Today's News

  • Spat escalates over secret legislative records

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Staff attorneys and advisers to the New Mexico Legislature on Wednesday stood by their refusal to turn over documents to prosecutors in the criminal investigation of former state Sen. Phil Griego.

    The Legislative Council Service said in a court filing that it is duty-bound to protect privileged communications between lawmakers, including Griego, and its aides and attorneys who help draft legislation.

  • State treasurer gives raises to top employees

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s state treasurer has handed out a few sizeable raises despite cuts to his department’s budget.

    Treasurer Tim Eichenberg gave pay hikes to nearly a dozen employees during his first year on the job, reported KRQE-TV.

  • Editorial Cartoon: April 8, 2016
  • Editorial : Joey Herrera for mayor

    The contest between City Councilor Tonita Gurule-Giron and former councilor Joey Herrera will come to a head on Tuesday, when city of Las Vegas voters go to the polls to elect their next mayor.

    We congratulate Gurule-Giron and Herrera for making it this far.

    Gurule-Giron has gone out of her way during her six years on the Council to advocate for her constituents, even when it has meant publicly confronting city staff. She has never forgotten that she works for the citizens of Las Vegas, and that is an admirable quality for a public official.  

  • Dispatch New Mexico- Advice for the newly elected

    Last month, after municipal elections were held around the state, a bunch of fresh faces took their oaths of office and became city and town councilors, trustees and mayors for their first time. To help prepare them for their job, the New Mexico Municipal League, in its March newsletter, set out to educate them.

  • Looking Back April 8, 2015

    Tuesday, April 12, 1966 — Resignations commanded spotlight attention in the regular meeting of the Las Vegas City Council Monday night. The resignation of City Manager Harry Houck came as no surprise, as it was announced over the weekend. Other resignations were those of C.R. Morlan, gas manager; and Police Sergeants Julian Rains and Luis Loera. All resignations were accepted. Councilmen Carl Schwede and Trammel Ford abstained from voting on the resignations of Houck and Morlan

  • Weather April 8, 2016


    HIGH 57° / LOW 41°

    A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. South wind 5 to 15 mph. Friday night — chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. 

    6:37 a.m. to 7:29 p.m.



  • Que Pasa April 8, 2016

    5:45 p.m.
    The 22nd Annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad takes place on Friday, April 8 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Doors open at 5 p.m. with show starting at 5:45 p.m. Admission is $5 with ticket sales beginning on Monday, March 21 with Donna Martínez at the NMHU KEDP radio station on the HU campus. Call Martinez at 454-3238 or Sara Harris at 454-0438 for more information.

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  • Mora sluggers nab key wins

    By Dave Kavanaugh
    Las Vegas Optic

    Opening with two strong innings, the Mora baseball team held on for an 11-4 triumph over Santa Fe Prep on Tuesday.
    The Rangers, who outhit the Blue Griffins 20-10, struck for three runs in each of the first two innings before allowing their opponents to get on the scoreboard.

    While Prep cut the lead in half with three runs in the bottom of the second, Mora added scores in each of the next two frames to extend its lead to 8-3.