Today's News

  • Jail Log - March 7, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 22 and Feb. 27.

    Jerry Martinez, 37, trafficking a controlled substance with crack cocaine, conspiracy to traffic controlled substance to wit Crack Cocaine, bench warrant SM Magistrate
    Paul Trujillo, 31, seven-day commitment
    Amanda Padilla, 30,  failure to appear, bench warrant SM Magistrate
    Benito Mora, 35, failure to pay fines, bench warrant  LV Municipal  
    Lorenzo Gallegos, 51, criminal trespass, public nuisance  

  • DWI checkpoints planned here

    The State Police Department is warning motorists that it will be conducting sobriety checkpoints in San Miguel County during the months of March and April. 

    “Our efforts continue to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities...,” said Sgt. Damyan Brown, in a news release. “These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving. “

  • Golden anniversary
  • Que Pasa - March 7, 2014

    • Public Hearing on San Miguel County Planning & Zoning Department’s revisions to proposed ordinance to regulate gas/oil operations in San Miguel County, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 7 at the County Commission Chambers in the county courthouse at 500 W. National Avenue.

  • NMHU Sigma Xi chapter recognized for excellence

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Sigma Xi Chapter was named one of the top chapters in the world for this honorary research society.

    The university’s chapter was tapped for the Sigma Xi Chapter of Excellence award, an honor earned by only two-to-three percent of the organization’s global network of more than 520 chapters in 100 countries.

  • Chief to release curriculum

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New proposed state police training material that critics say gives officers more leeway to use deadly force will be released to the public next week, New Mexico Police Chief Pete Kassetas said Wednesday.

    In an interview with The Associated Press, Kassetas said drafts of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy curriculum will be made available as soon as officials get them ready. The creator of the curriculum originally said he’d rather burn the materials than release them.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - March 7, 2014

    The Associated Press

    State lifts maintenance tax
    SANTA FE — New Mexico will no longer tax parts and labor for maintaining aircraft under a measure that Gov. Susana Martinez has signed into law.
    The governor said Thursday in Santa Teresa that the tax break, which takes effect in July, will help keep aircraft owners from having repairs and maintenance performed by shops in neighboring tax-free states, including Texas, Colorado and Arizona.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - March 7, 2014


  • Editorial Cartoon - March 7, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - Martinez and King strike deal for HU regents

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    It would happen over a firm handshake between two politicians. One wanted to be governor of New Mexico, the other wanted sweeping change at Highlands University, and each would achieve his goal.