Today's News

  • Gov seeks to reinstate death penalty

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday plans to attempt to reinstate the death penalty in response to recent events including the killing of a police officer.

    New Mexico repealed the death penalty in 2009 before Martinez took office by replacing provisions for lethal injection with a sentence of life in prison without parole.

    Martinez indicated she will back legislation for capital punishment during the upcoming state legislative session in January.

  • Judge appoints special master for food program

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    A federal judge has agreed to the appointment of a court-appointed “special master” to help ensure federally funded benefits are administered properly by the New Mexico Human Services Department, amid internal investigations by state and federal agencies into allegations that food aid applications were falsified.

  • In Brief - News - Aug. 21, 2016

    The Associated Press
    Judge orders release of settlement records
    SANTA FE — A New Mexico district court judge has ordered Corizon Health to release settlement agreements it made with inmates who have filed lawsuits against the company.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that on Tuesday the judge sided with two newspapers and an advocacy group that the for-profit provider of inmate medical services was not protected by confidentially agreements made with the prisoners who had sued.

  • Weather - Aug. 21, 2016


    HIGH 74° / LOW 52°
    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday night — a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
    6:25 a.m. to 7:42 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Aug. 21, 2016

    In 1966
    Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1966 — Carlos Ernesto Garcia of Las Vegas has become the first Cooperative student to earn a Doctor of Science Degree at New Mexico State University. Garcia is now employed in the Research and Development Division of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology at Socorro. He graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1953. His mother, Mrs. Rose A. Garcia, resides in Las Vegas. He is married to the former Anita Bencomo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Bencomo of Las Cruces.

  • Prof. leads Pulitzer Prize reading group at NMHU

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    An upcoming reading group at Highlands University will explore five Pulitzer Prize works of fiction that focus on the American experience.

    The Pulitzer reading and discussion group begins Sept. 1 and will be led by Highlands University English professor and American literature scholar Brandon Kempner.

  • Noticias - Aug. 21, 2016

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    • The “Si Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 1-866-885-6562 or Frances at 575-815-8544.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 21, 2016


    2 p.m.
    The Las Vegas Dollies will hold their annual school supply giveaway for children in kindergarten through eighth grade at Carnegie Library Park. Children must be present during the giveaway.


    11 a.m.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Decades-old newspaper yields some interesting historic data

    Suddenly our big yard is full of birds. Yes, the barn swallows like our many barn and building sites here, and now all of their kids just left the nest and have learned to fly. The parents are quick to dive-bomb any of us who venture out, and the babies are trying their luck at catching anything that looks like a bug to eat. May they fly safely and unimpeded as they migrate to their warmer winter habitats.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — Aug. 21, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    Beef steak ranchero, pinto beans with green chile, salad with dressing, and strawberry shortcake

    Ham and cheese sandwich, lettuce, tomato, mixed vegetables with margarine, and mandarin oranges

    Chicken corn casserole, pinto beans, spinach with margarine, flour tortilla, and orange

    Pizza, bean salad, pasta salad, cantaloupe, and oatmeal cookie