Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 7, 2017

    8 to 11 a.m.
    Benefit breakfast featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring French toast, bacon, sausage, fruit, cold cereal, biscuits and gravy, eggs, potatoes, green chile, pancakes, tea, coffee, juice, and milk takes place at the Masonic Building at 518 Douglas. Beneficiaries of this month’s breakfast is West Las Vegas track and Bikes for Books.

  • Weather - Jan. 6, 2017


    HIGH 22° / LOW 4°
    Snow before 11am, then a chance of snow showers after 11am. High near 22. Wind chill values as low as -11. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
    7:11 a.m. to 5:03 p.m.


  • In Brief - News - Jan. 6, 2017

    The Associated Press

    LANL earns $60M bonus
    Managers of one of the nation’s premier nuclear weapons laboratories have earned positive marks and nearly $60 million in fees and performance pay for work done over the last fiscal year.

    The National Nuclear Security Administration released documents this week that detailed the fees earned by Los Alamos National Security LLC, the contractor that manages Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Jail Log - Jan. 6, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Dec. 28, 2016 and Jan. 4, 2017:

    Kenneth Scott, 44, bench warrant: child support $60,000, out of Indiana
    Joshua Corbin, 35, bench warrant: failure to pay fines, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Aaron Gonzales, 29, bench warrant: failure to appear, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Terence Piatt, 65, two counts aggravated DWI, three counts of careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, criminal damage to property, San Miguel Magistrate Court

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Jan. 6, 2017


  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 6, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Reviewing past predictions, laying out new ones

    Last year about this time, I made some predictions for 2016. Turns out, I was right, wrong and a little in between, with observations both on and off the mark.

    A quick review, and some new predictions:

  • State preview? Lady Dons take Moriarty to limit on road

    One point was all that separated Moriarty and West Las Vegas on Tuesday night in a classic matchup of Class 4A girls’ basketball state tournament hopefuls.

    The host Pintos withstood their guests’ steady fourth-quarter rally to escape with a 46-45 win.

    The Pintos, whose only blemish thus far has been a loss to one of Class 5A’s better teams, St. Pius X, improved to 10-1.

    The Lady Dons are 8-3.

  • Redbirds challenge 5A champs

    Robertson’s boys provided a serious test to the reigning Class 5A state champion Española Valley Sundevils on Wednesday night, coming up short 67-59 on the Sundevils’ home floor.

    Española led 35-26 at halftime.

    It was Robertson’s second road game in as many days. The Cardinals routed Peñasco 58-21 on Tuesday, sending the Panthers to a 4-5 record.

    The Redbirds and head coach Manuel Romero are 6-6 overall.

  • Dons roar past Warriors

    A Ruidoso defender barreled into Moses Esquibel’s path, smashing into the West Las Vegas junior’s slender frame.

    No matter. Not this night.

    Esquibel absorbed the hit and dropped his jump shot cleanly into the hoop. As an official signaled for a foul and counted the basket, Esquibel hopped into the air, pumping his fists, growling and defiant.