Today's News

  • Looking ahead - News - July 27, 2015

    Benefit Concert this Tuesday
    Ronstadt Generations will be doing a benefit concert for the Tri-County Farmers Market from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28 at the Travelers Cafe. There is a $5 cover charge at the door. For more information, contact Jennifer at 575 937-5339.

  • Weather - July 27, 2015

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.


  • DEA joining blast probe

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is joining an investigation into an explosion and fire at a Santa Fe medical marijuana dispensary that injured two people, police said Friday.

    The DEA is looking “into the process” that started the fire, Santa Fe Police Lt. Andrea Dobyns told The Associated Press. DEA agents have seized evidence and are examining the site, Dobyns said.

  • In Brief - News - July 27, 2015

    The Associated Press

    Gov defends tax & rev chief

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez says she has total faith in state Taxation and Revenue Secretary Demesia Padilla about allegations of wrongdoing by Padilla until evidence reveals that she shouldn’t.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Padilla, who has served as tax secretary since 2011, is accused of trying to pressure employees to give preferential treatment to her former client in a tax audit.

  • Que Pasa - July 27, 2015

    • A tribute ceremony for those who served during the Korean War will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 27 at Veterans Park on Mills Ave. A reception will follow at the Miguel Encinias Veterans Center at 917 Douglas Ave. Hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1063. For more information, call 454-0068.


  • Trooper was out of control

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Brattleboro (Vt.) Reformer  and was originally published in that newspaper on July 22.

    If you haven’t seen the video yet of the traffic stop that resulted in the arrest of Sandra Bland, it’s easy to criticize her for not following the commands of the Texas State Trooper who stopped her for failing to use her turn signal on July 10.

  • Editorial cartoon - July 27, 2015
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Homelessness a small town problem too

    It’s easy to see homelessness as more of an urban problem, since that’s where it’s more visible. But it’s a problem in smaller cities and towns too, as is evident virtually everywhere.

  • Dancing on the big stage

    SANTA FE — Powerful pitching by West Texas’ Raigan Mock set the tone for a 6-3 verdict over Team New Mexico in Saturday’s Southwest Juniors Softball Regional at Bicentennial Park.

    New Mexico, a team from Las Vegas’ La Plaza Little League, rallied twice in the game but never could quite overtake the opponent, a team representing Robinson Little League in Waco, Texas.

  • Smalling, Nina blast Topes to win

    Tim Smalling hit a two-run bomb and Angelys Nina added a solo home run to highlight Albuquerque’s string of five straight runs in the third and fourth innings Saturday night, lifting the Isotopes past visiting Sacramento 9-6.

    A robust crowd of 12,856 was announced at Isotopes Park as the home side wore the throwback yellow and red uniforms of its previous incarnation, the Albuquerque Dukes, on Retro Night.