Today's News

  • Cash-strapped NM missed $193M in insurance taxes

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico failed to collect at least $193 million in taxes on insurance premiums over the past five years, even as the state struggles this year to close a major budget shortfall, according to an independent review of collections.

  • Jail to give prescriptions to released inmates

    The Associated Press

    Doctors at a New Mexico jail are extending prescriptions for inmates dealing with mental illness before releasing them.

    KOAT-TV reports that about 2,000 people are booked into the Bernalillo County Jail each month and many of them have a mental illness.

    Jail doctors treat the inmates and often provide prescriptions. They typically give the inmate a prescription for a three-day supply of any necessary medicine when they are released from jail.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 23, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 12 and Sept. 18:
    Johnny Gallegos, 35,  driving on a suspended or revoked license, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Joe Baca, 40, bench warrant: failure to appear, criminal trespass, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Kevin Crespin, age unavailable,  bench warrant: failure to appear, no registration, no insurance, driving on a suspended or revoked license, Mora
    Isaac Leyba, 44,  driving on a suspended or revoked license, Mora

  • Gov wants vote on reinstating death penalty

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez stepped up pressure on lawmakers Tuesday to consider reinstating the death penalty by promising to add the issue to a legislative agenda for a pending special session that was aimed solely at fixing the state’s budget shortfall.

    The second-term Republican governor and former district attorney said that she wants the death penalty as an option for convicted killers of police, children and corrections officers.

  • Weather - Sept. 23, 2016


    HIGH 77° / LOW 42°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
    6:50 a.m. to 6:55 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Sept. 23, 2016

    Monday, Sept. 19, 1966 — Enrollment at West Las Vegas High School shows a big increase this year. Friday there were 459 students enrolled. Last year’s enrollment was around 400. Breakdown by this year’s classes: Seniors: 111 juniors: 176; sophomores, 194; freshmen 154.

  • Noticias - Sept. 23, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…

    • The Adoptive and Foster Spiritual Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows religious education building. The group provides spiritual support to families with adopted and foster children. For more information, call Dolores Ortega or Savannah Montoya at 505-440-8686.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 23, 2016


    Sept. 23 to Sept. 25
    The 1981 Class Reunion from West Las Vegas will be Sept. 23 to Sept. 25. Contact Edye Lujan-Trujillo at 429-7929 for information.


    Noon to 5 p.m.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 23, 2016

    Highlands University took a bold step forward last week with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Diné College, located on the 26,000-square-mile Navajo Nation. The agreement, which is the result of a $438,715 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will install distance learning technology classrooms at Diné, a Navajo tribal college in Tsalie, Ariz.


  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 23, 2016