Today's News

  • Weather - April 5, 2017


    HIGH 56° / LOW 30°
    Sunny, with a high near 56. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Wednesday night — mostly clear, with a low around 30.
    6:41 a.m. to 7:26 p.m.


    HIGH 64° / LOW 35°
    Sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
    Thursday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 35.
    6:40 a.m. to 7:27 p.m.

  • Que Pasa - April 5, 2017


    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.


    7 p.m.
    The monthly board meeting of the El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association will meet at 49 Mira Sol Road in the Ojitos Frios Ranches subdivision. The meeting is open to the public.


    5:30 p.m.

  • Solve health care problem

    The following editorial was published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on March 31.

    The rationale heard repeatedly in Congress from Minnesota Rep. Jason Lewis and others during the debate over the Republican health reform plan boiled down to this: We should vote for this bill because we made a campaign promise to repeal Obamacare.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 5, 2017
  • Work of Art: Having and losing a Friend

    I don’t have any friends. True, there are many acquaintances, lots of colleagues, classmates, neighbors, co-workers, primos and primas, but no friends.

    At least not anymore. The only person I believe was my Friend died last week.

  • Lady Dons sweep St. Mike’s

    One game was a white-knuckler, decided 13-12. The other was far less dramatic, a 20-2 blowout.

    West Las Vegas won both, sweeping visiting St. Michael’s in a softball doubleheader played under chilly conditions Saturday at WLV Field.

    The Lady Dons (8-5) kept pace with crosstown rival Robertson, who’d also beaten the Lady Horsemen earlier in the week. The two Vegas teams were to meet head to head for the first time on Wednesday afternoon.

  • It’s Grizzly season
  • For Tar Heels, some ugly redemption

    The Associated Press

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — It’s OK, Carolina, you can open your eyes.

    An unwatchable game turned into a beautiful night for the Tar Heels, who turned a free-throw contest into a championship they’ve been waiting an entire year to celebrate.

    Justin Jackson delivered the go-ahead 3-point play with 1:40 left Monday and North Carolina pulled away for a 71-65 win over Gonzaga that washed away a year’s worth of heartache.

  • No. 21 Mavericks take four

    The 21st ranked Colorado Mesa baseball team sent visitor New Mexico Highlands away empty-handed after a four-game series over the weekend in Grand Junction, Colo.

    The Mavericks won 6-0, 2-0, 11-10 and 8-1, dropping the Cowboys to 10-21 overall and 6-12 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

    Joseph Cilladi smacked a three-run triple to force extra innings in Saturday’s nightcap, tying the contest 10-10 to finish a seven-run Cowboy rally.

    But the Mavs’ leadoff hitter J.J. Carr drove in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 5, 2017

    • West Las Vegas vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., WLV field
    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA
    • West Las Vegas vs. Robertson, 4:30 p.m., WLV field
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Hope Christian, 3 p.m., TBA

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees (season opener), 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Hope Christian (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field