Local News

  • Beloved Northern New Mexico singer killed in Santa Fe shooting

    Award-winning singer and songwriter Ernestine Romero and her husband, Jessie Saucedo, were found dead in Santa Fe Thursday afternoon. Romero had just celebrated her birthday a day before.

  • Jail Log 7/14/19

     The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 4 and July 10, 2019:

    Patrick M. Leyba, Abuse Of A Child - (No Death Or Great Bodily Harm) First Offense). 

  • Montoya confident she is right candidate for CD3


    Though she faces a stacked field of Democratic candidates in the Congressional District 3 race, Las Vegas’ Laura Montoya is confident her experience and connection to northern New Mexico makes her the right candidate for the job. 


  • Driver charged with DWI, child abuse following Fourth of July crash

    As many were celebrating America’s independence, New Mexico State Police were responding to a rollover crash in rural San Miguel County.

  • Affidavit: Vegas man stole electronics from WLV Head Start program

    A Las Vegas man is facing 36 criminal charges, including 18 felonies, after police say he broke into West Las Vegas Schools’ Head Start buildings and stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of electronics and tools.

    Gary E. Lucero Jr., 25, was arrested July 3 and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center after a warrant for his arrest was issued on June 26.

  • Swinging through Fiestas

    The swings were one of the top attractions at Bennett’s Carnival that took place all four days of the Fiestas De Las Vegas. The event took place at West Las Vegas High School.

  • Mayor avoids questions at work session

    At an otherwise routine 10-minute Las Vegas City Council work session, embattled Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron did not address the allegations against her and left through the side door immediately after the meeting ended.

    Wednesday was the first time the City Council had met since the Attorney General issued search warrants for Gurule-Giron’s home and office in connection to an ongoing investigation in which she is accused of bid-rigging, favoritism and kickbacks to her alleged boyfriend, Marvin Salazar, the owner of Gemini Construction.

  • NM official sets private prison transfer timeline

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A plan to transfer operations at a New Mexico lockup from a private company to the state is expected to begin next month, though final details and negotiations remain under way, the state’s top prison official told lawmakers.

  • NTSB: Pilot flew too low, causing NM fatal crash

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A helicopter pilot apparently caused a fatal wreck last year that killed him and four other people including Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett, a report this week said.

    The National Transportation Safety Board said its investigation found no mechanical problems with the helicopter, a single-engine Bell UH-1H manufactured in 1967, and found that pilot Coleman Dodd was flying too low over mountainous terrain at night.

  • County Commission shows support for wildlife corridors

    At its monthly meeting, the San Miguel County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution protecting wildlife corridors in the Upper Rio Grande Basin, accepted grants for the solid waste department and selected a new company to provide medical services at the county detention center.

    Commissioner Max Trujillo presented the resolution, which urged land management agencies from around the state, specifically the U.S. Forest Service, to protect the wildlife in the area and be mindful of the wildlife corridors vital to the survival of many animals.