Today's News

  • Senior lunch menu - Aug. 20, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for Aug. 21 to Aug. 25.

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, crossiant, yogurt, and peanut butter
    Lunch: Beef tips over noodles, steamed cauliflower, steamed carrots, whole wheat roll, and fruit cocktail

    Breakfast: Cereal, English muffin and peanut butter
    Lunch: Baked ham, yams, green beans, dinner roll, and yogurt

    Breakfast: Bacon burrito with egg and cheese

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 20, 2017


    10:30 a.m.
    Church service and picnic. Presbyterian Old Town Mission Church at Socorro and Chavez Streets. Service begins at 10:30 a.m., with potluck picnic at noon. Please bring a side dish to share. Meat and drinks provided. All welcome. 505-425-7763

    10:45 a.m.

  • You can deter phone scams

    The following editorial recently appeared in the Northwest Florida Daily News.

    Once upon a time, being on the Do Not Call list meant that marketers did not call. And when caller ID flashed an 850 area code, it was probably a good idea to answer it because it was likely someone you knew, or a legitimate local business call.

    There were always scams, of course ­— there just weren’t so darn many of them.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 20, 2017
  • Another Perspective - Taking the stress out of preparing for dorm life

    By Briana Hodge

    The following editorial by recently appeared in the Roswell Daily Record.

    This month, I begin my second year of college at Eastern New Mexico University-Portales.

    At this time last year, I was preparing furiously for college, buying heaps of unnecessary college gear that I thought would be necessary.

    The amount of money I wasted on things I never used could have been much better spent.

  • Just a thought - Spending some time looking in the mirror

    By Rick Kraft

    There I was, just sitting there looking at myself in the mirror. It seemed like forever as the minutes clicked off. I am not used to looking in a mirror for much longer than a quick glance just to check out my hair after it has been combed in the morning.

    I was the first appointment on a Saturday morning when the lady cutting my hair had to stop her efforts to answer the phone. She politely said “excuse me” and she walked away to help the caller leaving me just sitting there.

  • Minner says HU is poised to engineer new programs

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University is poised to move forward to engineer exciting programs and services for its students, said the university’s president during an Aug. 10 welcome-back breakfast.

  • A sneak preview for LV football

    With the official start to the 2017 prep football schedule just days away, local fans got a sneak preview of their favorite high school teams on Thursday.

    West Las Vegas got things started with a three-way scrimmage involving Class 6A Santa Fe High and Class 3A Santa Rosa, both programs projected to be on an upward trend this fall.

  • Isotopes nip Chihuahuas

    It appears we’re in for a dogfight atop the Pacific Southern division through the remainder of the Pacific Coast League baseball season.

    Albuquerque jumped back into second place Thursday night by defeating El Paso 5-2 on the road. The Isotopes went into Friday’s series finale with a half-game edge on the Chihuahuas, who’d briefly overtaken them the previous night.

    Both teams are chasing first-place Salt Lake, which led by a couple of games going into the weekend.

  • Cheer camps on tap

    Cheer and dance programs from both local high schools are offering instructional camps for youngsters this coming week.

    • West Las Vegas High School cheerleaders, who won a state championship in co-ed cheer this past year, are holding a cheer camp Aug. 23-24 at Armijo Elementary.

    The camp will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. both days and then culminate in a live performance at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, during the West Las Vegas football opener vs. Moriarty at the Herrera Complex.