Local News

  • FYI - Dec. 11, 2013

    The swimming pool at the Abelino Montoya Recreation Center will be closed until further notice due to a mechanical failure. Technicians are working to fix the problem, said Loretta Abreu Martin, the director of the recreation center.

  • ‘Greatest feeling ever’

    Robertson, led by head coach Leroy Gonzalez, completed a Cinderella season by dominating Silver 34-7.

    “This is the greatest feeling ever,” exuberant lineman Andrew Ellis said as he and fellow members of the Robertson High School football team celebrated a Class 3A state championship on the frozen tundra of Cardinal Stadium.

    The championship is the program’s third in school history and the first since the Cardinals won back-to-back titles in 2005 and ‘06.

  • Bone-chilling cold - Weather wreaks havoc

    With the exception of the Class 3A state football championship won by the Robertson High School Cardinals over Silver City, last week’s storm curtailed a host of activities.

    Public schools called off classes Thursday and Friday, scores of regularly scheduled meetings were cancelled or postponed, and even the popular Electric Light Parade, scheduled for Dec. 7, was postponed until 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21.

  • Man accused of killing uncle

    A 56-year-old Las Vegas man was found dead in his home Saturday morning, and the man’s 39-year-old nephew has been arrested and charged in the case.

    Details in the case remain sketchy. It’s unclear what led to the homicide and exactly how the victim was killed
    Las Vegas police said late Saturday that the deceased man was Arthur Quintana, and the identifying information they released for him reveals that he was found dead on his birthday.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 9, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Dec. 10 — Commenting upon the recent discharge of a hospital employee charged with procuring intoxicants for patients, Dr. Daniel Joubert, superintendent of the New Mexico State Hospital said: “I am planning to get real tough with persons doing these sorts of acts.” The superintendent also remarked that in the past, such dismissals (for bringing in liquor or drugs) had been handled quietly, but that he was convinced publicity would warn other potential violators of the consequences of such actions.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 9, 2013

    Candlelight vigil
    The Survivors of Victims of Homicide group will line up for its candlelight vigil, in front of the Las Vegas Peace and Justice building, 719 Sixth St. Participants will meet at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. The group will walk to the Plaza Park.

  • Weather - Dec. 9, 2013

    A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -3. South wind 5-10 mph. New snow accumulation of 1-2 inches possible. A 10 percent chance of snow at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -8. Northwest wind 5-10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 30. West wind 5-10 mph becoming southwest in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 13.

    Sunny, with a high near 32. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 14.

  • Former HU prez released from jail

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A former Democratic legislative leader who was convicted of conspiracy and mail fraud for his role in an Albuquerque courthouse fraud scandal was released from federal prison Thursday.

    Manny Aragon, 66, had been serving time in Colorado since June 2009, said federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Ed Ross.

    Prison officials said Aragon has served enough of his 5-1/2-year sentence to make him eligible for a halfway house. It’s not immediately clear where Aragon would be going.

  • A hero’s welcome
  • Judge rules mental health audit will remain secret

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A judge has ruled that government agencies don’t have to disclose an audit of more than a dozen mental health providers under investigation for possible overbillings and fraud, because the audit contains law enforcement materials that are confidential.