Local News

  • Jail Log - June 14, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 5 and June 12:

  • Rural U.S. loses population for first time

    By Hannah Dreier and Hope Yen
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Rural America is losing population for the first time ever, largely because of waning interest among baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation, according to new census estimates.

    Long weighed down by dwindling populations in farming and coal communities and the movement of young people to cities, rural counties are being hit by sputtering growth in retirement and recreation areas, once residential hot spots for baby boomers.

  • Looking Back - June 14, 2013

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  • Looking Ahead - News - June 14, 2013

    Sunrise Kiwanis Outdoor Show is Saturday

    Third annual Sunrise Kiwanis Outdoor Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The event will feature games, prizes, food, music, contests and educational displays. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - June 14, 2013

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind 10-15 mph.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 58.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 14, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Suit filed in fatal police shooting

    GLORIETA — The father of a man shot and killed by a New Mexico State Police officer has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit.
    KRQE-TV reports that the federal lawsuit was recently filed by Daniel T. Pauly, the father of Samuel Pauly.

  • Program puts inmates to work

    By Dan Boyd
    The Albuquerque Journal
    SANTA FE —  Don’t be alarmed at the sight of orange jumpsuits outside the state Capitol. It’s just your tax dollars at work.
    For roughly a month, a New Mexico agency has been paying “low-risk” inmates from the Penitentiary of New Mexico, south of Santa Fe, a dollar an hour to move furniture, paint, help with landscaping and do other tasks at state government buildings around the capital city.

  • 8 seeking magistrate post

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    The governor’s office has released a list of eight names of those who have applied for the vacant San Miguel magistrate’s job including Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño.

    Montaño said he is nearing retirement after more than 20 years on the force and has been urged by many citizens to run for the job.

  • Bringin’ back the memories - Summerfest a fundraiser for theater

    Roughly three years ago, Joseph Weathers set out to  give back to his community. He soon became involved with various community organizations, but his heart has always been set on re-opening the theater in Mora located near the Mora Spinning Mill, also known as the Tapetes de Lana Weaving Center.

    The Chief theater in downtown Mora was a vibrant and well-attended landmark until it closed in the 1970s. Weathers decided to make it his mission to re-open the theater as part of the “Bring Back the Memories, Mora Valley Theatre.”

  • Task force takes aim at housing

    MOSQUERO — When it comes to buying or renovating a house in the northeast quadrant of New Mexico, there is no shortage of issues that people must contend with.
    They include things like credit issues, difficulty finding financing, old housing stock and contractors who are unwilling to take on a job in remote stretches, given the travel time.