Today's News

  • Ex-state education official indicted

    The Associated Press

    A former New Mexico Public Education Department official has been indicted in what federal authorities call a bribery scheme involving two Illinois education-company executives.

    An indictment filed last week in U.S. District Court in northern Illinois alleges Arturo Martinez took bribes from 58-year-old Jowhar Soultanali and his son, 34-year-old Kabir Kassam, as part of a $33 million fraud racket.

  • Looking Back - April 30, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 30, 2014

    Meet and greet new hospital CEO
    A Welcome Reception for Chris Wolf, CEO of Alta Vista Regional Hospital, will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 at the Alta Vista Hospital Dining Room.

  • Weather - April 30, 2014

    Isolated showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 52. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 30 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming northeast in the evening.

    A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 54. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 32.


  • FYI - April 30

    The New Mexico State Police will conduct multiple DWI checkpoints in San Miguel and Mora Counties during May. State Police will also conduct multiple DWI Saturation Patrols, random Driver’s License and Registration Checkpoints as well as speed enforcement and occupant restraint enforcement projects throughout the month.

  • Company to develop wind farm

    The Associated Press

    A Texas firm has won a bid to build a wind farm in northeastern New Mexico.

    State Land Commissioner Ray Powell announced Monday that Triangle Gallegos of Hereford, Texas, will be developing the project on 19,000 acres of State Trust Land and 31,000 acres of private land 35 miles west of Clayton in Union County.

    The lease on trust land will generate about $47 million in revenue for state schools.

  • Film crew to be in Vegas this week

    A three-person film crew will be in Las Vegas Thursday afternoon and Friday morning filming footage for a new travel series, “New Mexico True Television,” which is being produced in collaboration with the state Tourism Department.

    The filming will not result in road closures or disruption to any business or activity in town.

    “We will be focusing on the historical sites and buildings of Las Vegas,” the crew said in a statement. “We will also be paying a visit to Charlie’s Spic & Span Bakery Friday morning.”

  • Earth Day celebration
  • Que Pasa - April 30, 2014

    • Welcome Reception for Chris Wolf, CEO of Alta Vista Regional Hospital, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 at the Alta Vista Hospital Dining Room.
    • Community Education Initiatives Forum, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 at Memorial Middle School. State Public Education Department Secretary Hanna Skandera is scheduled to speak at 5:45 p.m. For more information, contact the New Mexico Parent Teacher Association by email at nmpta@nmpta.org.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 28, 2014