Today's News

  • Rail service kept intact through grant

    Last year, when President Trump's proposed budget included nixes to Amtrak and rail funding pointed to eliminating the Southwest Chief line altogether, fliers and posters circulated, encouraging constituents to contact Congressional leaders about keeping rail in the area.

    Last week, approval of a grant to restore funding for the Southwest Chef had some Deocratic party officials celebrating. 

    Amtrak has a station in Las Vegas that provides jobs and is critical to the planned development of the city's Railroad Avenue.

  • Job vacancies abound for City of Las Vegas

    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 at least 20 vacancies as of late Friday morning. Some were created by retirements; others are simply due to a high amount of turnover.

  • Plotting a new course

    By Sean Weaver, N.M. Highlands University

    Receiving a New Mexico Teacher of the Year award was much more than an honor for a Highlands University alumna; it was an opportunity to be a voice for the state’s teachers and students.

    New Mexico’s Public Education Department selected Stephanie Gurulé-Leyba, a medical science teacher at Santa Fe’s Capital High School, as its 2017 Teacher of the Year, the first time in 16 years a Santa Fe teacher has received the award.

  • Why make such hay of sports?

    Why make such a big deal out of a high school varsity team winning a state championship?

    Is it because with all the fear, doubt and despair in the world at any given moment, we cling to the achievements on a court or field, which cannot be disputed?

    Or is a respite from “adulting” that allows us to rejoice in the calm and peace that comes from watching young people running and competing, and, for the most part, having a great time?

  • The 2018 session and priorities moving forward

    Although the 2018 legislative session has ended and campaign season has begun in earnest, the legislature’s work is not done yet.

    The results of the session allow us to intelligently plan for the future and fully vet priority issues that will improve life for all New Mexicans.

  • City/acecquia arrangement ‘es un desmadre’

    By Ray Gallegos

    I abhor individuals with 20/20 hindsight. I am writing this article before everyone starts blaming and pointing fingers in order to avert responsibility.

    I have written a series of opinion pieces  regarding the survival of the Acequias and the management of the Rio Gallinas Basin.

    I believe there will soon be nothing left to say on this matter. Las Vegas and the surrounding region have not had any measurable precipitation in more than 90 days and faces the worst inevitable drought in more than 50 years.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, March 18, 2018

    Fix the streets
    Our city council candidates are appealing to us with  “new vision,” “new direction,” and other mostly meaningless slogans.

  • Which table do you choose to sit at?

    By Rick Kraft

    You arrive by yourself at a dinner you planned to attend. You walk into a fairly large room with maybe 40 tables. Most of them are partially filled. You do not have an assigned seat so you look across the room and you see a diverse group of people already sitting at the tables.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, March 18, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, March 18, 2018.

  • Tall order

    The Robertson cheer squad and other squads in the area — including state-champion groups from West Las Vegas and Pecos — are preparing for the state spirit competition at the end of March in The Pit.