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Local News

  • Company to develop wind farm

    The Associated Press

    A Texas firm has won a bid to build a wind farm in northeastern New Mexico.

    State Land Commissioner Ray Powell announced Monday that Triangle Gallegos of Hereford, Texas, will be developing the project on 19,000 acres of State Trust Land and 31,000 acres of private land 35 miles west of Clayton in Union County.

    The lease on trust land will generate about $47 million in revenue for state schools.

  • Film crew to be in Vegas this week

    A three-person film crew will be in Las Vegas Thursday afternoon and Friday morning filming footage for a new travel series, “New Mexico True Television,” which is being produced in collaboration with the state Tourism Department.

    The filming will not result in road closures or disruption to any business or activity in town.

    “We will be focusing on the historical sites and buildings of Las Vegas,” the crew said in a statement. “We will also be paying a visit to Charlie’s Spic & Span Bakery Friday morning.”

  • Earth Day celebration
  • Woman hurt in DWI crash

    A 34-year-old Las Vegas woman is facing criminal charges after she allegedly got behind the wheel after drinking and crashed into a home on Eighth Street early Thursday morning, severely injuring herself and a passenger in her vehicle.

  • City attorney cited in hit and run

    Las Vegas City Attorney Dave Romero finds himself in a sticky situation after he allegedly wrecked into city property and then drove away.

    The incident occurred on the morning of April 10. Citations in the case were filed last Monday — 11 days after the accident happened. Online court records show that Romero was cited for three misdemeanors: failure to give information and render aid, failure to give immediate notice of accidents and careless driving.

  • Beautifying Lincoln Park
  • Dual canonization for former Popes

    By Daniela Petroff
    and Nicole Winfield
    The Associated Press

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s Square.

    Never before have a reigning pope and a retired pope celebrated Mass together in public, much less at an event honoring two of their most famous predecessors.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - April 28, 2014

    The Associated Press

    35K sign up for health plans

    SANTA FE — State officials report that nearly 35,000 New Mexicans have signed up for health insurance through a federal online marketplace since October.
    The figures released Friday are based on enrollment information supplied to the state’s insurance regulator by private insurance companies offering health plans through the exchange.
    The federal government says 8 million nationally have signed up for insurance coverage.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 28, 2014

    Community education  initiative forum

    Public Education Department Secretary Hannah Skandera will speak at a Community Education Initiatives Forum to be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Memorial Middle School. More information is available by contacting the New Mexico Parent Teacher Association at nmpta@nmpta.org.

  • Looking Back - April 28, 2014

    In 1964
    Thursday, April 23 — Highlands University’s basketball star Bill Dinwiddie has received a watch as an award for being named to the United Press International and Associated Press Little All-America teams. The watch was donated by Gordon Jewelry and presented by Calvin Baker.