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Today's News

  • State facing medical access difficulties

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE  — New Mexicans could have longer waits for a doctor or specialist as demand grows for medical services because of an aging population and expanded insurance coverage under a federal health care law, legislative auditors said Wednesday.

    A report released by the Legislative Finance Committee said state residents could encounter growing problems of access to medical care due to the potential need of 2,000 physicians, 3,000 registered nurses and as many as 800 dentists.

  • Audit: More than 50 inmates released early

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    More than 50 inmates were mistakenly released early from New Mexico prisons, including a convicted murderer with more than four years left to serve, according to a new state audit released Wednesday.

    The New Mexico Corrections Department said most of 51 offenders identified in the audit of 6,900 inmate files were erroneously released from September 2010 and September 2012 due to miscalculations on time left to serve.

  • Nursing Home week
  • Jail Log - May 17, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 7 and May 13:
    Brant Roybal, age unavailable,10 day commitment
    Roberto Campos, 65, positive UA (THC)
    George Martinez, 32, positive UA (cocaine)
    Brandy Sanchez, 19, 72- hour hold drug court Violation
    Michael Martinez, 36, hold for court
    Paul Griego, 54, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle
    Lonnie Baca, age unavailable, battery on household member

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - May 17, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Mom chases down abductor
    ALBUQUERQUE — A mother whose 4-year-old was being abducted chased the suspect down and crashed her vehicle into his car, triggering a manhunt, Albuquerque police said Thursday.
    The young girl was playing in her yard at an apartment complex in Albuquerque’s North Valley when a group of teenagers saw the kidnapping and ran to alert the girl’s mother.

  • Auditors fault regulators

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico needs to strengthen its regulatory oversight of a billion-dollar gambling industry that includes horse racing tracks and casinos operated by Indian tribes, legislative auditors recommended Wednesday.

    A report by staff of the Legislative Finance Committee said the New Mexico Racing Commission and the state Gaming Control Board are understaffed and hampered by limited regulatory powers.

  • Judge delays ruling in Chavez case

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    BERNALILLO — A judge in the case of a former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife on Wednesday rescinded on oral ruling to seal all new pretrial motions and said he will rule next week on whether to unseal other documents sought by media outlets.

  • Youth Soccer - May 17, 2013

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s upcoming matches are as follows.

    U6 DIVISION
    Matches to be played 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park.
    Chivas vs. United, Field 1; Crew vs. Sounders, Field 2; Dynamo vs. Rapids, Field 3; Earthquakes vs. Fire, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    Matches to be played 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park.
    Hot Spurs vs. Galaxy-Mora, Field 1; Manchester City vs. Juventus, Field 2; Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, Field 4

    U10 DIVISION

  • Little League - May 17, 2013

    In another display of interleague cooperation this season, Las Vegas Little League and La Plaza Little League will have several interleague softball games on the schedule.
    The first of the games came Wednesday night at Rodriguez Park, and more are planned May 22 and 29 and June 3 and 5.

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    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Friday games: Red Sox vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Reds vs. Cardinals, 7:30 p.m.

  • Mora County Notebook: Music department performs concerts

    The Mora Schools Music Department presented two concerts last week.

    On Tuesday evening,  the mariachi concert was held with 29 participants and Joaquin Maestas-Manuel directing.

    On Wednesday evening, the bands of the Mora Schools held another concert.