Local News

  • Lawmakers kick off 30-day session

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez adopted a new strategy as she prepared for the start of the Legislature’s 30-day session.

    Lawmakers returned to work at noon Tuesday and the governor outlined her agenda in a “state of the state” speech to a joint session of the House and Senate shortly after the Legislature convened.

  • Man nabbed twice for DWI in 1 week

    A Las Vegas man arrested Jan. 4 on his fifth drunken driving charge was arrested again just two days later on his sixth DWI.

    Jerry Rudolph, 43, whose address in court documents is listed as being on Rudolph Drive, was also charged with breaking and entering, a fourth-degree felony. He was being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash only bond.

  • Judge adopts Senate redistricting plan

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A New Mexico district judge on Monday adopted a bipartisan plan for revamping the boundaries of state Senate districts.

    Under the plan, two Republican incumbents in southeastern New Mexico will be paired in the same district. The plan also lumps together two Democratic incumbents in Albuquerque.

  • Looking Back - News - Jan. 18, 2012

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  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 18, 2012

    Story Time at Carnegie every Wednesday

    Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., every Wednesday in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “One Winter’s Day” by M. Christina Butler. The theme for the month is “It’s Snow Time!” Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Jan. 18, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. West wind around 15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. West wind around 15 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. West wind 10-15 mph.  Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36.

    Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 54.

  • City worker stabbed on job

    A city of Las Vegas employee was arrested after he allegedly attacked another employee with a knife outside City Hall during a break from safety training Thursday morning.

    City utlities employee Christopher Gallegos, 30, who lives on the 1600 block of South Pacific, has been charged with one count each of aggravated assault and aggravated battery, said Las Vegas police Chief Christian Montaño. Gallegos was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center. Magistrate Philip Romero set his bond at $10,000.

  • East schools chief gets high marks

    Las Vegas City Schools Interim Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez received high marks for her work by the east side school board on Thursday afternoon.

    The board met for a special work session to discuss midyear budget review and to evaluate McNellis-Martinez, who has led the district for several months. The criteria for her evaluation was approved in September. The results of her evaluation were revealed after a four-hour executive session.

  • Championing Social Justice

    It’s been nearly 44 years since Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, but the civil rights leader’s legacy lives on.

  • County won’t take on Harlan Road

    San Miguel County commissioners declined Tuesday to take on the main road through the Glenwood Estates subdivision as a county road.

    The commission voted in August to provide a one-time emergency repair of Harlan Road and to work with the city and the state Department of Transportation to try to find funding to upgrade the road and put it on the county road log.