Local News

  • Flood-weary New Mexico keeps eye on rivers

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    New Mexicans remained on high alert to possible flash flooding as rain was expected to continue during the next few days, adding more runoff to already swollen rivers and streams.

    The tiny community of Mogollon in southwestern New Mexico was isolated after weekend rains destroyed the paved road leading to it. About 16 residents live permanently in the former mining town nestled in the mountains.

  • Ain’t Got No Frijoles Blues Festival is this weekend

    Andres Garcia has a smile that can light up any room and a talent that leaves many in awe.

    A Memorial Middle School student, Garcia, will once again hit the stage with his guitar for the Fifth Annual Ain’t Got No Frojiles Blues Festival. This year’s festival will begin Friday with a cruise around town starting at 6 p.m. at Plaza Park.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Sept. 16, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Abortion vote set for Nov. 19

    ALBUQUERQUE — Albuquerque will hold a Nov. 19 special election on proposed abortion restrictions.
    The City Council voted 5-4 Monday night to conduct the special election as part of a potential Nov. 19 runoff for mayor and council races.
    That’s if a runoff is needed.
    If a runoff election isn’t needed, the abortion measure would be considered through a mail-in vote.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 18, 2013

    In 1963
    Thursday, Sept. 12 — The West Las Vegas High School Dons football team’s line may be light, but it’s also tough. The Dons prepare to take on the Cuba High School Rams. The starters are Pete Lucero, Reynaldo Gonzales, Herman Martinez, Max Madrid, Mike Tejada, Danny Ciddio and Mike Chavez. Only Tejada weighs more than 160 pounds. They are coached by Frank Herrera.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 18, 2013

    Kimberly Reed-Deemer Art Exhibit

    Kimberly Reed-Deemer Art Exhibit containing 25 works will be on display through Oct. 10 at Burris Hall Gallery on the campus of Highlands University. A reception with light refreshments will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. this Thursday at the gallery. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. weekdays. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Sept. 18, 2013

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.


  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 18, 2013

    Cross country
    • Memorial Middle School, West Las Vegas Middle School at Española, 3 p.m., Española
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Robertson boys vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., RHS
    • Robertson girls vs. Pojoaque Valley, 6 p.m., RHS

    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Capital, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • Memorial Middle School vs. Taos, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., WLV
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Taos, 4 p.m., MMS gym


  • UPDATE: Canal fixed, carrying water again

    Repairs to the canal that ruptured Friday morning have been completed, and the canal is once again carrying water to Storrie Lake.

    Crews worked night and day on the repairs since the rupture was discovered, although their work was at times hampered by additional rain. The canal was back on line Monday afternoon. With the canal repaired, the amount of water in the Gallinas River should decrease.

  • BREAKING: Gallinas Rescue operation called off

    Heavy rain once again pelted Las Vegas and San Miguel County Sunday afternoon, and that was followed by a report to authorities that three 11 or 12 year old boys may have been swept away by the Gallinas River.

    A woman at the Mills Avenue Bridge reported that she thought the three boys fell into the river because they were there one moment and gone the next.

    Word of the potential drownings spread like wildfire on Facebook and word of mouth, and people crowded around bridges trying to catch a glimpse of the unfolding drama.

  • Highlands enrollment down

    The number of students attending New Mexico Highlands University’s main campus has dropped significantly this fall.
    Highlands President Jim Fries told regents on Thursday that there are 145 fewer Highlands students in Las Vegas this fall, which amounts to a 6 percent drop. Much of that drop was a decline in the number of freshmen attending Highlands’ main campus.