Today's News

  • Opening Act - West student wins singing contest

    Sarah Lewis’ last-minute decision to audition on Saturday has landed her a chance to be the opening act during well-known country singer Matt Mason’s upcoming concert.

    Lewis’ mother, Shannon Trujillo, persuaded her daughter to pull her guitar out of its case and audition just moments before the Young Country Singer Competition held on Saturday afternoon at Ilfeld Auditorium.

  • Two jailed on drug trafficking charges

    The Region IV Narcotics Task Force arrested and charged two area residents with drug trafficking in recent days after conducting search warrants.

    Lucille Martinez, 56, was arrested on Jan. 24 after a search warrant was conducted at her home on the 1500 block of Romero Street.

    She is charged with trafficking crack cocaine, a second-degree felony, and tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony.

    Police say several people were at the home at the time the warrant was executed.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 1, 2013

    In 1963

    Friday, Feb. 1, — Moved off its foundation by the strong wind in Las Vegas Thursday morning, a 55-foot long trailer belonging to Max Ferguson, a graduate student at Highlands University from Kansas, shifted six feet in the front end. Resting on concrete blocks, the trailer was parked in the 200 block of Baca Avenue. Ferguson said, “I thought the wind blew in Kansas.” The airport reported winds up to 50 mph.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 1, 2013

    Amanda Crespin in the ring tonight

    Las Vegas’ Amanda Crespin is scheduled to fight Brenda Gonzales as part of Friday night’s Johnny Tapia Presents boxing card at Crowne Plaza in Albuquerque (Carlisle and Menaul). Crespin (6-4-1) has won her last two fights, including a first-round knockout..

  • Jail Log - Feb. 1, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 22 and Jan. 29:

    Walter Maes, 24, felony warrant, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence
    Lisa Velasquez, 43, District Court warrant
    Helen Rivera, 31, District Court warrant, robbery, aggravated fleeing, embezzlement
    Marvin Maestas, 27, Municipal Court warrant, seven-day commitment
    Alex Martinez, 56, Adult Probation Office warrant, false imprisonment, battery on a household member

  • State could lose millions in school funding

    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — Millions of dollars of federal money for special-education programs in New Mexico is at risk because the state hasn’t met all of Washington’s requirements to qualify for the funding.
    Public Education Department officials told lawmakers Wednesday the federal government might withhold $43 million and the state would need to increase its spending by that amount over one or two years to prevent cuts for local school districts. There had been preliminary estimates that up to $93 million could be at risk.

  • Immigrant license issue heating up

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — As other states move to provide driver’s licenses to immigrants unlawfully in the country, New Mexico has renewed a battle over a proposal by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to stop granting licenses to illegal immigrants.
    A House committee on Tuesday shelved the governor’s proposal but the issue isn’t likely to go away in the Legislature.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Feb. 1, 2013

    From The Associated Press

    Bill would end naming practice
    A New Mexico lawmaker wants to end what he calls the practice by public officials of creating “monuments to me.”

  • Father’s lawsuit: Son’s death was foreseeable

    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — A lawsuit filed against the Santa Fe County sheriff and a deputy says a 3-year-old boy’s death was foreseeable because the office received prior complaints against the boy’s mother and her boyfriend.
    The wrongful-death suit filed Friday by Andrew Valdez in the death of his son contends the sheriff’s office failed to investigate abuse reports against Tabetha Van Holtz and Steven Gallegos before the boy died.
    Van Holtz and Gallegos await trial on charges that they fatally beat Leland Valdez in 2011.

  • Weather - Feb. 1, 2013

    Sunny, with a high near 56. West wind around 10 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 24. Northwest wind 5-15 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

    Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 32.

    Partly sunny, with a high near 57.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7 a.m. to 5:29 p.m.