Today's News

  • Tibor would be proud

    Las Vegas is rich in history. Multiple histories, as a matter of fact. This is big country, with a great and diverse heritage that is worthy of protecting and preserving.

    The Las Vegas Museum plays a critical role in doing just that. It helps us keep and appreciate our heritage. And that’s why the latest success of the Friends of the City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection is so important.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 27, 2013
  • Work of Art - ‘Everyone on your list’

    “If you’re against child abuse, forward this message to everyone on your email list.”

    All right. Done!

    Actually not. I needed to think about the message, which appeared on my Facebook page, and presumably on the page of all my Facebook “friends.”

  • District tourneys roll on this week

    More questions than answers remain in this week’s district basketball tournaments, but at least the final destinations are known.

    Pojoaque Valley’s Brandon Bustos nailed a game-winning three-pointer in the closing seconds Monday to lift the Elks to a 58-55 win over Taos in a single-game playoff to determine the District 2-3A boys’ regular-season champ and the top seed in this week’s tournament. The game was held at Gillie Lopez Gym, a neutral site.

  • Spring 2013 Sports Schedule

    Friday, March 1: LCC baseball at El Paso CC (DH), noon, El Paso, Texas; NMHU baseball vs. Adams State, 2 p.m., Brandt Park; Robertson tennis at Valley (practice matches), TBA, Albuquerque

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 27, 2013

    • District 2-2A girls’ semifinal TBA, 6:30 p.m., site TBA
    • District 2-3A girls’ tournament: Robertson-West Las Vegas winner at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona
    • District 2-3A boys’ tournament: Robertson vs. West Las Vegas-Raton winner, 7 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

    • District 2-3A boys’ tournament: Taos vs. Wednesday winner, 7 p.m., Taos

  • Cowboys earn split in Abilene

    A three-run eighth inning completed a successful comeback for New Mexico Highlands’ baseball team in a 5-4 triumph Sunday at Abilene Christian. The win came in the finale of a four-game series and forged a series split for the Cowboys (3-5 overall).

    The teams split on both days of the weekend series, with Abilene winning games one and three, 15-5 and 5-0, and Highlands taking two and four, 11-1 and 5-4.

    The last game was a clutch win for coach Steve Jones and his team.

  • AG charges Mora sheriff

    Ten months ago, during a heated altercation with one of his deputies, Mora Sheriff Thomas Garza proclaimed that he was the sheriff and as such “I can do what I want.”

    Last week, the state Attorney General’s Office fired back a message of its own, charging the sheriff with two fourth- degree felonies.

    But in another bizarre twist, the charges aren’t related to the April 7 quarrel between Garza and then-deputy Lee Allingham over Garza’s insistence that a DWI suspect be released.

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  • Deadline looms for beneficiaries

    By Jen Treacy
    Las Vegas Optic

    People who receive monthly checks from the federal government are in for a big change beginning this Friday.

    In an effort to reduce costs, the U.S. Treasury is switching to a direct- deposit system for people who receive government assistance.