Today's News

  • Looking Back May 18, 2016

    Tuesday, May 17, 1966 — Deputy Joe L. Romero is investigating a reported break-in reported yesterday by Ray Leger, superintendent of the West Las Vegas school system. The break-in was at Bernal school, where canned milk, food, and miscellaneous items amounting to an estimated $20 were taken.

  • Weather May 18, 2016


    Numerous rain showers in the morning...then numerous showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

    5:53 a.m. to 8:02 p.m.



    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Warmer. Highs in the 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night —
    Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower to mid 40s.

  • Que Pasa May 18, 2016

    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.

  • Panthers reach 3A title game

    ALBUQUERQUE — A shaky start doomed the Pecos Panthers’ upset bid in the Class 3A state baseball championship game with top-ranked Texico Friday at Isotopes Park.

    Texico added to its trophy case after securing a 6-2 victory.

    Four early errors on defense hurt Pecos.

    The Wolverines scored three runs on three hits, one walk and a hit-by-pitch reach in the top of the first inning.

    Texico extended its lead to 5-0 with two more hits, two errors and a hit-by-pitch reach in the second inning.

  • LV tracksters capture three state titles

    ALBUQUERQUE — Nicholas Gurule finished his high school athletics career as a winner — a three-time state champion, in fact — with one herculean throw in the javelin Saturday at UNM Track and Soccer Complex.

    Angelica Montoya carved her name into history as well, earning a state title in the discus on Friday.

    And Robertson grabbed another state championship in the girls’ relays, this time racing to victory in the 1,600-meter medley.

  • BREAKING : More state titles for local tracksters

    ALBUQUERQUE - West Las Vegas javelin thrower Nicholas Gurule earned another state championship in his event, and the Robertson girls' medley relay quartet also reached the winners circle Saturday at the Class 4A state track and field meet at UNM Track and Soccer Complex. 

    They joined Robertson's Angelica Montoya, who won in discus on Friday, as Las Vegas athletes to claim championship medals this weekend. 

    In the team standings, West Las Vegas boys placed sixth and Robertson 11th. Robertson girls were fifth and WLV 15th.

  • Luna hands out pink slips

    When he left the presidency at Luna Community College, Pete Campos noted that one of the things he was proudest of was getting the school through major budget cuts without any layoffs.

    His successor won’t be able to say the same thing.

    Leroy “Huero” Sanchez, who took over as Luna’s president last year, issued letters to at least five employees on Thursday and Friday, notifying them that they won’t have jobs come July 1.

  • Stopping the summer slide

    With summer vacation on the horizon students are already counting down to freedom from teachers and homework.

    While educators are also looking forward to the much-needed hiatus, many of them are also worried about the “summer slide,” the learning loss that students experience over the summer break.

  • Still no decision on Parson

    West Las Vegas Superintendent Gene Parson’s future with the school district remains uncertain after the board once again failed to reach a decision Thursday evening on whether to launch a search for a superintendent or keep him on for the upcoming school year.

    Parson, meanwhile, hinted that he may pursue legal action against the district if he is not kept on beyond June 30.

    “I feel I have an impled contract,” he told the board. “If you feel differently, well, then we’ll go there, I guess.”

  • Dems fear Sanders is undermining efforts to beat Trump

    By Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Democratic Party leaders are upping the pressure on Bernie Sanders to drop his presidential campaign, alarmed that his continued presence is undermining efforts to beat the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, and again win the White House.