Today's News

  • Campaign finance reform on agenda

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Senate majority leader and longtime open government advocate Peter Wirth says the time might be right for an overhaul of the state’s campaign finance laws.

    The Santa Fe Democrat has been pushing for years to require more reporting of campaign spending and fundraising and to address the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling, which removed caps on how much corporations, unions and interest groups can spend as long as they don’t coordinate with candidates.

  • In Brief - News - Dec. 30, 2016

    The Associated Press
    Minimum wage hike likely
    SANTA FE — The new Democratic majority in the New Mexico Legislature is likely to take up a statewide minimum wage increase next year and send the proposal to Republican Gov. Susanna Martinez, who vetoed the last pay raise that reached her desk.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that two bills have already been filed by Democrats for the 2017 Legislature to raise the wage.

  • Jail Log - Dec. 30, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Dec. 19 and Dec. 28:

    Samantha Urrutia, 28, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession, delivery, or manufacture of drug paraphernalia, resisting, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Melvin Pacheco, 50, bench warrant: failure to appear, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Johnny Tafoya, 23, bench warrant: battery on a household member, San Miguel Magistrate Court

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 30, 2016


  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 30, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - It was a year for high-tech, political disruptions

    Well here we are, at the end of another year, this one about as upending as they come. Disrupters were everywhere.

    On the national political stage, Donald Trump may have been the biggest disrupter of them all, but so was Bernie Sanders. It was a year for political insurrections, and we’ll see in 2017 what direction they take us.

  • Emphatic opening - Cards, Dons dominate start of Stu

    West Las Vegas and Robertson will stay in prime time this Stu Clark Tournament, thank you very much.

    Both local boys’ hoops teams earned lopsided wins Wednesday to begin the 63rd edition of the tourney at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cardinals never trailed in routing Cobre 68-36 in the first evening game. Then, the Dons used a 21-9 surge in the opening period to take control en route to a 87-51 romp against Bernalillo in the nightcap of day one.

  • Mora, Pecos prevail to tip off Tri-Cities tourney

    Playing on their home court for the Tri-Cities Tournament, Pecos dominated every quarter to win handily over Maxwell, 84-50, on Wednesday at Sanchez Gym.

    Carlos Cordova scored a game-high 21 points and Panther teammate Mario Archuleta had 19 as Pecos won its seventh consecutive game.

    Joshua DeHerrera added 11 for the Panthers (7-1), who were to play East-Mountain-McCurdy in the semifinals.

    Kolten Riggs had 14 and Aaron Salazar 13 for Maxwell, which lost for the first time in nine games.

  • National semis on Saturday

    By Ralph D. Russo
    The Associated Press

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 30, 2016

    • NMHU women and men vs. South Dakota Mines and Technology, 1 and 3 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Stu Clark Tournament: seventh-place game TBA, 9:30 a.m.; fifth-place game TBA, 11 a.m.; third-place game TBA, 6 p.m.; championship game TBA, 7:30 p.m.; all games at Wilson Complex
    • Robertson girls at Texico Citizens Bank tourney, TBA, Texico
    • Tri-Cities tourney: seventh-place game TBA, noon; fifth-place game TBA, 2 p.m.; third-place game TBA, 4 p.m; championship game TBA, 6 p.m.; Sanchez Gym