Local News

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Dec. 27, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Hospital ordered to pay $1 million

    SANTA FE — A Santa Fe hospital has been ordered to pay $1 million to a woman who stopped breathing and nearly died while being treated there in May 2010.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that a jury Monday awarded Zelda Jiron $250,000 in compensatory damages and $750,000 in punitive damages in her lawsuit against Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center.

  • Playing Santa - Police deliver gifts, food to needy

    Normally when one encounters a police officer it is during an emergency type of situation, but for some children recent visits from officers brought them much needed Christmas joy. On Sunday, several officers of the Las Vegas Police Department along with volunteers spent roughly 10 hours delivering several thousands worth of toys to children around Las Vegas.

    Along with the toys, they also delivered food baskets to families in need during the holiday time. Las Vegas Police Officers Association vice-president and LVPD Sgt. Michael Lopez coordinated the event.

  • City receives 2 grants

    The city of Las Vegas has obtained a grant that will enable it to hire 23 youths and three supervisors to work on the Riverwalk.

    The $148,791 Fiscal Year 2015 grant was awarded by the state Youth Conservation Corps. The city obtained another $50,000 grant from the New Mexico Finance Authority to conduct a feasibility study on a proposed Family Fun Center in the Las Vegas area.

    The city announced the grants late last week in a news release.

  • Toys for Tots
  • Officer shortage handicapping law enforcement

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Police departments and sheriffs’ offices across New Mexico are battling shortages of officers and deputies amid retirements, low pay and a lack of qualified applicants.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 25, 2013

    In 1963

    Friday, Dec. 20 — In recognition of her outstanding work in the field of education in New Mexico, Mrs. J.M. Valdez was chosen Teacher of the Year for 1963-64 by the Wagon Mound Educational Association. The selection was based on the achievements of Mrs. Valdez in varied areas of service. Her role as wife and mother had been successfully combined with a teaching career, and she has still found time for civic duties and important community interests.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 25, 2013

    Sobriety Ball
    Second Annual Sobriety Ball, 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Dec. 28 at El Burro Enterprise. Los Tropicales will provide musical entertainment for the evening. Donations are being sought for the event. To donate or for more information, call 505-617-5846 or 425-2687.

  • Weather - Dec. 25, 2013

    Sunny, with a high near 40. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 20.

    Sunny, with a high near 47. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 23.

    Sunny, with a high near 51. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 27.

    Sunny, with a high near 53.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:08 a.m. to 4:54 p.m.

  • Offices, schools and banks closing for Christmas

    Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday.

  • Helping out