Today's News

  • King files suit over campaign money

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gary King asked New Mexico’s highest court Monday to resolve a dispute over whether his campaign accepted excessive contributions after the June primary election.

    King filed a lawsuit Monday asking the state Supreme Court to stop Secretary of State Dianna Duran from forcing him to give up $10,900 in contributions.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 6, 2014

    In 1964
    Thursday, Aug. 6 — Hospital patients will have a camping experience next month, the board of directors of the New Mexico State Hospital were told by the superintendent at the regular monthly meeting of the board Wednesday. Arrangements are being made for a five-day stay for some 60 selected patients at Camp Blue Heaven, near Mineral Hill, starting Sept. 13, Dr. Dan Palmer advised the board in his report.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 6, 2014

    El Creston board meeting Thursday
    There will be an El Creston MCWCA Board Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at 49 Mirasol Road.  The meetings are open, and all are welcome to attend.

  • Weather - Aug. 6, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming north in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. North 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 57.


  • Lawsuit is right move

    This newspaper first reported about water taps in the Gene “Geno” Maes subdivision near Zeamway and Airport Road in July 2011. At the time, the City Council was being asked to approve an extension of a city water line to Airport Road to boost fire protection for the northeast part of the city, improve water quality and to service the city’s Solid Waste Transfer Station.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 6, 2014
  • Work of Art: Tattoos don’t just wash off

    On visits to the Abe Montoya Recreation Center, I easily get my fill of tattoo art. Some patrons enter with a mish-mash of strange, multi-colored drawings on their arms, legs and backs. And as for the men, well they have even more to show off.

  • One win away!

    SANTA FE — A trip to Washington state and the World Series of juniors softball is at stake Wednesday morning when Team New Mexico — a squad from Las Vegas — plays here in the Southwest Regional final.

    The Las Vegas team earned a spot in the championship game by running up a 3-0 record in the regional tournament, which began Saturday at Bicentennial Park in Santa Fe.

    The most recent victory — a 5-3 verdict against a group from Pueblo — came early Monday.

  • Deadlines extended for sign-up

    It’s not too late to register your youngsters for Las Vegas Young American Football League or Las Vegas Youth Soccer League.

    Although earlier registration deadlines passed this past week, both leagues are extending the sign-up period to allow more participants in.

    Las Vegas YAFL has moved its deadline to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, with all registration taking place at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Player evaluations will follow on Sunday, Aug. 24 (10 a.m. for junior division; 11:30 for senior division).

  • Isotopes snap skid

    The Albuquerque Isotopes ended a five-game winless streak —their longest of the summer — on Monday, with a 12-5 win over the visiting Tacoma Rainiers.

    They got help from the long ball — drilling four home runs to delight the Isotopes Park crowd.

    Tacoma had been responsible for the Isotopes’ last two defeats, a 5-2 tally on Saturday and an 8-5 result on Sunday.