Today's News

  • Alta Vista halts surgeries temporarily

    A coil in Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s heating and cooling unit broke over the weekend,  forcing the hospital to close down its surgical suite temporarily.

    The problem has resulted in the hospital’s postponing all planned elective surgeries for now, and anyone in need of emergency surgery who shows up at Alta Vista will be transferred to another facility until the surgical unit is reopened, the hospital announced in a news release Tuesday.

  • Lawmakers to mull death penalty again

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    Republican-backed efforts to reinstate the death penalty in New Mexico are being rekindled after a debate last year that roiled the Legislature and echoed through November elections.

    Rep. Monica Youngblood of Albuquerque has pre-filed a bill that would bring back lethal injection as a punishment option for convicted killers of police, children and corrections officers, with the Legislature set to convene next week.

  • FBI seeks help to ID culprit

    One year after an individual brandished a handgun and attempted to rob Community 1st Bank, the FBI is again asking the public for help in identifying the culprit.  

    The FBI issued a news release on Friday reminding the public that it is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the culprit.

  • In Brief - News - Jan. 11, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Robbery suspect fatally shot

    Police say officers fatally shot a man suspected of armed robbery in northeast Albuquerque.

    They say officers were called to an armed robbery at a business before midnight Saturday.

    Undercover officers who were in the area caught up to the two suspects, a man and a woman.

    Police say the two suspects were in a vehicle and appeared to be armed.

    They say the male suspect was shot and taken to a hospital, where he later died.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 11, 2017


    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.
    Upcoming & Ongoing

    The Tri-County Farmers’ Market has relocated to Mallette’s Feed on Highway 518. It is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday with vegetables, red chile powder, ristras, chicos, atole, piñon, dried herbs, eggs, milk, yogurt, meat, crafts, rugs and medicinal products.

  • Weather - Jan. 11, 2017


    HIGH 56° / LOW 31°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph.
    7:10 a.m. to 5:08 p.m.


    HIGH 51° / LOW 26°
    Partly sunny, with a high near 51. Thursday night — mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
    7:10 a.m. to 5:09 p.m.


  • The scourge of Alzheimer’s

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Portland Press Herald of Maine and was originally published on Jan. 3.

    Alzheimer’s disease is our most expensive illness, costing an estimated $236 billion last year, including nearly 1 in every 5 dollars spent through Medicare.

    It is also one of our most devastating, ripping from seniors the precious memories of their long lives, and taking from friends and family members the person they knew. For all involved, it makes the final months or years before death excruciatingly sad and painful.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 11, 2017
  • Work of Art: A career-ending punch

    What do you suppose Ed, Art and Art Jr. did Monday night? One safe bet is that these Abreu family members gathered around a TV set to watch the national college championship football game between the Clemson Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

    And why any particular interest in this game? They watched because they enjoy high-quality football but mainly because Ed, who is the son of Edward Leland Abreu, was a starting player for the South Carolina team some 39 years ago, in the Gator Bowl.

  • Mills out at NMHU

    Time has officially run out for Jeff Mills’ construction project at the New Mexico Highlands University football program.

    Now, with a new interim coach in place, the school is looking to rebuild not only the team but its run-down field in the coming months.

    Mills was relieved of his duties as the Cowboys’ head coach in late December, according to sources close to the program.

    NMHU spokesman Sean Weaver on Monday confirmed Mills’ departure, though he did not elaborate on the circumstances because it is a personnel issue.