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Today's News

  • Looking ahead - Sports - March 16, 2015

    Monday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas at Tucumcari, 4 p.m., Tucumcari
    Softball
    • Robertson JV at Capital, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas vs. Santa Fe Indian (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    Tennis
    • West Las Vegas at Santa Fe, 3:30 p.m., Santa Fe

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson JV vs. Capital (DH), 3 p.m., TBA
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Raton (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep, 3 p.m., Albuquerque

  • Another tax hike on the way

    Worried about legislation pending in the state Legislature, San Miguel County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to fast track an ordinance that would raise the gross receipts tax throughout San Miguel County by a quarter cent.

  • Tito’s Gallery celebrates 30 years

    Thousands of unique jewelry pieces have been created by Tito Chavez and sold through his gallery on Bridge Street throughout the years. On Saturday, Chavez and his wife, Mary,  will celebrate their 30th anniversary of being in business.

    Saturday’s anniversary party takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the gallery located at 157 Bridge St. and will include drawings, gifts, refreshments and even surprises.

  • Ex-patient crashes SUV into hospital

    A former patient of the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute who was allegedly intoxicated and determined to get his medication, drove his sports utility vehicle through the front doors of the facility’s admissions building early Wednesday morning.

    No one except the driver appears to have been injured in the incident, which occurred just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday.

  • Man accused of attacking girlfriend

    A 55-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested and charged Wednesday with a third-degree felony after taking his unresponsive girlfriend to the hospital and telling police she fell several times.

    State Police charged David J. Romero, whose address is listed as being on the 300 block of South Commerce, with one count of aggravated battery against a household member, causing great bodily harm.

  • Bills highlight partisan views on drilling

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Dueling New Mexico House and Senate moves Tuesday highlight a brewing partisan battle over the authority of counties to regulate oil and gas development.

    The GOP-controlled House passed a measure Tuesday on a 37-28 vote that would limit local control of such development, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. The bill also gives the state Oil Conservation Division and Oil Conservation Commission exclusive authority to regulate oil and gas extraction.

  • Senate panel tables right-to-work bill

    By Vik Jolly
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A New Mexico Senate panel has voted along party lines to stop the advance of a bill that prohibits requiring workers to pay fees as a condition of employment.

    The Public Affairs Committee voted 5-3 Tuesday to table the measure that has drawn scores of people to the Capitol for hearings.

  • In Brief - News - March 13, 2015

    The Associated Press

    Budget bill moving forward  
    SANTA FE — A $6.2 billion spending proposal for the next fiscal year has been left largely intact by a New Mexico Senate committee.
    Adopting a budget is a must-do assignment for lawmakers before the session adjourns March 21.
    The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved the budget bill Tuesday. The full Senate could vote on the plan as early as Saturday.
    The measure cleared the House last month.

  • Jail Log - March 13, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 2 and March 11:
    Crystal Sanchez, 23, probation violation: failure to report
    Michael Garcia, 35, failure to report
    Carlos Lucero, 33, aggravated battery on a peace officer
    Gilbert Valencia, 43, six- day commitment
    Rosendo Dimas, 21, failure to report
    Pete Castillo, 26, seven- day commitment
    Michael Lovato, 43, violation of parole
    Jerry Martinez, 45, DWI
    Elisha Romero, 31, failure to appear

  • Looking Back - March 13, 2015

    In 1965

    Wednesday, March 10 — Miss Mary Reynolds, Highlands University sophomore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Reynolds, Las Vegas, has been accepted for the Central City Opera Company, Central City, Colo, Ronald Wynn, director of vocal music, has announced. Scheduled for production during the July season are Massenet’s “Manon,” Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” and Delibes’ “Lakme.”