Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 25, 2016

    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair to benefit the Lorenzo Miguel Music Scholarship takes place at Sala de Madrid on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. There is live music, door prizes and pictures with Santa.

    Nov. 25

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 25, 2016


  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 25, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Thankful for what’s still standing

    I may be an inky wretch by day, but more than that I’m a family man. My greatest role model, my father, was a family man; my mother a dedicated homemaker. And while they are gone from this earth now, I remember them as the best parents anyone could ever hope for.

    Still with me are my five brothers, all with families of their own, an ex-wife and two daughters, and a passel of cousins and others in our extended family. Every year about this time, we all get together at a retreat center in the Ozark Mountains, in my native state of Arkansas.

  • And then there were 4

    Hatch Valley has won 23 of the last 25 football games it’s played the last two years and 32 of the last 38 dating back to the 2014 season.

    In that time, the Bears have hoisted a state championship trophy — and they’ve managed to eliminate Robertson from title contention not once but twice.

    The Cardinals — 11-0 and ranked No. 1 — thus may have extra incentive to beat their southern New Mexico rivals when the teams clash Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium in a rematch of the 2015 Class 4A championship game.

  • Outlaws third in bracket; nationals on tap

    Getting a six-touchdown performance from quarterback C.J. Perea, the Las Vegas Outlaws 9-10 football team earned a third-place finish in the recent High Desert Championships’ Zia bracket.

    The tournament was held Nov. 12-13 in Albuquerque.

    The Outlaws lost to Albuquerque Bulldogs on day one, but the team bounced back to beat Atrisco Heritage Jaguars 36-6 for third place.

    Perea threw two touchdown passes to Zeke Villegas and one each to Ethan Tafoya, Mark Balizan and Logan Vigil. He also rushed for another.

  • Dons, Lady Cards tip off with wins

    West Las Vegas’ boys’ basketball team, hoping to reach the Class 4A state championship game for the third consecutive season, opened the 2016-17 slate with a lopsided 86-27 win over Bosque Prep on Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Also tipping off the season with a victory Tuesday was Robertson’s girls, a 74-47 winner over Wingate at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 25, 2016

    • NMHU women at New Mexico State, 5 p.m., Las Cruces
    • West Las Vegas boys and girls host Brian Gallegos Thanksgiving Shootout, TBA, Gillie Lopez Gym

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Tohatchi, 4 p.m., Tohatchi
    • West Las Vegas boys and girls host Brian Gallegos Thanksgiving Shootout, TBA, Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Class 4A state playoffs: Robertson vs. Hatch Valley, 1 p.m., Cardinal Stadium


  • Cops nab candy store burglar

    Las Vegas police have arrested a man in connection with the burglary of a Bridge Street candy store earlier this month, and the police chief is asking the public to take precautions to minimize the changes of falling victim to a criminal this holiday season.

    Ramon Lucero, 54, of the 1000 block of Eleventh Street, has been charged with commercial burglary and breaking and entering, both fourth-degree felonies, and of larceny of more than $250, a misdemeanor. Lucero was booked into San Miguel County Detention Center.

  • Giving back - Free Thanksgiving meal

    To embrace the season of giving, El Sombrero Restaurant will open its doors for its annual Thanksgiving Dinner. The restaurant, at 825 Mills Ave., has served hundreds of free Thanksgiving feasts since 1996; this year will be no different.