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Today's News

  • East candidates tackle issues

    In less than two weeks, voters will head to the polls to cast their ballots in either the Las Vegas City Schools or West Las Vegas School board elections. On Tuesday, voters of the Las Vegas City Schools district had a chance to listen to board candidates tackle the issues head on.

    The election will fill four of the five seats on the board of the east side school district. Two of the four seats on the board are contested. All four seats are at-large within the Las Vegas City Schools board district.

    Election Day for both school districts is Feb. 3.

  • Digging out - Storm causes delays, closures

    A winter storm brought much needed moisture to northeast New Mexico Wednesday and Thursday, dumping several  inches of snow in the area and leaving roadways icy.

    Treacherous driving conditions prompted schools and offices throughout the area to either close completely on Thursday or start two hours later than normal.

  • Few surprised by ruling in Mora case

    Disappointed, yes. Surprised, not so much.

    That was Santa Fe attorney Jeff Haas’ reaction to Monday’s ruling by a federal judge throwing out Mora County’s community rights ordinance, which sought to ban all oil and gas drilling in the county and limit the rights currently enjoyed by corporations.

  • State ranks low in child welfare

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico continues to rank near the bottom in child poverty and the state has been slow to recover economically and stop the dwindling of resources, a new report said.

    The New Mexico Voices for Children on Tuesday released its annual New Mexico Kids Count report, which also faulted state lawmakers for not presenting any new anti-poverty initiatives to help one of the poorest states.

  • Rodella gets 10 years in road rage case

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former New Mexico sheriff to 10 years in prison for abusing a driver in a bizarre, off-duty traffic stop that prosecutors described as a fit of road rage.

    Ex-Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella told the judge at the sentencing hearing that he did good deeds during his tenure, and the court received letters from community members praising his service.

  • Gov urges lawmakers to cooperate

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez urged state lawmakers Tuesday to put aside their politics and come together to focus on improving the lives of New Mexico’s children through a slew of education and economic development reforms.

    Martinez outlined her legislative priorities in her State of the State address after lawmakers convened for what many have described as a historic 60-day session.

  • Republicans reshuffle House committees

    By Astrid Galvan
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE— Republican leaders began wielding their newfound political power Wednesday by advancing a measure that would revamp the way some things work in New Mexico’s House of Representatives.

    It’s been six decades since Republicans have held the majority in the chamber, and now they’re scrambling to set a new course with a slew of committee changes they say are aimed at making things more efficient. They proposed consolidating some panels and eliminating others.

  • Jail Log - Jan. 23, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 12 and Jan. 20:
    Martin Valencia, 41, probation violation: positive UA (heroin) failure to pay fines, bench warrant, Adult Probation Office/LV Municipal
    Gilbert Romero, 29, driving on suspended/revoked license
    John Herburger, 52, violation of Florida state law, bench warrant, Florida State
    Eric Hester, 38, drug court violation
    Thomas Gutierrez, 28, larceny, bench warrant, SM Magistrate

  • Obama unveils ambitious agenda

    By Julie Pace
    AP White House Correspondent

    WASHINGTON — Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP’s own plans.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 23, 2015

    In 1965

    Friday, Jan. 22 — SFC Raymundo Angel has accepted the position of unit administrator for the Las Vegas National; Guard unit, Battery D, 6th AW Bn (SB), 200th Arty. Angel replaces SFC Ernest Montoya. Angel has been a resident of Las Vegas all his life. He attended Las Vegas Public Schools and is a graduate of the Immaculate Conception High School. He attended Highlands University prior to his enlistment in the Marine Corps in 1937. Angel was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941, at the outbreak of World War II.