Today's News

  • Don Cecilio Martinez Elementary December 2017 Students of the Month

    Here are the Don Cecilio Martinez  Elementary students of the month for December 2017.

    They are Jocelyn Torres, Ty Harmon, Eric Herrera, Heavenly Flores, Andrina Jiron, Jonah Angel, Anastacia Ortiz, Carlo Lucero and Isaiah Lujan.

  • N.M. needn’t be the ‘last in line’

    Most anyone who followed heavy metal in 1984 is probably familiar with Ronnie James Dio’s hit song “The Last in Line.”

    While the lyrics are clearly in line with Dio’s mythology and talk of angels and devils, “The Last in Line,” in particular, could be used to describe New Mexico’s place in history and American sociology.

    The lyrics could also describe where New Mexico is, psychologically.

  • Come down and see ‘The Joseph Show’

    By Beth Urech

    I’m writing this on Thursday, Jan. 18, which just happens to be Joseph Gonzales’s birthday and whom should I see striding down Bridge Street an hour ago? Our official unofficial ambassador of Las Vegas, New Mexico: Joseph!

    Joseph showed me his Christmas present wristwatch from Ulibarri Farms Candy Shoppe and explained to me, “They know I can’t eat candy because I have to watch my cholesterol.”

  • Living day to day with an urgency to life

    By Rick Kraft

    I feel that there is an urgency to life.

    I don’t know where I got this from. It may have been learned or it may have been preprogrammed in me. This world view causes me to want to make every day that I have count and I don’t have any time that can be wasted.

    I have a hard time sitting around. I have got to be doing something. For example, once I wake up in the morning I can’t lie in bed trying to get back to sleep.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.

  • Locals key in NM wrestling victory

    Junior wrestling programs on both sides of town helped fuel a dramatic triumph for New Mexico in the recent New Mexico National Showdown.

    Forty-nine wrestlers from the West Las Vegas, Cardinal and St. Jude Fire wrestling clubs joined forces under the banner of New Mexico Gold and captured first place as a team. The tournament drew more than 1,000 young grapplers in 96 teams representing 11 states, according to Matthew Probst, one of the volunteer coaches.

  • Roundup: Runaway win for Lady Dons

    Once Briana Marquez got the basketball in her hands and found open court in front of her, she was gone.

    And so were Ruidoso’s chances of catching her and the West Las Vegas Lady Dons, who won 79-34 on Thursday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Eagles' O meets Vikes' D

    By Rob Maaddi
    The Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles threw a deep pass into the wind on the first play from scrimmage against the Falcons, LeGarrette Blount scored the only touchdown on fourth down and wide receiver Nelson Agholor ran 21 yards on a new play.

    The Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) are aggressive no matter what.

    They’ll need that approach when they face the Minnesota Vikings (14-3) and their top-ranked defense in the NFC title game Sunday.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 22-24

    MONDAY (Jan. 22)

    • West Las Vegas boys (B,C) vs. Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Lopez Gym
    • Valley Middle School boys at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco
    • Las Vegas youth league girls’ games, 5:30 p.m., Rec


    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Española, 4 p.m., Española

  • Overcoming Obstacles

    He’s faced myriad obstacles — illness, the death of loved ones, countless challenges, but — like the Energizer Bunny — he keeps going and going.
    Few things seem to slow him down. Of course, the person with that kind of energy is Las Vegas’ Chris Martinez, whose works have benefitted many.