Local News

  • Weather - March 22, 2017


    HIGH 75° / LOW 41°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
    7:01 a.m. to 7:14 p.m.


    HIGH 66° / LOW 34°
    A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Windy. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.
    7 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.


  • Dem leaders: Vetoes not valid

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democratic leaders of the New Mexico House of Representatives say two recent veto attempts by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez are invalid.

    House Majority Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton announced early Friday that two bills would go into effect without the governor’s signature because her vetoes did not include explanations as required.

  • Revamp plans roll on

    The end of the school year is more than a month away, but Las Vegas City Schools officials are already making plans for the summer, taking time to make necessary changes to comply with the district’s master plan, including the right-sizing of schools.

    During a meeting in February the board unanimously approved the plan, which calls for the closure of three school sites — Paul D. Henry Elementary, Legion Park Elementary and a portion of Memorial Middle School.

  • Grand project under fire

    A planned Department of Transportation project aims to improve safety and functionality of a nearly 2-mile stretch of South Grand Avenue, but the project has come under heavy criticism from some in the area.

    “At the end of the day, it’s a business killer,” said Matt Martinez, whose business and other properties are on South Grand.

  • Kindness of strangers - Pakistani student enjoys NM experience

    By Margaret McKinney

    Highlands University

    When a Highlands University international exchange student from Pakistan returns home she will tell people about the kindness of strangers in New Mexico.

  • Weather - March 19, 2017


    HIGH 78° / LOW 41°
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
    7:05 a.m. to 7:12 p.m.


    HIGH 76° / LOW 40°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Monday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 40.
    7:04 a.m. to 7:13 p.m.


  • Shopping spree winner
  • Override defends teacher leave

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico state Senate voted to override a veto by Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez of a bill that would have allowed teachers to take more than three days of annual sick leave without being penalized on performance evaluations.

    If the House also votes to override, it would be the first time in 15 years a New Mexico governor’s veto has been reversed.

  • Art on the air - Radio station 24-7 sports

    When he was looking for a format for his newest radio station, the loudest voices Matt Martinez heard were from the bleachers.

    “We took a study to see what people would like,” Martinez said. “The younger generation likes hip-hop and a lot of the new music out there, but the business community wouldn’t support it. But one of the formats that was a natural was sports.”

  • Martinez, county come to terms

    San Miguel County made official its pick for a new manager on Tuesday, as the county commission approved a two-year contract with Vidal Martinez.

    Under terms negotiated, Martinez will be paid $85,000 a year to serve as county manager.

    Martinez is a longtime administrator at Luna Community College. He had served as vice president for instruction before a more recent stint as director of vocational programs.