Today's News

  • Stu Clark tourney begins Wednesday in LV

    When they take the hardwood floor of the Wilson Complex on Wednesday, the Robertson Cardinals begin their quest for a third consecutive trip to the Stu Clark Tournament championship game. And head coach David Bustos and his club will be seeking their second Stu Clark trophy in that three-year span.

  • Sports In Brief:

    Taos’ Lady Tigers defeated West Las Vegas 51-24 in the fifth-place game of the Ben Lujan Tournament Thursday in Jacona. Marissa Cordova had nine points for the Lady Dons. Española won the girls’ tourney, beating host Pojoaque 67-38.

  • Sports: Looking ahead Dec. 25, 2011

    No varsity events scheduled

    • Robertson girls at Goddard tournament, TBA, Roswell

    • NMHU men vs. Northern New Mexico, 9 p.m., TBA
    • Stu Clark Tournament: Moriarty vs. Silver, 1 p.m., Capital vs. St. Pius X, 3 p.m., Bernalillo vs. West Las Vegas, 6 p.m., Portales vs. Robertson, 8 p.m.; Wilson Complex
    • Robertson girls at Goddard tournament, TBA, Roswell


  • City directors get contracts

    Despite vehement opposition from one governing board member, a divided City Council voted Wednesday to grant one-year contracts to the city’s department directors.

    Mayor Alfonso Ortiz cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the contracts after Councilors Tonita Gurule-Giron and David Romero voted against the measure and Councilors Andrew Feldman and Diane Moore voted in favor.

  • Jail Log - Dec. 23, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Dec. 13 and Dec. 20:
    Ricky Gomez, 33, adult probation office commitment
    Steve Martinez, 44, disorderly conduct, traffic offense
    Edward Quintana, 71, criminal sexual contact of a minor, criminal sexual penetration
    Fred Montoya, 52, disorderly conduct, traffic offense
    Rudy Valdez, 23, adult probation office warrant
    Brenda Gonzales, 43, battery on a household member

  • Audit faults PRC for vehicle use policies

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    The Public Regulation Commission has failed to keep proper records for use of state vehicles by commissioners and agency workers, creating potential tax problems for those who commute in a government car, according to an independent audit released Wednesday.

  • Councilor targets chamber

    The Las Vegas/San Miguel Chamber of Commerce’s decision to lobby against a local collaborative’s state tourism grant application has one city councilor proposing that the chamber’s city funding be eliminated.

    The chamber’s lobbying against the $40,000 grant application appears to be the reason the application was rejected without even being scored.

  • Community garden?

    Their goal is to turn a vacant property owned by the Las Vegas City Schools into a community garden, with the primary mission being to get youth involved in agriculture.

    But the proposal made by Keep Las Vegas Beautiful, a local non-profit group, has hit a speed bump.

  • Family rescued from snow drift

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Rescuers on Wednesday pulled a Texas family from an SUV that had been buried in a snowdrift on a rural New Mexico highway for nearly two days.

    State police said rescuers had to dig through 4 feet of ice and snow to free the Higgins family, whose red GMC Yukon got stuck on U.S. 56 near Springer when a blizzard moved through the area Monday.

  • 3 N.M. rivers on impaired list

    FARMINGTON — San Juan County’s three main rivers, Lake Farmington and the Navajo Reservoir are now on the list of impaired waters in New Mexico.

    The New Mexico Environment Department recently released an assessment of the surface water in the state to comply with the Clean Water Act.

    The Daily Times reports the environment department tested San Juan County surface water in 2010 to compile the report.