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Today's News

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Sept. 12, 2014

    The Associated Press
    $12.5M to repair Amtrak route
    PUEBLO, Colo. — A $12.5 million federal grant will pay for urgent repairs on the route of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief in western Kansas and eastern Colorado, but funding for upgrades in southern Colorado and New Mexico remains uncertain.
    U.S. Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado announced Tuesday the Transportation Department approved the grant after Kansas and Colorado communities committed $9.3 million.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 12, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 3 and Sept. 8:
    Benjie Archuleta, 38, failure to comply with conditions of probation, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM District/SM Magistrate
    Isaac Maestas, 39, seven-day commitment
    Sarah Montaño, age unavailable, aggravated battery, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Peter Lovato, 37, probation violation: dirty UA (cocaine) three-day sanction
    Norman DeHerrera, 50, failure to pay, bench warrant SM Magistrate

  • Green chile harvest in full swing

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    LOS LUNAS — The sweet aroma of roasted peppers is wafting throughout New Mexico, signaling that fall is around the corner and the green chile harvest is in full swing.

    The annual ritual has everyone from Gov. Susana Martinez to farmers, chefs and hot pepper aficionados professing their love for all things green chile. They’re quick to argue that the quality of New Mexico’s signature crop is unmatched.

  • King refunding contributions

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democratic gubernatorial challenger Gary King said Tuesday he’ll return more than $30,000 in campaign contributions from companies affiliated with a wealthy financier who’s a convicted sex offender in Florida.

    The contributions came from companies with a Virgin Islands address that Jeffrey Epstein lists as a place of business or a residence in government documents, including a New York sex offender registry and New Mexico corporation records.

  • Balderas holds money edge in AG race

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democratic candidate Hector Balderas holds a more than 4-to-1 campaign cash advantage over Republican Susan Riedel in the race for attorney general.

    According to the latest fundraising disclosures, Balderas had about $822,000 cash on hand at the start of the month, and Riedel reported a balance of about $178,000.

    Balderas is a two-term state auditor, and Riedel is a former prosecutor and district judge from Las Cruces.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 12, 2014

    In 1964

    Thursday, Sept. 10 — Members of the City School Board heard a report from Tom Clark, superintendent, saying that he was pleased with the smoothness in which all schools began their operation this year. Clark said this morning that total enrollment in the system will not be tallied until next week, when Highlands University opens its fall quarter, since this will bring an additional 75 students, approximately, into City Schools.

  • Looking ahead - News - Sept. 12, 2014

    Used book sale begins today

    The AAUW Summer Used Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12 and on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Sala de Madrid, on the Highlands campus.

  • Weather - Sept. 12, 2014

    Friday
    A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 59. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers at night. Cloudy, with a low around 45. East wind 5-15 mph, becoming south after midnight.

    Saturday
    A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. South wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

  • Editorial cartoons - Sept. 12, 2014
  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 12, 2014

    THUMBS DOWN! FARMERS MARKET UNREST