Today's News

  • Plea deal in sexual assaults

    The 76-year-old Las Vegas man accused of forcing three mentally ill women to have sex with him and then paying them with cigarettes and sodas, has taken a plea deal in the case.

    Benjamin Baca, of the 1000 block of Jackson Street, was accused of targeting residents of boarding homes on New Mexico Avenue and Ninth Street. He pleaded guilty earlier this month to three counts of third degree criminal sexual penetration. Each of those counts represents a different woman.

    Baca’s trial had been slated to start on March 14.

  • Fiery extravaganza - Iron Tribe performance pour Thursday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Molten metal flung against a wall will burst into a spectacular display like fireworks  during Highlands University’s Iron Tribe 2017 performance casting event from 6:30 to 8: 30 p.m.  Thursday.

    The iron pour performance is based upon Dashuhua, the ancient Chinese Festival of Lights tradition that is still popular during the Chinese new year. The performance will be in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Seventh Street and Douglas Avenue.

  • House Dems block ban

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A Democratic-control House committee blocked a proposal Thursday that would have banned alcohol for New Mexico’s repeat drunken drivers and created one of the most restrictive DWI laws in the country.

    By a 3-2 vote along party lines, The House Consumer and Public Affairs tabled a bill that would have mandated a lifetime alcohol ban for those convicted of a third drunken driving conviction.

  • House panel backs special chile pepper license plate

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — With red and green chile saturating nearly every facet of life in New Mexico, a legislative panel on Thursday put its support behind a measure that calls for the creation of a special license plate adorned with the hot peppers.

    The House Transportation and Public Works Committee gave a favorable recommendation to the legislation sponsored by Republican Rep. Cathrynn Brown of Carlsbad.

  • Officials: Trump advisers asked FBI about reports

    By Julie Pace
    AP White House Correspondent
    WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked top FBI officials to dispute media reports that Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, according to three White House officials who confirmed the unusual contact with law enforcement involved in a pending investigation.

  • Weather - Feb. 26, 2017


    HIGH 49° / LOW 26°
    Partly sunny, with a high near 49. West wind 15 to 20 mph. Sunday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
    6:34 a.m. to 5:54 p.m.


    HIGH 53° / LOW 32°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy.
    Monday night — a 20 percent chance of snow showers.
    6:33 a.m. to 5:55 p.m.


  • Las Vegas Day
  • Senior Lunch Menu — Feb. 26, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for Feb. 27 and Feb. 28.

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, biscuit, yogurt, and peanut butter
    Lunch: Chicken fried steak, white gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, slice of whole wheat bread, and cupcake

    Breakfast: Cereal, English muffin and peanut butter
    Lunch: Smothered red chile beef and bean burrito, lettuce, tomato,
    corn, and fruit

  • Noticias - Feb. 26, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…

    • If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

    • Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call 454-0223 or visit the office.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 26, 2017


    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.


    7 p.m.
    The El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumer’s Association Board will meet on at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at 49 Mirasol Road. The meeting is open and all are welcome to attend.

    & Ongoing

    March 15