Today's News

  • Mora volleyball outlasts Prep, sweeps Monte

    Saturday’s hard-fought five-set win over Santa Fe Prep and Monday’s sweep at Monte del Sol have the Mora Rangerettes sitting pretty in District 2-2A volleyball.

    The team hosts its “Dig Pink” night Friday when Peñasco visits Montoya Gymnasium; the evening is dedicated to breast cancer awareness.

    Mora’s win over Prep drew high praise from head coach Jacquelyn Sanchez.

  • County tackles redistricting

    A series of public hearings have been scheduled to gather input on three redistricting proposals that would radically alter the boundaries of commission districts in San Miguel County.

    Hearings are being held for each of the five districts. The first one will be for District 3 beginning this Thursday at 6 p.m. in the San Miguel County Commission Chambers.

    Counties are required to redraw district boundaries every 10 years if there are substantial population shifts within districts.

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  • Charged CYFD worker quits

    The Las Vegas woman arrested in August for allegedly hosting an out-of-control, underage drinking party at her home has resigned from the Children, Youth and Families Department.

    Justina Romero, 29, notified San Miguel County Magistrate Court of her resignation on Sept. 28, according to online court records. Romero was a CYFD caseworker at the time of her August arrest. She is slated to be in court at 9 a.m. on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing where a judge will decide whether there is sufficient evidence to remand her case to district court for trial.

  • Man is arrested for stealing dog

    Thirty-eight-year-old Wayne Castle called up his ex-girlfriend on Sept. 29 and told her he was going to take her dog and slit its throat, according to a court document.

    The woman said Castle then showed up at her Mullins Drive home at 10:15 p.m. that night wanting to talk about getting back together. She wasn’t interested and asked him to leave.

  • Block formally resigns PRC seat

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. stepped down from his $90,000-a-year job on Friday, a little more than a week after he pleaded guilty to felony charges over the misuse of taxpayer money.
    Block’s resignation became effective at 3 p.m. this past Friday, which was pay day for members of the PRC and its commissioners.

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  • Governor rejects redistricting plans

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday vetoed Democratic-backed legislative and Public Regulation Commission redistricting plans that she criticized as partisan proposals that would make it harder for GOP candidates to compete in some parts of New Mexico for the rest of this decade.

    Democrats hold majorities in the state House and Senate. Republicans narrowed the Democratic advantage in the House in last year’s elections and hope they can pick up more seats in 2012.

  • 21 deaths linked to cantaloupe

    By Mary Clare Jalonick
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Federal health authorities say a nationwide outbreak of listeria in Colorado cantaloupes is now responsible for 21 deaths and the number may continue to grow.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported new deaths in Indiana and New York. The CDC also confirmed a death in Wyoming that state officials reported last week. CDC said 109 people have been sickened in the outbreak — including the 21 dead — in 23 states from California to the East Coast.

  • Looking back - Oct. 10, 2011

    In 1911

    Thursday, Oct. 12 — Every day a squad of husky Normal youths under the direction of Professor J.C. Baker and Leo Tipton is being put through practice stunts in preparation for the coming football season and by the time of the first game will be in shape to give a good accounting. Some 20 Normalities of all shapes and sizes have been reporting for practice and from a glance at the team and a look into the record of the coaches it is easy to see that prospects for the team this year are good.