Local News

  • Jail Log - Sept. 23, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Sept.13 and Sept. 20:

    Norman Fernandez, 23, failure to pay child support, escape from peace officer, failure to comply, absconding
    Todd Hayes, 48, adjudicatory hearing  
    Daniel Cordova, 50, criminal trespass
    Patrick Encinias, 51, battery on household member
    Karen Montoya, 33, mental health hold
    Aaron Lucero, 24, tampering w/evidence, burglary of vehicle, larceny, absconding, failure to appear

  • Court fight looms on redistricting

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democrats in the Legislature headed Thursday toward a veto showdown with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez over proposals for changing the boundaries of New Mexico’s districts for elective offices.

    If no redistricting plan is enacted, the fight likely will shift to the courts in the coming months and a judge could end up drawing new district boundaries.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 23, 2011

    In 1911

    Monday, Sept. 25 — Amid harmony and good feeling the Republican county convention was brought to a close late Saturday afternoon following the endorsement of Secundino Romero as the choice of San Miguel County Republicans for governor of the new state and the selection of thirty splendid delegates to the Republican state convention, which will be held in Las Vegas on Thursday of this week.

  • Looking Ahead - Sept. 23, 2011

    Wildlife Refuge concert is Sunday

    Concert for the Birds and Kids Fun Day at the Refuge from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Las Vegas Wildlife Refuge Headquarters east of Las Vegas. This is a free event and will feature Las Vegas City Schools’ Mariachi Cardenal Infantil under the direction of Gary Sena.

  • Weather - Sept. 23, 2011

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5-10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 46. Southeast wind around 5 mph, becoming calm.

    Sunny, with a high near 80. North wind around 5 mph, becoming southwest. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 47.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 46.


  • FYI - News

    About 17 of the city’s fire hydrants will be flow tested today, Sept. 23, as part of an Insurance Services Office inspection of fire protection in the community. The outcome of the inspection affects property insurance rates in the area, and city Fire Chief Phillip Mares said the hydrant testing needs to get done despite the Stage IV water restrictions.

  • Shining bright
  • Freed prisoners trek home

    By Brian Murphy and Saeed Al-Nahdy
    The Associated Press

    MUSCAT, Oman — After more than two years in Iranian custody, two Americans convicted as spies took their first steps toward home Wednesday as they bounded down the steps of a private jet and into the arms of family for a joyful reunion in the Gulf State of Oman.

    The families called this “the best day of our lives” and President Barack Obama said their release was “wonderful news.”

  • In Brief - News - Sept. 23, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    House kills funding bill

    WASHINGTON  — In a rebuke to GOP leaders, the House on Wednesday rejected a measure providing $3.7 billion for disaster relief as part of a bill to keep the government running through mid-November.

    The surprise 230-195 defeat came at the hands of Democrats and tea party Republicans.

  • Holiday spending expected to increase

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Retailers just got an early Christmas gift: Americans are expected to spend more than they did last year during the holidays.

    Retail sales in November and December are expected to be up 3 percent during what is traditionally the biggest shopping period of the year, research firm ShopperTrak said Tuesday.