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Today's News

  • Snow blasts high country

    Angel Fire Resort — like much of northern New Mexico — experienced idyllic autumn conditions and a chilly blast of deep winter weather both within a matter of hours this past week.

    “So yesterday it was fall up here — and then overnight it’s turned to winter!” reported Krysty Ronchetti, a spokeswoman and public relations representative for the resort. “We received as much as 9 inches at the top of the mountain, but closer to 6 inches of powder at the base.”

  • Vatos off to 3-0 start

    Some things have changed this fall for New Mexico Highlands University’s Vatos rugby team.

    The winning has not.

    Through the first month of the season, the Vegas Area Touring Side is 3-0 and riding high atop the Frontier League, the men’s college division in which they now reside.

    This past weekend, the Vatos stopped nationally ranked Colorado School of Mines by a 29-14 count to take sole possession of first place in the Frontier.

  • Pecos runners solid in SF meet

    Pecos fared well in this past weekend’s Northern New Mexico Cross Country Challenge held in Santa Fe.

    The Panther boys placed sixth in the high school varsity race with 156 points; Taos won with 48. The Lady Panthers were eighth; Taos won with 52.

  • Miles away
  • Go Fish - Oct. 18, 2013

    FISHING REPORT,
    Oct. 15

    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 12 cfs. Fishing was good using small bead-head hare’s ears and small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout. Some baetis activity was spotted. A few trout were also caught by anglers using worms.

    Clayton Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using chicken liver for catfish. Fishing for all other species was slow. The water was quite murky.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 18, 2013

    Friday
    Football
    • Robertson at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Black Hills State, 7 p.m., Spearfish, S.D.
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos

    Saturday
    Cross country
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas, Mora at Rio Rancho, 8 a.m., Rio Rancho
    Football

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 18, 2013

    THUMBS UP! DEDICATED COUNTY ROAD CREWS
    We’re grateful for the rains Las Vegas and San Miguel County got between July and September, but the heavy rains created headaches for county road crews who have been putting in long hours trying to fix the resulting damage to roads. To all those workers who have been having to put in lots of overtime, we thank you.

    THUMBS UP! A BARREL OF LAUGHS

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 18, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: New Town’s first Hispanic mayor also its last

    A week after the merger of East and West Las Vegas was approved at a special consolidation election, the two towns held their last regular elections as separate municipalities, and on March 5, 1968, East Las Vegas elected its first Hispanic mayor since the rail town was founded almost a century earlier.

  • For good causes