Local News

  • Commission approves resolution re: Old Wood facility

    What first seemed as if it might be strictly a procedural change for San Miguel County became a lengthy and emotional discussion at Tuesday’s San Miguel County Commission meeting. 

  • Rebooted show to be filmed in Vegas

    According to a news release — and the giant banner hung on a Las Vegas Plaza building briefly this week — a “re-booted” TV show will film in Las Vegas.

    “Roswell” banners were hung on the Navajo Textile building, located on the southeast corner of the plaza Sunday and Monday. That was coupled with the announcemnt last week from the New Mexico Film Office Warner Bros. Television / NM Talent Inc.’s new TV Series “Roswell” will film its first season in New Mexico.

  • Food, Fair and fun

    Thousands of entries and hundreds of competitors made efforts to win honors over the weekend at the 45th annual San Miguel / Mora County Fair.

  • Elks Family Day

    Five-year old Laryssa Sanchez was among the many talented dancers and other performers at Elks Family Day, held Saturday with a focus on youth drug education and prevention.

  • City proposing to transfer HUD program to Raton

    After more than a decade of back-and-forth between the City of Las Vegas and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s New Mexico State Office appears to be headed toward an end to the relationship.

    Two items are on the agenda for Wednesday's 5:30 p.m. Housing Authority Board meeting related to drafting resolutions to turn authority over to the City of Raton.

  • Daughter of LV couple heading for arts school

    Carly Trujillo took a Park & Ride bus from Las Vegas to Santa Fe for the first two years of high school.

    Maybe that’s why the college freshman-to-be seems undaunted when it comes to attending school in Chicago.

  • Hearing officer rules against SMC Detention Center union president

    A San Miguel County Detention Center employee is involved in a case that could set a precedent regarding hourly wages. 
    A Public Employees Labor Relations Board hearing was held July 6 to determine which wage Tony Vigil, the president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3013 union at the jail, should be paid. 

  • Man, woman arrested in shooting

    A Las Vegas man and woman were recently arrested on multiple charges after police say he shot a man in the leg during a late-night dispute over a cell phone.

    Aaron Benavidez, 28, was arrested for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and other charges, while Amanda E. Coca, 26, was booked on conspiracy to commit aggravated battery. 

    The incident that led to the arrests allegedly happened June 23 at about 2:35 a.m. Las Vegas Police were called to a home in the 2000 block of Salazar Street by James Greenwald, who told dispatch he had been shot.

  • Luna being sued by former Santa Rosa director

    A former Luna Community College site leader is suing the school for lost wages and benefits, using the term "nepotism" frequently in a suit filed in Fourth District Court that cites whistleblower violations and breach of contract.

  • Drones: What are the rules?

    In only a few years, drones have become very popular with hobbyists. These small, pilotless aircraft have become more affordable, and the ease of operation makes them easy to fly.

    Because of this, some perceive drones merely as toys and often don’t consider the laws and regulations governing their use.

    The term “drones” is better known than the term “unmanned aerial vehicles,” or UAVs, even if drones are also known as the term for a class of military weapons.