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Today's News

  • CYFD caseworker charged

    An out-of-control, underage drinking party has landed a caseworker with the state Children, Youth and Families Department in hot water yet again, according court documents.

    Justina Romero, 29, was arrested Saturday afternoon on a charge of child abuse, a third-degree felony, and a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a fourth-degree felony. The arrest stemmed from a party at her house at 545 Hermosa Lane, in Camp Luna,  where minors were allegedly drinking and doing drugs.

  • Circus Act
  • Woman, incoherent, is arrested

    A 22-year-old Las Vegas woman, who according to a court document appeared to be high on heroin and other drugs, was found lying on the ground unresponsive near Floyd’s Rental on Friday morning while the 18-month old with her was climbing out of his stroller.

    Olivia M. Romero of the 1000 block of Fourth Street, was arrested on charges of child abuse and distribution of hydrocodone and Xanax, both third-degree felonies, and with one count of possession of heroin, a fourth-degree felony.

  • N.M. teens said to imbibe at early age

    New Mexico ranks first in the nation for children who consume their first alcoholic drink before the age of 13, according to the New Mexico Activities Association.

    The alarming statistic is prompting both local school districts to require their student athletes to take part in a program about the dangers of alcohol in relation to their athletic performance and life.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 24, 2011

    In 1911

    Saturday, Aug. 26 — One of the pens with which the statehood measure was signed by President Taft was today received by Ex-Governor L. Bradford Prince, president of the New Mexico Historical society and placed in the historical museum in the Old Palace, at the side of the pen with which the president signed the enabling act. Both pens were secured by Delegate to Congress William H. Andrews and given to the society. The pen received is a steel pen. 

  • Looking Ahead - Aug. 24, 2011

    Music from Angel Fire concert this Friday

    Music from Angel Fire is holding its annual Las Vegas concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Ilfeld Auditorium on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. Tickets for the concert are $20. Music from Angel Fire is celebrating its 28th year. For more information, call 575-377-3233.

  • Weather - Aug. 24, 2011

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind 5 mph.  

    Thursday

  • FYI - News

    Level III fire restrictions remain in place in San Miguel County. Under the restrictions, campfires, white gas stoves, open fires, controlled burning, charcoal grills and fireworks are prohibited. All Terrain vehicles without spark arresters and motorcycles and vehicles with catalytic converters are restricted to maintained roadways. Anyone found violating the restrictions could be fined up to $1,000.

  • Music from Angel Fire coming to Las Vegas

    This summer, celebrate the power of music through the 28th Season of Music from Angel Fire, the Festival that brings chamber music to the mountains of Northern New Mexico. Renowned musicians will perform an impressive array of repertory to inspire and delight residents and visitors alike. The Festival will present 14 concerts this summer at the Angel Fire Community Center and the United Church of Angel Fire, the Taos Center for the Arts, the Shuler Theater in Raton and one concert in Las Vegas at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 at Ilfeld Auditorium at Highlands University.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 24, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Land of Lost Things / El Pais de las Cosas Perdidads” by Dina Burtsztyn. All programs are free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES