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Today's News

  • Gov. Martinez raises $2M for re-election

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has stockpiled nearly $3.3 million for her re-election campaign, giving her a significant fundraising advantage over Democratic challenger Gary King, according to financial reports filed Tuesday.
    King had cash-on-hand of $142,441 in his campaign account as of Oct. 7.

    Martinez raised $2.1 million for her re-election during the last six months while King collected $175,145.

  • Gov: Evidence backs abuse claims at ranch

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Evidence found at a New Mexico youth ranch for troubled kids corroborates allegations by current and former students of abuse, the governor said Monday.

    The comments by Gov. Susana Martinez came as she defended the state’s handling of an investigation into the Tierra Blanca High Country Youth Program near Hillsboro ranch.

    Authorities have declined to release many details about the allegations or what was found at the ranch, citing the ongoing investigation.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Oct. 16, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Default rates up in New Mexico

     Student loan defaults are up at most of New Mexico’s state universities.
    The default rate at New Mexico State University rose to 18. 5 percent for students who enrolled in the 2010 fiscal year, up from 15 percent for students who enrolled one year earlier.
    Corresponding rates for the University of New Mexico are 8.6 percent and 7.4 percent.

  • Jail Log - Oct. 18, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 8 and Oct. 15:

    Fred Pino, 46, 10 day sanction admitted to using alcohol
    Freddie Romero, age unavailable, failure to appear bench warrant SM Magistrate
    Jose Ramirez, 65, criminal trespass
    Venessa Garcia, 23,  failure to pay fines,  failure to report, possession, delivery or manufacture of drug paraphernalia,  bench warrant,  SF Magistrate /Adult Probation Office PO/SM Magistrate  

  • Homecoming: Cowboys-Grizzlies

    It’s homecoming time at NMHU, and the Cowboys host Adams State at 6 p.m. Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

    Highlands is looking to end a three-game slide. The team fell to 2-4 overall and 1-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference after last weekend’s 33-27 nailbiter at Western State College in Gunnison, Colo. NMHU started the campaign by winning two of three games.

  • Youth Soccer - Oct. 18, 2013

    The following are this coming weekend’s scheduled Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches:

    U6 DIVISION
    All U6 matches are played at 8:45 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Croatia vs. Chile, Field 1
    Greece vs. USA, Field 2
    Italy vs. Russia, Field 3
    Mexico vs. Peru, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    All U8 matches are played at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Belgium vs. France, Field 1
    Germany vs. England, Field 2
    Norway vs. Colombia, Field 3

  • Beasties get even
  • Snow blasts high country

    Angel Fire Resort — like much of northern New Mexico — experienced idyllic autumn conditions and a chilly blast of deep winter weather both within a matter of hours this past week.

    “So yesterday it was fall up here — and then overnight it’s turned to winter!” reported Krysty Ronchetti, a spokeswoman and public relations representative for the resort. “We received as much as 9 inches at the top of the mountain, but closer to 6 inches of powder at the base.”

  • Vatos off to 3-0 start

    Some things have changed this fall for New Mexico Highlands University’s Vatos rugby team.

    The winning has not.

    Through the first month of the season, the Vegas Area Touring Side is 3-0 and riding high atop the Frontier League, the men’s college division in which they now reside.

    This past weekend, the Vatos stopped nationally ranked Colorado School of Mines by a 29-14 count to take sole possession of first place in the Frontier.

  • Pecos runners solid in SF meet

    Pecos fared well in this past weekend’s Northern New Mexico Cross Country Challenge held in Santa Fe.

    The Panther boys placed sixth in the high school varsity race with 156 points; Taos won with 48. The Lady Panthers were eighth; Taos won with 52.