Today's News

  • First time for everything

    By Gwen Albers
    United World College
    UWC-USA’s first-ever rugby team went into an Albuquerque tournament of Feb. 25 with the odds against them.

    UWC-USA was making its debut appearance against teams in the New Mexico Youth Rugby league, some of which had 20 to 25 years of experience.

    Only two of the UWC-USA’s nearly 20 members had played rugby before coming to the international high school in Montezuma. Those who had played school-yard rugby and in youth leagues.

  • Final Four basketball updates

    CLASS 4A BOYS semifinals
    Hope Christian 66, Robertson 42, final.

    3A BOYS semifinals
    Pecos 71, Dulce 51, final. Panthers advance to state championship game vs. Santa Rosa 10 a.m. Saturday in The Pit.

    CLASS 2A BOYS semifinals
    Lordsburg 66, Mora 57, final.

    CLASS 4A GIRLS semifinals
    Shiprock 61, Robertson 56, overtime, final.

  • Special session?

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The focus of New Mexico lawmakers on “meaningless bills” such as establishing the official state dance may force Gov. Susana Martinez to call a special session to deal with larger issues such as the strapped budget, a spokesman for the governor said Tuesday.

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  • Ex-city clerk charged in wrong-way crash

    Sheryl Yara, a former Las Vegas city clerk, was arrested on Saturday night as a result of a wrong-way crash, just south of Las Vegas.

    She has been charged with aggravated DWI, causing great bodily harm by vehicle due to DWI, and driving the wrong way.

    This is her first DWI.

  • Gunning for glory - State tourneys lure fans

    The shoe polished windows, hand-crafted signs and bumper stickers are a dead giveaway.

    Throughout the week — and likely through Saturday night — a road trip south on Interstate 25 will serve up telltale signs of Las Vegas, Pecos and Mora’s participation in that most hallowed of late-winter traditions — the state basketball tournaments. Fans of Dons, Cardinals, Panthers and Rangers boys’ and girls’ teams have been making the trek to the center of the state, in some cases daily, to see their favorite teams in action.

  • Alumbra fights on

    Las Vegas Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron has reached out to local businesses, soliciting donations in an effort to help continue funding  women’s health services in Las Vegas.

    Alumbra Women’s Health Services has been on the brink of closing its doors for several months as the locally owned business has suffered greatly due to the closing of the obstetrics department at Alta Vista Regional Hospital one year ago. The closure has caused Alumbra, owned by Las Vegas native and resident Connie Trujillo, to lose roughly half of its annual income.

  • Jail Log - March 10, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 28 and March 8:

  • N.M. leaders watchful as health care overhaul nears

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s health care sector and policy makers were warily studying a proposal Tuesday by U.S. House Republicans to replace the Affordable Care Act that has cut the state’s uninsured rate in half since 2013.

    Of particular concern were measures to reduce federal matching funds for newcomers to Medicaid health coverage starting in mid-2019, and link overall federal spending on Medicaid to a limited, per-beneficiary amount.

  • Weather - March 10, 2017


    HIGH 70° / LOW 39°
    Sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the morning.
    6:18 a.m. to 6:04 p.m.


    HIGH 64° / LOW 33°
    Partly sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 10 to 15 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
    6:17 a.m. to 6:05 p.m.