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Today's News

  • Officials: Democrats’ emails unblocked

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    A server issue that was blocking emails from the Democratic Party of New Mexico to state agencies has been resolved, officials said Wednesday.

    The Department of Information Technology contacted the service provider for state email addresses after an inquiry by The Associated Press this week and Democrats should no longer be blocked, Secretary of State spokesman Ken Ortiz said.

  • Jail Log - August 14, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 3 and Aug. 10:
    Gemma Esquibel, 44, DWI, bench warrant,  LV Municipal
    Joseph Mondragon, 38, 10-day commitment, SM Magistrate
    Louie Mares, 49, hold for court
    Michael Dominguez, 30, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM District
    Sasha Gonzales, 30, aggravated DWI, careless driving, open container, no insurance, roadways laned for traffic,
    Michael Valdez, 57, battery on household member

  • Looking Back - Aug. 14, 2015

    In 1965

    Thursday, Aug. 12 — With Christy Trujillo pitching a no-hitter and with its hitters smacking the ball around the lot, Whorton’s beat Public Service 25-0 in a five-inning softball game. The game was called after five innings by the 10-run rule. Trujillo picked up two strikeouts in his no-hitter. Ralph Quintana was the loser for Public Service. Heavy hitters for Whorton’s included Carl Sterling with a home run, Leo Segura with a homer and Ray Villa with a pair of triples.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 14, 2015

    “Human Predators” Book-Signing

    Donna DePue, a local author who recently wrote “Human Predators,” will have a book-signing at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Tome on the Range.

  • Weather - Aug. 14, 2015

    Friday
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Saturday
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

  • Spill causes major damage

    By Matthew Brown and P. Soloman Banda
    The Associated Press

    DURANGO, Colorado — The spill of toxic wastewater from an abandoned gold mine high in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains caused untold millions in economic disruptions and damages in three states — to rafting companies, Native American farmers unable to irrigate, municipal water systems and possibly water well owners. And largely because the federal government inadvertently triggered the release, it has vowed to pay the bill.

  • In Brief - News - Aug. 14, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Man ordered to repay $23K
     
    ALBUQUERQUE — An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay more than $23,000 in restitution for submitting fraudulent claims to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
    Prosecutors say 43-year-old Rick J. Serrano was sentenced Tuesday in federal court.
    He was indicted in April 2013 for submitting 146 fraudulent claims to the VAMC for travel beneficiary payments from September 2010 through October 2012.

  • Dental assistant ceremony
  • Dear Teacher - Aug. 14

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I want to start applying to colleges. Is it possible to get applications to most colleges now? — Eager to Start

  • Textbook purchases in question

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court heard arguments over the state’s practice of buying textbooks for private and religious schools, which critics said has robbed public schools of nearly $2 million a year.

    Those who sued the state Public Education Department and its Cabinet secretary, Hanna Skandera, argued Wednesday that the use of public funds to buy textbooks for private schools violates the state constitution, reported The Santa Fe New Mexican.