Today's News

  • Several events on tap
  • Weather - June 23, 2017


    HIGH 81 / LOW 52°
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny; high near 81. North wind 10 to 15 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
    5:46 a.m. to 8:20 p.m.


  • Que Pasa - June 23, 2017


    8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    St. Paul’s Peace Church, Eighth and National, is having a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    1 p.m.
    St. Vrain Foundation annual meeting will take place at 1 p.m. followed by a short reading by author Gloria Zamora at 1:40 p.m. Also making an appearance is local author Malcolm Ebright. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 575-387-5161.

    1 p.m.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - June 23, 2017


  • Editorial Cartoon - June 23, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Wind energy has taken flight

    Travel across the Texas Panhandle and you’ll see the evidence of an up-and-coming industry that’s making Bob Dylan prophetic. “The answer is blowing in the wind.”

    Earlier this month I traveled the 175-mile stretch of Interstate 40 that spans the northwestern reaches of Texas, and was impressed by the sheer number of wind turbines that cover the landscape.

  • Pushups raise funds for team

    Fundraisers for Little League travel and other expenses can run the gamut from bake sales to raffles to car washes.

    Add pushups to the list.

    Las Vegas 9-11 All-Stars assistant coach Leroy Lujan  offered to perform one pushup for every dollar donated to the team as it prepares for district tournament play this coming weekend in Santa Rosa.

    Lujan ended up doing 256 within the prescribed hour and will donate two hours of community service to the city of Las Vegas as he promised.

  • District tourney time

    Santa Rosa will be the center of attention for northeastern New Mexico Little League fans starting this weekend, as the District 4 tournaments begin in the City of Lakes.

    Locally, Las Vegas Little League and La Plaza Little League recently completed their end-of-season tournaments and released all-star rosters of teams who’ll be representing the leagues at the district level.

  • Fiesta Run deadline Monday

    Deadline to sign up for the 2017 Las Vegas Fiesta Run is coming on Monday.

    The Fiesta Run, sponsored by Southwest Capital Bank, will be held Sunday, July 2, with the first races starting at 7 a.m.
    Participants may choose from the 10-kilometer run, 5K run, 5K walk and a 1-mile children’s run.

    Registration is available at www.active.com and www.lvfiestarun.com. Deadline to sign up is Monday, June 26. No registrations will be conducted on the day of the run.

  • Rockies’ Gray to start for Isotopes

    Las Vegas Optic and Isotopes reports

    Colorado Rockies pitcher Jon Gray is scheduled to start for the Isotopes this Saturday, June 24, at Isotopes Park.  It will be Gray’s third rehab assignment as he works his way back from a fracture in his left foot.  

    This season with Colorado, Gray has started three games, going 0-0 with a 4.38 earned run average (six earned runs allowed in 12.1 innings pitched).  He was placed on the disabled list on April 14.