Local News

  • Republicans take control of House

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico Republicans received a boost from a popular governor and a favorable national political environment to win a majority in the state House for the first time in more than half a century.

  • Serafina man gets prison in federal case

    The Associated Press

    A San Miguel County man has been sentenced to more than a decade in federal prison for assault and firearms convictions.

    Prosecutors say 27-year-old Federico Lujan also was sentenced Tuesday to two years of supervised release. Lujan is from Serafina, which is near Bernal.

    Lujan was arrested on a criminal complaint alleging aggravated assault charges.

    He allegedly fired a rifle while threatening and menacing two women and 10 children in an Isleta Pueblo residence.

  • Weather - Nov. 7, 2014

    Sunny, with a high near 72. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming northwest in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 31. Southwest wind around 10 mph, becoming northeast in the evening.

    Sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind around 10 mph, becoming south in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33.

    Sunny, with a high near 68. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:29 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - News - Nov. 7, 2014

    FredHead Weekend in Las Vegas

    Two days of events in Las Vegas to celebrate its Fred Harvey/Harvey Girl heritage – with the restoration of Castañeda Hotel and the comeback of the Plaza Hotel. On Saturday at 4 p.m. there is a private benefit cocktail reception and tour of the Castañeda. Proceeds support MainStreet de Las Vegas.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 7, 2014

    In 1964

    Thursday, Nov. 5 — To assist First Aid Instructors with training in heart-lung resuscitation, the Las Vegas Fire Department has placed an order with the New Mexico State Heart Association through its local chairman, Ray Newton, for the purchase of a Resus-Anne, a resuscitation training manikin. The manikin is portable, lifelike in appearance and structure. Heart-lung resuscitation is an emergency first-aid procedure which requires no equipment and combines direct artificial respiration aid and artificial circulation.

  • NM to renew work plan for food stamps

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration announced Wednesday that it will redo a plan for imposing work requirements on low-income New Mexicans to qualify for food stamps.

    Human Services spokesman Matt Kennicott said the state won’t proceed with regulations it had hoped to implement this month. Instead, the administration will restart the regulatory process but propose the same work-related changes that have been challenged in court.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Nov. 7, 2014

    The Associated Press

    APS releases
    info on Brooks

    ALBUQUERQUE — New information shows an attorney was hired to look into accusations of intimidation and retaliation involving former Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks before he resigned.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the district Wednesday released a new document on the mysterious departure of Brooks in response to a public records request from the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 7, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 28 and Oct. 30:

    William Lujan, 22, failure to pay fines, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Ben Gallegos, 37, failure to pay fines, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Pierre Lovato, 37, probation violation: positive UA (cocaine)
    Patricia Sanchez, 30, probation violation: positive UA (admitted to using crack cocaine)
    Richard Marquez, 20, aggravated battery with deadly weapon, aggravated burglary, conspiracy, bench warrant, SM Magistrate

  • Turnout slumps in general election

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    More of New Mexico’s eligible voters stayed at home than went to the polls in a midterm election that saw Republican Gov. Susana Martinez win re-election and the GOP make historic gains in the Legislature.

  • Wagon Mound native is new AG

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    State Auditor Hector Balderas, considered a rising star in the state Democratic Party, rolled to a win over Republican Susan Riedel in the contest for attorney general Tuesday after touting his rise from poverty to the top levels of government and building a huge campaign cash advantage.

    Balderas branded himself as an official with the independence needed to protect New Mexicans. His campaign ads highlighted his efforts as auditor to crack down on corrupt government officials from both political parties.