Local News

  • Bricks & Mortar on Mainstreet - A conversation with the Claytons

    Editor’s note: Bricks & Mortar on MainStreet is a monthly series highlighting Downtown renovation projects from the Railroad Depot to the Plaza Park. This week’s column is by Corine Leger. She interviewed Thomas and Tina Clayton, majority owners of the Rawlins Building.

  • Jurors told of couple’s rocky relationship

    Acquaintances of Dennis Escovedo and Maxine Patsy Trujillo testified on Wednesday about the turbulent relationship the couple appeared to have had as the prosecution continued in its quest to convince jurors that Escovedo murdered his on-again, off-again girlfriend.

    Wendy Capek and her boyfriend, Jerry Tenorio, who live in Las Aguitas, about a quarter of a mile away from Escovedo’s home, testified about a bizarre incident that occurred in the fall of 2010.

  • Easter Preparations - Plenty of Easter fun scheduled this weekend

    There will be plenty of Easter eggs to find this weekend with several hunts scheduled. Including one that will have 6,000 pastel colored plastic eggs filled with candy and prize tokens. The Mora/San Miguel Farm and Livestock Bureau will host their second annual hunt starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the San Miguel/Mora County Fairgrounds on Hot Springs Boulevard.

    This year’s fun-filled event will include the hiding of 6,000 eggs with a large quantity of them containing cash and other prizes including bike and gift certificates.

  • Governor weighs in on special session

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday that there’s no reason to call a special session to address millions of dollars in public works projects unless Senate Democrats are willing to compromise.

    Martinez’s comments came after Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez said he and other Democrats may be willing to support a special session.

  • Looking Back - April 3, 2015

    In 1965

    Thursday, April 1 — Superintendent Ray Leger of the West Las Vegas Schools announced today that the system is planning to establish a night high school for the 1965-66 school year. This program will be for the purpose of providing those people who wish to finish their high school with an opportunity to do so. These are the people who for some reason did not finish high school under the regular program and who are now occupied in some way during the day.

  • Looking ahead - News - April 3, 2015

    Elks Easter Egg Hunt is Sunday

    Elks Easter Egg Hunt is at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, at Robertson High School football field. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - April 3, 2015

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Northeast wind 10-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 30. South wind 10-15 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Breezy. A 10 percent chance of showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Breezy.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Breezy. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 41. Breezy.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:45 a.m. to 7:24 p.m.

  • Groups opposes PNM rate hike

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    A proposal by New Mexico’s largest electric provider to raise its rates is running into opposition.

    The water utility that serves Albuquerque and parts of Bernalillo County, and an environmental group have accused Public Service Co. of New Mexico of failing to provide state regulators with enough information to justify a proposed 12 percent rate increase.

  • Jail Log - April 3, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 26 and March 30:

    Benito Chavez, 23, sentenced to 182 days
    Benjamin Johnson, 34, aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of the accident, driving on suspended revoked license, duty to give information and render aid, reckless driving, no insurance, no registration
    Luis Hernandez, 25, failure to pay, bench warrant, LV Municipal
    Christopher Garcia, 28, aggravated stalking

  • In Brief - News - April 3, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Santa Fe prepares for pilgrimage
    CHIMAYO — Santa Fe County fire and the sheriff’s office have stepped up efforts for the annual Good Friday pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayó.
    Tens of thousands of devotees were expected Thursday evening through Good Friday.
    Some are making the 90-mile, three-day walk from Albuquerque to the shrine that houses a small pit of dirt that some believe possesses curing powers.