Local News

  • Millions at stake for area schools

    Las Vegas City Schools and the West Las Vegas School District are seeking voter approval for general obligation bonds during Tuesday’s school elections.

    Las Vegas City Schools is proposing an $11 million bond and a 2 mill levy. West is seeking a $9.5 million bond.

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  • Legislature adjusts its budget, court funding

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico lawmakers on Monday approved funding for the current legislative session and to the judiciary to pay for jury trials, after an earlier version of the bill was vetoed.

  • HU prof helps create Latino scholar pipeline

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A Highlands University cultural anthropology professor is advising the Santa Fe-based School for Advanced Research in creating a new Latino Studies Program aimed at increasing the pipeline for Latino scholars from throughout the United States.

    Highlands cultural anthropology professor Mario Gonzales shared his expertise in U.S. and Mexican immigration and border issues, indigenous peoples of Mexico, Central and South America, and Hispanics of the Southwest with the SAR initiative.

  • Rain, snow bolster NM snowpack

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s drought has eased after an abundance of rain and snow that built up the state’s snowpack, but dry weather lies ahead.

    National Weather Service meteorologist Kerry Jones tells The Albuquerque Journal that it is the wettest start to a calendar year since 2005.

    Many parts of New Mexico received up to four times the normal precipitation rate for January. Snowpacks at or above average also top most mountains in the region.

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  • Weather - Feb. 1, 2017


    HIGH 60° / LOW 28°
    Sunny, with a high near 60. North wind around 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    7 a.m. to 5:29 p.m.


    HIGH 56° / LOW 30°
    Sunny, with a high near 56. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
    7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


  • BREAKING: West and Robertson officials submit proposal to NMAA

    There just might be a boy’s varsity basketball game between Robertson High School and West Las Vegas High School after all. On Friday afternoon, West Las Vegas Superintendent Christopher Gutierrez said officials from both West and Las Vegas City Schools are proposing to hold the originally scheduled Feb. 8 game between the two boys varsity basketball squads.

  • Half of East’s buildings empty

    Roughly 180 parents, students and community members packed the Robertson High School band room on Thursday evening to hear about the proposed right-sizing plan for Las Vegas City Schools.

  • Making a comeback - Mora school officials tout progress

    Ella Arellano saw an opportunity to make a difference, and she took it.

    Arellano has been superintendent of the Mora Independent Schools for just a few months, and she’s already having an impact.  

    Since taking the helm, Arellano has been able to bring the district back into compliance on several issues, but she would likely tell you that her greatest accomplishment so far has been putting the focus back on students.