Local News

  • Trump: White House fine-tuned machine, despite turmoil

    By Darlene Superville and Ken Thomas
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump mounted an aggressive defense of his young presidency Thursday, lambasting reports that his campaign advisers had inappropriate contact with Russian officials and vowing to crack down on the leaking of classified information.

  • House GOP struggles for consensus on health law

    By Alan Fram
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON  — House Republican leaders sketched broad outlines of a replacement for President Barack Obama’s health care law that left rank-and-file GOP members at odds and questioning details and timing of how the GOP intends to deliver on its long-promised alternative.

  • Jail Log - Feb. 17, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 8 and Feb. 13:
    Jerroldine Montaño, 38, probation violation: 24 hour hold for investigation. Adult Probation Office
    Leondro Padilla, 33, bench warrant: hold for court, San Miguel Magistrate Court / MDC
    Amanda Padilla, 27, bench warrant: failure to appear, District Court / Sandoval County
    Jessie Romero, 40, bench warrant: failure to appear, District Court

  • Weather - Feb. 19, 2017


    HIGH 64° / LOW 35°
    Sunny, with a high near 64. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
    6:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.


    HIGH 60° / LOW 34°
    Partly sunny, with a high near 60. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    6:44 a.m. to 5:46 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Feb. 19, 2017

    Friday, Feb. 17, 1967 — The Las Vegas Hawks were edged in a final period rally -4 by the Montezuma Seminarians ice hockey team at the Gallinas skating pond Thursday afternoon. The Hawks roster is made up of Bob Gordon, Dave Beeman, Juan Jose Peña, Alonso Vasquez, John Deere, Jeff Blaum and player-coach Robert Bickham.

  • More than $3,000 raised
  • Dons’ forfeits upheld

    West Las Vegas will have to forfeit at least three boys’ basketball games after all, and in effect it may be four forfeited games, according to one of the plaintiffs in a case decided in district court.

    The decision came Monday morning after a daylong hearing Friday pitted coaches David Bustos and Steve Sandoval and their players against the New Mexico Activities Association in the courtroom of Judge Abigail Aragon.

    A final hearing in the matter is set for the morning of Feb. 21, but that will be the day the District 2-4A tournament is set to begin.

  • Flamenco performance at Plaza Hotel on Saturday

    By Susan Vander Meer
    One Roof Publishing

    Ronald Maltais, artistic director for the Castañeda Concert series, recently announced the next two performances, the first of which will take place at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday in the Plaza Hotel Ballroom.

    The performance showcases Flamenco musicians and dancers. The third concert in the series will be at 3 p.m. on May 7 at Ilfeld Auditorium with violinist Elizabeth Young, cellist Dana Winograd, percussionist Ralph Marquez and Maltais at the piano.

  • Lawmaker warns that state needs $200M

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A leading Democratic lawmaker says New Mexico may need an additional $200 million or more to address a budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year and rebuild reserves enough to protect its credit rating.

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman John Arthur Smith of Deming on Monday warned of a budget gap between $200 million and $250 million for the fiscal year starting July 1.

  • 6 Samaritan House volunteers to be honored

    By Gwen Albers

    Two months after a stroke took the life of Judi Gallegos’ son, she joined the non-profit group that sometimes provided her Lonnie with a warm bed.

    “I felt the need to do something in his memory,” Gallegos said about becoming a volunteer with Casa de Samaritan Homeless Shelter after Lonnie’s passing on Dec. 24, 2012 -- one day after his 50th birthday.