Today's News

  • Shakeup atop college football rankings on tap

    The Associated Press

    There will be a new No. 1 when the College Football Playoff rankings come on this week.

    It might just be Alabama — and the Crimson Tide’s gain might work out just fine for the Southeastern Conference in the long run.

    The Crimson Tide (9-1), fifth in the latest top 25 put out by the selection committee, handed Dak Prescott and No 1. Mississippi State their first loss of the season on Saturday and made a case to be called the best team in the country.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Nov. 17, 2014

    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Española, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Los Alamos

    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Memorial (sixth grade), 4 p.m., TBA
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School at Los Alamos Quad, 3 p.m., Los Alamos


  • FYI - Sports - Nov. 17

    La Plaza annual meeting
    La Plaza Little League will be having a meeting to elect board members on Nov. 24. The meeting will be at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center at 6 p.m.

    Badminton players wanted
    Are you interested in learning or playing badminton?  New badminton players are invited to come to the Abe Montoya Rec Center every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. to learn and play badminton. No experience in badminton necessary.

  • Meet UWC’s first family

    Mukul Kumar doesn’t know exactly what it was about the United World College-USA that intrigued him enough to pack his bags and move halfway across the globe to attend school here.

    The Mumbai, India, native says he knew very little about it, though he did know two people who had attended.

    “It sounded like a story book, not like any place I could imagine,” Kumar recalls. He said he had done well in school and was looking for a new challenge.

  • Oil and gas ordinance adopted

    Cheers erupted inside the San Miguel County Commission chamber Wednesday after commissioners voted unanimously to adopt one of the strictest oil and gas drilling ordinances in the country.

    The vote came four years and 10 months after the Commission enacted its first moratorium on hydrocarbon exploration in the county. The county has been trying to come up with an ordinance to regulate the activity ever since.

    “I have no doubt this is the most significant piece of legislation I’ve been involved with in San Miguel County,”

  • City police get $873 annual raise

    The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a contract with the Las Vegas Police Officers Association that will result in a 42-cents-an-hour pay raise for officers.

    But representatives of the union and several members of the City Council agreed that the modest pay hike won’t be enough to keep experienced officers from leaving to other agencies for higher pay.

  • 1 dead in Santa Fe County plane crash

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Authorities say one person is dead following a fiery single-engine plane crash south of Santa Fe.

    Lt. Mike Post of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office says that the crash occurred Wednesday night just north of Clines Corners near U.S. 285, about 50 miles south of Santa Fe.

    He says one person was found dead in the wreckage, and investigators don’t think anyone else was on board.
    Post say the privately owned plane was heavily damaged by flames.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 14, 2014

    In 1964

    Wednesday, Nov. 11 — The first snow of the year fell in Las Vegas this morning. Although it was only in flurries, it yielded a trace of precipitation. Winter hit New Mexico today as temperatures dropped and snow began to fall in the mountains of the north and in the Gallup area.

  • Weather - Nov. 14, 2014

    Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. A slight chance of rain showers before 11 p.m., then a slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 32. Southwest wind 10-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers before 11a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. West wind 15-20 mph. A 40 percent chance of snow showers at night, mainly after 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.


  • Jail Log - Nov. 14, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 31 and Nov. 9:
     Fred Trujillo, 31, seven- day commitment
    Fabian Medina, 72, manufacturing or distribution a controlled substance to wit marijuana over 100 pounds, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Kamal David, 30, battery upon peace officer, disorderly conduct
    Zakary Canning, 19, assault on peace officer, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct