Today's News

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Never underestimate power of mountain gusts

    Oh my! Those voracious March winds decided to pay us a visit here at the ranch in October. And to my amazement there are still some brilliant golden aspen leaves in the forest higher up. And, a 70 degrees this late October makes me wonder what winter will bring.

    My grandfather Brown bought this homestead from Marie Dunn, a widow, in 1921. The Dunns had planted two crabapple trees in the front yard by our beautiful two-story house.

  • Blue Thursday

    Robertson’s standing in District 2 soccer absorbed a hit Thursday at the hands (and feet) of visiting St. Michael’s, which swept a doubleheader featuring both boys’ and girls’ teams.

    Bryan Trujillo’s Cardinals and Jeff Houdek’s Lady Cards, who closed the regular season vs. Santa Fe Prep on Saturday, await state tournament pairings to be announced Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association.

  • Defense dominates as MMS wins

    Rumbling down the sidelines or up the middle like a force of nature, Memorial Middle School’s Nico Martinez headlined the Junior Vegas Bowl on Thursday evening at Cardinal Stadium.

    The quick, scrappy West Las Vegas defense was there to meet that challenge throughout the game.

    Except for once.

    Martinez broke loose of a pack of Gents defenders to score in the first period. Other than that, the visitors limited the MMS power back to yards instead of scores.

  • It’s Cleveland’s turn in spotlight

    The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND — The grueling four-month championship drought could soon be over.

    Cleveland, yes, Cleveland, a city kicked around for years and where sports heartbreak was engrained in the collective DNA of generations of fans and misery was a fumble or John Elway touchdown pass away, is on deck for another title celebration.

    This year, everyone else is playing for second place. It’s Cleveland’s turn in the spotlight.

  • Go Fish - Oct. 23, 2016

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week
    Eagle Nest Lake: Mykeljon Vasquez, 7, of Las Vegas caught an 18-inch rainbow trout Oct. 16. He was using orange PowerBait.

    Storrie Lake: James Sandoval of Las Vegas caught a 34-inch catfish Oct. 14. He was using worms.

    Ute Lake: Kyler Smith of Portales caught and released a 5.08-pound smallmouth bass Oct. 16.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 23, 2016

    • Vatos at High Desert Classic, Albuquerque
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado Mesa, 1 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 2 p.m., United World College, Montezuma
    • State tournament brackets released, TBA

    No local varsity events scheduled

    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Fire system still a problem

    The West Las Vegas School District has already pumped out about $250,000 in an effort to rectify the long-standing problems with the fire alarm and fire suppression systems at its high school.

    Despite the steep expenditures for repairs and upgrades, the fire system issues continue to plague the school, which is currently on fire watch due to the inadequacy of the fire systems.

    And that isn’t sitting well with board chairman David Romero, who expressed disappointment in the district’s inability to resolve the problem.

  • Ready to dispose of old medications - Drug take-back on Saturday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University and the San Miguel County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition are asking the community to come together on Saturday to safely dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

    The Take Back/Family Fun Day is from 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m. at Highlands University’s Melody Park.

    Desiree Martínez, HU-CARES prevention coordinator at Highlands, is coordinating the event on behalf of the San Miguel County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.

  • Trump needed debate reset, instead, he riled GOP

    By Kathleen Hennessey
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump needed a game changer. Instead, he landed a jaw dropper.

    When the Republican nominee for president refused to say he would accept the results of the election, he rattled American democracy and openly flirted with the notion of a contested transition of power.

  • Amnesty Day: Time for some fall cleaning

    If you’ve been thinking about cleaning out your garage or hauling away the branches piled up in your yard, Saturday is the day to do it.

    The city of Las Vegas solid waste transfer station is holding its quarterly Amnesty Day on Saturday. On that day, city residents can dispose of most household items free of charge.

    The transfer station, located at 35 Aragon Road, near the northernmost Interstate exit, will be open from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Saturday.