Local News

  • Reaching a milestone
  • Lawmakers wrangle over special session

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico Senate Democrats are touting a proposal for funding roads and public works projects around the state, saying they’re ready to answer the call of business leaders and mayors for a special legislative session.

    But House Republicans said Friday they have yet to see any of the details and no agreement has been reached between the two chambers, leaving speculation to swirl about whether a special session will be called next week.

  • Looking Back - May 11, 2015

    In 1965
    Tuesday, May 11 — Jim Terr, Robertson High School, was elected president of the Northeastern New Mexico District of Student Councils at its spring meeting here Saturday. Other area officers are Lynn Matthews, Maxwell, vice president; and Linda Archuleta, Mosquero, treasurer. Terr appointed Brenda Blann of Robertson to the position of secretary. Speakers for the meeting were Henry Blattman, local attorney, and Arthur Michael, state Student Council president. Blattman, introduced by James Maes, of RHS, spoke on “Juvenile Delinquency.”

  • Looking ahead - News - May 11, 2015

    Anti-bullying meeting is Tuesday
    An anti-bullying committee meeting will take place at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12 at Travelers Cafe on the Plaza. This meeting is open to the public and for anyone interested in serving on the committee.

  • Weather - May 11, 2015

    Sunny, with a high near 66. South wind 5-15 mph. Isolated showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Southeast wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. South wind 10-20 mph. Showers and thunderstorms likely at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.


  • A survivor’s welcome
  • PED: Teacher attendance up due to evaluations

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    Overall teacher attendance has jumped in New Mexico schools, an improvement state officials say is largely due to the new evaluation system, the Public Education Department announced this week.

    Nearly 32 percent of teachers who had an “exemplary” attendance record missed less than two days of work, according to state data. Students saw 18,000 additional instructional hours from a licensed teacher instead of a substitute, statistics also showed.

  • In Brief - News - May 11, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Remains found in mountains
    SANTA FE — Investigators are trying to determine if human remains found in the mountains above Santa Fe belong to a man missing since December.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Friday the state Office of the Medical Investigator is trying to positively identify the badly decomposed body.
    A hiker near the Santa Fe Baldy summit discovered the body Sunday, a day after someone else found a campsite and car keys that match the vehicle belonging to Laurence Longwell.

  • Preserving O’Keeffe’s home, studio

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Georgia O’Keeffe’s home and studio is just the way she left it, from the record player in the living room to the spices in the kitchen and the pebbles the painter collected while on her walks through the high desert.

    Preservation of the historic adobe property has been the charge of Agapita Judy Lopez and her family for three generations. Her grandfather was O’Keeffe’s gardener, her mother cooked and kept house and she and her brother also worked for the artist.

  • Wrong-way driver charged

    Motorists traveling on Interstate 25 near Las Vegas Tuesday evening were forced to take evasive action in order to dodge a wrong-way driver with a history of DWI arrests.