Local News

  • Weather - May 20, 2015

    Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Southwest winds 10-15 mph, shifting to the south in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy at night with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 40s. Southeast winds 10-20 mph, shifting to the east 10-15 mph after midnight.

    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Southeast winds 10-15 mph. Showers and thunderstorms likely at night. Lows in the mid to upper 40s.


  • Judge cuts embezzler a break

    The former Rogers Mortuary employee who embezzled more than $200,000 from the business was sentenced to five years of probation last week.

    But Judge Gerald Baca agreed to grant Molly Martinez a conditional discharge, meaning that if she stays out of trouble and follows the restrictions placed on her during her probation, she will not have a criminal conviction on her record.

    “If you do violate, the court can place you in prison for nine years,” Baca warned Martinez, according to notes of the sentencing hearing, which was held last Wednesday.

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  • Luna nursing program back on track

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Nursing Program is accepting nursing student admission applications for the fall semester.

    The packets for the nursing program are due on June 19. The admission packets are available at the nursing department or a student can call 454-2521 to request a packet be sent to them.

  • Gov: Special session not likely

    The Associated Press

    Negotiations have failed again and Gov. Susana Martinez has no plans to call a special session to consider more than $260 million in funding for public works projects.

    Martinez spokesman Chris Sanchez says the governor met twice Thursday with Senate Finance Committee chair John Arthur Smith in an attempt to forge a compromise.

    Later in the day, the Senate Democrats renewed their call for a special session.

    Lawmakers failed to agree on the capital outlay projects during the regular session.

  • Looking Back - May 18, 2015

    In 1965
    Monday, May 17 — First Lt. Alfonso E. Garcia, former Las Vegas Guardsman now in active duty, has recently been assigned as the battery commander of Battery D 6th Missile Battalion 71st Artillery at Fort Bliss, Texas, according to an announcement from Capt. Alvin Regensberg, local National Guard Unit Commander. Lt. Garcia entered the National Guard after an active duty tour in Greenland and the Continental United States. He enlisted in the local National Guard unit in June 1956, and later attended the New Mexico Military Academy at Santa Fe.

  • Looking ahead - News - May 18, 2015

    Story Time at Carnegie Library
    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - May 18, 2015

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Showers and thunderstorms at night. Low around 46. Southeast wind 10-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

  • In Brief - News - May 18, 2015

    The Associated Press

    4 plague cases confirmed in NM

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health says four cases of plague and 10 cases of tularemia have been reported in animals around the state since Jan. 1.
    Plague cases include one cat from Bernalillo County and one dog, a rabbit and a mouse from Santa Fe County.
    Tularemia cases include one cat from Los Alamos County, a dog from Taos County, three dogs and a rabbit from Santa Fe County and three dogs and one rabbit from Bernalillo County.

  • Schools can do more to prevent teen pregnancy

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico has no clear strategy on how to keep decreasing what is currently the second-highest rate of teens giving birth nationwide, a legislative report states.

    The Legislative Finance Committee report said inconsistent implementation of comprehensive standards for sex education may be a contributing factor. Public schools are required to instruct students on various ways to prevent pregnancy, but not all of them do, the findings stated.