Today's News

  • This week’s games-NFL Special Jan. 17, 2016

    •Kansas City at New England, 2:35 p.m. (CBS)
    •Green Bay at Arizona, 6:15 p.m. (NBC)
    •Seattle at Carolina, 11:05 a.m. (Fox)
    •Pittsburgh at Denver, 2:40 p.m. (CBS)

    All times Mountain.


  • Miranda & Michelle

    West Las Vegas stars Miranda Martinez and Michelle Tapia weren’t just a couple of the better basketball players in their Lady Dons days; they were also two who took particular interest in developing their game, putting in the hours necessary to get a chance to advance to the next level.

    The work ethic helped both land spots on the New Mexico Highlands women’s team, and both are now Cowgirl veterans who have worked their way into starting roles this season for coach Brianna Finch.

  • County snow plow wrecked

    San Miguel County’s main snow plow is out of commission after a county worker attempting to clear snow lost control of it and wrecked it last week.

    “We did lose our main truck, our snow plow,” county road foreman Arnold Lopez told San Miguel County Commissioners on Tuesday. “We had an accident. We are addressing that. We are doing an internal investigation. We’re waiting for the police report.”

    The accident has left the county scrambling to find a replacement for its primary snow removal vehicle.

  • Gov to add ethics to agenda

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A battle is brewing among House Democratic leaders and Republican Gov. Susana Martinez over what ethics and campaign finance reform bills should be added to the agenda for New Mexico’s upcoming legislative session.

    Martinez announced late Tuesday that she would add several ethics bills to the agenda, including one that would require legislators to disclose outside sources of income to protect against conflicts of interest.

  • Highlands soliciting alumni love stories

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    If you met the love of your life at Highlands, the university’s Alumni Office wants to know your story.

    The love stories are being collected for the Feb. 11 “Highlands Loves Alumni” Valentine’s event, a festive and free evening of music, food and fun from 5:30 – 8 p.m. in the university’s Student Union Ballroom at 800 National Ave.

  • City poised to award contract for Riverwalk trail

    The city is moving forward with its plans to develop yet another portion of the Riverwalk.

    The latest project would complete the pedestrian-bicycle trail from Jackson to Independence, and it would bring that portion of the trail into compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

    The project calls for a paved, 10-foot-wide trail, lighting and amenities like trash receptacles. The contractor will also address drainage issues along that portion of the trail.

  • New Mexico to sue EPA over mine spill

    By Russell Contreras
    and Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico plans to sue the federal government and the owners of two Colorado mines that were the source of a massive spill last year that contaminated rivers in three Western states, officials said Thursday.

    The New Mexico Environment Department said it filed a notice of its intention to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the spill. The lawsuit would be a first and also would target the state of Colorado and the owners of the Gold King and Sunnyside Mines.

  • Jail Log - Jan. 15, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 5 and Jan. 12:
    Noella Benavidez, 43, 24-day commitment
    Gerald Saiz, 36, battery on a household member
    Elena Gallegos, 31, abuse of a child, bench warrant, Mora
    Maria Vigil, 25, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence, trafficking methamphetamines, striking fixtures on roadway, failure to render aid, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear, bench warrant SM Magistrate

  • Editorial cartoon - Jan. 15, 2016
  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan 15, 2016

    Don Cecilio Martinez Elementary cooks Helen Roybal and Dorothy Aragon are receiving much deserved recognition for springing into action and saving a child. A Don Cecilio Elementary student was choking, and Roybal and Aragon performed the Heimlich Maneuver on him. They were able to dislodge the stuck particle of food from the child’s throat before emergency personnel arrived. The West Las Vegas School Board honored Roybal and Aragon in December. That child was lucky that Roybal and Aragon knew what to do in that situation.