Today's News

  • A Cardinal apology

    Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Ruben Cordova issued an apology Tuesday for inappropriate behavior by some members of the Robertson High School football team after their shocking loss to Hatch Valley on Saturday.  

    Unsportsmanlike conduct penalties were called against the Cardinals in the final seconds of the game. After the 20-16 playoff loss to Hatch Valley, several players walked off the field without shaking hands with Hatch players, and several hit their helmets against the wall. The game was played at Cardinal Stadium.

  • HU student found dead in dorm

    A New Mexico Highlands University officer conducting a welfare check found a student dead inside her room at Kennedy Hall Monday evening.

    The university identified the deceased woman as Paige Martinez, a 52-year-old Media Arts student. State police, which has jurisdiction on university campuses, was called in to investigate. While the death was initially deemed suspicious, state police released a statement Tuesday saying that foul play is not suspected in the death.

  • Ferguson businesses torched in protests

    By Jim Salter and David A. Lieb
    The Associated Press

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday after Ferguson erupted over a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 26, 2014

    In 1964
    Wednesday, Nov. 25 — Maurice Hoffman was elected president of the Las Vegas Shrine Club at the club’s regular monthly meeting at the Home Cafe. Hoffman succeeds Cap Parkinson as president. Other officers elected were Marion Wiggins of Wagon Mound to replace Hoffman as president and E.E. “Pete” Gardner as secretary-treasurer to replace the late Frank Weddington. The new officers take office Jan. 1.

  • Looking ahead - News - Nov. 26, 2014

    Free Thanksgiving meal
    El Sombrero Restaurant’s free Thanksgiving dinner, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27 at the restaurant located at 825 Mills Ave. Everyone welcome.

  • Weather - Nov. 26, 2014

    Sunny, with a high near 59. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 28. West wind around 5 mph, becoming northwest in the evening.

    Sunny, with a high near 64. West wind around 5 mph, becoming south in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 32.

    Sunny, with a high near 69. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:47 a.m. to 4:49 p.m.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 26, 2014

    • No Story Time at Carnegie Library on Wednesday, Nov. 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Obama was right to act

    Most Americans agree that the United States is in need of comprehensive immigration reform, and while the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill last year, the legislation stalled in the Republican controlled House of Representatives.

    By some estimates, 12 million immigrants are in the U.S. illegally.

  • Editorial cartoon - Nov. 26, 2014
  • Work of Art: How to use all that money

    “One dollar and 87 cents.” Those are the opening lines to  O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi,” the Christmas classic about a couple struggling and each wanting to buy a gift for the other. That was in 1906, when a dollar bought  something.

    Most people know the story: Jim sells his watch to a jeweler so he can buy Della a set of beautiful brushes. Meanwhile, she’s undergoing the same struggle and agrees to sell her hair to buy Jim a gold watch fob.