Today's News

  • CYFD seeks $10M to expand reforms

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    It will take an infusion of about $10 million if New Mexico wants to move ahead with and expand reforms to improve the way child abuse cases are investigated and tracked in New Mexico, child welfare officials told lawmakers Wednesday.

    The Children, Youth and Families Department made its case for the funding during a Legislative Finance Committee meeting.

  • Jail Log - Dec. 12, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Dec. 1 and Dec. 8:
    Carlos Gonzales, 32, 19- day commitment
    Patricia Sanchez, 31, probation violation: failure to report.
    Lukis Cruz, 33, criminal damage to property, disposing of stolen property, breaking and entering, possession of burglary tools, burglary of a dwelling - house.
    Brandon Martinez, 23, driving on suspended-revoked license.
    Jeffrey Sanchez, 25, drug court violation: 72-hour hold

  • Looking Back - Dec. 12, 2014

    In 1964

    Friday, Dec. 11 — Members of the Las Vegas City School District reported that there is a possibility of interscholastic athletic contests with West Las Vegas, since West Las Vegas is now a member of District 2A. They also directed Trammel Ford, principal of Robertson High School, to continue a survey to see if it is feasible to hold graduation at Perkins Stadium during the day. Present facilities, Superintendent Tom Clark said, are inadequate due to the increasing size of the graduating class.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 12, 2014

    Clown Mass at St. Paul’s Peace Church

    A Clown Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Peace Church. The Mass will feature Uncle Billy’s Pocket Circus. The service will consist of a one-man show that includes fire-eating, juggling, magic and mime.

  • Weather - Dec. 12, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 5-10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 39. West wind around 10 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.


  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 12, 2014

    Like you, we’ve been enjoying the two beautiful city Christmas trees that were put up in recent weeks at Plaza Park and the old Safeway parking lot on Douglas and Seventh. While we have thanked the city crews who put up and decorated the trees, we were remiss in not also thanking the Bartley family of Gascón for donating the evergreens. The trees were hand-picked and cut down by John Bartley, and he did a great job.


  • Editorial cartoons - Dec. 12, 2014
  • Another Perspective: Transparency is good for the economy

    By Susan Boe

    Day in and day out, the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government is on the front lines, supporting the public’s right to know. FOG has been educating, advocating and litigating for transparency and accountability in our government for almost 25 years.

  • Editorial Roundup - Dec. 12, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Plattsburgh Press-Republican, of Albany, NY, on new college campus policies on consenting to sexual encounters (Dec. 6):
    Maybe this will help. At least it’s a step in the right direction.
    For decades, college students had a wink and a nod governing their sexual conduct on and off campus. If the woman didn’t scream too loudly, convention said, it must have meant she approved of the groping male’s efforts.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Dec. 12, 2014

    The Associated Press
    Man arrested, kids recovered

    ALBUQUERQUE — Federal authorities in New Mexico say they’ve arrested an Albuquerque man and safely recovered safely two children who were kidnapped in Oklahoma City in July.
    The U.S. Marshals Service says the arrest and the recoveries occurred Wednesday in Albuquerque.
    Deputy Marshal James Badway says Vincent Armijo was arrested on a kidnapping warrant issued in Oklahoma and awaits extradition to that state.