Today's News

  • Forecast for spring runoff not good

    The Associated Press

    Winter isn’t over but a new preliminary forecast says runoff from mountain snows spells trouble for New Mexico, which has been beset by years of drought.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the National Water and Climate Center’s preliminary forecast is based largely on snowfall so far in the mountains of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.

    Runoff from that snow flows into the Rio Grande Valley during the spring and summer.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 9

    In 1965

    Thursday, Jan. 7 — Demolition of the historic Duncan Opera House at Sixth and Douglas has started. Tearing down the building are workmen of Bill Hanna, a contractor. Part of the material in the building such as the paneling, columns, rock, etc., has been sold for use elsewhere. A number of men were working on the roof of the building today, looking very tiny on the high roof of the large building.

  • Looking ahead - News - Jan. 9, 2015

    Senior Olympic Day at the Rec Center

    Senior Olympic Day will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center gym.
    The day is an opportunity to find out what Senior Olympics is about.

  • Weather - Jan. 9, 2015

    A 20 percent chance of snow. Areas of freezing fog before 11 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 32. South wind 10-15 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 19. South wind around 10 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 27.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 26.

    Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:11 a.m. to 5:05 p.m.

  • Prominent lawyer denies sex claims

    By Curt Anderson
    AP Legal Affairs Writer

    MIAMI — Prominent American lawyer Alan Dershowitz has filed a detailed denial of a woman’s claims he had sexual contact with her when she was underage in a case also involving Britain’s Prince Andrew — and now her two attorneys have sued him for alleged defamation.

  • New GOP leader, Obama lining up fights

    By Connie Cass
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Not wasting any time, new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Barack Obama are setting course for showdowns over health care, a big oil pipeline, immigration policy and financing of the agency that tries to protect the U.S. from terrorists.

    At the same time, both insist they are eager for compromise — if only the other side would give in.

  • BLM postpones oil and gas lease sale

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    The Bureau of Land Management has postponed an oil and gas lease sale for more than 4 square miles in northwestern New Mexico, saying more time is needed to review public comments that have raised concerns about environmental justice and other issues.

  • Jail Log - Jan. 9, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Dec. 31 and Jan. 6:

    Andrew Vigil, 47, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Michael Pacheco, 45, assault on peace officer/resisting/evading/obstructing
    Dominic Quintana, 41, aggravated DWI
    Donald Maes, 51, three-day commitment
    Mel Castellano, 36, failure to appear
    Jessica Livingston, 29, probation violation APO probation
    Mathew Solano, 31, aggravated DWI
    Anthony Clark, 44, DWI
    Jose Barraza, 56, aggravated DWI

  • French hunt for two in attack on paper

    By Lori Hinnant
    The Associated Press

    PARIS — With tensions high across Paris, French authorities hunted Thursday for two heavily armed brothers they feared would strike again after the methodical killing of 12 people at a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.

    France’s prime minister said the possibility of a new attack “is our main concern” and announced several overnight arrests as the country began a day of national mourning.

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