Today's News

  • Beautification Block Party - Program gives hope to addicts

    Second chances don’t come easy for people struggling with alcoholism and other addictions. But one local program strives to show its clients that new beginnings are possible by restoring objects that have been cast aside or beautifying neglected infrastructure.

  • Arrest made in animal cruelty case

    The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office has filed charges against two Las Vegas women in a case involving a dog that was found walking on exposed bone in February.

  • NM sees spike in overdose deaths

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Health officials are attributing a spike in overdose deaths to a rise in prescription opiate abuse.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports health officials saw two years of improving numbers before this year’s 20 percent jump in drug-related deaths from 2013.

    New Mexico’s overdose deaths reached 26.4 per 100,000 people, among the worst in the country.

    Department of Health epidemiologist Dr. Michael Landen says the new data shows the state is right back where it was two years ago.

  • Obama challenges critics of Iran deal

    By Julie Pace
    AP White House Correspondent

    WASHINGTON — Vigorously challenging his critics, President Barack Obama launched an aggressive and detailed defense of a landmark Iranian nuclear accord Wednesday, rejecting the idea that it leaves Tehran on the brink of a bomb and arguing the only alternative to the diplomatic deal is war.

  • Atomic bomb test 70th anniversary source of pride, anger

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    LOS ALAMOS — The unknown blast came during rainy season in the desolate New Mexico desert.

    Most residents of the historic Hispanic village of Tularosa had no phones or radios. So when word spread that Army officials said it was just an ammunition explosion, anxious residents relaxed despite the raining ash.

  • Testimony released from Rosenberg brother in famous spy case

    By Eric Tucker
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The brother of Ethel Rosenberg, who was a star trial witness against his sister and brother-in-law in a sensational Cold War atomic spying case, never implicated his sister in an earlier appearance before a grand jury and said that they had never discussed her role “at all,” according to secret court records unsealed Wednesday.

  • Jail Log - July 17, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 2 and July 7:

    Gilbert Romero, 29,  7 day commitment
    Raymond Quintana, 43, aggravated DWI, probation violation: new charges
    Jason Cantrell, 33, probation violation: possession of sexual contraband
    Aaron Jorgenson, 36, failure to appear
    Jerry Reed, 60,  aggravated DWI, expired registration, no proof of financial responsibility

  • Looking Back - July 17, 2015

    In 1965

  • Looking ahead - News - July 17, 2015

    Community Clean Up this Sunday
    Community Clean Up starts at noon on Sunday, July 19 at Plaza Park. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. at Las Vegas San Miguel Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact the chamber at 425-8631.

  • Weather - July 17, 2015

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming southwest in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 58. West wind 10-15 mph.

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 58.