Today's News

  • Go Fish - Oct. 9, 2016

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week
    Morphy Lake: Angelico Chavez of Las Vegas caught a 24-inch rainbow trout Sept.  30. He also caught several other rainbows and cutthroats fishing from his float tube. He was using a size 16 elk hair caddis.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 9, 2016

    • NMHU women vs. Regis, 1 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 2 p.m., United World College, Montezuma

    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Escalante, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Robertson boys JV and girls JV vs. St. Michael’s, 3 and 4:30 p.m., RHS Field
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Raton, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

  • HU alumni angry about change

    Directly across the street from Perkins Stadium, the Champ Tyrone Music Building parking lot has been home to many a Highlands tailgate party during homecoming and other Cowboy football games over the years.

    This Saturday, as the Cowboys host South Dakota Mines for homecoming 2016, that lot will fall silent.

    The tailgating there fell victim to a university policy change enacted this past April, to be replaced by a more restrictive tailgating option — inside the stadium itself, alcohol-free and for ticket-buying participants only.

  • Rising to the Top - West leader gets 1-year contract

    He’s been on the job only three months and already West Las Vegas’ new superintendent appears to be uniting what had once been a divided school board.

    Christopher Gutierrez, who took over has interim superintendent in July, was given a one-year, $110,000 contract late last month. And the vote was unanimous.

  • Lawmakers approve budget fixes

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — State lawmakers approved a package of budget solvency measures aimed at closing a major budget deficit.

    The state House of Representatives adjourned Thursday after approving a package of budget solvency measures that were quickly confirmed by the Senate.

    The deficit reduction plan is expected to shore up the state’s general fund by cutting agency spending by $172 million, sweeping money from agency accounts, collecting money from stalled construction projects and closing tax incentive loopholes.

  • Death penalty bill dies in Senate

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Legislature adjourned from a special legislative session on Thursday without approving a measure to reinstate the death penalty and other criminal justice initiatives backed by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.

    The Democrat-led Senate adjourned Thursday without taking up stricter sentencing provisions approved by the House or Representatives.

  • In Brief - News - Oct. 7, 2016

    Staff and Wire Reports

  • Jail Log - Oct. 7, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 28 and Oct. 4:
    Esther Garcia, 33,  one-day commitment, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Lorenzo Gallegos, 54, hold for Santa Fe County, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Anna Tafoya, 34, possession of alcohol, 24 hour hold, Adult Probation Office
    Robert Salinas, 32, bench warrant: failure to appear in accordance with release imposed by the court, District Court

  • Looking Back - Oct. 7, 2016

    Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1966 — Enrollment at Highlands University reached an all-time high this fall, with 1,714 students being enrolled, according to James Elliott, registrar. The figure represents a 16.7 percent increase over the 1965 enrollment of 1,468. Freshmen comprised the largest class with 718; sophomores totaled 400; juniors were 225, and the senior class showed the smallest increase, with 193, or a 4.3 percent jump.

  • Weather - Oct. 7, 2016


    HIGH 62° / LOW 38°
    Sunny, with a high near 62. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Friday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
    7:01 a.m. to 6:35 p.m.