Local News

  • Hospital’s services in crosshairs

    With concerns being raised over the services provided by Alta Vista Regional Hospital, some say it’s time to explore alternatives for health care.

    The San Miguel County Commission this past week gave the green light to Chairman Rock Ulibarri to begin exploring those options. While it is viewed as a preliminary step at most, the move does acknowledge a growing dissatisfaction among some in the community.

  • Thousands of eggs ready to go - Easter egg hunts scheduled

    Thousands of brightly colored eggs are ready for the fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Mora/San Miguel Farm and Livestock Bureau. The annual hunt, which takes place at 1 p.m. on Saturday at county fairgrounds off Hot Springs Boulevard north of Las Vegas, will have roughly 8,000 eggs for eager kids.

    The hunt will have hundreds of “golden” eggs containing gift certificates for bikes and cash from area businesses.

  • Russia balks at condemning Syria

    The Associated Press

    UNITED NATIONS — Russia vetoed a U.N. resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria and demanded a speedy investigation, triggering clashes between Moscow and the measure’s Western backers.

    The vote on the Security Council resolution drafted by Britain, France and the United States was 10 in favor, Russia and Bolivia against, and China, Kazakhstan and Ethiopia abstaining.

  • Jail Log - April 14, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 6 and 12:
    Tyler Flores, 37, probation violation: three-day sanction, Adult Probation Office
    Katherine Duran, 35, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, Las Vegas Municipal Court, Bernalillo
    Gavino Cavitt, 32, possession, delivery or manufacture of drug paraphernalia, drivers license, San Miguel County Magistrate Court

  • Weather - April 14, 2017


    HIGH 75° / LOW 41°
    Sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.  
    6:29 a.m. to 7:33 p.m.


    HIGH 74° / LOW 39°
    Sunny, with a high near 74. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night — mostly clear, with a low around 39.
    6:28 a.m. to 7:34 p.m.


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  • U.S., Russia spar over Syria

    By Josh Lederman
    The Associated Press

    MOSCOW — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Moscow Tuesday with an ultimatum for Russia: Side with the U.S. and likeminded countries on Syria, or embrace Iran, militant group Hezbollah and embattled Syrian leader Bashar Assad.

    It wasn’t clear what the punishment would be for a Russian government that has used its military might to help Assad and his array of allies score a series of battlefield successes in their six-year war with Syrian opposition groups.

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  • Governor toes line on tax vetoes

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez stripped all funding for the state Legislature along with state universities and colleges from a proposed budget for the coming fiscal year, using her veto pen Friday to escalate a confrontation with lawmakers over how to shore up shaky state finances.

  • House Bill 85 among casualties

    Among the casualties of Gov. Susana Martinez’s veto pen this legislative session is a bill aimed at tightening regulation of boarding homes across the state.

    The legislation was especially significant in Las Vegas, home to the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute, the state’s mental hospital, along with a host of boarding homes housing mentally ill clients.

    House Bill 85, sponsored by Rep. Deborah Armstrong, called for closer regulation of such facilities and their operators by local municipalities. It passed both House and Senate unanimously.