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Today's News

  • Weather - April 3, 2015

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Northeast wind 10-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 30. South wind 10-15 mph.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Breezy. A 10 percent chance of showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Breezy.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Breezy. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 41. Breezy.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:45 a.m. to 7:24 p.m.

  • Groups opposes PNM rate hike

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    A proposal by New Mexico’s largest electric provider to raise its rates is running into opposition.

    The water utility that serves Albuquerque and parts of Bernalillo County, and an environmental group have accused Public Service Co. of New Mexico of failing to provide state regulators with enough information to justify a proposed 12 percent rate increase.

  • Jail Log - April 3, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 26 and March 30:

    Benito Chavez, 23, sentenced to 182 days
    Benjamin Johnson, 34, aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of the accident, driving on suspended revoked license, duty to give information and render aid, reckless driving, no insurance, no registration
    Luis Hernandez, 25, failure to pay, bench warrant, LV Municipal
    Christopher Garcia, 28, aggravated stalking

  • In Brief - News - April 3, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Santa Fe prepares for pilgrimage
    CHIMAYO — Santa Fe County fire and the sheriff’s office have stepped up efforts for the annual Good Friday pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayó.
    Tens of thousands of devotees were expected Thursday evening through Good Friday.
    Some are making the 90-mile, three-day walk from Albuquerque to the shrine that houses a small pit of dirt that some believe possesses curing powers.

  • Gov signs child prostitution crackdown

    By Vik Jolly
    The Associated Press

    Gov. Susana Martinez signed three public safety bills Tuesday, including one that cracks down on those who seek to sell or solicit children for sex.

    Martinez said “It has been my calling first as a district attorney and now as a governor to stand up for those who do not have a voice of their own.”

    The bill aimed at curbing child prostitution makes it a second-degree felony to hire or offer any child younger than 16 for sex.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - April 3, 2015

    THUMBS UP! STATE CHAMPS!
    Congratulations to Isabel Cavazos and her West Las Vegas cheer squad for bringing home a Class 4A state championship in the co-ed cheer category. Cavazos credited the championship to dedication and hard work of each team member and to outstanding teamwork in developing winning routines. It’s an amazing accomplishment, one that our entire community celebrates.

    THUMBS UP! SOUTHWEST CHIEF IS STICKING AROUND

  • Editorial cartoons - April 3, 2015
  • Another perspective - The unfortunate cost of drilling

    By Roger Toll

    U.S. 285, which runs near our home south of Eldorado, is a big part of my life. I bike south on it through the high-desert beauty of the Galisteo Basin. I drive north to Colorado ski areas and the Arkansas River Valley. It is the major thoroughfare through town, and we shop in stores along its route.

  • Another perspective - What really happened to capital outlay

    By Michael Sanchez

    Following the Governor’s press conference at the end of the 2015 Legislative Session, residents of New Mexico may be excused for being confused about what actually happened to spending on infrastructure projects across the state. Gov. Susana Martinez did not help matters when she levelled false accusations against Senate Democrats.

  • Just a Thought - The Easter Bunny vs. conquering death

    By Rick Kraft

    Sunday is a holiday for most everyone. Some will be looking for Easter eggs and some will be celebrating the resurrection of a risen Savior. Others may not recognize either, but may use it as an opportunity to gather family together for fellowship and a meal.

    Easter is typically an exciting time for young children. Easter is typically the highest attended service of the year for most churches.

    Regardless, Easter is what you make it.