Today's News

  • Senate faces backlog of confirmations

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s Democratic-led Senate will convene in January with a backlog of confirmation decisions on dozens of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s appointees.

    The governor’s office says the 85 first-term appointees awaiting confirmation include numerous members of state boards and commissions and three Cabinet secretaries, the Albuquerque Journal reported Monday.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Dec. 3, 2014

    The Associated Press
    Five killed in Texas car crash

  • Naming rights to The Pit go for $5M

    The Associated Press

    One of college basketball’s most beloved arenas is changing names.

    The Pit in New Mexico will now be called the WisePies Arena.

    WisePies Pizza & Salad, a local restaurant chain, donated $5 million to the University of New Mexico to secure the naming rights for The Pit for the next 10 years. The chain’s name and logo will appear on signs outside the arena, on the court and on tickets.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 3, 2014

    Fort Union Holiday Open House
    An open house will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the monument’s visitor center. The highlight will be a 2:30 p.m. ranger-led presentation titled “Fort Union: Beyond the Fort Walls and into the Local Communities.” There will be a 3 p.m. tour of the historic remnants of the fort.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 3, 2014

    In 1964
    Thursday, Dec. 2 — Canned goods for Operation Christmas are being collected by members of the Greater Laws Vegas Junior Chamber of Commerce. The canned goods will be distributed to needy families in the Las Vegas area in time for Christmas. Zebb Conley, president of the Jaycees, is one of the leaders of the food drive. Residents who do not expect to be at home when the drive begins tonight are asked to leave their canned goods beside the door.

  • Weather - Dec. 3, 2014

    Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Northeast wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 36. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

    A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. South wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 35.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 30.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:54 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 3, 2014

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Six Snowy Sheep” by Judith Ross Enderle and Stephanie Gordon Tessler. Free and open to the public.


  • Shopping locally

    Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are all behind us, but if you’re like most of us, chances are you still have several names you haven’t crossed off your shopping list. As you set out to find those perfect gifts, we encourage you to give local merchants a shot at your business.

    It’s no secret that it’s been a tough year for many merchants in Las Vegas, and that’s unfortunate, given how much they contribute to the local economy.

  • Work of Art: ‘Oremos’ for New Year?

    An item I read years ago in Readers Digest concerned the pin-dot community of Costilla, on the New Mexico-Colorado border. Apparently, in the olden days, maps weren’t as precise as they are today, as we lacked satellites. There was a perennial discussion as to which state Costilla  belonged to: New Mexico or Colorado?

  • Let’s get it started

    Shaking out some opening-night kinks, the Robertson girls’ basketball team began the season — and the Leroy Barela era — with a 58-41 win over Ruidoso Monday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    Senior guard Kendall Garcia, who transferred from Class 6A Volcano Vista, was a hit in her Lady Cardinal debut. She scored a game-high 14 points and chipped in two rebounds and two steals.

    Everyone who played for the home side contributed, however, and the team’s diligence was key to getting Robertson rolling in a pivotal third quarter.