Local News

  • Jail Log - May 3, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 23 and April 30:
    Victor Ortiz, age unavailable, probation violation: positive for alcohol
    Manuel Lujan, age unavailable, failure to appear SM Mag. bench warrant
    Dolores Garcia, 20, absconding
    Mark Ginnel, age unavailable, failure to appear, Santa Fe bench warrant
    Jonathan Lovato, 45, hold for court
    Joseph Montoya, 51, aggravated DWI
    Rigoberto Payan, 26, criminal sexual contact of a minor, Federal BW: ICE Hold

  • Balderas running for attorney general

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — State Auditor Hector Balderas announced Tuesday he’s running for the Democratic nomination for attorney general next year.

    Balderas’ campaign sent out email announcements to political supporters, saying he would bring a “watchdog mentality” to the New Mexico attorney general’s office.

  • Looking Back - May 3, 2013

    In 1963

    Tuesday, May 7 — Robertson High School has 10 students who are selected for membership in Who’s Who Among Student Leaders in High Schools of America. They are Alfred Kemm, Robert Thatcher, Laurie Terr, Macky McMurray, Roberto Gonzales, Sammy Rodgers, June Wheaton, Susan Bunker, Billy Wertz, and Harold Robertson.

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 3, 2013

    Cinco de Mayo celebration set for Saturday

    Casa de Cultura’s second annual Cinco de Mayo celebration will take place from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday at Mural Park, Seventh and Douglas. There will be mariachis, Aztec dancers, youth musical talent, speakers, food, vendors, blues music and the Veterans Honor Guard. Free and open to the public

  • Weather - May 3, 2013

    Sunny, with a high near 59. Light southwest wind becoming south 5-10 mph in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Northeast wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 32.


  • FYI - May 3, 2013

    New Mexico State Police are planning two DWI checkpoints in this area today and Saturday. The first will take place between 5 and 10 p.m. on Friday in San Miguel County. The second is planned for between 2 and 5 p.m. on Saturday in Mora County.

  • Recreation center to host Teen Dance tonight

    Teens from Las Vegas and the surrounding areas will have the opportunity to mingle and dance with their same-aged peers this evening.

    From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center a Cinco de Mayo Teen Dance will be held as part of an effort to provide additional activities for the youth in the area.

    Lucas Sanchez, a youth coordinator at the center, said he hopes the dance will bring in students from the surrounding areas as well. He said the center invited teens from Wagon Mound, Springer, Mora, Pecos and Las Vegas to the dance.

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  • 3 accused of helping bomber

    By Allen G. Breed and Denise Lavoie
    The Associated Press

    BOSTON — Just hours before one of the Boston Marathon suspects and his brother allegedly gunned down a campus police officer, authorities say he exchanged a series of text messages with a friend who’d become suspicious after seeing what looked like a familiar face being flashed on television.

    Dias Kadyrbayev, a student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, texted his college buddy Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, saying he looked like one of the bombing suspects.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - May 3, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Martinez plans review of laws

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez says she’s forming a group to recommend improvements in New Mexico’s child abuse laws.
    The Republican governor, who is a former prosecutor, made the announcement Wednesday to mark the end of Child Abuse Prevention Month.