. Susana Martinez wants to be addressed.

  • Lawmaker worried about budget

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    A key legislator warned Tuesday that New Mexico could be headed into another financial storm thanks to growing spending pressures and slumping oil and gas prices that have resulted in weaker revenues.

    Legislative Finance Committee Chair Sen. John Arthur Smith issued the warning during a meeting in Santa Fe. He questioned whether state agencies have any backup plans for reducing spending.

  • Officials: Suspected Paris mastermind died in raid

    By Angela Charlton
    and Raf Casert
    The Associated Press

    PARIS — The Belgian extremist suspected of masterminding the deadly attacks in Paris died a day ago along with his female cousin in a police raid on a suburban apartment building, French officials said Thursday, adding it was still not clear exactly how he died.

  • New center for excellence to host open house

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Increasing student success through ongoing faculty development is the aim of the new Center for Teaching Excellence at Highlands University.

    There will be an open house at the Center for Teaching Excellence from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today (Friday), with opening remarks at 10 a.m. The center is in the Victoria D. Sanchez Teacher Education Center, Room 102, 1031 11th St.

  • Singers present Jazz and Laughs

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University HU Singers will present Jazz and Laughs at 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the university’s Ilfeld Auditorium.

    Andre García-Nuthmann, director of the Highlands choral and vocal program, will direct the musical production and accompany on piano. Don Evans is the artistic director. 

  • Local DJ says donations needed

    Donations are low this year for the 14th Annual Turkey Drive organized by Charlynne “Charli” Otero of KMDZ 96.7 FM. 

    As of Tuesday morning, Otero said she had enough donations to cover the cost of roughly 35 turkeys for this year’s drive. That’s a far cry from the roughly 200 turkeys distributed to needy families during last year’s drive. The freezer at the radio station — normally overflowing with turkeys this time of year – is now home to only one small turkey.

  • Alta Vista named a ‘top performer’

    Las Vegas Optic

    Administrators and staff at Alta Vista Regional Hospital are celebrating after the hospital on Tuesday was recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.

    Specifically, the local hospital was recognized because it is excelling in providing treatment for  pneumonia, and for its surgical care and immunization work in 2014.