Today's News

  • ODs up slightly in N.M.

    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — The number of drug overdose deaths increased to 497 in 2016 from 493 the previous year in New Mexico, a state that has led the western United States in drug fatalities as it wrestles with opioid and heroin addiction.

    The overdose death rate remained unchanged during 2016 at 24.8 deaths per 1,000 residents, considering slight statewide population growth, the state Department of Health announced Wednesday. The rate of unintentional fatal drug overdoses — those not linked to suicides — showed a slight increase.

  • Weather - July 14, 2017


    HIGH 82°/ LOW 56°
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
    5:56 a.m. to 8:17 p.m.


    HIGH 85° / LOW 55°
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
    5:57 a.m. to 8:16 p.m.


  • Local librarian chairs 22-state consortium

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University Donnelly Library director Ruben Aragón leads the 22-state consortium, Amigos Library Services, as the new chairman its board of directors.

    The consortium is a nonprofit that represents 800 libraries and works to help them obtain affordable information technology to facilitate collaboration and resource sharing among its members.

  • Que Pasa - July 14, 2017


    July 17
    The Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21, to allow staff to attend their annual judicial conference. The Municipal Court will re-open Monday, July 24.

    July 17

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  • Dispatch New Mexico - Rowling’s Harry Potter helped define a generation

    Every now and then, a book comes along that changes the world. And when it’s a fiction written for children and youth, it leaves a imprint of immeasurable importance.

    “To Kill a Mockingbird,” written by Harper Lee from the perspective of a child, influenced a young generation of baby boomers, but that influence might just pale in comparison to the impact that J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series had on the millennials of today.

  • Cuevas, McMahon take moment in spotlight

    Noel Cuevas didn’t get into the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game until the sixth inning on Wednesday night in Tacoma, Wash.
    But Cuevas made an impact rather quickly, making the most of limited time on the diamond in the nationally televised contest.

    He connected on a chopper of a single up the middle, driving the baseball all the way to center field in his only at-bat.

  • Youth soccer sign-up open

    In order to accommodate more players and encourage early sign-ups, the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League opened its registration window a full month early this offseason.

    Registration for the 2017-18 year began June 1 and remains open until Aug. 6. Parents are encouraged to sign up online via lasvegasyouthsoccer.org. On-site registration assistance is also available at Desertgate Internet on Bridge Street.

    Only money orders will be accepted on site.

  • Heading to state