Today's News

  • West board to interview all applicants

    All seven candidates for the vacant position on the West Las Vegas School board are still in the running.

    During a special board meeting on Tuesday evening, the board unanimously decided not to select finalists for the position, but to interview all candidates during a board meeting on Wednesday.

  • Striving to make NM ‘best place to be a kid’

    Child abuse is an epidemic that has plagued the state for years. We have all seen it from the brutal Baby Brianna case in southern New Mexico in 2002 to the death of 9-year-old Omaree Varela in 2013.

    Now, the woman leading the state’s Children, Youth and Families Department is on a mission to ensure we all have a part against the war on child abuse and to make New Mexico “the best place to be a kid.”

  • Health insurers propose rate hikes for 2017

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico regulators are unveiling details about the health insurance premiums proposed by insurers for next year, and there are indications the state will not escape the hefty increases expected nationwide.

    Rate hikes for 2017 could reach well into the double digits in New Mexico and elsewhere as insurers deal with the financial drain resulting from President Barack Obama’s health care law.

  • NM man dies of hantavirus

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — State health officials say a 30-year-old man from San Juan County has died of hantavirus.

    New Mexico Department of Health officials also announced Tuesday that an 84-year-old man from Santa Fe County currently is hospitalized with hantavirus.

    It’s the third and fourth cases of hantavirus in New Mexico this year.

    An environmental investigation will be conducted at each patient’s home to help reduce the risk to others.

  • Jail Log - May 20, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 11 and  May 18:

  • Editorial Cartoon: Mar. 20, 2016
  • Thumbs May 20, 2016

    When will it end? Three more child sex abuse lawsuits were filed last week against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, including one that alleges that a monsignor who previously worked at Immaculate Conception Parish in Las Vegas sexually abused and raped a 6-year-old girl. The three new cases are in addition to 59 other lawsuits filed against the archdiocese by the same law firm in recent years. The lawsuits allege that the abuse occurred decades ago and that the victims only recently began to process what happened to them.

  • Dispatch New Mexico - Unconventional advice for this year’s graduates

    It’s that time of year, when just about every newspaper in the state gives front-page attention to at least one local graduation. They’re always a big deal, especially to those who walk across that ceremonial stage and the families they’re making proud.

    Graduations mark a transition in our lives, but sometimes I think it’s over-emphasized. Anyone who thinks a diploma or degree is a ticket to success is sadly mistaken. It’s just a ticket to ride; you still have to get there on your own.

  • Looking Back May 20, 2016

    Wednesday, May 18, 1966 — Salomon Aguilar, owner of Sal’s Barber Shop, 153 Bridge St., won first place in the Stephen Barberama held in Denver last Sunday. Aguilar, who has been a barber 12 years, took first place against representatives of the 50 states. There were several barbers from New Mexico in the national contest, based on speed, accuracy and styling. Before opening his own shop, Aguilar worked for several years with Charlie Martinez at his shop on Grand Avenue.

  • Weather May 20, 2016


    HIGH 76° / LOW 46°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

    5:52 a.m. to 8:03 p.m.