Today's News

  • Survey: Increase in Piñon, Juniper

    The Associated Press

    Good news for pine nut lovers. Not so good for allergy sufferers.

    A five-year inventory of New Mexico’s forested lands shows positive growth rates among the state’s most important piñon and juniper species. However, other trees in the drought-stricken state have struggled more in recent years.

  • Jail Log - Aug. 29, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 14 and Aug. 25:
    Christopher Manzanares, 33, suspended/revoked driver’s license
    Patrick Gonzales, 25, 90- day commitment
    Jose Urban, 34, positive UA
    Dale Benavidez, 36, DWI, probation violation
    Luis Muñoz, 25, DWI
    Adrian Gallegos, 44, DWI
    Francisco Hurtado, 50, 15- day commitment
    Anthony Flores, 52, larceny, commercial burglary, criminal trespass/failure to appear, bench warrant, SF Magistrate/SM Magistrate

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Aug. 29, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - Aug. 29, 2014

    In 1964

    Monday, Aug. 31, 1964 — What appears to have been a thriving bicycle theft ring in Las Vegas was broken up by City Police over the weekend. The first clue to the identity of the thieves came when a local woman recognized part of her son’s bike being ridden past her house by a girl. Police were called and after questioning a number of children finally found three boys, ages 16, 13 and 16, who admitted stealing the bicycles.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 29, 2014

    104th annual Bean Day celebration

    104th Bean Day Celebration begins Friday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m. bean cleaning party; and 7 p.m. street dance both at the Wagon Mound Fire House. The following days will include a car show, rodeos, a dance and free meal.

  • Weather - Aug. 29, 2014

     A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind 5-10 mph.

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Light south wind becoming southwest 15-20 mph in the morning. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.


  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 29, 2014

    It’s an event that members of this community look forward to every year, and this year’s People’s Faire didn’t disappoint. The fair featured a good assortment of vendors, lively music, activities for the kids and just a fun atmosphere for individuals to enjoy themselves as another summer draws to a close. To the organizers and everyone else who played a role in making this year’s People’s Faire a success, we say thank you.


  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 29, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - Why the Jesuits left Las Vegas

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    After thriving here for almost 15 years, the Jesuit College closed in 1888, and the Jesuits left Las Vegas and moved to Colorado. It is noteworthy, however, that instruction at the Jesuit College in El Distrito de las Escuelas was offered concurrently in both Spanish and English, making the Las Vegas Jesuits early precursors in establishing a bilingual curriculum.

  • Editorial Roundup - Aug. 29, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, North Carolina, on public comment to proposed rules governing fracking (Aug. 25):
    After four hours of comments from 85 speakers, the crowd of more than 400 in Sanford for Friday’s public hearing on fracking might agree that the topic raises strong emotions on both sides.
    Policy makers could finish these meetings, say they’ve met their legal obligation to listen, then go ahead with the rules already formulated. But that’s hardly in the best interest of the state.