Local News

  • Photo exhibit tells stories of life as a Navajo

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University presents the photography exhibition “Crossing Between Worlds: Life, Land, and the Culture of Canyon de Chelly.”

    The exhibition of Charles Winters’ photographs continues through Dec. 11 in the Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave., with an artist and curator reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday.

  • West board: No raise for Parson

    A recent West Las Vegas board vote may be an indication of a rocky relationship between Superintendent Gene Parson and the board.

    During a meeting late last week, the board split on giving Parson a 1 percent raise for this school year, with board Chairman David Romero breaking the tie by voting against the raise. Board members Patrick Marquez and Anthony “Leroy” Benavidez opposed the raise while board secretary Christine Ludi and vice-chair Marvin Martinez were both in favor of the raise.

  • 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

  • Science Day
  • 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.