Today's News

  • Robert Vigil responds

    Former state treasurer Robert Vigil acknowledged that the Albuquerque Journal column reporting that he had contributed money to his wife Viola's treasurer campaign was accurate, but he said the newspaper sensationalized the story.

    “I did contribute that money to her campaign, which, as the article says, is perfectly legal. As far as the article, of course it's sensationalization of things... That's just part of selling newspapers,” Vigil said Wednesday.

  • Breaking Ground

    Area ranchers needing to have their cattle slaughtered and processed for meat can either do it themselves or else transport their animals to slaughter houses in Raton or Fort Sumner and hope the processing plants aren’t too busy.

    Timoteo Martinez and his family are hoping to change all that, and they’re betting the ranch on its success. They broke ground this week on a slaughterhouse on the old sale barn property off the frontage road, and they’re hoping to have their business up and running by August.

  • Man, 70, arrested on drug charges

    The Region IV Narcotics Task Force arrested a 70-year old Las Vegas man on Tuesday on several drug charges.

    Mauricio Tapia, whose address in court documents is listed as the 200 block of Delgado Street, has been charged with trafficking crack cocaine, a first-degree felony, distribution of marijuana, a fourth-degree felony, and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of suboxone and two counts of possession of hydrocodone.

    Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño issued a warning to anyone engaged in illegal drug activity.

  • Looking Back - April 20, 2012

    In 1912

    Monday, April 10 — The baseball season in Las Vegas will open on May 16 with the first of a series of four games between the Dawson aggregation and the Maroons. Such was the announcement made this morning by assistant manager J.B. Duncan Jr.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 20, 2012

    Wind and Jazz Ensemble performs tonight

     New Mexico Highlands University Music Department Wind and Jazz Ensemble will be performing at 7 p.m. tonight, April 20, in NMHU’s Sala de Madrid. They perform a wide variety of repertoire including classic concert standards and new music. Tickets for this event are $5 and free for students with ID.

  • Weather - April 20, 2012

    Isolated showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. North wind around 10 mph becoming southeast. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 40. South wind around 5 mph, becoming west.

    Sunny, with a high near 72. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming south. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 44.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 47.

  • Baby abandoned at fire house

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A couple who had been watching a friend’s baby for weeks has dropped the child off at an Albuquerque fire station.

    Albuquerque police spokesman Officer Robert Gibbs says the couple weren’t able to take care of the child any longer because they both work.

  • Jail Log - April 20, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 9 and April 16:

  • TV icon Dick Clark dead at 82

    By Lynn Elber
    AP Television Writer

    LOS ANGELES — Dick Clark stood as an avatar of rock ‘n’ roll virtually from its birth and, until his death Wednesday at age 82, as a cultural touchstone for boomers and their grandkids alike.

  • In Brief - Obituary - April 20, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Musician found dead in home
    SYDNEY — Greg Ham, a musician with the iconic Australian band Men at Work, was found dead in his Melbourne home on Thursday, Australian reports said.

    Victoria state police confirmed that the deceased was the 58-year-old resident of the house but did not identify him by name, in keeping with local practice. Ham was 58 and neighbors said he was the lone occupant of the house.