Local News

  • In Brief - News - Jan. 6, 2017

    The Associated Press

    LANL earns $60M bonus
    Managers of one of the nation’s premier nuclear weapons laboratories have earned positive marks and nearly $60 million in fees and performance pay for work done over the last fiscal year.

    The National Nuclear Security Administration released documents this week that detailed the fees earned by Los Alamos National Security LLC, the contractor that manages Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Jail Log - Jan. 6, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Dec. 28, 2016 and Jan. 4, 2017:

    Kenneth Scott, 44, bench warrant: child support $60,000, out of Indiana
    Joshua Corbin, 35, bench warrant: failure to pay fines, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Aaron Gonzales, 29, bench warrant: failure to appear, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Terence Piatt, 65, two counts aggravated DWI, three counts of careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, criminal damage to property, San Miguel Magistrate Court

  • Woman charged with murder

    A prominent El Pueblo businessman and cattle rancher was brutally murdered in his home last Wednesday, and state police have arrested his daughter-in-law for the crime.

    Arthur Rivera, 81, was stabbed multiple times in the torso and face and died at his home on 580 N.M. 3 in Ribera.

    Ruth Rivera, 52, his caretaker and daughter-in-law, was arrested and charged  with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence late Friday. She was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Saturday  and remained there as of Tuesday.

  • New Years’ plunge into frigid water
  • Protection sought for Valles Caldera

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Underground pockets of boiling water and steam in a northern New Mexico national preserve that represent the heart of an ancient collapsed volcano could get extra federal protection under a proposal by the National Park Service to limit or prevent any negative effects from tapping geothermal energy on neighboring land.

  • Backtracking, GOP won’t gut ethics office

    By Erica Werner
    AP Congressional Correspondent

    WASHINGTON — House Republicans abruptly reversed themselves Tuesday under pressure from President-elect Donald Trump and dropped plans to gut an independent congressional ethics board.

  • Weather - Jan. 4, 2017


    HIGH 51° / LOW 22°
    Sunny, with a high near 51. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
    7:11 a.m. to 5:01 p.m.


  • Homicide conviction overturned

    The state Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of the man accused of causing the death of a baby while driving recklessly on Interstate 25 in San Miguel County in June of 2012.

    Ramon Hernandez — a Guatamala native who had been residing in Santa Fe — has consistently maintained that he wasn’t driving when the collision occurred. He was sentenced to nine years in prison after a San Miguel County jury convicted him in December 2013 of homicide by vehicle, great bodily harm by vehicle and reckless driving.

  • 2016 Year In Review —

    There’s no question that 2016 was Tonita Gurule-Giron’s year. She started the year off as a city councilor and as one of six candidates for mayor and ended it as the city’s first female mayor, having survived a recall effort.

  • Weather - Jan. 1, 2017


    HIGH 46° / LOW 27°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
    Sunday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
    7:10 a.m. to 4:58 p.m.


    HIGH 46° / LOW 28°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Monday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
    7:10 a.m. to 4:59 p.m.