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Today's News

  • Time to clean up our city

    First impressions matter, whether we like it or not.

    Tens of thousands of dollars have been spent promoting Las Vegas and San Miguel County in hopes of drawing tourists here. It’s an important part of our economy, and one that none of us can afford to take for granted, given the fragile state of that economy.

    But what happens when tourists arrive in town only to be greeted by trash strewn all over our streets and parks? Or if they have the misfortune of driving behind a motorist who decides to throw trash out his window?

  • Editorial cartoon - May 13, 2015
  • Work of Art: One of our 200 is missing

    Martha Johnsen sounded puzzled; her boss at KFUN radio, Joseph Baca, seemed perturbed; Las Vegas Ron Wooten-Green expressed it well. The three were quite vocal regarding our town’s being ignored in a publication of wide circulation.

    So what’s the issue? The matter is that the Summer Guide, bundled with Sunday’s Albuquerque Journal, acted as if Las Vegas doesn’t even exist, despite two half-page ads touting the Meadow City. Does paid advertising guarantee some kind of mention in the Journal’s 64-page booklet?

  • Looking for a big finish

    The following is an updated list of local qualifiers, current state leaders, and expected start times for this coming weekend’s big-school (Class 4A-6A) state track and field championships, to be held Friday and Saturday at the University of New Mexico Track Complex.

  • Moving on
  • LV athletes collect 12 district titles

    It was Ladies’ Night for the locals at the District 2-4A track and field championships held this past Friday at Pojoaque Valley in Jacona.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 13, 2015

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Class 3A state tournament quarterfinal round, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Class 4A state tournament quarterfinal round, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park

  • Citywide cleanup planned

    It’s time for spring cleaning.

    We’ve all seen the fast food containers, plastic bags and assorted other trash blowing around town.

    City of Las Vegas officials are hoping that most of that litter will be picked up during a two-day Don’t Trash Your Trails Community Clean-Up slated to kick off on Friday morning.

    And they’re asking for the public’s help to make this year’s event a success.

  • Reaching a milestone
  • Lawmakers wrangle over special session

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico Senate Democrats are touting a proposal for funding roads and public works projects around the state, saying they’re ready to answer the call of business leaders and mayors for a special legislative session.

    But House Republicans said Friday they have yet to see any of the details and no agreement has been reached between the two chambers, leaving speculation to swirl about whether a special session will be called next week.