Local News

  • Jail Log - Dec. 18, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Dec. 7 and Dec. 15:

    Danielle Abeyta, 29, three-day sanction, Adult Probation Office
    Marchelle Johnson, 22, probation violation: failure to report, Mora/Adult Probation Office
    Kyle Minard, 22, driving under the influence, driving while licensed revoked, speeding, no insurance, no registration, open container, possession of drug paraphernalia, Mora County

  • Weather - Dec. 18, 2016


    HIGH 37° / LOW 7°
    Sunny, with a high near 37. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Sunday night — Mostly clear, with a low around 7.
    7:05 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.


    HIGH 43° / LOW 16°
    Sunny, with a high near 43. Monday night — mostly clear, with a low around 16.
    7:06 a.m. to 4:51 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Dec. 18, 2016

    Friday, Dec. 16, 1966 — Although aware of declining enrollment at the Sapello school north of Las Vegas, members of the East Las Vegas Board of Education voted not to change the present operation of the school. Superintendent Tom Clark said four teachers now are serving about 85 students in the school.

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  • Knife-wielding man arrested

    A 61-year-old Las Vegas man was hopping mad when he learned on Tuesday that his wife had spent $90 on a cellphone at Rent A Center.

    Lawrence Encinias, of the 1000 block of Gallinas Street, demanded that his wife return to the store on Seventh Street and get a refund. The store wasn’t able to reimburse the money, and when she went home to tell her husband, Encinias became even more upset and decided to take matters into his own hands

  • Yuletide sharing - Youth wants to give back

    Apolinario Gonzales III wanted to give back to the community in true holiday spirit as well as helping a young child accomplish his dream of making a change when it comes to domestic violence.

    In October, Gonzales and his mother, Tanya Mascarenas, wanted to do something special for Christmas. Due to the news stories of the brutal killing of Victoria Martens in Albuquerque in late August, Gonzales decided that he wanted to do something to give back to others.

    “We decided to do something different for Christmas this year,” Gonzales said.

  • Deadly crash reignites push for tougher laws

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Hitting speeds of more than 100 mph, two cars raced down Interstate 25 in the Friday night darkness toward the heart of Albuquerque. One weaved in and out of traffic before smashing into the back of an unsuspecting family’s SUV.

  • Congresswoman to run for governor

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico has its first contender in the 2018 governor’s race.

    Democratic U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced her candidacy Tuesday, becoming the first to declare intentions to replace second-term GOP Gov. Susana Martinez. She cannot run again because of term limits.

  • In Brief - News - Dec. 16, 2016

    The Associated Press

    Pre-filing of bills begins
    SANTA FE — New Mexico lawmakers are getting their first opportunity to file bills for consideration ahead of next year’s regular legislative session.

    The Legislature began accepting “pre-filed” bills on Thursday in advance of a 60 day session.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 16, 2016

    Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1966 — Stu Clark Tournament Week has been proclaimed by Ben Lingnau and Fidel “Chief” Gonzales, mayors of East and West Las Vegas, respectively. Others participating in the proclamation are District II Officials Secretary Tony L. Lovato, Tournament Director Arcenio Gonzales and Officials President Nick DiDomenico. The upcoming event will represent the 13th annual Stu Clark Tournament, named after the long-time university professor and athletic director.