Today's News

  • Jail Log - March 29, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between March 19 and March 26:

    Douglas Lopez, 32, failure to pay child support
    Mario Urban, 30, criminal trespass, Adult Probation Office
    Lorenzo Gallegos, 50, protective custody
    Christopher Herrera, 31, driving on a suspended or  revoked license
    Michelle Garcia, 43, aggravated battery
    John Ulibarri, 47, aggravated battery
    Fred Pino, 45, probation violation
    Wilfred Ortiz, 52, 10 day commitment

  • A twist on traditional ham

    By Alison Ladman
    The Associated Press
    Who says the traditional Easter ham has to be traditional?
    We understand that there is good reason for many traditions, particularly when it comes to food. After all, many food traditions earned their place because they are simply delicious. The glazed ham is a fine example. And that’s why we decided not to mess with that part of this spring staple.

  • Fun do-it-yourself Easter mints

    By Alison Ladman
    The Associated Press
    A little retro and a whole lot of fun, cream cheese mints are the perfect way to keep little hands busy during Easter dinner preparations.
    Make up the dough, then let the kids play around with different flavors and colors (or not, if you’re trying to avoid pink and green hands). They also can form the mints in a variety of shapes. Consider making lemon mints, classic peppermints, or orange cream mints. You even could do mocha mints with coffee and chocolate extracts.

  • Museum to hold ‘curanderismo’ exhibit in May

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press
    Evil eye. Magical fright. A sick soul.
    These are all afflictions usually treated by traditional Mexican healers known as curanderos. And this summer, an Albuquerque museum is planning an exhibit on the magical art of curanderismo, or the practice of traditional Mexican folk healing.

  • Que Pasa - March 29, 2013

    • Benefit bake sale for Anjelique and Anyssa Romero starting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 29 in front of Walmart. They are fundraising for an educational trip to France and Spain in June. For more information, contact Anjelique at 505-819-9837 or racetofranceandspain@yahoo.com.
    • Evangelistic Service, 7 p.m. on Friday, March 29 at the Bethnel Pentecostal Tabernacle, 715 National Ave.


  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 29, 2013

    A fire destroyed the home of David Martinez, in Sheridan, south of Las Vegas. Immediately, Russell Pacheco, the fire chief, stepped in by agreeing to funnel offers of help to the family. He asks that anyone wishing to help the victims contact him at his office at 518 Valencia or call him at 425-2855. He will put callers in touch with the Martinezes.


  • Editorial Cartoon - March 29, 2013
  • Another Perspective - Reforms will help us compete

    At the beginning of the session, I called on the Legislature to pass reforms making New Mexico more competitive with neighboring states. The mandatory cuts in Washington, D.C. will disproportionately hurt our state, and while we will always fight to protect our labs and bases, we must simultaneously work to diversify our economy by building a stronger private sector.

    I’m pleased that by passing the New Mexico Jobs Package, we reached a bipartisan compromise that will help our economy grow by leveling the playing field with surrounding states.

  • Nuestra Historia - Why Highlands sits east of the Gallinas

    Many months ago, when we began our present tale of two cities, a variation of today’s article appeared in Nuestra Historia, to illustrate the great divide that existed early-on between East and West Las Vegas. As we conclude the story of the founding of Highlands University ­— to bring full circle the early struggle for the school — we present the column again, especially for those readers who have followed the story with interest, but may have missed the previous narrative.

  • Our Watershed - Its condition and threats

    Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series running over several consecutive Fridays. It is written by members of the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, which seeks to foster land stewardship in the Gallinas, Sapello and Tecolote watersheds.

    When compared with heavily populated and largely urban or industrial watersheds, the Gallinas Watershed is in relatively good shape. But, if we expect it to continue supplying our water in to the future, we have to face some realities and maximize its performance and resilience to future threats.