Today's News

  • Virgin Galactic’s White Knight Two goes through paces at Spaceport

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    It was nothing but clear, blue skies as the sleek, jet-powered plane approached the runway at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico, only to briefly touch down and then thrust off again.

    Over and over again, Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo was put through the paces as the pilots, ground crew and mission control specialists checked off some of the numerous ground and air exercises scheduled this week as the team prepares for future commercial space flights.

  • Jail Log April 22, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 12 and April 19:

    Craig Arguello, 22, five-day commitment, bench warrant, LV/Municipal
    Maria Vigil, 25, positive UA
    Chris Trujillo, 32, failure To appear, driving on a suspended- revoked license, bench warrant, Mora
    Joshua Duran, 26, sexual communication with a child
    Lucas Ulibarri, 41, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Benito Chavez, 42, failure to comply with conditions of release

  • Editorial Cartoon: April 22, 2016
  • Thumbs April 22, 2016


  • Dispatch New Mexico- Pot on the ballot all over the place, but not in New Mexico

    Last week I wrote about how Gary Johnson, the probable Libertarian Party nominee for president, and how he has a shot, albeit a long one, at actually getting elected this time around. (You can read it at gazettemediaservices.com; click the Dispatch New Mexico link). I failed, however, to mention upon his advocacy for the legalization of marijuana, so let’s touch on that first.

  • Weather April 22, 2016


    HIGH 75° / LOW 47°

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. South wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

    6:19 a.m. to 7:40 p.m.



    HIGH 74° / LOW 42°

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing in the afternoon.

  • Looking Back April 22, 2016
  • Defensive gem as RHS edges WLV

    Robertson’s Brandon Lucero and West Las Vegas’ Robbie Alarcon combined to put on a pitching clinic on Tuesday at WLV Field.
    With stout defenses backing them up, Lucero and Alarcon each threw an exceptional game in the third and final regular-season meeting between East and West baseball teams this spring.

  • Highlands football scrimmage Saturday

    Curious football fans will have a chance to see what New Mexico Highlands University football coach Jeff Mills and his team have been cooking this spring.

    \That chance comes at noon Saturday, when the Cowboys host an intrasquad scrimmage at Perkins Stadium in conjunction with a full day of NMHU baseball at home.

    “This is really the first time in my two springs here that we’ll be scrimmaging live,” Mills said Wednesday night.

  • A Marilyn moment

    Las Vegas Optic

    Three West Las Vegas boys’ track and field standouts represented the Meadow City in the annual Marilyn Sepulveda Classic on Monday at UNM in Albuquerque.

    The Marilyn is a de facto all-star track meet for the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, bringing together top athletes, regardless of classification, in an invitation-only event.

    Nicholas Gurule posted the third-longest javelin throw at 169-2 1/2. It was second best among Class 4A throwers.