Local News

  • Weather - Oct. 2, 2016


    HIGH 78° / LOW 48°
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Sunday night — mostly clear, with a low around 48.
    6:57 a.m. to 6:42 p.m.


    HIGH 74° / LOW 42°
    A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Breezy. Monday night — a 20 percent chance of showers.  
    6:58 a.m. to 6:41 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Oct. 2, 2016

    Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1966 — Robertson High School students have named new Safety Club officers for the school year. They are Fred Gerdeman, president; Sara McWilliams, treasurer; Sandra Martinez, secretary; and Jim Garcia, vice president. The driving safety instructor is Tony Lovato.

  • Robbery suspect apprehended

    A 29-year-old Las Vegas man has been arrested and charged with three felonies for robbing the Allsup’s on Seventh and Dalbey on Monday night, according to court documents.

    Nicholas Leyba, who resides on the 700 block of Dalbey Drive — allegedly brandished a knife and threatened to slash a cashier’s throat with the knife if she didn’t give him the money, according to the arrest warrant affidavit filed earlier this week in San Miguel County Magistrate Court.

  • Meadow City Music Fest - Young musician to perform

    Numerous musicians will hit stages across the Plaza area this weekend for the Meadow City Music Festival. But for one musician, the festival’s stage is where he feels at home.

    Andres Garcia, whose stage name is Ondres, has been gracing the festival’s stage since he was 10.

  • Senate Dems to focus on budget, not crime bills

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The Democratic majority floor leader of the New Mexico Senate says allied lawmakers are focused on resolving the state’s budget crisis and that criminal justice initiatives backed by the state’s Republican governor can wait.

    Sen. Michael Sanchez of Belen said Thursday that Senate Democrats are hoping to close tax loopholes to increase state revenues and avoid significant cuts to government programs and services during a special legislative session.

  • Hospital health fair is Saturday

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital will host its annual Health Fair Saturday at the main reception area of the facility.

    The fair provides free health screening and plenty of information available from health care service providers to social organizations.

    The fair, which is free and open to the public, takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Judge holds cabinet secretary in contempt

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A federal judge held New Mexico’s top human services official in contempt Tuesday for failing to comply with court orders aimed at improving the administration of food aid and Medicaid health care benefits.

  • Official seeks tax extension

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s superintendent of insurance is pleading with state lawmakers for more time to recover unpaid taxes on insurance premiums and investigate one company, after an outside audit uncovered at least $193 million in uncollected state revenue.

    Insurance Superintendent John Franchini told a legislative oversight committee Wednesday that two undertrained clerks had been left for years to collect and audit premium taxes from roughly 2,000 insurance companies.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 30, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 19 and Sept. 27:

    Crystal Martinez, 34, failure to comply with conditions of probation, fraud, forgery, receiving stolen property, Eddy County
    Aaron Varela, 53, aggravated battery, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Ruben Estrada, 55, DWI-second offense, failure to maintain lanes, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Mario Romero, 27, bench warrant: failure to pay fines, failure to appear, San Miguel Magistrate Court

  • Regulators OK electric rate hike

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A half-million customers who depend on New Mexico’s largest electric utility for their power will see an average increase in rates of roughly 10 percent under a compromise adopted by state regulators during an hours-long meeting Wednesday.