Today's News

  • Work of Art: What music do you like?

    We spent much of Sunday evening at the United World College, attending a student recital, which featured some excellent instrumental and vocal offerings.

    We went as guests of our get-away student, Belén Sogo Mielgo, from Madrid, Spain.

    Some of the entrants sang, some played the piano, and with kids in the late teens (and even of any age), there’s bound to be a slip or two — obvious to all.

  • Rangers on the rise

    Don’t look now, but that Mora baseball team is back on its way up the ranks in Class 2A.

    The Rangers, coached by Manuel Benavidez, won the GEO Clayton Yellowjacket Classic over the weekend to improve to 7-2 overall. The Rangers now gear up to play former district foe Pecos — a squad that finished as state runner-up in 3A last May — on Thursday in the first round of Santa Rosa’s tourney.

  • Raiders set to relocate to Sin City

    The Associated Press

    PHOENIX — Sometime in the not distant future, they will become the Las Vegas Raiders.

    Until then, likely in 2020, Mark Davis’ team belongs to Oakland. Well, sort of.

    NFL owners approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. Miami was the lone dissenter. Davis insisted the club his father, Hall of Fame owner Al Davis, built into a champion — in Oakland and Los Angeles — should still be considered a part of the Bay Area community.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 29, 2017

    • Robertson JV vs. Pecos (DH), 3 p.m., MMS Field
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Robertson (DH), 3 p.m., TBA
    • Robertson boys vs. Bosque, 3 p.m., RHS courts
    • Robertson girls at Bosque, 3 p.m., Albuquerque

  • BREAKING: WLV, Pecos cheer squads take state

    ALBUQUERQUE -- Cheerleaders representing West Las Vegas and Pecos high schools have won state championships at this weekend's NMAA State Spirit competition.

    West won in the category of Class 1A-4A Co-ed Cheer. Pecos won in Class 3A Cheer.

    The two-day event was held at Wise Pies Arena AKA The Pit.

  • Sanchez leaving Luna

    Leroy “Huero” Sanchez’s time as president of Luna Community College is coming to a close.

    The school’s board of trustees on Tuesday night agreed to a search for the next president, to begin immediately. The board also approved changes to the terms of Sanchez’s current contract. While those were not immediately disclosed, the changes include an earlier departure than originally scheduled.

  • Mariachi mania - Robertson hosts conference

    The sounds of trumpets, violins, and guitarrons will come together in harmony during the Eighth Annual Youth Mariachi Conference beginning Friday. The two-day conference, hosted by the City of Las Vegas and Las Vegas City Schools, will bring in more than 200 students together to learn techniques from professional group Mariachi Tradicional out of Albuquerque.

    “The students get inspired from studying under the instruction of members of Mariachi Tradicional,” said Las Vegas City Schools mariachi instructor Martin Sena.

  • For the kids

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The head of New Mexico’s child welfare agency is frustrated that a string of measures aimed at closing loopholes and toughening penalties for those convicted of child abuse and similar crimes failed to reach Gov. Susana Martinez’s desk.

    The 60-day legislative session wrapped up March 18, leaving on the table bills that had the support of Monique Jacobson, secretary of the Children, Youth and Families Department.

  • Man charged after wrong-way crash on I-25

    Michael Perez, 29, of the 700 block of Avenue J in Houston, Texas, faces multiple criminal charges in Las Vegas after a suspected wrong-way crash on an interstate highway.

    Perez stands accused of aggravated DWI — specifically driving more than double the legal limit — as well as assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and other charges.

  • Reenacting the 1862 Battle of Glorieta Pass

    The battle of 1862 at Glorieta Pass was pivotal during the Civil War as it allowed the Union to claim victory over the Confederacy. The victory meant that the Union secured New Mexico and blocked the west from being threatened by the Confederates. Some historians have dubbed the Battle of Glorieta Pass as the “Gettysburg of the West.” On Saturday, the Pecos National Historical Park will host its annual Civil War Encampment in an effort to remember this important battle and  its impacts on the Civil War.