Local News

  • MainStreet gets $50K grant

    Las Vegas Optic

    MainStreet de Las Vegas has been awarded a $50,000 planning grant to help renovate and reinvigorate the Railroad District.

    The New Mexico Economic Development Department announced the award Monday. Also chosen in the second round of New Mexico MainStreet’s Great Blocks on MainStreet Design Initiative program was  Tucumcari’s MainStreet organization.

  • Lawmaker eyes Utah driver’s license model for state

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    A Republican lawmaker, who has previously sought to repeal New Mexico’s immigrant driver’s license law, said he will propose a bill next session modeled after one in Utah that allows foreign nationals to have “driving privilege cards.”
    New Mexico Rep. Paul Pacheco said he will sponsor legislation that would grant state driving privilege cards for immigrants — even those suspected of living in the country illegally.

  • Mora board blasts former schools chief

    The Mora Independent School District’s Board of Education is distancing itself from its former superintendent.

    After accepting Charles Trujillo’s resignation on Friday, board Chairman George Trujillo, Charles Trujillo’s uncle, issued a statement  on behalf of the board, blasting his nephew’s actions.

    “Today, the Board of Education for the Mora Independent School District accepted the resignation of Charles E. Trujillo as superintendent of schools effective on October 29, 2015,” the statement reads.

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  • Career fair today for Highlands students, alumni

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Forty employers will be at Highlands University today (Wednesday) looking to hire the university’s students and alumni.
    The free Career and Internship Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

  • New pet ordinance on horizon

    If you live in San Miguel County and you’re used to letting your animals roam freely, you might want to listen up.

    The San Miguel County Commission is planning to take action on a new pet ordinance at a meeting at 2 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the San Miguel County Administration Complex. Public input will be accepted.

    Copies of the ordinance are available on the county’s website, and at the offices of the county clerk, county sheriff and county manager.

  • Highlands dean to keep job

    The Highlands University administrator who helped his cousin secure an administrative Public Education Department license he didn’t qualify for will keep his job at the university.

    Highlands Dean of Students Fidel Trujillo sent an employment verification letter to the state Public Education Department’s Professional Licensure Bureau in 2013 that significantly overstated the time his cousin Charles Trujillo worked as a Highlands administrator. 

  • ‘He almost took me away from my son’

    Monday started out like any other day for Natasha Lopez.

    The 27-year-old Anton Chico resident had made the 40-minute drive to Las Vegas and dropped her 7-year-old son off at Rio Gallinas and her 14-year-old sister at West.

    She had some time before her class at Luna Community College, so she drove to Keyes Park and was passing the time by watching Netflix on her cellphone.

  • Nuke labs in NM weigh requiring passports for entry

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    Two nuclear research labs would require visitors to show passports or other forms of identification if New Mexico does not comply with tougher U.S. regulations for driver’s licenses, creating uncertainty in a state that grants IDs to immigrants regardless of their legal status.