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Today's News

  • Lobos foiled by Kansas’ 2nd half run

    By Geoffrey Calvert
    The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Trailing by one at halftime, New Mexico coach Craig Neal told his team if it just got a couple of quick baskets it could put No. 13 Kansas on the ropes.

    Instead, it was the Jayhawks that went on a run.

    Kansas scored 16 of the first 20 points in the second half, and then rolled to an 80-63 victory Saturday night that ended a two-game losing streak.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 16

    Monday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Mora, 4 p.m., Mora
    • West Las Vegas Middle School  girls at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Española Valley, 4 p.m., Española

    Wednesday
    No local varsity events scheduled

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) vs. Clayton, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Bernalillo

  • Animal cruelty charges filed

    An area couple, owners of a local animal grooming business, were arrested earlier this week on multiple counts of animal cruelty after authorities last month found horses, chickens, dogs and cats starving and living in filthy conditions.

    The animals were immediately removed from the  property in the area of San Miguel  after the New Mexico Livestock Board secured a court order from San Miguel County Magistrate Court.

  • In the Christmas spirit
  • Guilty verdict in baby’s death

    It wasn’t quite the outcome anyone was hoping for, but on Tuesday afternoon a San Miguel County jury convicted a man of causing the death of a baby while driving recklessly, but acquitted him of more serious charges of being drunk at the time of the crash.

    Ramon Hernandez — a Guatemala native who resides in Santa Fe — faces up to 10 years in prison. If the jury had determined that he was drunk at the time of the crash, he would be facing significantly more prison time.

  • Anyone have a tree for the city?

    With less than two weeks left before Christmas, city officials are scrambling to find a tree for the old Safeway parking lot on Douglas Avenue. The city put out a call to the community Wednesday for a large Christmas tree that can be put up there.

    Anyone who wants to donate the tree should call the city at 454-1401 and ask for the city manager’s office.

  • Gov wants to pay good teachers more

    The Associated Press

    Gov. Susana Martinez is proposing changes aimed at recruiting new teachers and rewarding teachers whose students are showing improvement.

    Martinez unveiled her plan Wednesday at Sweeney Elementary School in Santa Fe.

  • Trial on assisted suicide law begins

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Two doctors and a Santa Fe woman with advanced uterine cancer want physicians in New Mexico to be able to prescribe — without the fear of prosecution— the needed medications for terminally ill patients who want to end their lives on their own terms.

    Standing in their way is a decades-old New Mexico law that makes it a fourth-degree felony to assist someone in suicide.

  • Jail Log - Dec. 13, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Dec. 2 and Dec. 10:
    Edward Moya, 42, consuming alcohol, resisting evading an officer
    Roland Romero, 27, conditions of release revoked, failure to appear, bench warrant Adult Probation Office/LV Municipal
    Wendy Gonzales, 51, probation violation
    Lance Madrid, 33,  burglary, tampering with evidence, receiving stolen property failure to comply with conditions of probation, bench warrant SM District
    David Pacheco, 23, failure to appear

  • In Brief - News - Dec. 13, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Panel considering scholarship fix

    SANTA FE — A legislative panel is considering possible changes to a lottery-financed college scholarship program so that awards aren’t tied to tuition.
    Legislative Finance Committee Chairman Rep. Luciano “Lucky” Varela outlined the proposal Tuesday during a hearing on the scholarship program, which faces a shortfall because lottery revenue isn’t keeping pace with rising scholarship costs.