Today's News

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Once robust, Watrous now a living ghost town

    I continue to be fascinated by the history of the big county I grew up in— Mora County, just north of San Miguel County.

    My birthplace and home was Valmora, the tuberculosis sanatorium just down the Mora river from the town of Watrous.

    Watrous was the hub of that area and the place where sweet Brother Bill and I caught the school bus for Vegas and high school. Our parents had many friends in Watrous and my doctor father had many patients there as well.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 24, 2016

    Friday, Jan. 21, 1966 — Pete Roybal of the Olivas 7-11 team in the Classic League rolled a 289 game last night. He put 10 consecutive strikes on the score sheet before a stubborn five-pin ruined his chances for a perfect game. The game is the highest ever bowled in league in the history of the Vegas Bowl.

  • Correction - Dec. 24, 2016
  • Weather - Jan. 24, 2016


    HIGH 53° / LOW 23°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Sunday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 23.

    7:06 a.m. to 5:20 p.m.



  • Que Pasa - Jan. 24, 2016


    5 to 7 p.m.
    The Las Vegas Jewish Community Inc. will host a Tu B’Shavat potluck seder and silent auction at Temple Montefiore (Newman Chapel) located on Eighth St. and Columbia. All are welcome. For more information, contact Diana Presser at dianaepresser@gmail.com or 425-9576.


    3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

  • Noticias - Jan. 24, 2016

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    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

    •Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.

  • NFL: And then there were four

    It’s conference championship weekend in the NFL, and the top two seeds in each conference delivered on a pair of marquee matchups by coming through with victories in the divisional round.

    In the AFC, it will be the New England Patriots at the Denver Broncos; in the NFC it’s the Arizona Cardinals at the Carolina Panthers. The winners meet in the Super Bowl in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7.

    And what a group of star players, featuring yet another Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady showdown.

  • Rec center offering fitness challenge

    Las Vegas Optic

    Looking to shed a few holiday pounds? Maybe make good on that New Year’s resolution to get back in shape?

    The City of Las Vegas may have just the incentive you need to help you reach your goals.

    The Abe Montoya Recreation Center is again hosting an eight-week fitness challenge for the community beginning Monday.

  • Johnson scores 3rd weekly honor

    Las Vegas Optic

    Marlon Johnson’s third honor as New Mexico Highlands University’s Subway Student-Athlete of the Week was a slam dunk.
    Johnson, a power forward for the Cowboy basketball team, averaged 19 points, 10.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and two blocks per game over the weekend of Jan. 15-16 to earn the award for the third time.

    Highlands won both games, besting Chadron State and Regis to claim sole possession of first place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Right on cue

    Las Vegas Optic

    “We have a lot of talent in this small community, and we would like to compete on the national level and put the original Las Vegas on the map,” said Stephen Mora, who operates the fledgling Meadow City BCA Pool League.