Today's News

  • Dems avoid infighting in gov’s race

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — With Election Day drawing near, the five Democrats running for governor need more voters like Cynthia Feiden-Warsh and Amy Lafferty of Santa Fe, who ducked into the county courthouse during a lunch hour to cast their early ballots.

  • Lottery will cover average tuition costs

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — There’s enough money in New Mexico’s lottery-financed scholarship program to cover average tuition costs in the fall semester for eligible college students, the state Higher Education Department announced Thursday.

    In a letter to universities and colleges, the department outlined what’s happening to scholarships based on changes enacted by the Legislature earlier this year to shore up the popular assistance program’s finances.

  • Looking Back - June 2, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, June 1 — The keys to a new building, the Mora Valley Medical Unit, were handed over by Steve Franken, a Las Vegas contractor, to Robert Barrie of New York, of the Board of National Mission of the United Presbyterian Church. Dedication ceremonies for the recently completed $120,000 addition were held at the Mora Valley Medical Unit. Also attending the ceremony were the Rev. Robert G. Plagge of Las Vegas, the Rev. Epifanio Romero of Chimayo; and the Rev. Robert Boshen of Santa Fe.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 2, 2014

    Prairie walk and Interpretive talk
    This event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, on Highway 281, east of Las Vegas. Those interested are asked to meet at the Gallinas Trail Parking Lot. A talk on “Drought and Ecology of Southwestern Shortgrass Prairies, by Mollie Walton, will follow.

  • Weather - June 2, 2014

    Sunny, with a high near 87. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 57. South wind 10-15 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 54.

    Sunny, with a high near 87. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 51.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    5:46 a.m. to 8:12 p.m.

  • Challenger makes age an issue in primary race

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    In bidding for a political comeback in northern New Mexico, former Democratic legislator Bengie Regensberg is delivering a blunt campaign message in the primary election.

    Regensberg has told voters in personal appearances and advertising that Democratic state Rep. Nick Salazar of Ohkay Owingeh is too old for another term in the Legislature.

  • Que Pasa - June 2, 2014

    • The New Mexico Highlands Swimming pool is offering swim lessons for children four and older starting on Monday, June 2. The lessons run Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. for the cost of $30 for eight lessons. Registration is currently taking place. For more information, call Phil at 454-3073.


  • Vote on Tuesday

    Judge races. Two county commission seats. Sheriff and assessor posts. And of course two state representative positions.
    Those are the local elected positions that San Miguel County Democrats will decide or else play a key role in deciding during Tuesday’s Primary Election.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 2, 2014
  • Just a Thought - Don’t let unhappy people drag you down

    One crab in a bucket without a lid will climb up the side of the bucket and escape. If there are two or more crabs in the bucket, there is no need for a lid.

    You see, a single crab will see the opportunity of escape above and will climb upwards and succeed in reaching the top. You need to put a lid or cover on the top of the bucket to keep the single crab from getting out. If you have two or more crabs in the bucket, you need no lid. None of the crabs will be able to escape.