Today's News

  • Fulgenzis lead RHS in Los Alamos

    Jaci and Jenese Fulgenzi earned a spot in the No. 1 girls’ doubles final of this past weekend’s Los Alamos Invitational, but the young Robertson duo lost to Farmington’s Riley Coleman and Liza Briody-Pavlik.

    The Scorpions cruised to a 6-1 win in the first set before the Lady Cardinal pair got the equalizer with a 6-4 verdict in the second. But Coleman and Briody-Pavlik answered with a 6-2 win in the clincher.

  • Little Leagues - April 9

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little  League games. All games are played at Keyes Park.

    Angels vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday
    Reds vs. Red Sox, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
    Mets vs. Reds, 4 p.m. Friday
    Yankees vs. Angels, 6 p.m. Friday
    Cardinals vs. Red Sox, 8 p.m. Friday

    Express vs. Thunder, 6:15 p.m. Wednesday
    Rattlers vs. Bats, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday
    Owlx vs. Rivercats, 6:15 p.m. Thursday

  • Slack win highlights strong day

    NMHU Sports Information

    Highlands University junior Salcia Slack won the heptathlon and automatically qualified for the NCAAs — also provisionally qualifying in the 100 hurdles, long jump and javelin — while freshman Shanice McPherson (100 meters) and sophomores Michelle Traynham (javelin) and Destiny Dilworth (heptathlon) also qualified for the NCAA Championships to wrap up a successful day at the Air Force Relays and the Texas Tech Open this past Saturday.

  • East board picks Cordova

    During a marathon meeting on Saturday, the Las Vegas City Schools board unanimously chose Ruben Cordova for superintendent.

    Cordova, who is currently retired, will be offered a two-year contract to run the east side school district at a $110,000 annual salary. The other finalist for the position was longtime educator and Las Vegas native Barbara Perea Casey, who interviewed with the board late Saturday morning. Neither Perea Casey nor Cordova stayed for the board vote that was held around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at the board room.

  • Band Fest
  • Family caregivers focus of study

    State Rep. Tomás Salazar knows first hand what it’s like to care for elderly family members.

    He, his siblings and other immediate family members took care of Salazar’s father until he died at the age of 86 in 1999.

    They are now caring for their mother, who is 92.

    "The challenges center in insuring that they remain safe and that their numerous daily and health care needs are met,” Salazar said.

  • Shootings prompt calls for change

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    The recent fatal police shooting of a homeless camper who spent years in and out of jail and New Mexico’s only psychiatric hospital has sparked a push for more mental health resources in the state and a law requiring people with severe mental illnesses to take medications or face involuntary hospitalization.

  • Looking Back - April 7, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, April 6 — William R. “Billy” Elias, who has been rumored to be a write-in candidate for mayor in the City, today confirmed the fact that he is running. “I was asked by a top official of the City to withdraw from the race. He said that since I could not possibly win it would be better for me to withdraw now than face the consequences Wednesday morning. As for now, I am going out and campaign for the position of mayor.” He will oppose incumbent Mayor Frank Olmstead.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 7, 2014

    International presentation at Highlands
    A group of international students enrolled at Highlands will provide information on their respective home countries, including Pakistan, Tajikistan and Russia. The program is scheduled for 6 p.m. today (Monday) at the theater of the new Student Union Building on Eighth and National.

  • Weather - April 7, 2014

    Isolated showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. North wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming light and variable.

    Sunny, with a high near 68. Southwest wind 5 -15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 38.

    Sunny, with a high near 75. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 41.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:39 a.m. to 7:27 p.m.