Today's News

  • Dear Teacher - July 2, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: Both my wife and I went to college, which led us to get good jobs in our chosen professions: teaching and accounting. Besides the ever-present articles on how college graduates make far more than those who are high school graduates, what are some other reasons for going to college? — Justifying College

  • Another gold
  • Isotopes’ Cuevas an all-star

    Noel Cuevas, the Albuquerque Isotopes’ most prolific hitter this summer, is the team’s lone selection to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team.

    A 25-year-old outfielder from Camuy, Puerto Rico, Cuevas has led the Isotopes in total hits (88) and total bases (140) this season.

  • Eight divisions, seven titles

    When Las Vegas Little League’s majors (11-12) baseball team held on to win 16-8 over La Plaza on Thursday afternoon in Santa Rosa, it capped a memorable week on the diamonds for the District 4 tournaments.

    Meadow City teams combined to win seven of the eight contested divisions in the district event. Each of those seven teams now gets ready for state tournaments scattered across New Mexico, from Clovis to Carlsbad.

  • Go Fish - July 2, 2017

    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
    Conchas Lake: Mario Armendariz of Santa Fe caught a 5.2-pound largemouth bass June 25. He was using a green crankbait.

    Morphy Reservoir: Joseph Valdez, 6, of Santa Fe, caught an 18-inch rainbow trout June 24. He was using PowerBait.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 2, 2017

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 2:35 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • Las Vegas Fiesta Run 2017, races beginning 7 a.m., Montezuma to Plaza Park

  • School employee allegedly falsified grades

    By Dave Kavanaugh and Mercy López
    Las Vegas Optic

    At least one Mora High School 2016-17 boys’ basketball player allegedly had his grades doctored by a school district employee so he could continue to play this past season despite failing grades, according to a report.

    The Mora boys’ varsity team allegedly had at least one player on its roster this past season, who was not eligible to participate due to grades — an apparent violation of New Mexico Activities Association rules.

  • Second mayor recall effort failed

    A second attempt to recall Las Vegas Mayor Tonita Gurulé-Girón has failed.

    City of Las Vegas Clerk Casandra Fresquez announced Wednesday that the deadline had passed to submit sufficient signed petitions to bring about a public election to recall Gurulé-Girón.

  • 2017 Fiestas de Las Vegas - Fiestas to run today through July 4

    Get ready, Las Vegas. The time is now for the annual Fourth of July Fiestas. This year’s event will feature several big name bands including Little Joe y La Familia and Las Vegas’ own Gonzalo and Brenda Ortega. More than 30 bands are scheduled to perform for this year’s event, which starts this evening at 5:30 with the Reina Mariachi Mass and Procession at Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

  • Police apprehend theft suspect

    A quick-thinking Las Vegas Police Department officer has helped recover a stolen truck. The man who allegedly was driving that truck is facing four felony charges and one misdemeanor.

    Tyler Flores, 37, of Ribera, has been charged with receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, a second-degree felony, aggravated fleeing of an officer, possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools, all fourth degree felonies, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.