Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 21, 2014

    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Roswell Invaders, 7 p.m., Roswell

  • City water plans questioned

    City Utilities Director Ken Garcia faced some pointed questions from members of the San Miguel County Commission last week during his presentation on steps being taken to improve the city’s water situation.

    One of the key projects Garcia discussed was the $30 million expansion of Bradner Dam, a project that, if successful, will triple the city’s current water storage capacity.

    Lawmakers and Gov. Susana Martinez earlier this year earmarked $10 million for the project, which still leaves a $6 million funding gap.

  • Bike safety
  • Most NM teachers effective

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Three-fourths of New Mexico’s teachers were rated as effective or better under a new evaluation system partly based on student achievement, according to the state Department of Education.

    But educational union officials on Friday dismissed the ratings.

  • State told to speed up aid to poor

    The Associated Press

    A federal judge in Albuquerque is ordering New Mexico to immediately process a backlog of thousands of applications from poor residents seeking health care and food assistance benefits.

    U.S. District Judge Kenneth Gonzales issued the order Thursday as he scolded the Human Services Department as failing to meet its obligations to provide services in a timely manner.

  • Map shows where oil, gas spills occur in New Mexico

    The Associated Press

    CARLSBAD — A new website has mapped where oil- and gas-related spills take place in New Mexico, and it shows their numbers have increased in recent years.

    The Center for Western Priorities built the online map using years of data gathered by the state Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department’s Oil Conservation Division, the Carlsbad Current-Argus reported.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - May 19, 2014

    The Associated Press

    April jobless rate was 6.8 percent  
    New Mexico’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.8 percent in April, down from 7 percent in March and 6.9 percent a year ago.
    The state Workforce Solutions Department said Friday that the state’s economy lost 4,400 jobs over the year.

  • Looking Back - May 19, 2014

    In 1964
    Thursday, May 14 — A clean sweep of all the trophies in District 2A tennis was made by members of the Robertson High School squad. Going to the state tournament this weekend are Steve Aragon, singles runnerup; Gene Butterfield; Terry Hill, who with Butterfield, won the district doubles; and Joe Almanzar, district 2A singles champion. The boys are coached by Juan Gallegos.

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 19, 2014

    Story Time
    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Get Up and Go!” by Nancy Carlson. Free and open to the public.

  • FYI - May 19

    The Abe Montoya Recreation Center is now open for regular business hours, but the swimming pool will remain closed until further notice due to roof damage caused by strong wind gusts earlier this month.