Local News

  • Lawmakers approve budget fixes

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — State lawmakers approved a package of budget solvency measures aimed at closing a major budget deficit.

    The state House of Representatives adjourned Thursday after approving a package of budget solvency measures that were quickly confirmed by the Senate.

    The deficit reduction plan is expected to shore up the state’s general fund by cutting agency spending by $172 million, sweeping money from agency accounts, collecting money from stalled construction projects and closing tax incentive loopholes.

  • Death penalty bill dies in Senate

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Legislature adjourned from a special legislative session on Thursday without approving a measure to reinstate the death penalty and other criminal justice initiatives backed by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.

    The Democrat-led Senate adjourned Thursday without taking up stricter sentencing provisions approved by the House or Representatives.

  • In Brief - News - Oct. 7, 2016

    Staff and Wire Reports

  • Jail Log - Oct. 7, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 28 and Oct. 4:
    Esther Garcia, 33,  one-day commitment, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Lorenzo Gallegos, 54, hold for Santa Fe County, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Anna Tafoya, 34, possession of alcohol, 24 hour hold, Adult Probation Office
    Robert Salinas, 32, bench warrant: failure to appear in accordance with release imposed by the court, District Court

  • Looking Back - Oct. 7, 2016

    Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1966 — Enrollment at Highlands University reached an all-time high this fall, with 1,714 students being enrolled, according to James Elliott, registrar. The figure represents a 16.7 percent increase over the 1965 enrollment of 1,468. Freshmen comprised the largest class with 718; sophomores totaled 400; juniors were 225, and the senior class showed the smallest increase, with 193, or a 4.3 percent jump.

  • Weather - Oct. 7, 2016


    HIGH 62° / LOW 38°
    Sunny, with a high near 62. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Friday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
    7:01 a.m. to 6:35 p.m.


  • Highlands University Homecoming activities

    Saturday, Oct. 8
    7 a.m. — Alumni Cowboy 5k Gallop & Trot & Li’l Cowboy Stick Pony Trot– Gene Torres Golf Course
    8 a.m. to 12 noon — Breakfast Celebration for Class of 1966 – Kennedy Lounge
    9 a.m. — 25th Annual Piedras Gene Torres Golf Classic – Gene Torres Golf Course
    9 a.m. — Parade Reception and VIP viewing area, Kennedy Lounge
    Homecoming Parade – Downtown Las Vegas – lineup at 8 a.m. at 5th & Friedman

  • Man admits guilt in killings

    A 46-year-old Mora County man is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty last month to two counts of second-degree murder and other crimes.

  • Moving to the sounds
  • Man arrested for trying to stab officer

    A Las Vegas man was arrested Friday and charged with a third-degree felony for attempting to stab a Las Vegas police sergeant with a knife on Friday, according to a probable cause statement filed Monday in San Miguel County Magistrate Court.

    Sgt. Michael Lopez escaped injury, but the knife cut through the uniform shirt he was wearing.

    Lopez was able to take the suspect into custody. Adan M. Vigil, 68, of the 2200 block of Eighth Street, has been charged with aggravated battery upon a peace officer with a deadly weapon.