Today's News

  • Paying for city water

    Harry S. Truman once said, “I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.” That might apply to Las Vegas Mayor Alfonso Ortiz’s declaration that the city may have to jack up its water rates to pay for the necessities of its system.

    Here are some hard truths:

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 30, 2011
  • Work of Art: Who’s being sensitive?

    It’s happened twice in less than a week: This old man has found himself getting choked up. The older I get, the easier it is to become dewy-eyed.

    Let me explain:

    I delivered a brief eulogy for my father-in-law, Stanley Coppock, in Springer last Thursday. Why me? Why not one of Stanley’s four daughters? Well, to a (wo)man, they emphasized they’d be unable to carry it out — too emotional.

  • Cowboys earn split with CSUP

    Greg Fowler locked down the Colorado State-Pueblo ThunderWolves and got plenty of run support from his New Mexico Highlands teammates on Sunday afternoon in the Cowboys’ 13-1 romp.

    NMHU improved to 13-10 overall and 8-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference after earning a split of the four-game home series.

  • In the spotlight
  • Looking ahead - Sports

    • LCC at Clarendon CC (DH), 1 p.m., Clarendon, Texas

    • Robertson vs. Pojoaque Valley (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field
    Track and field
    • West Las Vegas at Pojoaque Valley, 3 p.m., Jacona

    • NMHU at Mesa State, 7 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Robertson vs. Lovington (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field

  • FYI - Sports

    In conjunction with Gary Shaw and Mirabal Boxing,Crespin’s Boxing Promotions and Santa Ana Star Casino are holding a professional boxing event on Saturday, April 2, at the Santa Ana Star Casino. Eight fights, featuring Archie Ray Marquez, Arturo Crespin and Amanda Crespin, as well as Michael Coca Gallegos and others, are scheduled. Doors open at 6 p.m.; first bell is at 7. Tickets are $12.50, $22.50, $32.50, $42.50 and $52.50 and available from Carlos Crespin, 429-4068, and via the casino box office and Web site.

  • HU football opens camp

    New Mexico Highlands University’s football program kicked off its 2011 spring drills — the first for new head coach Eric Young and his staff — on Monday.

    The Cowboys will suit up for 11 practices culminating with the Spring Showcase at 2 p.m. on April 16. Young has brought in coaches who have experience at various levels, and he expresses excitement about taking the reins of the program.

  • West Las Vegas Track and Field Invitational Highlights

    1. Robertson, 84
    2. St. Michael’s, 62
    3. Hope Christian, 51
    4. West Las Vegas, 44
    4. Peñasco, 44
    6. Tucumcari, 30
    7. Roy, 25
    8. Mora, 19
    9. Springer, 15
    10. Mesa Vista, 11
    11. Pecos, 10
    12. Santa Rosa, 6
    13. McCurdy, 4
    14. Raton, 3
    15. Maxwell, 0
    15. Taos, 0

    1. Hope Christian, 121
    2. St. Michael’s, 86

  • Water rate hike on horizon

    Customers on the city of Las Vegas water system should prepare to pay five times what they currently pay for water, Mayor Alfonso Ortiz is warning.

    “The bottom line is people better expect a rate increase,” Ortiz said Thursday evening during a public meeting where city consultants outlined tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements being considered for the city’s water system.