Today's News

  • Electric coop board may add voting site

    MORA — The Board of Trustees of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative will consider adding a second polling place for the District 4 election scheduled for May 10.

    After enduring relentless insults from a standing-room only crowd on Thursday afternoon, board members gave in and scheduled a special meeting for 1 p.m. today  (Monday) at the coop boardroom in Mora. Thursday’s meeting was so contentious that a state police officer was called in to maintain order.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Monday, May 1 — Harry E. White has purchased the Parisian Dry cleaning establishment on Sixth Street. He will run the place as a strictly up-to-date establishment. Russel McComas, who was proprietor of the place for some time, was obliged to quit because of poor health. He left yesterday for his former home in Kansas City. Mr. McComas’ brother, Marion McComas, who also had been here for his health, accompanied him as far as Dodge City, Kan., where he will remain.

  • Looking Ahead

    Powell to be in Wagon Mound Wednesday

    State Land Commissioner Ray Powell will address the White Peak situation and the tire dump on state trust land at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Wagon Mound Public Schools elementary auditorium, 300 Park Ave. Sponsored by the Concerned Citizens of Wagon Mound and Mora County. For information, call 505-573-1904.

  • Weather - May 2, 2011

    A chance of snow showers before noon, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. East wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Mostly clear, with a low around 24 at night. East wind around 5 mph, becoming west.

    Sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 34.


  • FYI - News

    Film crews will be shooting a television pilot called “Longmire” on the Plaza this week. The shooting will require a closure of Plaza between N. Gonzales and Hot Springs between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday. The filming will also require intermittent traffic control on Bridge Street with hold times of five to 10 minutes. Parking on the Plaza will be impacted through Wednesday.

  • State DOT ending track deal

    Gov. Susana Martinez wants a $2.35 million refund after the state Department of Transportation notified BNSF Railway Co. that New Mexico is terminating an agreement to buy 182 miles of track the state doesn’t need.

    The Albuquerque Journal reported in a copyright story that former Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration paid nearly $5 million in 2008 for the track from Lamy, near Santa Fe, to the Colorado border.

  • Santa Fe man charged with third DWI

    A 46-year-old Santa Fe man was arrested last month in San Miguel County on his third DWI charge.

    Michael Gonzales, who, according to court documents, lives on Dayflower in Santa Fe,  was also charged with driving with a revoked license, failure to give immediate notice of accident, careless driving, not having insurance and driving with an open container in the vehicle.

    He was arrested on April 17.

  • Gonzales will continue as chair of state Dem party

    The Associated Press

    Javier Gonzales of Santa Fe has been re-elected chairman of New Mexico’s Democratic Party.
    Gonzales has served as chairman since 2009.

    The party’s state central committee selected Gonzales Saturday to continue for a two-year term. He defeated two challengers, Albuquerque lawyer Sam Bregman and Letitia Montoya of Santa Fe.

  • Rio Gallinas faces audit

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico education officials say 28 charter schools statewide will face an initial review of their enrollment numbers in the coming weeks.

    Rio Gallinas at West Las Vegas is among the charter schools facing a review, according to the Albuquerque Journal.

    State Secretary of Education-designate Hanna Skandera says special education and teacher training numbers grew sharply since last year.

    She wants to root out districts that she says are “gaming” the system by over-reporting those numbers.

  • Residents get the shaft

    Let’s see if we can get ahead of the outrage over the latest news that the city of Las Vegas overcharged its residents more than a third of a million dollars in garbage fees. Yes, the outrage is justified, since the city’s customers got the shaft for the city’s mistake, and it’s really too late to correct it (unless we want to see the city pass the mistake on to current customers in order to pay previous customers). But beyond the outrage, there’s a need for some accountability here.