Today's News

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - April 13, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! GARCIA’S TROUBLES. It was a bad week for Thomas Garcia, who is juggling three high-profile roles these days — as Mora Independent School District superintendent, a candidate for the District 8 state Senate position and as a District 68 state representative out of Ocaté.

  • Editorial Cartoons - April 13, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Democrats swept on eve of statehood

    Public corruption is nothing new to New Mexico, and on the eve of statehood, the seemingly invincible Republican Party suffered a humiliating defeat amid a cloud of misconduct surrounding its candidate for governor.

  • Creating Cascarones
  • Dinner fundraiser set for ambulance service

    The public is invited to join the Mora Valley Community Health Services, a nonprofit organization, and the Mora Mountain Mamas, a local women’s organization, at the Senior Citizens Center in Mora for a fundraising dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children.

    The fundraising dinner is being held to benefit the ambulance service and the Senior Citizens Program in Mora. The Mora Clinic does receive some assistance for these two programs, unfortunately the funds do not cover the entire operation of either service.

  • Que Pasa - April 13, 2012

    • AAA New Mexico is holding a free Car Care Clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  on Friday, April 13 at All-Terrain Transmissions and Automotive, a AAA Approved Auto Repair facility, located at 1829 Seventh Street. Automotive technicians will be conducting free 38-Point Maintenance Inspections for both AAA Members and non-members.

    • Las Vegas' third annual seed exchange, "Compartiendo Semillas,"

  • Free baseball!

    Luke Aragon’s blooper single scored fellow senior Girard Maestas from third base, breaking an extra-inning tie for a 10-9 Robertson victory over crosstown rival West Las Vegas on Tuesday evening at Memorial Middle School’s Whorton Field.

    It was the second time this spring that the Cardinals and Dons have met, and both games have been instant classics decided in the final at-bats.

    West came back from being down 7-3, pulling within 7-5 by the middle of the fifth inning.

  • All West in city softball showdown

    It took the West Las Vegas Lady Dons just three innings to win round one of their crosstown rivalry softball game with Robertson on Tuesday afternoon.

    That’s all it took for the Lady Don offense to rack up 16 runs in a 16-0 romp over a young Robertson squad still learning how to contain opposing hitters.

    Coming off a 12-4 triumph over Class 4A Capital, Robertson had some positive momentum coming in. But that was washed away with the rain that splashed across Las Vegas in time for Tuesday’s game — and the monsoon of Lady Don scoring.

  • Little Leagues to open season

    Both of the Meadow City’s Little League organizations are beginning their 2012 seasons over the next couple of weekends.

    Las Vegas Little League will host opening day activities on Saturday at Keyes Park off Mills Avenue. The action commences with a full day of baseball and softball games with first pitch at 9 a.m. continuing until around 7:30 p.m.

    The on-field activity will be interrupted at noon for the LVLL opening ceremonies featuring the league’s board of directors and introductory remarks.

  • Youth soccer events slated

    For several years, the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League has brought the Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp to town, and this year, the five-day camp is scheduled from June 4-8 at New Mexico Highlands University’s Perkins Stadium.

    In an effort to promote that camp and give young soccer players and their parents and coaches a preview, LVYSL is hosting a free mini-camp on Monday, April 23, at Mountain View Park.