Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 19, 2012

    Coffee with Councilor Vince Howell

    Councilor Vince Howell is hosting a coffee to meet with constituents from 8 to 10 a.m. this Saturday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Topics of discussion include utility water rates, traffic enforcement, neighborhood watch and Keep Las Vegas Beautiful.

  • Weather - Oct. 19, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Clear at night, with a low around 45. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind 10-20 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 44.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Breezy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 41. Breezy.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:11 a.m. to 6:20 p.m.

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  • Jail Log - Oct. 19, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 9 and Oct. 15:
    Ryan Gallegos, 23 bench warrant arrest – Adult Probation Office warrant, seven day
    Eduardo Gallegos, 25, bench warrant arrest – Adult Probation Office warrant
    Richard Encinias, 43, putting injurious material or trash on highway, driving on suspended/revoked license
    Henry Duran, 25, bench warrant arrest – Adult Probation Offce warrant

  • In Brief - News - Oct. 19, 2012

    The Associated Press
    Concerns kill deal to sell camp
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — A deal to sell a financially troubled Southern Baptist camp in New Mexico to a Christian college in California has fallen through over concerns about theology.
    Nashville-based LifeWay Christian Resources announced plans earlier this year to sell the 2,100-acre Glorieta Conference Center in Glorieta, N.M. to Olivet University.
    The Tennessean reported Tuesday that the deal is off.

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  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 19, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! TURNING TO CHAPTER 11. With Highlands University and other entities filing suit against Makwa Builders LLC, perhaps a bankruptcy was to be expected. The former-and-fired builder of the university’s student center has filed Chapter 11, putting Highlands and others on hold in efforts to collect on and/or settle disputes with Makwa.
    Did Highlands enter into a contract with a house of cards? If so, it’s worth assessing the situation that led to such a misjudgment.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 19, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - West schools began with North, South Public

    Under public education laws enacted by the territorial legislature, a county school system existed in San Miguel County since 1884, and consisted of more than 40 separate schools throughout the county.
    Under that early system, one-room schools were organized in most rural communities, overseen by an elected county school superintendent.

  • Another Perspective - Las Vegas, a political bellwether

    As a journalist and political junkie, I have had countless conversations with my contemporaries about the special perspective I have because of my hometown.

    Recently, the New York Times ran a piece about the country’s changing political demographics, and I was pleasantly surprised to see “Las Vegas, N.M.” as the dateline for the story (“NM Offers Look At US Elections Of The Future,” Sept 29). Seems some of those contemporaries are starting to notice what I’ve been crowing about for years.