Today's News

  • Highlands enrollment down

    The number of students attending New Mexico Highlands University’s main campus has dropped significantly this fall.
    Highlands President Jim Fries told regents on Thursday that there are 145 fewer Highlands students in Las Vegas this fall, which amounts to a 6 percent drop. Much of that drop was a decline in the number of freshmen attending Highlands’ main campus.

  • City considering new veterans hiring policy

    The City Council will take up a resolution this Wednesday urging its administrators to implement a policy to ensure that qualified veterans who apply for any vacancies at the city are at least given an interview.

    The resolution received support from city councilors at last week’s work session and was placed on the consent agenda, which generally means that it is likely to be approved.

  • Weather - Sept. 16, 2013

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming south 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind 10-15 mph.

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.


  • Governor posts past calendars on website

    By Barry Massey and Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez, under pressure from media groups to release more details about her work days and travel schedules, on Friday posted office calendars dating back to when she took office in January 2011.

  • NM clerk raises $30,000 for gay marriage fund

    The Associated Press
    LAS CRUCES — A southern New Mexico county clerk who is facing a challenge for his decision to issue same-sex marriage licenses has garnered close to $30,000 in donations, the clerk announced this week.
    The Las Cruces News-Sun reports  that Dona Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins has pulled in 556 donations totaling nearly $28,400 from a website.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 16, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Sept. 10 — The San Miguel County Democratic Central Committee meeting Sunday gave a vote of confidence to County Chairman Apolonio Duran. Among the things Duran pointed to as benefits to the county was the $50,000 appropriation for ditches and dams on the Pecos River. He added that Gov. Jack Campbell and his administration are working to get $50,000 federal matching funds to double the size of the project.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 16, 2013

    Health Fair planned for Saturday

  • FYI - Sept. 16, 2013

    Two New Mexico boys allegedly kidnapped by their father more than a year ago have been rescued in Colorado, The Associated Press Reports.
    New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says his office had been working for months on the case with Rio Rancho police and federal agencies.
    He says the boys — ages 6 and 8 — were returned to Albuquerque early Friday by agents from the AG’s Office.
    Colorado authorities are credited with recovering the boys after a brief scuffle with their father.

  • Nature’s fury - Raging waters force evacuations

    The normally sleepy Gallinas River came roaring to life Friday morning with such force that it tore open a gaping hole in a canal, flooded homes and at least one business along its banks, threatened the stability of bridges and forced evacuations of residences and closures of schools.

    No deaths or injures had been reported as of late Saturday, although a National Guard Black Hawk helicopter was called in just after midnight on Saturday to rescue an elderly couple whose ill-fated attempt to escape the El Porvenir area left them stranded.

  • Ruptured canal wreaks havoc

    As floodwaters spread throughout the Gallinas River corridor on Friday, many were asking why the water wasn’t being channeled to Storrie Lake.

    A portion of the earthen canal that carries floodwaters to Storrie Lake ruptured early Friday, and that has contributed to the flooding that has taken place.