Local News

  • Balderas joins in supporting new drug guidelines

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and the top prosecutors for more than two dozen other states have sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asking the agency to quickly adopt new guidelines for prescribing opioids.

    Balderas cited a prescription drug and heroin addiction epidemic in New Mexico as a reason joining in supporting the CDC to speedily adopt guidelines that indicate patients, in some cases, can be treated for pain with lower doses or alternative methods.

  • ‘New Mexico Truth’ campaign launched on child poverty

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    A Catholic community health organization wants to draw attention to child poverty in New Mexico and is using a parody of the state’s successful tourism ad campaign to do it — prompting an angry response from state officials.

  • Short session, long to-do list

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico lawmakers are confronting heightened concerns about violent crime, a weak economy and lackluster schools as they convene for a 30-day budget legislative session.

    The session begins Tuesday against a potentially acrimonious political backdrop, with the Republican-controlled House and Democratic Senate both up for election in November.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu — Jan. 17, 2016

    4 p.m.
    The Rangerettes of Mora High School will face off with Robertson at home.
    4 p.m.
    The Rangerettes of Mora High School will face off against Melrose at home.
    1 p.m.
    The Rangers and Rangerettes of Mora High School will face off with Mesa Vista in Ojo Caliente.

    Senior Lunch Menu

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

  • County snow plow wrecked

    San Miguel County’s main snow plow is out of commission after a county worker attempting to clear snow lost control of it and wrecked it last week.

    “We did lose our main truck, our snow plow,” county road foreman Arnold Lopez told San Miguel County Commissioners on Tuesday. “We had an accident. We are addressing that. We are doing an internal investigation. We’re waiting for the police report.”

    The accident has left the county scrambling to find a replacement for its primary snow removal vehicle.

  • Gov to add ethics to agenda

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A battle is brewing among House Democratic leaders and Republican Gov. Susana Martinez over what ethics and campaign finance reform bills should be added to the agenda for New Mexico’s upcoming legislative session.

    Martinez announced late Tuesday that she would add several ethics bills to the agenda, including one that would require legislators to disclose outside sources of income to protect against conflicts of interest.

  • Highlands soliciting alumni love stories

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    If you met the love of your life at Highlands, the university’s Alumni Office wants to know your story.

    The love stories are being collected for the Feb. 11 “Highlands Loves Alumni” Valentine’s event, a festive and free evening of music, food and fun from 5:30 – 8 p.m. in the university’s Student Union Ballroom at 800 National Ave.

  • City poised to award contract for Riverwalk trail

    The city is moving forward with its plans to develop yet another portion of the Riverwalk.

    The latest project would complete the pedestrian-bicycle trail from Jackson to Independence, and it would bring that portion of the trail into compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

    The project calls for a paved, 10-foot-wide trail, lighting and amenities like trash receptacles. The contractor will also address drainage issues along that portion of the trail.

  • New Mexico to sue EPA over mine spill

    By Russell Contreras
    and Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico plans to sue the federal government and the owners of two Colorado mines that were the source of a massive spill last year that contaminated rivers in three Western states, officials said Thursday.

    The New Mexico Environment Department said it filed a notice of its intention to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the spill. The lawsuit would be a first and also would target the state of Colorado and the owners of the Gold King and Sunnyside Mines.

  • Jail Log - Jan. 15, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 5 and Jan. 12:
    Noella Benavidez, 43, 24-day commitment
    Gerald Saiz, 36, battery on a household member
    Elena Gallegos, 31, abuse of a child, bench warrant, Mora
    Maria Vigil, 25, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence, trafficking methamphetamines, striking fixtures on roadway, failure to render aid, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear, bench warrant SM Magistrate