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Today's News

  • NM court hears pension cut case

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s highest court will issue a decision later in a potentially far-reaching legal challenge over whether the state can cut cost-of-living increases for retired government workers to shore up a pension system’s long-term finances.

  • Gov sued over records

    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Reporter has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Susana Martinez, alleging violations of the state’s open records laws as well as retaliation by her office against the alternative weekly.
    The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in state district court. It alleges seven instances where the governor’s office failed to produce calendars, emails, documents about pardons and other material sought under the state’s Inspection of Public Records Act.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 6, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center Aug. 26 - 29:
    Marcos Carrillo, 36, 3-day sanction
    John Salazar, 35, failure to appear  
    Jonathan Solano, age unavailable, shoplifting larceny
    Jose Lucero, 18, battery
    Kalvin Dimas, 18, failure to appear
    Chris Jaramillo, 38, failure to pay fines  
    Jenny Montano, 27, theft from building larceny, failure to report
    Daniel Meyer, 29, bench warrant Bernalillo County
    Joseph Jimenez, 37, failure to pay child support

  • Looking Back - Sept. 6, 2013

    In 1963

    Thursday, Sept. 5 — The 53rd Wagon Mound bean Day celebration has come and gone and proved to be a qualified success. Labor Day was bright and sunny and not overly warm so that the fear anyone had entertained of a spoiled holiday vanished with the early morning. Prize-winning floats were J.D. Schmidt’s Auto Service, “85” Cafe, La Pasada Cafe and Levi’s Texaco.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 6, 2013

    Wounded Warriors benefit bike run

    Wounded Warriors Project benefit bike run will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m., this Saturday at Lincoln Park. The event is hosted by Los Hermanos. For more information, call Mike Lucero at 426-6193.

  • Weather - Sept. 6, 2013

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 84. Light southwest wind becoming south 10-15 mph in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 54. South wind 5-15 mph.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5-15 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

    Sunday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 6, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! SCANDAL-PLAGUED SHERIFF’S OFFICE

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 6, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: Mayor Junio Lopez and his ‘All American City’

    In 1958, 33-year-old Republican Junio Lopez was elected mayor of West Las Vegas, following 20 years of Democratic control in Old Town, in an era when municipal elections were vigorously partisan.

    Since it became a municipality in 1903, the Town of Las Vegas was governed by a mayor and four trustees, and elected along with Lopez were all Republican trustees, including Ernest (Ernie) Olivas, Johnny Korte and Cleofes (Coke) Romero, Jr. Led by Lopez, the group would undertake the most ambitious transformation of Old Town since it was founded in 1835.

  • Editorial Roundup: Newspaper opinions from around the nation - Sept. 6, 2013

    The Gadsden (Ala.) Times on school districts, students rejecting healthier lunches (Sept. 3):
    Who turns down free money? Some school districts across the United States are, with a rousing “Enough!” to the National School Lunch Program and its new emphasis on healthier fare.
    The NSLP spends $11 billion a year on reimbursing schools for meals served and giving them access to lower-priced food.