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Today's News

  • Cowboys upset after slow start vs. Jackets

    Black Hills State got out to a 17-0 head start and held on despite Highlands’ fourth-quarter rally to win 30-27 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football on Saturday afternoon in Spearfish, S.D.

    Ward Anderson rushed for one touchdown and passed for another — a 67-yard strike to Anthony Eboreim — as part of the Yellow Jackets’ big first quarter.

    Zach Tapia got the Cowboys on the board with field goals from 19 and 47 yards in the second period, and the halftime margin was BHSU 20, NMHU 6.

  • Magistrate building closed

    The state has temporarily shut down the San Miguel County Magistrate Court building on Seventh Street due to something in the air that has been making employees sick. 

    For now, critical court functions like arraignments of San Miguel County Detention Center inmates is taking place at District Court. Some magistrate court clerk staff members are also working out of district court, although many other court employees were sent home.

  • Partnership aids conservation

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A Highlands University biology professor’s research to increase the genetic diversity of the bison conservation herd from the Pojoaque Pueblo is part of a partnership that is the first of its kind in the country.

    The pueblo is the first tribe in the United States to graze bison on federal land; in this case the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge north of Las Vegas.

  • Republicans take control of House

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico Republicans received a boost from a popular governor and a favorable national political environment to win a majority in the state House for the first time in more than half a century.

  • Serafina man gets prison in federal case

    The Associated Press

    A San Miguel County man has been sentenced to more than a decade in federal prison for assault and firearms convictions.

    Prosecutors say 27-year-old Federico Lujan also was sentenced Tuesday to two years of supervised release. Lujan is from Serafina, which is near Bernal.

    Lujan was arrested on a criminal complaint alleging aggravated assault charges.

    He allegedly fired a rifle while threatening and menacing two women and 10 children in an Isleta Pueblo residence.

  • Weather - Nov. 7, 2014

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 72. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming northwest in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 31. Southwest wind around 10 mph, becoming northeast in the evening.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind around 10 mph, becoming south in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33.

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 68. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:29 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - News - Nov. 7, 2014

    FredHead Weekend in Las Vegas

    Two days of events in Las Vegas to celebrate its Fred Harvey/Harvey Girl heritage – with the restoration of Castañeda Hotel and the comeback of the Plaza Hotel. On Saturday at 4 p.m. there is a private benefit cocktail reception and tour of the Castañeda. Proceeds support MainStreet de Las Vegas.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 7, 2014

    In 1964

    Thursday, Nov. 5 — To assist First Aid Instructors with training in heart-lung resuscitation, the Las Vegas Fire Department has placed an order with the New Mexico State Heart Association through its local chairman, Ray Newton, for the purchase of a Resus-Anne, a resuscitation training manikin. The manikin is portable, lifelike in appearance and structure. Heart-lung resuscitation is an emergency first-aid procedure which requires no equipment and combines direct artificial respiration aid and artificial circulation.

  • NM to renew work plan for food stamps

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration announced Wednesday that it will redo a plan for imposing work requirements on low-income New Mexicans to qualify for food stamps.

    Human Services spokesman Matt Kennicott said the state won’t proceed with regulations it had hoped to implement this month. Instead, the administration will restart the regulatory process but propose the same work-related changes that have been challenged in court.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Nov. 7, 2014

    The Associated Press

    APS releases
    info on Brooks

    ALBUQUERQUE — New information shows an attorney was hired to look into accusations of intimidation and retaliation involving former Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks before he resigned.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the district Wednesday released a new document on the mysterious departure of Brooks in response to a public records request from the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.