Today's News

  • Task force: Water supplies at risk

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico is undoubtedly dealing with a dire situation caused by the persistent drought, and there’s no telling when conditions will improve, researchers from universities around the state said Tuesday.

    The task force of experts from New Mexico State University, the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Tech delivered their preliminary findings on the vulnerability of the state’s water supplies during an interim legislative meeting.

  • Police look into dropped rape case

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico State Police is investigating how it failed to follow up on child sexual-abuse allegations made three years ago against a man now accused of abusing another victim, the agency’s top official said.

    Chief Pete Kassetas told the Albuquerque Journal on Thursday that he has “lost sleep” over the case.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Dec. 8, 2014

    The Associated Press
    DA under investigation

    ALBUQUERQUE — Bernalillo County’s district attorney is facing accusations that she offered to reimburse burglary victims to keep her son from being implicated as a suspect.
    The Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday that Albuquerque detectives say there is probable cause to file felony charges against District Attorney Kari Brandenburg.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 8, 2014

    In 1964
    Friday, Dec. 4 — New recruits enlisted in November were sworn in to the Las Vegas Unit of the National Guard. They are Pablo Martinez, Encarnacion Hernandez, William Rudolph, Robert Padilla, Marvin Vigil, Geronimo Esquibel, Alfredo Garcia Jr. and Jose F. Aragon. They were sworn in by Lt. Leroy Apodaca.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 8, 2014

    Story Time at Carnegie Library
    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Christmas Mice!” by Bethany Roberts. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Dec. 8, 2014

    Mostly sunny with a high near 56. West wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. South wind 5 to 10 mph

    Sunny, with a high near 55.

    Sunny, with a high near 59

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:58 a.m. to 4:47 p.m.

  • HU professor to produce subsurface map of aquifer

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A Highlands University geology professor’s research will produce the first subsurface geologic map of the High Plains Aquifer, providing vital information for future water management in this aquifer that supplies nearly 30 percent of the groundwater in the United States.

    Historic declines in water levels in the nine-state High Plains Aquifer, which includes New Mexico, have created growing concerns about the aquifer’s long-term sustainability.

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 8, 2014

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10 in the children’s area of the public library. This weeks’ book is “Christmas Mice!” by Bethany Roberts Free and open to the public.


  • Editorial cartoons - Dec. 8, 2014
  • PILT is vital to counties

    We have large swaths of federal land in San Miguel and Mora Counties and throughout New Mexico, and, for the most part, that’s a blessing. Most of us treasure having national forests, monuments and wildlife refuges in our back yards.

    The downside for counties that have federal lands within their boundaries is that it severely decreases their property tax base because they can’t tax federal lands.