Local News

  • Looking Back - Feb. 18, 2015

    In 1965
    Thursday, Feb. 11 — The Order of De Molay Installation was held Sunday afternoon with the following taking part: David Goodman, Bobby Whorton, Bradley Payas, Phil Wells, Rickey Akin, Larry Connell, Chris Farnsworth, Mickey Hawley, Tommy Hilton, Fred Erb, Jerry Wells, Chris Smith, Todd Werley, Charles Hilton and Richard Conklin.

  • Looking ahead - News - Feb. 18, 2015

    HU concert set for Friday
    “Flores and Friends” featuring Yasmin Flores, Linda King and Andre Garcia-Nuthmann will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20 at Kennedy Lounge on the Highlands campus. Admission is $10 and it is a fundraiser for the purchase of instrumental music.

  • Weather - Feb. 18, 2015

    Sunny, with a high near 50. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Clear at night, with a low around 27. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming west after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. A 10 percent chance of rain at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:44 a.m. to 5:46 p.m.

  • County, attorney parting ways

    After more than two decades as the San Miguel County attorney, Jesus Lopez is leaving the position.

    “We parted ways,” Lopez confirmed last week. “I’ve been wanting to leave for awhile, after 23 consecutive years.”
    Lopez said he plans to concentrate on his private practice and do more trial work.

    “I will stay on with the county for awhile until they find other counsel,” Lopez said.

  • Exploring geology - Volcano expert to deliver talks

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    An international expert in volcanology from France will shed light on local extinct volcanoes during a series of public talks at Highlands University beginning Tuesday.

    New Mexico has the most extinct volcanoes on the North American continent and Benjamin van Wyk de Vries, a geology professor at Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand, France, will decipher local landmarks during his time at Highlands as a Visiting Ballen Scholar.

  • Appeals court rules for Rivera

    The state Court of appeals has affirmed District Judge Abigail Aragon’s ruling that current state law doesn’t allow for a county other than Los Alamos to pursue home rule status.

  • Right-to-work bill tied to wage hike

    By Vik Jolly
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A New Mexico House committee Friday voted to approve a revamped right-to-work bill that tacks on an increase in the minimum wage from $7.50 to $8 an hour.

    After some heated exchanges in a six-hour session, the House Judiciary Committee voted 7-6 along party lines to approve the Republican-sponsored revised bill that prohibits requiring workers to join a union or to pay dues as a condition of employment.

    The revised bill now moves to a vote of the full House of Representatives.

  • In Brief - News - Feb. 16, 2015

    The Associated Press

    Multiple people shot at lodge
    ALBUQUERQUE — Albuquerque police are investigating a shooting at a community lodge that has left several people wounded.
    Police spokesman Fred Duran says the shooting took place early Sunday morning at the Navajo Elks Lodge in the southeastern area of the city.
    Duran did not say how many people were hurt but that all victims are in stable condition at various hospitals.
    No suspect is in custody.
    Detectives are still investigating the incident.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 16, 2015

    In 1965
    Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1965 — A former Las Vegan, Paul T. Nolan, is the author of the lead article in the January New Mexico Magazine. Titled “Captain Jack Rides Again,” it is the story of Capt. Jack  Crawford, an Indian scout after the Civil War, who toured with Buffalo Bill Cody in melodrama of the western frontier. Nolan is now on the faculty of the University of Southwestern Louisiana. According to Nolan, Capt. Jack was the first New Mexican to copyright plays, the first being dated 1888 in the file of the Library of Congress.

  • Weather - Feb. 15, 2015

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. South wind 10-15 mph, becoming northwest in the afternoon. A 50 percent chance of snow showers at night, mainly after 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Northeast wind 15-20 mph, becoming southeast 5-10 mph after midnight.