Local News

  • Jail Log - Nov. 28, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 17 and Nov. 21:

    Anthony Romero, 47, 80- day commitment
    Tina Gallegos, 32, probation violation: new charges (driving on suspended revoked license, child not restrained)
    Elisha Romero, 31, failure to comply with conditions of release, bench warrant, SM District
    Mary Romero, 35, criminal trespass, shoplifting
    Augustine Coca, 23, probation violation: positive UA

  • Board orders recount in statewide race

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The certification of New Mexico’s general election results is on holding pending a recount in the statewide race for land commissioner.

    The State Canvassing Board met Tuesday in Santa Fe and ordered a recount in the contest between incumbent Democrat Ray Powell and Republican challenger Aubrey Dunn. The latest totals provided by the secretary of state’s office show Dunn with a 704-vote lead.

  • Lawmaker: Marijuana needs debate in NM

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    The conversation about whether New Mexico should join other Western states in legalizing marijuana is cranking up as state lawmakers prepare for the 2015 legislative session.

    Rep. Bill McCamley, a Democrat from southern New Mexico, took his case for legalization to fellow lawmakers Tuesday during a meeting of the interim health and human services committee. McCamley dismissed the stoner humor of 1970s comics Cheech and Chong and said this should be a serious debate.

  • State to get preferential treatment on waiver

    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — The U.S. Department of Education says it’ll give New Mexico preferential treatment when the state applies for an extended waiver from federal No Child Left Behind requirements.

    Officials say New Mexico will be allowed to apply early for an extension, be eligible to receive approval faster and get a longer waiver — four years instead of three years.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Nov. 28, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - Nov. 28, 2014

    In 1964

    Friday, Nov. 27 — One of the latest advancements in education was tried on the Highlands University campus using a conference on “Instruction in English,” Nov. 16, Known as Tele-Lecture, the advancement makes it possible for a nationally recognized authority to speak to conferences without making the long and expensive trip to attend in person. Dr. Margaret Early, professor of education at Syracuse University, spoke to the conference from her office in Syracuse, N.Y., through the medium of Tele-Lecture equipment.

  • Looking ahead - News - Nov. 28, 2014

    Christmas Fair at Sala de Madrid

    Annual Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, Sat. Nov. 29 and Friday, Dec. 6 at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands campus. For more information, contact Inez Gallegos-Lujan at 505-652-6943.

  • Weather - Nov. 28, 2014

    Sunny, with a high near 73. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 34.

    Sunny, with a high near 72. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 32.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 28.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 31.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:49 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.

  • 3 reasons shoppers will spend cautiously

    By Anne D’Innocenzio and Chris Rugaber
    AP Business Writers

    Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low.

    All signs point to a successful holiday shopping season. Despite the economic tail winds, though, retailers are finding themselves having to work to get shoppers into stores.

    Why? Five years into the economic recovery, most Americans still are struggling.

  • ‘Oh, Christmas tree’