Local News

  • Nun set to move up sainthood path

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — An Italian-born nun who challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools is set to move up the path toward possible sainthood.

    The Archdiocese of Santa Fe was scheduled Friday to close its inquiry on why Sister Blandina Segale should become a saint. The inquiry panel will then forward its findings to the Vatican.

  • Nakamura appointed to fill Supreme Court seat

    By Mary Hudetz
    The Associated Press

    Gov. Susana Martinez selected District Court Judge Judith Nakamura on Thursday to fill a seat on the New Mexico Supreme Court, calling her an advocate for public safety who has shown “tremendous leadership” in the state’s court system.

  • Celebrating heritage
  • Weather - Nov. 15, 2015


    HIGH 59° / LOW 34°
    A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.
    6:36 a.m. to 4:54 p.m.


    HIGH 49° / LOW 24°
    Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
    6:37 a.m. to 4:53 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Nov. 15, 2015

    In 1965
    Thursday, Nov. 11, 1965 — Is it a good thing for students who are unable to understand their school work, or for some reason fail to get the assigned homework done, to be humiliated before the entire class? We have recently discovered that in our own school system, in certain classrooms, a student who has not done his work properly is forced to go to the teacher’s desk and kneel there. We understand that they were forced to stay there the entire period until someone protested that this was a waste of time, so now they only do it for a few minutes.

  • Thieves targeting community

    Las Vegas police are issuing a warning to local businesses and residents after three individuals were robbed in recent weeks. Two of those robberies involved businesses preparing to make bank deposits.

    Police say no one was injured in the robberies.

  • Commission adopts pet ordinance

    The San Miguel County Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to adopt a new pet ordinance that San Miguel County Sheriff Gary Gold says will finally give his office the tools it needs to address animal control issues in the county.

    The commission adopted the proposed ordinance without any changes, despite requests from several county residents that it be tweaked. County Manager Les Montoya said it will become effective in December, 30 days after the vote.

  • Honoring their sacrifice
  • NM gets D- in state integrity investigation

    By Gwyneth Doland
    Center for Public Integrity

    In 2010 Dianna Duran ran for secretary of state as a reform candidate who would clean things up in the wake of scandals that had plagued the office’s two previous occupants.

  • Company lays off 67 workers

    The Associated Press

    FARMINGTON — An oilfield service company in the Four Corners region has laid off 67 workers, citing low oil and gas prices.

    Baker Hughes Pressure Pumping district manager Robert “Kevin” Jones told the Daily Times of Farmington that the company announced the layoffs on Tuesday.