Today's News

  • Jail Log - Aug. 16, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 5 and Aug. 12:

    Adrian Quintana, 32, battery on household member, criminal damage to property  
    Juan Graica, 32, failure to appear  
    Beverly Gonzales, 32, aggravated battery on a household member  
    Derek Andrade, 34, 3-day commitment, positive for cocaine
    Jose Enriquez, 22, APO arrest order, failure to comply with conditions
    Jude Maes, 39, failure to appear  
    Mark Mountjoy, 34, criminal trespass  

  • Non-English speakers can be jurors

    By Paul Davenport and Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Supreme Court is cautioning trial courts and lawyers in the heavily Hispanic state that citizens who don’t speak English have the right to serve on juries — a right enshrined in the state constitution even if people are non-English speakers.

  • Health providers, supporters fighting back

    Staff and Wire

    A coalition of New Mexico behavioral health providers and their supporters have formed a group after state officials froze payments to some nonprofits amid a scathing audit.

    The group announced Wednesday the formation of the “New Mexicans Fighting to Save Behavioral Health” to counter what they say are state efforts to close some New Mexico providers “in favor of out-of-state companies.”

  • Looking Back - Aug. 16, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - Aug. 16, 2013

    People’s Faire is this weekend

    Las Vegas Arts Council’s People’s Faire will take place Saturday at Carnegie Library Park.

  • Weather - Aug. 16, 2013

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming light after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

  • NM boy set to go to court in dad’s killing

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press
    The 10-year-old New Mexico boy lived in an abusive, filthy home and had tried desperately to get help to stop the beatings he and his younger siblings had for years faced at the hands of their abusive father, his attorney says.
    Then, one day in 2009, prosecutors say, he put a gun to the head of his 250-pound father and killed him at their Belen home.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Aug. 16, 2013

    The Associated Press

    NM delegation calls for forum

    ALBUQUERQUE  — Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are calling on federal officials to host a public forum on access to behavioral health services.
    The request comes after the New Mexico Human Services Department froze payments to 15 nonprofits that provide mental health and substance abuse services. The freeze followed an audit that found a high rate of billing problems and possible mismanagement.

  • ACLU, Albuquerque settle lawsuit

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and the city of Albuquerque reached a settlement Wednesday in a freedom-of-speech lawsuit against the Albuquerque Police Oversight Commission.

    Under the terms of the settlement, the city agreed to move to increase the public comment limit from two to three minutes before the commission and permit some speakers to donate their time. The city also agreed to pay $14,000 in damages and attorneys’ fees.

  • Med student serving area

    Submitted to the Optic

    UNM School of Medicine student Kari Stoltze is completing her first year in medical school this summer by helping Las Vegas residents with their health and wellness through this week at Buena Salud Family Medicine.