Local News

  • National prize for group

    El Valle Women’s Collaborative has been working hard getting things done for the Pecos River Valley.

    That work caught the attention of a national non-profit, and in late September, the group was notified that it was selected to receive a $10,000 Torchlight Prize from the Family Independence Alliance. The area group was one of four organizations to receive the prize.

  • Setting them free - Lending Mother Nature a hand

    Fall is starting to show its presence with twinkles of yellow leaves on trees and butterflies migrating south for the winter.

    Joining in on the migration are hundreds of Monarch butterflies that were given their freedom at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge and at Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge recently.

  • Medical pricing website proposed

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico could help make health care more affordable by establishing a website to provide consumers with information about the cost of medical procedures and quality of care at hospitals, according to a report by an independent think tank.

    Think New Mexico plans to push for the proposal when the Legislature meets next year for a 60-day session.

  • Martinez, King debate in Spanish

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The moderator gave New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez the nod to start her opening statement. She smiled, then looked at the camera.

    “Welcome. And thank you very much for the opportunity to talk to the Hispanic people of my community,” Martinez said in Spanish.

  • Obama OKs aid for San Miguel County

    The Associated Press

    Local governments and some other entities in New Mexico are now eligible for federal assistance to recover from flooding and storm damage suffered during last summer.

    The White House says a disaster declaration by President Barack Obama applies to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in Guadalupe, Rio Arriba, and San Miguel counties and in the Pueblo of Acoma.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 8, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, Oct. 5 — Mrs. Loyd Anderson, a first-grade teacher at Gallinas School, has seven brother-and-sister combinations in her room: Mary and Modesto Cordova, Lillian and Salvador Ulibarri, Carol and Donna Berniger, Marilyn and Doris Connell, Gilbert and Grace Torres, Michael and Lorraine Saiz, and Leroy and Martha Gonzales.

  • Looking ahead - News - Oct. 8, 2014

    Annual enchilada dinner
    The annual enchilada dinner to fund Mustard Seed grants to nonprofit groups in Las Vegas and the surrounding area will be served on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Flamingo Room of the Hillcrest Restaurant. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.

  • Weather - Oct. 8, 2014

    Partly sunny, with a high near 77. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the morning. A 10 percent chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind 5-10 mph.

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind becoming west 5-10 mph in the afternoon. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.


  • Think your kid is bad?

    This Las Vegas kid gives the word naughty a new meaning.

    Breaking into Memorial Middle School and setting a teacher’s desk on fire last week apparently wasn’t enough for him.
    Las Vegas police say he ended the week by accidentally firing a rifle at his own house on the 700 block of Terrace Drive and then blaming the other boy involved in the arson for the misdeed.

  • Watershed Olympics