Today's News

  • State ranks low in child welfare

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico continues to rank near the bottom in child poverty and the state has been slow to recover economically and stop the dwindling of resources, a new report said.

    The New Mexico Voices for Children on Tuesday released its annual New Mexico Kids Count report, which also faulted state lawmakers for not presenting any new anti-poverty initiatives to help one of the poorest states.

  • Rodella gets 10 years in road rage case

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former New Mexico sheriff to 10 years in prison for abusing a driver in a bizarre, off-duty traffic stop that prosecutors described as a fit of road rage.

    Ex-Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella told the judge at the sentencing hearing that he did good deeds during his tenure, and the court received letters from community members praising his service.

  • Gov urges lawmakers to cooperate

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez urged state lawmakers Tuesday to put aside their politics and come together to focus on improving the lives of New Mexico’s children through a slew of education and economic development reforms.

    Martinez outlined her legislative priorities in her State of the State address after lawmakers convened for what many have described as a historic 60-day session.

  • Republicans reshuffle House committees

    By Astrid Galvan
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE— Republican leaders began wielding their newfound political power Wednesday by advancing a measure that would revamp the way some things work in New Mexico’s House of Representatives.

    It’s been six decades since Republicans have held the majority in the chamber, and now they’re scrambling to set a new course with a slew of committee changes they say are aimed at making things more efficient. They proposed consolidating some panels and eliminating others.

  • Jail Log - Jan. 23, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 12 and Jan. 20:
    Martin Valencia, 41, probation violation: positive UA (heroin) failure to pay fines, bench warrant, Adult Probation Office/LV Municipal
    Gilbert Romero, 29, driving on suspended/revoked license
    John Herburger, 52, violation of Florida state law, bench warrant, Florida State
    Eric Hester, 38, drug court violation
    Thomas Gutierrez, 28, larceny, bench warrant, SM Magistrate

  • Obama unveils ambitious agenda

    By Julie Pace
    AP White House Correspondent

    WASHINGTON — Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP’s own plans.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 23, 2015

    In 1965

    Friday, Jan. 22 — SFC Raymundo Angel has accepted the position of unit administrator for the Las Vegas National; Guard unit, Battery D, 6th AW Bn (SB), 200th Arty. Angel replaces SFC Ernest Montoya. Angel has been a resident of Las Vegas all his life. He attended Las Vegas Public Schools and is a graduate of the Immaculate Conception High School. He attended Highlands University prior to his enlistment in the Marine Corps in 1937. Angel was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941, at the outbreak of World War II.

  • Looking ahead - News - Jan. 23, 2015

    Free-throw contest for boys, girls

    Knights of Columbus annual free throw contest for boys and girls ages 9 through 14, registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with contest at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25 at the West Las Vegas High School gym. Parents/guardians must bring their child’s birth certificate on the day of the competition. Call Manuel Carrillo at 505-652-8522 or Raymond Lujan at 429-0532.

  • Weather - Jan. 23, 2015

    Sunny, with a high near 40. Wind chill values as low as -6. Northwest wind 5-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 14. Northwest wind 5-10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 44. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 21.

    Sunny, with a high near 56. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 26.

    Sunny, with a high near 56.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:07 a.m. to 5:19 p.m.

  • House to vote on border bill

    By Erica Werner
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The House is moving toward a vote on a bill aimed at securing the U.S. border with Mexico as majority Republicans try to show they can chart their own course on immigration, not just oppose President Barack Obama’s.
    The legislation passed the House Homeland Security Committee late Wednesday on a party-line vote of 18-12, and the full House is expected to take it up next week.