Today's News

  • NM gets $3.3M for legal help

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE, — State officials say New Mexico has received $3.3 million to help provide legal assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure.

    The money is from a 2014 settlement with Bank of America and its subsidiaries over mortgage practices.

    Terms of the settlement restrict use of the money to foreclosure prevention legal assistance and community redevelopment.

    In New Mexico, the money will be awarded to legal aid groups based on grant applications.

  • The ultimate sacrifice

    On days like today, our thoughts turn to those who gave their lives for our country in the wars fought on our behalf. But we should also remember those who lost loved ones.

  • Another Perspective: ‘Come, follow me’

    By Charles Padilla

    The record says, “Fighting was fierce in the area dubbed the Fish Hook, May 26, 1943, 15 days after the initial invasion.

    The advance of K Company, 32nd Infantry, had stalled near the top of the pass. If the Enemy could hold the Aleutian Islands, Including Attu and Kiska, from there, they could bomb the west coast.

  • Just a Thought: The fable of six blind men and an elephant

    By Rick Kraft

    Perception is reality to the beholder. Good or bad, right or wrong, our perceptions control us. We make decisions based upon how we perceive things. Unfortunately, many of our perceptions are wrong.

    Oftentimes we become defensive of our perceptions. We are confident that our perception is accurate.  What we don’t realize is that we don’t see the entire picture.

  • Editorial Roundup — May 29, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    Lincoln (Nebraska) Journal Star (May 20):

    Cool the transgender fight.

    On the spectrum of human sexuality, transgender kids are probably the smallest, most vulnerable minority.
    It’s sad to see that they have become ground zero in the nation’s ongoing culture war.

  • HU alum leads Arizona school to excellence

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A Highlands University alumnus is the principal of an Arizona public school that was named an A+ School of Excellence.
    Michael Crudder, B.A. 1986 and M.A. 1987, leads Copperwood Elementary School in Glendale, Ariz. The Arizona Educational Foundation tapped Copperwood for the A+ honor in May.

  • Que Pasa - May 29, 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.


    Las Vegas Dollies Third Annual Benefit Run will take place. All vehicles are welcome. For more information, contact Veronica Karla Martinez at 426-7791 or mamakar505@gmail.com.

    Upcoming & Ongoing

    June 15 to July 13

  • Noticias - May 29, 2016

    •  Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Community First, Legion; Southwest Capital, Douglas; State Employees Credit Union, Mills. Optical: Eye Associates, Infinite Vision, Insight Optical, Walmart, Other: Alta Vista Hospital Gift Shop, Legion. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

  • Alex Kirk hoops camp in town June 8

    Las Vegas Optic

    Alex Kirk, who made headlines starring for the University of New Mexico Lobos before a stint in the NBA, will bring his basketball camp for area youngsters back to Las Vegas on June 8.

  • Litherland heads to Montana school

    Nicoletta Litherland was an all-district goalkeeper for a strong Robertson girls’ soccer program, one that reached the state semifinals in 2014.

    But for her senior season, Litherland jumped at the opportunity to shake things up. New head coach Jeff Houdek gave her (and others) the option to try new positions, and Litherland decided to move to a spot in the field.
    “My senior year, we just needed more players to play in the field,” she said. “So I moved to defense.”