Local News

  • Looking Ahead

    AAUW used book sale is Saturday

    The American Association of University Women will hold a used book sale at 10 a.m. Saturday in the pink building at the   corner of Seventh Street and University. All proceeds from the sale wil be used for scholarships for New Mexico Highlands   University women students.

  • Weather - June 1, 2011

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 10-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind 10-20 mph.


  • FYI - News

     The Santa Fe National Forest is open with Stage 1 fire restrictions in place.  Stage 1 restrictions limit campfires to Forest Service designated camp and picnic grounds where grills and fire rings are provided. Smoking is permitted only in vehicles or buildings, in developed recreation sites, or in areas cleared at least three feet in diameter of all flammable material. Fireworks are prohibited.

  • Critics line up against plutonium lab

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    It’s a familiar scene in New Mexico: Peace activists, environmentalists and scientists lining up to oppose expansions of the military and nuclear facilities that are a major economic engine for the state.

  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press

    Farmington man beaten to death  

    FARMINGTON — Police are holding two men after a Farmington man died from a beating. A police spokesman says 40-year-old Kevin Lossiah was found dead Sunday inside his residence.

    Police responded to a fight call Sunday afternoon and discovered Lossiah conscious but disoriented and bleeding from the head and face.

  • Effluent available for lawns

    Seven weeks of Stage IV water restrictions have left Las Vegas residents with parched yards, but now the city is offering its water customers a way to bring relief to their thirsty, brown landscape.

    The state Environment Department has granted the city permission to sell reclaimed wastewater to residents for outdoor watering this year while the Stage IV restrictions are in place. The city has already begun selling the treated sewer water, also called effluent, for $1.25 per thousand gallons.

  • Graduate overcomes struggles

    The journey to graduation day was anything but easy and carefree for Amor Gallegos, who graduated from Robertson High School on Friday.

    Gallegos, 18, slacked off when she first got to high school, and she had twins during her senior year.

    But Gallegos overcame the obstacles she encountered and came through the other side as a Robertson High graduate.

    Gallegos had only four credits during the second semester of her sophomore year. She had not been attending her classes and was on the verge of being left behind by her high school class.

  • Visible pot plants lead to arrest

    A 31-year-old Gallup man faces drug charges after another motorist  spotted marijuana plants inside his sports utility vehicle last week and called police.

    Adam Blaine Hagan, of the 400 block of East Aztec Avenue in Gallup, was arrested and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center Tuesday. His bond was set at $10,000 cash.

    Hagan has been charged with distribution of marijuana, a fourth-degree felony, and possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor.

  • Court denies landfill’s appeal

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The state Court of Appeals isn’t allowing a landfill in northeastern New Mexico to accept special wastes, including those contaminated with petroleum and asbestos.

    The court on Thursday upheld a 2007 state regulatory decision. The Environment Department turned down a landfill request to accept non-hazardous special wastes, which also included wastes from plants where animals are killed.

  • 4 senators win promise of a Patriot Act hearing

    By Pete Yost
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Four Democratic senators won the promise Thursday of a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing into what they say is a secret and expansive Justice Department interpretation of the information collection the Patriot Act allows.

    The criticism by Intelligence Committee members Ron Wyden of Oregon and Mark Udall of Colorado came as Congress moved to extend the government’s Patriot Act powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps.