Today's News

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Feb. 18, 2015

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., WLV
    • NMHU at Eastern New Mexico (DH), noon, Portales

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

  • County, attorney parting ways

    After more than two decades as the San Miguel County attorney, Jesus Lopez is leaving the position.

    “We parted ways,” Lopez confirmed last week. “I’ve been wanting to leave for awhile, after 23 consecutive years.”
    Lopez said he plans to concentrate on his private practice and do more trial work.

    “I will stay on with the county for awhile until they find other counsel,” Lopez said.

  • Exploring geology - Volcano expert to deliver talks

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    An international expert in volcanology from France will shed light on local extinct volcanoes during a series of public talks at Highlands University beginning Tuesday.

    New Mexico has the most extinct volcanoes on the North American continent and Benjamin van Wyk de Vries, a geology professor at Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand, France, will decipher local landmarks during his time at Highlands as a Visiting Ballen Scholar.

  • Appeals court rules for Rivera

    The state Court of appeals has affirmed District Judge Abigail Aragon’s ruling that current state law doesn’t allow for a county other than Los Alamos to pursue home rule status.

  • Right-to-work bill tied to wage hike

    By Vik Jolly
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A New Mexico House committee Friday voted to approve a revamped right-to-work bill that tacks on an increase in the minimum wage from $7.50 to $8 an hour.

    After some heated exchanges in a six-hour session, the House Judiciary Committee voted 7-6 along party lines to approve the Republican-sponsored revised bill that prohibits requiring workers to join a union or to pay dues as a condition of employment.

    The revised bill now moves to a vote of the full House of Representatives.

  • In Brief - News - Feb. 16, 2015

    The Associated Press

    Multiple people shot at lodge
    ALBUQUERQUE — Albuquerque police are investigating a shooting at a community lodge that has left several people wounded.
    Police spokesman Fred Duran says the shooting took place early Sunday morning at the Navajo Elks Lodge in the southeastern area of the city.
    Duran did not say how many people were hurt but that all victims are in stable condition at various hospitals.
    No suspect is in custody.
    Detectives are still investigating the incident.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 16, 2015

    In 1965
    Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1965 — A former Las Vegan, Paul T. Nolan, is the author of the lead article in the January New Mexico Magazine. Titled “Captain Jack Rides Again,” it is the story of Capt. Jack  Crawford, an Indian scout after the Civil War, who toured with Buffalo Bill Cody in melodrama of the western frontier. Nolan is now on the faculty of the University of Southwestern Louisiana. According to Nolan, Capt. Jack was the first New Mexican to copyright plays, the first being dated 1888 in the file of the Library of Congress.

  • Looking ahead - News - Feb. 16, 2015

    Pancake Supper is Tuesday
    St. Paul’s Peace Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the church located on the corner of Eighth Street and National Avenue. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger; this includes all-you-can-eat pancakes and ham.

  • Weather - Feb. 15, 2015

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. South wind 10-15 mph, becoming northwest in the afternoon. A 50 percent chance of snow showers at night, mainly after 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Northeast wind 15-20 mph, becoming southeast 5-10 mph after midnight.


  • FYI - News - Feb. 15, 2015

    The Santa Fe National Forest will waive fees at many recreation sites and amenities over the Presidents Day weekend Feb. 14-16, 2015. Fees at all national forests and grasslands will be waived at many day-use sites, such as picnic grounds and developed trailheads, in cooperation with other federal agencies. For more information, call the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District at 505-757-6121 or 425-3535.