Today's News

  • Democrat Martin Heinrich leads NM US Senate race

    By Barry Massey

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Democrat Martin Heinrich took an early lead Tuesday over Republican Heather Wilson in the race for New Mexico's U.S. Senate seat.

    Heinrich was running stronger than Wilson in the vote-rich Albuquerque area in returns from early voting.

    The winner of the race will succeed Democrat Jeff Bingaman, who is retiring after 30 years.

  • Obama takes NH, Pa., trails in electoral count

    By David Espo

    P Special Correspondent

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama captured hard-fought New Hampshire Tuesday night in a tense duel for the White House with Mitt Romney, claiming the first of the pivotal battleground states in a close election shadowed by a weak economy and high unemployment.

    The president also secured Pennsylvania, where Romney campaigned twice in the race's closing days after virtually ignoring it for months.

  • Race tight as election night count goes to wire

    By David Espo

    AP Special Correspondent

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama powered through the reliably Democratic Northeast, and Republican Mitt Romney secured his conservative base Tuesday night in a tense duel for the White House shadowed by a weak economy and high unemployment.

    The battlegrounds that held the keys to the White House were anything but settled — Virginia, Ohio and Florida among them — with long lines in many locations long after poll-close time.

  • Eight sail into office unopposed

    They may not have been facing an opponent, but several area residents nonetheless walked away from Tuesday’s general election with the public office they were seeking.

    District Attorney Richard Flores, the top prosecutor in San Miguel, Mora and Guadalupe counties, was unopposed in both the primary and the general election. The Democrat secured another four-year term as district attorney.

  • Brother of Syrian speaker killed

    The Associated Press

    BEIRUT — Gunmen killed the brother of Syria’s parliament speaker in a hail of bullets as he drove to work in Damascus on Tuesday, the state news agency said, as the international envoy for Syria warned the country could become another Somalia.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 7, 2012

    In 1962

    Monday, Nov. 5, — The following names will appear on the general election ballot in San Miguel County: State Rep. Position 1— Arcenio A. Gonzales, Democrat; George R. Hand, Republican; Position 2 — Fidel C. Gonzales, Democrat; Peter M. Gonzales, Republican; Position 3 — Simon (Jimmie) Bustamante, Democrat; Jose Felix Duran, Republican.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 7, 2012

    International Culture Show is Thursday
    The International Culture Show will be held at 7 p.m. this Thursday at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for NMHU staff, community members and senior citizens, $3 for students and children 10 and younger, and free for NMHU students with a valid ID.

  • Weather - Nov. 7, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 73. West wind 5-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 40. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. West wind 10-20 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 40.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Windy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 35. Windy.


  • Lawsuit alleges civil rights violations

    The ongoing dispute between a state police officer and the mother of his two children is now the subject of a federal lawsuit.

    Rebecca Montoya filed a lawsuit earlier this year against Tom Lucero and state police. The lawsuit alleges that Montoya suffered a broken right wrist and other injuries when Lucero tried to arrest her outside the Las Vegas police station on Sept. 29, 2010. Montoya was nine months pregnant at the time and the suit alleges that Lucero attacked her while she was holding her then-17-month-old daughter.

  • Vegas native killed in Sunday rollover

    A 29-year-old Las Vegas native was killed Sunday morning in a single-vehicle accident, state police said.

    Anthony Otero, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    State police Lt. Robert McDonald said police were notified of the accident just before 8 a.m. on Sunday. It occurred on a frontage road, about a mile south of Las Vegas.  

    Otero was driving a 2004 Lexus. McDonald said it left the roadway for some reason and rolled about three times. Otero was ejected.