Today's News

  • What are we honoring?

    The following editorial was published in the New York Times on May 9.

    The Confederate-flag-waving white supremacist who murdered nine African-Americans in a Charleston, S.C., church two years ago made it impossible to evade the fact that the banner — and Confederate ideology generally — had been a rallying point for white supremacy and racial terrorism for more than 100 years.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 17, 2017
  • Work of Art: We’re going for Round 2

    We’ve done it again. Or, to be a bit more accurate, let me change that to “We’ve almost done it again.”

    I refer to our second round of hosting young people from far away as our foreign exchange students. The last round, we kept two girls from across the Atlantic, for almost 10 months. They spent the school year enrolled at West Las Vegas High School and stayed an extra month because their schools, in Spain and Belgium, respectively, run weeks later than most American schools.

  • State champs! West’s Coca, Robertson’s Ortiz win individual events

    ALBUQUERQUE — Humbled by the event in which he was favored to win the previous day — the 1,600-meter run — Miguel Coca didn’t let disappointment keep him from the rest of the tasks before him.

    Coca raced to victory in both the 800 and the 3,200, claiming two Class 4A state championship medals and his spot in history this past Saturday at the state track and field meet at UNM Track and Soccer Complex in Albuquerque.

  • Bustos to lead youth hoops camp in Vegas

    Vera Jo Bustos is coming home.

    The former West Las Vegas   multi-sport star who went on to All-American honors and scoring records at Adams State before playing professional basketball in Greece is director of operations with the University of New Mexico women’s basketball coaching staff. And she is headlining a hoops camp for local youngsters coming to Mike Marr Gym in June and helping coordinate others in Albuquerque at The Pit.

  • ‘We Are Baseball’

    Fans of America’s pastime are advised to mark their calendars for May 19-27, when “We Are Baseball,” a traveling exhibition, makes its way to Isotopes Park in Albuquerque.

    The Major League Baseball exhibition is described as “a cutting edge collaboration of baseball and technology,” featuring virtual reality gear, an original IMAX movie and specially curated artifacts from the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 17, 2017

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Memphis Redbirds, 10:05 a.m., Memphis, Tenn.
    • LVLL games, starting 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 5:35 p.m., Nashville
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park

  • State track: Coca triumphs in 800

    ALBUQUERQUE -- West Las Vegas junior Miguel Coca outlived everyone over the last 200 meters to capture the state championship in the Class 4A boys 800-meter run on Saturday afternoon at UNM Track and Soccer Complex.

    Coca celebrated his first state title after having made some serious threats in previous tries, including cross country and track, most recently Friday's mile run, in which he placed second.

    Coca was to try for another medal in the 3,200 later Saturday.

  • Report: Comey refused pledge

    The Associated Press

    The New York Times reports that former FBI Director James Comey declined to pledge loyalty to President Donald Trump during a dinner the two men shared in January.

    The newspaper quotes two unnamed Comey associates who say they heard Comey’s account of the dinner.

    Comey instead promised Trump “honesty.” When Trump then pressed for “honest loyalty,” Comey told the president,

  • Borrachos patio plan in trouble

    The chance to sip on adult beverages under the stars is something Sara Jo Mathews would like to be able to offer her patrons at Borrachos, the popular Bridge Street bar.

    But her plan to add a patio seating area hit a snag this week when Las Vegas city officials said the addition would violate an existing city ordinance.