Today's News

  • Ousted Santa Fe Community College president contests dismissal

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The ousted president of Santa Fe Community College is citing a state law providing protections for whistleblowers as she contests her firing.

    Lawyers for Ana “Cha” Guzman say the college board fired her in retaliation after she wrote a letter to the state auditor in October to request an investigation into the college’s finances.

    The college board fired Guzman last month, saying it was invoking a contract provision that allows dismissal for “just cause.”

  • Victim’s name released

    State police have identified the Mora County man who was stabbed at his home on Christmas Eve following a home invasion.

    The victim is Selso Romero, 69, state police Sgt. Damyan Brown confirmed on Tuesday. Brown said Romero has  been released from University of New Mexico Hospital, where he was transported for treatment.

    Police have said that Romero was robbed and stabbed. He told police there were two men.

    State police ask that anyone with information about the home invasion and stabbing contact Sgt. Ben Romero at 425-6771.

  • Jail Log - Jan. 3, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Dec. 16 and Dec. 29:
    Nancy Jaramillo, 42,  failure to appear, bench warrant San Miguel District
    Jeffrey Sanchez, 24, possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to distribute, Adult Probation Office bench warrant, failure to report SM Magistrate /Adult Probation Office
    Valentino Benavidez, 39, failure to register as sex offender bench warrant  San Miguel Magistrate

  • Looking Back - Jan. 3, 2014

    In 1964

    Friday, Jan. 3 — The Gallinas skating pond has been given a big play by skaters during the recent weeks of cold nights, sunny days and no snow. The Las Vegas Skaters Association keeps the ice clear of what snow may fall and sees to it the pond is in skating shape. Las Vegans are lucky to have such a beautiful skating area close at hand.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 3, 2014

    Tri-County Farmers Market

    The Tri-County Farmers Market will continue through the winter months. Fresh produce and beautiful crafts at the winter location in the Travelers’ Cafe on the Plaza. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday.

  • Weather - Jan. 3, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. West wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon.  Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. West wind around 15 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. West wind 10-15 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of snow at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 9.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Nuestra Historia: Otero resigns, students begin protests

    On May 19, 1970, Joe L. Otero stormed out of a Board of Regents meeting at La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, having failed to convince his fellow regents to name John Aragon as president of Highlands University. After he left, the three remaining regents named Charles Graham of Wisconsin as university president.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 3, 2014


  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 3, 2014
  • Saving the Organ Mountains

    I have been to many national parks in the United States and have seen the wildlife and beautiful landscapes they offer.

    If it weren’t for these places, many plant and animal species would be endangered. For instance, the existence of Yellowstone National Park saves wolves, which then protects the circle of life in the park by keeping down elk and deer which threaten aspen trees.