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Today's News

  • Pecos runners solid in SF meet

    Pecos fared well in this past weekend’s Northern New Mexico Cross Country Challenge held in Santa Fe.

    The Panther boys placed sixth in the high school varsity race with 156 points; Taos won with 48. The Lady Panthers were eighth; Taos won with 52.

  • Miles away
  • Go Fish - Oct. 18, 2013

    FISHING REPORT,
    Oct. 15

    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 12 cfs. Fishing was good using small bead-head hare’s ears and small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout. Some baetis activity was spotted. A few trout were also caught by anglers using worms.

    Clayton Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using chicken liver for catfish. Fishing for all other species was slow. The water was quite murky.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 18, 2013

    Friday
    Football
    • Robertson at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Black Hills State, 7 p.m., Spearfish, S.D.
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos

    Saturday
    Cross country
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas, Mora at Rio Rancho, 8 a.m., Rio Rancho
    Football

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 18, 2013

    THUMBS UP! DEDICATED COUNTY ROAD CREWS
    We’re grateful for the rains Las Vegas and San Miguel County got between July and September, but the heavy rains created headaches for county road crews who have been putting in long hours trying to fix the resulting damage to roads. To all those workers who have been having to put in lots of overtime, we thank you.

    THUMBS UP! A BARREL OF LAUGHS

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 18, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: New Town’s first Hispanic mayor also its last

    A week after the merger of East and West Las Vegas was approved at a special consolidation election, the two towns held their last regular elections as separate municipalities, and on March 5, 1968, East Las Vegas elected its first Hispanic mayor since the rail town was founded almost a century earlier.

  • For good causes
  • Que Pasa - Oct. 18, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Rally to urge San Miguel County Commissioners to extend the Moratorium on fracking in San Miguel County until they can prove it’s safe, 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 at Plaza Park. For more information, call 426-1468.

  • State House speaker raises $171K

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — Fundraising is heating up for New Mexico’s legislative races next year that will determine whether Democrats hold on to their majority in the state House of Representatives.

    A political action committee affiliated with House Speaker W. Ken Martinez, a Grants Democrat, raised $171,499 during the past six months, but a PAC operated by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez collected $313,151 during the same period.