Local News

  • Frigid Weather
  • Freezing temps, snow hit state

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A storm system swept through parts of New Mexico on Thursday, dumping up to 6 inches of snow across the state and causing dangerous driving conditions, school closures and delays.

    The moderate snowfall overnight struck Interstate 25 near Raton in northern New Mexico, resulting in a warning to motorists from the state Department of Transportation.

    Treacherous road conditions also resulted in the closure of I-25 southbound at Romeroville.

  • Albuquerque continues to seize vehicles despite ruling

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Albuquerque’s city attorney says the city can continue seizing vehicles of suspected drunken drivers because a New Mexico Supreme Court order applied to only one case.

    In its order last week, the Supreme Court refused to consider the city’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling that the city’s DWI vehicle-forfeiture ordinance is unconstitutional.

  • Guilty plea entered in bomb case

    The Guadalupe County Communicator

    An Albuquerque man will serve three years of probation after pleading guilty this week to charges related to a homemade bomb that destroyed a portable toilet at Conchas Lake and another device found unexploded in Santa Rosa’s Blue Hole.

  • Jail Log - Dec. 6, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 22 and Dec. 2:
    Eloi Leyba, 25, hold for court
    Andrew Gelvin, 43, failure to appear
    Armando Garcia, 52, criminal trespass, public nuisance
    Efrain Gutierrez, 26, hold for court
    Caleb Ortiz, 31, resisting or evading an officer
    Adam Villanueva, 30, battery on a household member
    Ramond Gonzales, 47, aggravated assault upon peace officer, battery upon peace officer  
    Charles Martinez, 44, failure to pay child support

  • Looking Back - Dec. 6, 2013

    In 1963

    Friday, Dec. 6 — The Rev. Robert G. Plagge of Council Bluffs, Iowa, will occupy the pulpit of the First United Presbyterian Church Sunday, Dec. 8. The Rev. and Mrs. Plagge are in the community this week visiting with various members and getting acquainted with the congregation. He is a candidate for the vacancy in this parish and hopes to meet all the congregation at some time during the week.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 6, 2013

    Holiday Home Tour is tonight

    The Holiday Home Tour will be from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight (Friday). A previous calendar listing had the incorrect day. The tour includes two homes on the historic west side of Las Vegas and five homes in New Town. This is the 12th anniversary of the tour, organized by CCHP. Tickets are $10 and available at 116 Bridge Street. 

  • Weather - Dec. 6, 2013

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -7. South wind 10-15 mph. A 30 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -6. South wind around 15 mph.

    A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 25. South wind 15-20 mph. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.


  • Pearl Harbor survivor thrives meeting visitors

    By Audrey McAvoy
    The Associated Press

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Herb Weatherwax cruises the open-air grounds of the visitors center at Pearl Harbor on a motorized scooter dubbed “Herb’s Hot Rod.” When a woman notices his blue and white cap embroidered with the words “Pearl Harbor Survivor,” he coaxes her over.

  • Area man accused of rape

    A 62-year-old Mora County man accused of sexually assaulting another man was released from the San Miguel County Detention Center last week.

    Jason Brunson was released from jail on Nov. 26 after posting an appearance bond, according to online court records.

    He is facing charges of first-degree criminal sexual penetration, fourth-degree false imprisonment, a misdemeanor count of aggravated battery and a petty misdemeanor count of negligent use of a deadly weapon.