Today's News

  • Weather - June 30, 2014

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming south 10-15 mph in the morning. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. West wind 5-15 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.


  • Juveniles injured in crash

    A single-vehicle accident near the Castañeda Hotel Saturday night left two juveniles injured, Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said.

    Three juveniles were in the car when it skidded into a light pole, knocking it over. Two of the juveniles were transported to Alta Vista Regional Hospital, one with critical injuries, Montaño said. Alcohol is not suspected.

    No other details were immediately available.

  • Perea tapped for cancer research internship

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University chemistry junior Melecio Perea is one of only 30 students in the country selected to work on state-of-the-art cancer research in a summer internship at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Perea, a 20-year-old Las Vegas native, is spending 10 weeks on the Penn campus in Philadelphia for the paid internship.

  • Que Pasa - June 30, 2014

    • Fiesta Queen Competition, 6 p.m. today (Monday), June 30 at the city of Las Vegas Council Chambers.
    • New Mexico Highlands University swimming pool is offering swim lessons for children 4 and older starting June 30. The lessons run Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for two weeks for the cost of $30 for eight lessons. Registration takes place through Monday, July 10 before each session. If you have any questions, call the pool at 454-3073.


  • The First Amendment

    It’s not unusual for critics of City Hall to show up at Council meetings to vent their frustrations.

    The times that those critics have begun to talk about a specific governing board member or city employee, they have been interrupted by the city attorney and told that they are out of order.

    By contrast, those who show up at Council meetings to praise specific governing body members or city employees are allowed to speak uninterrupted.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 30, 2014
  • Another Perspective: Lessons learned in Vegas

    Editor’s note: Baillie Kujath, Yalda Barlas and Myra Murillo, UNM BA/MD students, participated in a rural practicum this summer in Las Vegas. The students shadowed local rural physicians Dr. David Elliott, Dr. Thomas Strain and Dr. L. David Young and participated in weekly tutorial sessions at Luna Community College with UNM faculty member Sally Bachofer and community coordinator Elaine Luna. Baillie Kujath wrote this piece on behalf of the BA/MD students.

  • District 4 Tourneys

    Opening day of the 2014 District 4 Little League tournaments was good for the hometown favorites.

    Steven Encinias’ solo home run and a seven-strikeout start by Antonio Padilla boosted Las Vegas 11-12 baseball against Taos in a 22-0 romp, capping a big Saturday for local sluggers and their hundreds of fans at Rodriguez Park.

    In the only all-Meadow City meeting of day one, host La Plaza 10-11 won a back-and-forth battle with Las Vegas 11-9.
    LVLL 11-12 softball blanked Taos 20-0 and advances to play the Raton-Santa Rosa winner.

  • Robbers: 4 all-stars

    Shane Casey, Clint Manzo, Gary Owens and Josh Tols of the Las Vegas Train Robbers have been honored with selection to the Northern Division All-Star team in the Pecos League’s annual midsummer classic.

  • NM native hits walk-off winning HR

    With the game on the line Friday, Brian Cavazos-Galvez swung at the first pitch he saw from Reno’s Joe Peterson.

    It was the right move.

    The ball sailed over the left-field wall at Isotopes Park, and a 2-2 stalemate in the bottom of the seventh instantly turned into a 3-2 Albuquerque victory in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader with the Aces. (Albuquerque also went on to win the nightcap 3-2.)