Today's News

  • Vehicular homicide suspect flees

    Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding the Mora man charged with vehicular homicide and other crimes in connection with a Feb. 3 alcohol-related crash in Las Vegas, and they’re warning that anyone helping him could face criminal charges themselves.

    An arrest warrant has been issued for 51-year-old Rudolph “Rudy” Muniz. Muniz wasn’t taken into custody after the crash because he, too, was injured and was hospitalized at Alta Vista Regional Hospital.

  • Fiesta marks its 18th year on Friday

    The 18th Annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad is set to hit the stage on Friday.

    The annual cultural extravaganza of area performers begins at 6:30 p.m., with the doors to Ilfeld Auditorium opening at 6 p.m.

    “It is not a competition of one performer trying to beat out another, like in popular reality shows, but rather, a showing of each person’s individual talent,” said Sara Harris, the show’s organizer.

  • Gov. vetoes erasure legislation

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has vetoed a measure to allow the removal from public view of records of a person who is arrested but not convicted of a crime.

    Martinez, a former prosecutor, rejected the bill on Friday, saying the proposal would place a “significant impediment on the public’s and media’s right to know about information relating to convictions, arrests and other criminal proceedings.”

  • Looking Back - News - March 5, 2012

    In 1912

    Friday, March 1 — In front of the Bennett House with Miss Nellie Bennett looking out of one of the parlor windows at the highway, the horse and the cutter being driven by a stranger struck a lamp and was lifted up until the cutter was upset. The driver was pitched out into the snow but hung to the lines and stopped the horse after being dragged a couple of rods. Miss Nellie neither screamed nor fainted away. She saw the man get up, right the cutter and drive away.

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 5, 2012

    Senior Olympics meeting is Thursday

    A Senior Olympics meeting will be held at 1 p.m. this Thursday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. For more information, call Denise McElroy at 454-1379.

  • Weather - March 5, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 63. West wind 10-20 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 33. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 15-20 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 31.

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. A 30 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.


  • Vote, twice

    This Tuesday, Las Vegas voters will go to the polls and select a new mayor and two new councilors — sort of. They’ll definitely select one of the two new council members, to represent Ward 2, but for Ward 3 they’ll more than likely select two candidates, the top two vote-getters, to face each other in a runoff.

    And for mayor, unless one of the eight candidates gets a majority, a runoff will pit the top two in that race as well.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 5, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Getting down to business

    Seems there has been a lot of talk about our local economy lately. Or, at least, I’ve been hanging around the right places for such talk.

  • Half a dozen area basketball teams advance at state and ... Keep on dancing

    Robertson’s defense was so dialed in Saturday night, it’s a wonder Socorro coach Lawrence Baca didn’t simply ask the Cardinals what offense he should run next.

    The host Cardinals seemed to anticipate every pass and every shot attempt in soaring to a 53-40 win in the opening round of the Class 3A boys’ state basketball tournament.

    RHS was led by Justin Bustos (14), Josh Brito (12), Ryan Tafoya (10) and Antonio Arguello (8).