Today's News

  • For the love of rugby

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Ever since Donavan Kandjii set foot on a rugby field as a 10-year-old in Namibia, Africa, he said he felt the joy of the game surge through his body. Now the standout rugby player is looking to help the New Mexico Highlands Vatos rugby club win more national championships.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, March 18-22

    SUNDAY (March 18)

    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, noon, Pueblo, Colo.
    • NMHU at Adams State (DH), noon, Alamosa, Colo.


    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pojoaque Valley, TBA, WLV field
    • West Las Vegas hosts WLV Invite, 9 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course
    • Mora at Taos (DH), 3 p.m., Taos

  • Trustee resigns from LCC Board

    Luna Community College Board of Trustee Severiano Sisneros resigned, effective March 7, according to a news release from the college.

    Sisneros, who represents the Santa Rosa area, was elected in March 2015.

  • Safety issue discussed by West Las Vegas Board

    It was a mixed bag of issues that greeted West Las Vegas Board members Wednesday night. They heard a presentation by Hermits Peak Watershed Alliance of education efforts to restore watersheds and be good stewards of rivers.

  • Some N.M. students gather; others walk out in protest

    By Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press

    Hundreds of students at a New Mexico high school where two classmates were gunned down by an armed intruder in December gathered around a flag pole Wednesday for a “walk-up” as a way to unify their rural campus while students elsewhere in the country joined walkouts against gun violence.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, March 16, 2018

    Friday, March 16
    Mustard Seed grant proposals are due Friday, March 16 by noon. Grants provide  “seed” money for one-time expenses of new projects. Priority funding for children/youth involvement, mission, and/or community or church-related projects. Submit proposals to fupc.nm@gmail.com or by regular mail to First United Presbyterian Church, Attn: Mustard Seed Committee, 1000 Douglas Ave., Las Vegas, NM, 87701. For application requirements and other information, call 505-425-7763.

    Saturday, March 17

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, March 16, 2018


    There could be so many places to start in praising the hard work of everyone committed to (or associated with) the Pecos High School boys basketball program. From the young men who set the actual screens and blocked the shots on the court to the adults who stood up for the program and led by example, to every screaming gradeschool-age supporter, it takes a special effort to win back-to-back state championships.

  • Rounding up some notable municipal election results

    There were a lot of interesting outcomes in last week’s municipal elections, all over the state. I thought the one I covered up close and personally was exceptional, but it turns out there were plenty of others.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, March 16, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, March 16, 2018.

  • Vacancies piling up among city staff

    Need a job? If you have the correct qualifications and/or certifications, the City of Las Vegas might have something for you.

    From the City Manager position to some part-time jobs, the city had about 20 vacancies as of late Friday morning. Some were created by some retirements; others are simply due to a high amount of tunrover.