Local News

  • Looking Back - Jan. 15, 2014

    In 1964
    Wednesday, Jan. 15 — Capt. Alvin Regensberg swore in new recruits who enlisted in the National Guard here during the previous training quarter. Recruits are Leroy Martinez, Joe  O. Lujan, Pete Patron, Toby Archuleta, Maguin Urioste, Fred Herrera and Robert Duran Jr. Additionally, 2nd Lt. Leroy E. Apodaca, a June 1963 graduate of the New Mexico Military Academy was assigned to the local National Guard Unit effective Jan. 10.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 15, 2014

    Glimpses of the Past series, “Indian Land Tenure in New Mexico,” 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge St. The land tenure of the Pueblo Indians has been characterized by both success stories of the protection of Pueblo lands, as well as by centuries of encroachment by non-Indians on Pueblo lands and resources. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, ext. 0 or visit www.nps.gov/foun.

  • Weather - Jan. 15, 2014

    Sunny, with a high near 52. West wind 5-10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 25. Northwest wind 5-10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 47. North wind around 5 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 21.

    Sunny, with a high near 49. Clear at night, with a low around 25.

    Sunny, with a high near 49.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:10 a.m. to 5:11 p.m.

  • Back to school
  • East board discusses finances

    The Las Vegas City Schools district has struggled with its budget for years, but on Thursday Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez informed the board that her administration is already getting the budget planning process in place for the upcoming school year.

    McNellis-Martinez told the board the district’s financials appear to be in good shape, although problems with the late audits still linger.

  • Jockeying for position
  • Council to consider new schedule

    The City Council will take up its annual open meetings resolution this Wednesday, and among the changes being considered is pushing the council’s work sessions from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.

    Among the other items on the agenda is a contract for City Attorney Dave Romero. At last week’s Council work session, the governing body went behind closed doors to discuss Romero’s contract.

    No formal action will be taken on the contract or the open meetings resolution until this week’s regular Council meeting.

  • States confirm drilling pollution

    By Kevin Begos
    The Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH — In at least four states that have nurtured the nation’s energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them, according to a review that casts doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely happen.

  • 1st flu death of season reported in New Mexico

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed the state’s first flu death this season.

    The death reported was a 76 year-old woman from Santa Fe County. Her name wasn’t immediately released Thursday.

    Health officials say predominant circulating flu strain in New Mexico and the United States is influenza H1N1.

    The strain was first identified in 2009 and may cause severe illness even in healthy young adults.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 13, 2014

    In 1964
    Tuesday, Jan. 14 — City Council, at its regular January meeting last night bought Suburban Gas Company and agreed to a bypass proposal made by the State Highway Department and containing several stipulations made by the city. The council also passed a gas bond ordinance which will be published in the future.