Today's News

  • Jail log - Aug. 20, 2017

    The following         individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 12 and Aug. 18:
    Helen Rivera, 35, driving on suspended revoked license, probation violation: new charges, Adult Probation.
    Sherise Ulibarri, 31, failure to comply with conditions of release, San Miguel District Court.
    Jennifer Parkinson, 32, failure to comply with conditions of probation, probation violation, San Miguel District Court.

  • Bills vetoed by governor should be law, judge says

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE  — In a recent ruling, a state district judge sided with Democratic lawmakers who asked that certain vetoes by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez during the last regular legislative session be invalidated, setting the stage for the proposals to become law.

  • Early childhood program results mixed

    By Susan Montoya Brown
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s programs for young children are generating mixed results and legislative analysts recommended Wednesday that lawmakers continue tracking the outcomes of early childhood programs to ensure the state is investing wisely.

    Analysts with the Legislative Finance Committee presented the findings of their latest accountability report covering spending and outcomes for such programs during a meeting in Taos.

  • Weather - Aug. 20, 2017


    HIGH 76°/ LOW 55°
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

    6:24 a.m. to 7:44 p.m.


    HIGH 78° / LOW 56°
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.
    Monday night — a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. 

    6:25 a.m. to 7:42 p.m.

  • Solar Eclipse mania - ‘Don’t video it, experience it’

    By Mariah Brown
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Prominent astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a suggestion for anyone with a view of next week’s solar eclipse: Put down your smartphone and take in the phenomenon yourself.

    Tyson told an audience at the American Museum of Natural History on Monday: “Experience this one emotionally, psychologically, physically.”

  • Senior lunch menu - Aug. 20, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for Aug. 21 to Aug. 25.

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, crossiant, yogurt, and peanut butter
    Lunch: Beef tips over noodles, steamed cauliflower, steamed carrots, whole wheat roll, and fruit cocktail

    Breakfast: Cereal, English muffin and peanut butter
    Lunch: Baked ham, yams, green beans, dinner roll, and yogurt

    Breakfast: Bacon burrito with egg and cheese

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 20, 2017


    10:30 a.m.
    Church service and picnic. Presbyterian Old Town Mission Church at Socorro and Chavez Streets. Service begins at 10:30 a.m., with potluck picnic at noon. Please bring a side dish to share. Meat and drinks provided. All welcome. 505-425-7763

    10:45 a.m.

  • You can deter phone scams

    The following editorial recently appeared in the Northwest Florida Daily News.

    Once upon a time, being on the Do Not Call list meant that marketers did not call. And when caller ID flashed an 850 area code, it was probably a good idea to answer it because it was likely someone you knew, or a legitimate local business call.

    There were always scams, of course ­— there just weren’t so darn many of them.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 20, 2017
  • Another Perspective - Taking the stress out of preparing for dorm life

    By Briana Hodge

    The following editorial by recently appeared in the Roswell Daily Record.

    This month, I begin my second year of college at Eastern New Mexico University-Portales.

    At this time last year, I was preparing furiously for college, buying heaps of unnecessary college gear that I thought would be necessary.

    The amount of money I wasted on things I never used could have been much better spent.