Today's News

  • McCain casts deciding healthcare vote

    By Erica Werner
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain appeared poised to be the savior of the GOP health bill when he returned to the Capitol earlier this week despite brain cancer.

    He turned out to be the bill’s executioner.

    In an astonishing development early Friday, the longtime Arizona senator turned on his party and his president, joining two other GOP senators in voting “no” on Republicans’ final effort to repeal “Obamacare.”

  • Jail Log - July 30, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 20 and July 27:
    Ormando Pino, 38, failure to comply with conditions of release, Santa Fe County.
    Adam Chavez, 27, failure to appear, San Miguel County Magistrate Court.
    Theodore Lujan, 41, hold for court, Mora County.
    Justin Deherrera, failure to pay fines, San Miguel County Magistrate Court.
    Marjorie Maddux-Martinez, 52, failure to appear, Mora County.

  • Weather - July 30, 2017


    HIGH 84°/ LOW 56°
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
    Sunday night — a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
    6:09 a.m. to 8:04 p.m.


  • Students explore famous archaeological sites

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University students explored some of the most famous Native American archaeology sites in the world like Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde during a summer field experience.

    The students in anthropology professor Warren Lail’s course, World Heritage Archaeology of the American West, experienced 13 sites in 17 days, from soaring cliff dwellings to ceremonial underground kivas and petroglyphs with astronomy features.

  • Senior Lunch Menu — July 30, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for July 31 to Aug. 4.

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg with potatoes and cheese, English muffin, and juice
    Lunch: Oven fried chicken, green beans, scallop potatoes, whole wheat roll, and apple

    Breakfast: Potato and egg burrito with cheese, juice, and salsa
    Lunch: Philly steak and cheese sandwich, baked French fries, broccoli, and diced cantaloupe


  • Que Pasa - July 30, 2017


    5 p.m.
    Emi Arte Flamenco will perform a one- hour program at the Palms Ballroom, featuring a Flamenco guitarist, singer and two dancers. This event will conclude a month-long session of classes which are currently in progress at the Palms Ballroom sponsored by the Meadow City Academy of Music under the directorship of Ronald Maltais. Emmy Grimm (La Emi) has put together a show for Las Vegas. Tickets will be sold at the door. Admission is $10.


    7 p.m.

  • Sessions’ drug views outdated

    The following editorial was recently published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

    For reasons that defy understanding, science, public opinion and most state governments, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided that cracking down on the use of medical marijuana is a priority. Assuming he survives President Donald Trump’s pique, he wants Congress to roll back rules that prohibit the Justice Department from going around state laws to enforce a federal ban against medical cannabis.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 30, 2017
  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Musing about Las Vegas while cruising Lake Michigan

    By Beth Urech

    Two columns ago, I quoted Rumi: “Ages ago, God circled a spot on the map exactly where you are standing now.” That sounded so reassuring and solid. However, since then I’ve been in and out of circles as we wend our way up the Michigan coast in our sailboat.

    I wonder if God predicted them all. As a kid, I took the same route albeit on Route 31 in the family Chevrolet station wagon. In a car, the trip takes six hours — in our boat two weeks.

  • Just a Thought: It’s only just a name — or is it?

    By Rick Kraft

    It has been said that the sweetest sound a person can hear is the sound of his or her name.

    Your name is unique. It is the very identifier for each of us. When someone says, “How are you doing Rick?” I know their greeting is specifically for me. If in a lengthy conversation the person I am talking with says “Rick” several times, it reminds me that they are talking directly to me.