Today's News

  • Looking ahead - News - July 20, 2015

    Municipal Court closed this week
    Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed July 20 through July 24. Staff will be attending Conferences thru out the week. Court will re-open July 27, 2015.

  • Weather - July 20, 2015

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

  • Medicaid enrollment surges

    By Christina A. Cassidy
    The Associated Press

    ATLANTA — More than a dozen states that opted to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have seen enrollments surge way beyond projections, raising concerns that the added costs will strain their budgets when federal aid is scaled back starting in two years.

    Some lawmakers warn the price of expanding the health care program for poor and lower-income Americans could mean less money available for other state services, including education.

  • Camp provides hands-on experience to students

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Eighth grade girls from around New Mexico gained hands-on science knowledge from Highlands University women faculty at an AAUW Tech Trek Camp aimed at building confidence and stimulating interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

    The American Association of University Women New Mexico sponsored the camp last week in collaboration with Highlands University.

    Forestry professor Sara Brown taught two workshops during Tech Trek titled, Wildfire Science: It’s Hot!

  • Que Pasa - July 20, 2015

    • Municipal Court closed from Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24.  Staff will be attending Conferences throughout the week. Court will re-open on Monday, July 27.

    • Civic Resources Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22 at the West Las Vegas High School gym. There will be free food and music with information regarding community outreach services, promoting health, nutrition, education, therapy and safety.


  • Editorial cartoon - July 20, 2015
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Gov. Martinez appears to be hitting her stride

    Earlier this year I wrote about Gov. Susana Martinez’s tenuous legacy, saying that, after a little more than four years in office, she has little of consequence to tout as a lasting accomplishment.

    Now, I’m thinking she may have found it in tourism.

    And that’s not all I’ve noticed. She may also be hitting her stride politically, and (maybe, just maybe) with the media.

  • Iran deal a significant step

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and was originally published in that newspaper last week.

    The historic agreement between Iran and six nations led by the United States, announced by President Barack Obama early Tuesday morning, sets the stage for containing the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran for more than a decade.

  • State brackets unfold

    La Plaza’s Majors (11-12) baseball All-Stars bounced back from an opening round loss to extend their state tournament run this past weekend in Los Lunas.

    In bracket play hosted by Enchantment Little League, La Plaza endured a 16-1 defeat to Los Alamos County on Friday. But the team won 4-2 Saturday in the playback bracket and was to have another elimination game — against Shorthorn — on Sunday.

    All state tourneys are double-elimination in format.

  • Error tips walk-off win to Isotopes

    Roger Bernadina scored a walk-off winning run courtesy of a miscue by Las Vegas pitcher Zach Thornton to lift the Albuquerque Isotopes to a stirring 5-4 win Saturday night at The Lab.

    The teams had marched in lock step with one another throughout the game prior to the decisive play.