.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Woman says fianc had seatbelt on

    The fiancée of a man who died after a car accident on Sunday says she wants all the facts to come in before it is determined he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

    Andalicia Casaus, the fiancée of Daniel Garcia Jr., 22, said her fiancé always wore a seatbelt and that she wanted state police to complete their investigation before any conclusions are made.

    State police said earlier this week that Garcia wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and that the victim was ejected from the car.

  • EDITORIAL: Openness can only help

    For years, the Las Vegas City Council and city staffers have discussed the thoughts and statements of Floyd Duran, a federal official with great power over the local housing authority.

    The Las Vegas native placed the authority on troubled status in 2005, which meant greater federal scrutiny. But he has said nothing publicly about the process since that time.

  • Ladies' Night: WLV, RHS, Mora girls' teams win big

    Controlling everything from tempo to rebounding, West Las Vegas’ girls’ basketball team had little trouble with visiting Tucumcari on Tuesday night.

    West won 63-27.

    The 10-3 Lady Dons won big for the second game in four days (after routing Dexter on Saturday). The team plays its third game in a five-day stretch tonight when Santa Fe High returns to town.

    West came out of the gates looking to seize control early and sprinted to a 31-7 first-period lead.

  • Blaze destroys two mobile homes

    A fire destroyed two mobile homes on Sheridan Road on Monday night, officials said.

    San Miguel County Fire Marshal Russell Pacheco said the owners of the homes were remodeling them. He said they built a fire in a wood stove and then left to a nearby house, where they were staying.

    The fire happened around 7 p.m about two miles south of the KOA Campground on Sheridan Road.

    “The wood stove caught the house on fire. No one was living in the mobile homes,” Pacheco said.

    He said the home was owned by a members of the Urioste family.

  • COLUMN: We have failed as an industry

    I’ve been reading the Albuquerque Journal for more than two decades; as the state’s largest newspaper, it’s been my bible for New Mexico news.

    But the Journal, like the rest of us, is having to make serious cutbacks in this recession.

    In last Friday’s Journal, tucked away on the bottom of the business page deep inside the Journal, the paper ran a story with the headline, “Journal announces newsroom changes.”

  • Officials eye use of Tasers at jail

    Some members of the County Commission expressed concern on Wednesday about using a type of stun gun at the county jail, but they decided to let two jail officials get training on how to use the weapons.

    As it stands, the jail uses pepper spray on inmates who get out of control. They have to call in city or state police when pepper spray doesn’t work, and those agencies use Tasers, weapons that deliver electric shocks to immobilize people.

  • COLUMN: Float again carried humor

    SANTA FE — Humor carried the day again for New Mexico in the 2009 Rose Parade. Our float, depicting Wile E. Coyote rocketing down Route 66 after New Mexico’s state bird was selected by judges for the Bob Hope Humor Award.

    It’s the second year in a row that a whimsical theme has won an award for New Mexico. Traditionalists were mortified last year when the state Tourism Department selected a topic promoting New Mexico’s Spaceport America, with an assist by three little green men from Roswell.

  • LETTER: A personal reaction to terrorism in Gaza

    I spent the first years of my life in northern England living below the flight path of Luftwaffe planes as they flew back and forth from Germany in an effort to “take out” the docks, canals, mills and mines of industrial Lancashire and to use fear to demoralize the population.  Air-raids, sirens, nights spent in shelters and in darkness, explosions and making my way to school passing bombed and burned-out buildings were the norm.

  • EDITORIAL: Compromise needed

    Our society needs to eliminate any unnecessary bureaucracy that keeps officers from doing their jobs. Unfortunately, a policy at the San Miguel County jail may be keeping cops off the streets.

    Both state and city police officials have criticized a jail policy that requires medical clearances for all DWI offenders. The jail’s warden insists the policy has been in place for years, while the police agencies contend it has been in effect for just a few weeks. Maybe the jail enacted the policy long ago, but it appears that jailers hadn’t been enforcing it until lately.

  • LETTER: Choice decoration along Interstate 25

    It’s been a pet peeve of mine for several years. On and off the air. Every time I drive into town to check the mail, go to the bank or run other errands, I hop on Interstate 25, exit 347 and off the middle exit. And every time I admire the choice decorations of wrecked cars, old trucks, gutted school buses, single wides with their roofs flapping in the breeze, 18-wheelers and mountains of wooden pallets along that stretch of I-25.