Today's News

  • Late touchdown lifts Seminoles to BCS title

    By Ralph D. Russo
    AP College Football Writer

    PASADENA, Calif. — Jameis Winston and Florida State faced down adversity for the first time this season, and showed they could take a punch if that’s what it took to win a national championship.

    The Heisman Trophy winner threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left and No. 1 Florida State beat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 to win the BCS championship game on Monday night.

    “There’s a lot of heart and guts down in Tallahassee, too,” coach Jimbo Fisher said.

  • Lawyers discuss division of NFL concussion suit proceeds

    By MaryClaire Dale
    The Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA — Lawyers representing former NFL players in the proposed $765 million settlement of thousands of concussion-related claims detailed Monday how the money would be divided.

    The awards could reach $5 million for athletes with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease; $4 million for a death involving brain trauma; and $3 million for dementia cases.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 8, 2014

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Bernalillo
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • NMHU vs. Embry Riddle, 7 p.m., Santa Fe

    • NMHU women and men vs. Fort Lewis, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas boys at Portales Shootout, TBA, Portales

  • Lawmakers propose pay hikes

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A legislative committee has recommended pay raises for state workers with a budget proposal Friday that would increase New Mexico spending by nearly $254 million next year.

    The plan from the Legislative Finance Committee provides at least a 1.5 percent pay increase for state agency and public school workers and the potential for raises of 3 percent or more for certain employees.

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  • Suspect shot after driving toward cop

    A report of a wrong-way driver on Interstate 25 near Villanueva led to an officer-involved shooting on Saturday night.

    The report about the wrong-way driver came into the state police dispatch center in Las Vegas at 10:40 p.m. Saturday.

    The caller reported that a vehicle was traveling north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 25 near Villanueva, according to a state police news release.

  • Man faces charges after SUV crash

    A Las Vegas man was charged with driving drunk, leaving the scene of an accident and battery upon a peace officer following a New Year’s Day crash.

    Pete Castillo, 25, of the 200 block of Moreno Street, is accused of biting a Las Vegas police officer after becoming agitated. He was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center, and his bond was set at $25,000 cash.

    According to the probable cause statement filed in San Miguel County Magistrate Court on Thursday:

  • Flu strain growing in New Mexico

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A flu strain that spurred the 2009 influenza pandemic is causing widespread illness again this season in New Mexico, state officials said, prompting calls for residents to get vaccinated.

    New Mexico Department of Health epidemiologist Chad Smelser said Friday that the H1N1 influenza strain was especially hitting children and younger adults, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

    Activity and hospitalizations for flu in Albuquerque began rising in late December, Smelser said.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 6, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, Jan. 6 — Four hundred and fourteen visitors toured Fort Union National Monument during December as New Mexico once again enjoyed beautiful weather for most of the month. This is an increase of 64 visitors over the previous December and brings the total visitation for 1963 to 12,510. The total for 1963 is an increase of nearly 700 over 1962’s total. The 12,510 visitors represented every state, with the exception of Vermont, and eight foreign countries.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 6, 2014

    Filing day for city elections is Tuesday
    Candidate packets for the March 4th Municipal Election are available in the City Clerk’s Office. Anyone interested in filing to run for the two city council positions or municipal judge post can pick up a packet containing all information.  All Declarations of Candidacy must be filed with the city clerk on Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.