Local News

  • Feds announce $40M for forest restoration

    By Jeff Barnard
    AP Environmental Writer

  • A constitutional crisis?

    With the clock ticking toward the March 6 election, uncertainty over the validity of the new municipal charter may have created a constitutional crisis of sorts for the city of Las Vegas.

    A charter is essentially a city’s constitution, serving as the ultimate authority on how the local government operates.

    Whether the new charter received the required percentage of votes to be enacted impacts the city election, which is just over a month away.

  • 100th Day Celebration
  • ‘The Vow’

    Kim and Krickitt Carpenter had been married just two months when they suffered a horrific accident that left Krickitt with no memory of her new husband.

    Despite the hard times that lay ahead, the couple stuck it out and stayed together, publishing a book about their ordeal in 2000 titled “The Vow: The Kim and Krickitt Carpenter Story.”

    Next Friday, the movie based on their book will be shown in theaters around the country.

  • Mayoral candidates talk water

    With a recent study pegging the cost of fixing the city’s water system at about $120 million, it’s not surprising that water has become one of the central issues of the municipal election.

  • Highlands plans to refinance debt

    New Mexico Highlands University regents gave preliminary approval Wednesday for the administration to move forward with plans to refinance its dorm debt, a move that could save the school an estimated $60,000 a year.

    The university issued revenue bonds in 2008 to finance its new student dormitory, pledging revenues generated from the housing units to pay off the debt.

  • Looking Back - News - Feb. 3, 2012

    In 1935

    Monday, Feb. 4 — A trail of blood from a car parked in back of the Meadows hotel to a home on Commerce Street yesterday led to the arrest of Luis Gonzales, who admitted, according to Sheriff F.C. Delgado, attempting to rob the car, but in breaking the window he severed an artery at his wrist. When found by officials he was suffering from loss of blood and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Sheriff Delgado said that Gonzales also confessed to stealing articles of clothing from the Home Cafe several days ago.

  • Weather - Feb. 3, 2012

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. North wind around 10 mph. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 16. Northeast wind 5-10 mph.  

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming south. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 16.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 22.

  • Man charged with stealing hay

    State police have arrested a 22-year-old Colorado native on a fourth-degree larceny charge for allegedly stealing about $1,000 worth of hay that was stored at the Santa Fe Trail Event Center, and selling it.

    Will Smith, who according to court documents is a student at New Mexico Highlands University, was arrested last week. Smith, a member of the school’s rodeo team, admitted to the victim that he had taken her hay and that he was sorry, according to the arrest warrant affidavit filed in San Miguel County Magistrate Court.

  • State water czar talks about challenges

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    The past month has been a whirlwind for New Mexico’s new water czar. There have been meetings with lawmakers, mayors and federal officials and briefings with staff around the state.

    And at the end of every day, State Engineer Scott Verhines finds time for an hour or more of reading so he can catch up on pending lawsuits over how New Mexico’s water is managed, lessons learned by other drought-stricken states and the latest high-tech tools for measuring and monitoring the dwindling resource.