Local News

  • Troops’ remains return home

    By Pauline Jelinek
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Troops killed in the deadliest incident of the Afghan war came home Tuesday — traveling in death much the same way they did in life — shrouded in secrecy.

    Two C-17 aircraft carrying the remains of 30 killed in a weekend helicopter crash arrived late in the morning at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, the Pentagon said.

  • Looking Back - August 10, 2011

    In 1911

    Thursday, Aug. 10, 1911 — Geraldo Flores late last night heard the sound of a baby crying. He arose from his bed and went to investigate. Flores found the author of the cries, a girl baby of about one week old, lying in a box upon his door step. Flores picked up box and baby and carried them into the house. He found the child to be well dressed. A handkerchief had been tied about the baby’s mouth to smother its cries... Flores, who lives on the West side, today made an effort to find the parents of the child.

  • Looking Ahead - News August 10, 2011

    HOPEmobile will be in Vegas Thursday

    International non-profit Project HOPE and United Healthcare launched a statewide mobile health initiative aimed at increasing access to primary care for rural  New Mexico. The program’s HOPEmobile, will stop here on Thursday, Aug. 11, and Saturday, Aug. 13, and will provide free screenings and health education.

  • Weather - August 10, 2011

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. North wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.


  • FYI - News

    The New Mexico Environment Department has issued a boil water advisory for the Agua Pura MDWCA water system located near Chacon in Mora County after E.coli was confirmed in water samples.  Agua Pura MDWCA consumers should boil water for five minutes before drinking, cooking, dishwashing and bathing.

  • Former NM official Lou Gallegos dies

    The Associated Press

    RIO RANCHO — Longtime New Mexico governmental official Lou Gallegos has died at the age of 72.

    Gallegos was chief of staff for former Republican Gov. Gary Johnson and former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici. He also served in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Interior departments.

    Gallegos died Saturday after a long illness.

    Gallegos served as Johnson's chief of staff from 1995 to 2001. He helped coordinate implementation of a welfare-to-work program and managed care administration of Medicaid.

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  • Highlands institute emphasizes math, science

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University School of Education’s second Middle Level Institute July 31 to Aug. 3 presented best practices for teaching sixth through eighth grade youth, with emphasis this year on teaching science, technology, engineering and math content.

  • Residents seek county help

    Area residents are no doubt grateful for the recent rainfalls, but those rains have made a muddy mess of dirt roads in the Glenwood Estates subdivision off NM 518 near the Drive-In.

    Like many of his neighbors, Rudy Romero is fed up and wants the county to step in and begin maintaining those roads. Many of those residents have signed a petition asking the county to adopt the private roads in the subdivision as county roads and to begin maintaining them. They are also asking the county to pave Harlan Drive, the main road through the subdivision.

  • Mythical creature acts out