Local News

  • Ring o’ Fire

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — It was one of the best places in the western United States to watch the annular solar eclipse, and people drove for days just to get to this dusty stretch west of Albuquerque.

    Did it matter?

    Some say no. The game of chasing celestial spectacles like Sunday’s eclipse has changed thanks to live webcasting by observatories around the world and social network sites that are being fueled by grainy smartphone photographs and video clips.

  • Co-op race could spur power shift

    Only one of the five Mora-San Miguel Electric Co-op board of trustee seats is up for election this year, but those watching the election point out that, depending on who is elected Thursday, it could lead to a power shift on the board.

    Incumbent Robert Quintana is asking District 2 voters to allow him three more years on the board. He cites several accomplishments, including the refinancing of long term debt, a move that he says will save the co-op $4 million over the life of the loan.

  • Looking Back - May 23, 2012

    In 1912

    Friday, May 20 — “Keep the boxing game clean,” said promoter Charles W. Tripp last night in large company of fans at a smoker. “It is a clean, manly sport and those of us who enjoy it should use our influence to keep it so.” Remarks were made in reference to the upcoming Flynn-Johnson bout in Las Vegas.

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 23, 2012

    Story time at Carnegie Library

    Carnegie Library is hosting story time at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. today, May 23, in the children’s area of the library. This week’s book is “Memorial Day Surprise” by Theresa Martin Golding. Story time is free and open to the public.

  • Weather - May 23, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 87. Windy, with a west wind 15-20 mph, increasing to 30-35 mph. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 49. Windy, with a west wind 30-35 mph, decreasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 83. Windy, with a west wind 20-30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Mostly clear and windy at night, with a low around 50.


  • LCC offering programs

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College is offering two enhanced college credit summer programs for upcoming high school juniors and seniors along with 2012 graduating seniors.

    The first is a Student Academic Advancement Institute, which is available to high school students who will be classified as a junior or senior next school year.

  • WWII relatives wrestle with legacy

    By Tom Sharpe
    The New Mexican

    SANTA FE — A Russian television crew was in Santa Fe last week to interview two local residents for a documentary about the psychology of the relatives of Nazis.

    Bettina Goering and Shanti Elke Bannwart have lived in the area for more than 20 years, but avoided each other and publicity about their past until recently.

  • In Brief - News - May 23, 2012

    The Associated Press

    Parole hearing scheduled
    SANTA FE — A former Santa Fe attorney serving prison time for a fatal drunken-driving crash is scheduled for a parole hearing.

    In March, corrections officials said improper phone calls and emails to media, family and a lawyer would keep Carlos Fierro in prison at least until September.

    The outcome of Fierro’s hearing was expected Monday afternoon. Hearings before the parole board are closed to the public.

  • FFA members place in state

    By Maile Hoogerhuies
    Las Vegas FFA Reporter

    Las Vegas FFA members attended the State Judging Career Development Experience competition in April in Las Cruces. The 22 Las Vegas FFA members made up just a small portion of the 900 members from across the state to compete this year.

  • Judge tosses city lawsuit

    The long running dispute between the city of Las Vegas and Luna Community college over utility bills has finally been resolved, with a judge siding with Luna.

    The city filed suit against Luna last year seeking to recover $81,000 it said it was owed.