Today's News

  • Looking Back - May 6, 2013

    In 1963
    Wednesday, May 8 — The Veterans of Foreign Wars will put luminous tape on all bicycles free Saturday if their owners will bring the bikes to the City Hall or Plaza Park at 1:30 p.m. The luminous tape is considered an important safety factor, and the VFW members feel that, perhaps, if all bike owners will take advantage of this project, chance of accident will be cut down since motorists will be able to see the bike at night.

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 6, 2013

    Search and Rescue meeting set for Wednesday
    A Search and Rescue Meeting is planned for 6 p.m. this Wednesday at the new state police headquarters across from KFUN hill. New members are welcome.

  • Weather - May 6, 2013

    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. South wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 42.

    A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. A 10 percent chance of showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.

  • Que Pasa - May 6, 2013

    • Search and Rescue meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, at the new State Police Headquarters across from KFUN hill (south). New members are welcome.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Eloise’s Mother’s Day Surprise” by Lisa McClatchy. Free and open to the public.


  • Tuition hike too high

    On the same day that hundreds of Highlands University supporters hailed the dedication of the sparkling, high-tech Student Union Building, regents voted to increase tuition and fees at this beloved institution of higher learning.

    It’s hard to argue with inflation: The administrative, professorial and support staffs justifiably need to be paid, if only to keep up with inflation; the cost of the new facility went beyond the original budget, and the university’s health insurance costs and retirement contributions continue to rise.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 6, 2013
  • Another Perspective - We deserve a better mayor

    Organizers of the effort to recall Alfonso E. Ortiz Jr. did not decide to undertake this effort lightly, or for trivial reasons, or around a single issue. The reasons for this recall effort have already been misrepresented, and so we are setting the record straight.

  • Vegas teams capture district titles

    Sunshine and smiles was the order of the weekend for Las Vegas and its high school sports programs.

    Robertson boys’ and girls’ tennis teams earned district titles in Taos, with the girls beating Taos 6-2 and the boys downing Raton 5-0.

    RHS netters also came away with individual district titles at girls’ No. 1 singles (Juliana Guerin), No. 1 doubles (Jaci Fulgenzi and Erika Baca), and boys’ No. 1 doubles (David Romero and Amadeo Lopez).

  • Icon of the court - Fulgenzi legacy abides — with lessons on tennis and on life

    Robertson’s Jaci Fulgenzi and Santa Fe High’s Warren Fulgenzi Jr. both captured district tennis titles on Saturday, the day their grandfather LeRoy celebrated his 71st birthday.

    Anyone who knows LeRoy would agree news of those championships is even better than the tastiest birthday cake, as presents go.

  • Cowboys split on day one at Metro

    Down to the last weekend of the regular season, the New Mexico Highlands baseball team (27-21, 23-15 RMAC) split Saturday’s twinbill at Metro State, losing 12-8, then winning 8-5.

    Cory Falvey’s three-run homer in the top of the third staked the Cowboys to a 3-0 lead in game one. And it was 4-2 midway through the fifth after a bases-loaded walk scored Tyler Hayes.

    But the Roadrunners came up big in the bottom half, as Jacob Nelson’s three-run homer allowed the home team to grab a 5-4 edge.