Today's News

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 12, 2014

    Cross country
    • NMHU at Texas Tech, 6 p.m., Lubbock, Texas
    • Robertson at Santa Rosa, 7 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas vs. Laguna Acoma, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU at Southeastern Oklahoma State and Southern Nazarene, 1 and 4 p.m., Ada, Okla.

  • Man charged in beating

    A 28-year-old Las Vegas man has been charged with multiple felonies for allegedly beating a man so severely that the man had to be airlifted to a trauma center.

    Roland Romero Jr., who resides on the 1200 block of First Street, was charged in San Miguel County Magistrate Court on Friday. The beating occurred on Aug. 28 at a residence on the 2500 block of New Mexico Avenue, according to court documents.

  • Nat Gold Players fundraiser - Happy Gland Band to perform

    The Happy Gland Band featuring Sage Harrington and Jared Putnam, with their unique and creative indie folk sounds, will entertain the crowd for a Nat Gold Players fundraiser Friday at Charlie’s Spic and Span’s new banquet facility in the old Salvation Army building on Douglas Avenue. On Tuesday morning, about a dozen workers were putting the final touches at the facility.

    “It is looking good for the space to be ready, it may be a little rough, but the show will be polished,” Kayt Peck, president of Nat Gold Players, said.

  • West parade moved back to Friday

    Football battles are supposed to take place on the field, but when it comes to West Las Vegas’ homecoming, the battle has been playing out away from the gridiron.

    Homecoming festivities had been scheduled for months, but it turns out that the homecoming schedule conflicts with a volleyball tournament.

    In an effort to alleviate that conflict, Superintendent Gene Parson had previously announced that the parade would be moved from Friday, Sept. 19, to Thursday, Sept. 18.

  • Martinez reports $3.8M in campaign

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democratic challenger Gary King has stepped up his fundraising in New Mexico’s race for governor, but Republican incumbent Susana Martinez maintains a large campaign cash advantage with voting set to start in about a month, according to financial reports filed Monday.

    The governor’s re-election campaign had cash-on-hand of $3.8 million at the start of this month while King reported a balance of $157,730 in his campaign account.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 10, 2014

    In 1964
    Wednesday, Sept. 9 — Don Whorton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Whorton, left this week for Albuquerque where is is a member of the first class of the University of New Mexico medical school. Of the 23 class members, 18 are from New Mexico.

  • Looking ahead - News - Sept. 10, 2014

    Woodmen, city to host ceremony
    Woodmen of the World Chapter 2 and the City of Las Vegas will host the Honor and Remembrance Ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Carnegie Public Library. The public is invited.

  • Weather - Aug. 10, 2014

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 51. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.


  • English professor publishes eight essays this semester

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A New Mexico Highlands University English professor will publish eight essays this fall semester in top international and national literary journals.

    Visiting professor of creative writing Jill Talbot’s new essays appear in Brevity, Fifth Wednesday, Passages North, Carve, and more.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 10, 2014

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Magritte’s Marvelous Hat” by D.B. Johnson. Free and open to the public.
    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Las Vegas state police headquarters.