Today's News

  • Straight from the City: Protecting the vulnerable among us

    You’ve likely read the recent news stories calling Las Vegas, NM, a “mental health ghetto,” and those in our community with mental and emotional diagnoses, “throwaways.”

    I have issues with those characterizations. The term “mental health ghetto” originated with a Ron Paul rant decrying mental health screening in public schools as “forcing kids into a mental health ghetto” as if being diagnosed with a mental or emotional condition is equivalent to being confined to an inner city slum.

  • Just a Thought: Experiencing life while lost in the woods

    By Rick Kraft

    It was after 10 p.m. on a very dark Canadian evening and we were lost in the woods ... literally. Out in nowhere in a land we had never been to before. Every street name was in French and we were unable to find the rustic resort we had made reservations to stay at.

  • Another Perspective: Want a say in New Mexico’s judges? Vote

    By Denise Torres and James Hall

    When you cast your vote in this year’s general election, you’ll have the opportunity to decide whether one Supreme Court Justice and three Court of Appeals judges stay on the bench by voting to retain or not retain.

    These elections, which are typically near the bottom of the ballot, probably involve individuals you’ve never heard of and know nothing about. Furthermore, you may not know how to assess whether they have been doing a good job.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 23, 2016

    Monday, Oct. 17, 1966 — Charles I. Romero, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nash Romero, 905 Gallinas, has accepted the position of instructor in speech at San Fernando Valley State College in Northridge, Calif. Romero, who was active in speech at Highlands University, where he received his B.A. degree in speech, earned an M.A. degree from the University of Arizona. He plans to complete doctoral studies at the University of Iowa in 1967.

  • Weather - Oct. 23, 2016


    HIGH 76° / LOW 43°
    Sunny, with a high near 76. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
    7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.


    HIGH 74° / LOW 47°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Monday night — mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
    7:16 a.m. to 6:14 p.m.


  • College Night takes place on Wednesday at Highlands

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Prospective college students can learn about career opportunities related to fields of study and more at College Night 2016 taking place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday in Las Vegas.

    Highlands University and Luna Community College are sponsoring the 17th Annual College Night. It will be in Highlands’ Student Union Building Ballroom, 800 National Ave. It is free and open to the public.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 23, 2016


    5:30 to 7 p.m.

  • Noticias - Oct. 23, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…

    • The Adoptive and Foster Spiritual Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows religious education building. The group provides spiritual support to families with adopted and foster children. For more information, call Dolores Ortega or Savannah Montoya at 505-440-8686.

  • Showing Ranger pride in Las Vegas
  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — Oct. 23, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    Barbecue chicken, creamy coleslaw, green beans, wheat roll with margarine, and chocolate pudding with topping

    Pork stir-fry with vegetables, salad with dressing, wheat roll and margarine, and apple cobbler

    Taco salad, Mexicorn, saltine crackers, and mixed fruit

    Spaghetti, buttered green beans, green salad with dressing, garlic bread, gelatin with topping, and pears