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  • Jail Log - Dec. 30, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Dec. 19 and Dec. 28:

    Samantha Urrutia, 28, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession, delivery, or manufacture of drug paraphernalia, resisting, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Melvin Pacheco, 50, bench warrant: failure to appear, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Johnny Tafoya, 23, bench warrant: battery on a household member, San Miguel Magistrate Court

  • Mora project dealt another blow

    Editor's note: This story was edited to correct an error in the second paragraph.

    Just seven weeks after Mora County voters rejected a nearly $1.8 million general obligation bond that would have provided construction money  for the Mora County Complex, the project has suffered another serious blow.

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  • No charges yet in drive-by

    Investigators with the Las Vegas Police Department are waiting on ballistics tests before moving forward on charges in the drive-by shooting that occurred on the 1100 block of Tecolote Street last week, Chief Juan Montaño said.

    But a search warrant affidavit filed in state District Court in Las Vegas identifies two suspects and sheds light on the incident.

    The affidavit identifies the victim in the case as Juan Coffman.

  • Police to crack down on drunken drivers

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico State Police and other law enforcement agencies plan to crack down on drunken drivers in January as the state warns of the consequences of driving while intoxicated through a new series of television ads.

    Gov. Susana Martinez unveiled the three new ads during a news conference in Albuquerque on Tuesday.

  • Archbishop using ‘social gospel’ to fight poverty

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    When Pope Francis appointed a new archbishop of New Mexico’s largest diocese last year, some anti-poverty advocates expressed optimism given his previous work on immigration reform and income inequality while bishop in Salt Lake City.

    Still, uncertainty remained about how John C. Wester would tackle challenges that have long plagued one of the nation’s poorest states.

  • In Brief - News - Dec. 27, 2016

    The Associated Press

    4.5 quake hits northeastern NM
    CIMARRON — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a magnitude 4.5 earthquake in a remote area just south of the New Mexico-Colorado border.

    There were no reports of damage from the quake, which occurred around 12:30 p.m. Friday. The epicenter was about 17 miles northwest of Cimarron and about 90 miles northeast of Santa Fe.

  • More states may work around Electoral College

    By Susan Haigh
    Associated Press

    HARTFORD, Conn.  — Frustrated after seeing another candidate secure the presidency without winning the national popular vote, mostly Democratic lawmakers in several capitols want their states to join a 10-year-old movement to work around the Electoral College.

  • Weather - Dec. 28, 2016


    HIGH 58° / LOW 22°
    Sunny, with a high near 58. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
    7:10 a.m. to 4:56 p.m.


    HIGH 43° / LOW 23°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. South wind around 10 mph.
    Thursday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
    7:10 a.m. to 4:57 p.m.


  • Las Posadas — Pecos National Monument hosts re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s quest for shelter

    Braving frigid temperatures, plenty of people bundled up to experience Las Posadas recently.

    For many years, the Pecos National Historical Park would open its doors to the traditional Christmas event, but for unknown reasons the re-enactment wasn’t held for several years at the monument. But this year, the gates at the monument were opened  once again for the traditional festivity, which represents the journey Mary and Joseph undertook in Bethlehem in search of shelter for Mary to give birth.