Rio Rancho police to conduct DWI checkpoints

July 29th, 2014 at 8:37 am by under Latest Posts

The Rio Rancho Police Department will conduct DWI checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout the month of August.

They say motorists can be arrested if they are impaired by illicit substances, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications.

Senator to be honored for excellence in education

July 23rd, 2014 at 11:03 am by under Latest Posts

State Senator Gay Kernan (R-Hobbs) will be presented the Earl Nunn Friend of Education Award on Friday.

According to a news release, Kernan was nominated for proposing legislation that supports education.

Kernan is a small business owner and a retired educator who worked in Hobbs Municipal Schools.

‘Manhattan’ production calls for extras

July 23rd, 2014 at 10:27 am by under Latest Posts

The “Manhattan” TV series is looking for extras for an Ellis Island scene in the show.

Directors are looking for Eastern European men, women and children of all ages.

Filming will take place July 29.

Those interested should send a recent photo and their phone number to

Japanese students visit Santa Fe for cultural experience

July 22nd, 2014 at 2:52 pm by under Latest Posts

Six Japanese students will stay in Santa Fe with host families through Sunday as part of an exchange program with the city of Tsuyama, Japan.

According to a news release from the city of Santa Fe, the cities have been sister cities since 1995. Every two or three years, 20 students from Santa Fe have the opportunity to visit Tsuyama.

The six students from Japan who arrived in New Mexico on Tuesday studied English before their arrival. During their stay, they will take part in historical, educational, and outdoor experiences around Santa Fe.

Tsuyama is one of 10 sister cities in the sister cities program.

Weeks later, man discovers lottery win

July 22nd, 2014 at 2:03 pm by under Latest Posts

An Albuquerque man drove around with a winning lottery ticket for months and didn’t know it until Friday.

Dennis Romero realized he won $385,000 after he decided to check his Roadrunner cash tickets he bought back May that he left in the back seat of his car.

Romero then pulled into a store and scanned the tickets. That’s when he learned of his good fortune.

He says he’s going to use his winnings to pay bills and get ready for retirement.