Today's News

  • In Brief - Local - Feb. 6, 2013

    Police probe
    armed robbery

    Las Vegas police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Payless Shoe Source last week.
    Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said two to three males went into the store, located on Mills Avenue, between 5 and 6 p.m. on Thursday and demanded money. The men brandished what appeared to be a firearm.
    The robbers got away with a small amount of cash, Montaño said. No one was injured.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 6, 2013

    In 1963
    Wednesday, Feb. 6 — Las Vegas has been asked to have representatives at a meeting to Santa Fe on Feb. 14 to encourage immediate legislation against the bypassing of communities by the major highways in the state. Las Vegas and numerous other communities throughout the state have been concerned over the proposed bypassing of their town. Santa Rosa is attempting to get all of the concerned communities together with their State Senators to come up with the best solution to the bypass threat.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 6, 2013

    Today is 17th annual Kiwanis Pancake Day
    Kiwanis annual panckake fundraiser is being held today from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.; from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hillcrest Restaurant Flamingo Room. Tickets are $8 per adult and $5 per kid 10 and younger. Proceeds are used to support local youth programs.

  • Weather - Feb. 6, 2013

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. West wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 29.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Breezy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 31.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:56 a.m. to 5:34 p.m.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 6, 2013

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “Mouse Went Out to Get a Snack” by Lyn Rossiter McFarland. Free and open to the public.

  • Forward progress

    Now that voters have made their leadership selections for school districts around the state, let’s turn our attention to something those leaders will need to face in the months and years ahead.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 6, 2013


  • Work of Art - Double axels, double features

    Two things that generate a lot of nostalgia have been in the news lately: The prospect of bringing back the skating pond at Montezuma and the possibility of Las Vegas’ soon being without a drive-in theater.
    First the skating pond. It’s hard to pinpoint the year people stopped using the rink, located next to a steep cliff just beyond the community of Montezuma.

  • Augustus French’s block party continues

    Do you have a fear of rejection?
    Then don’t bring that weak stuff when you’re driving the basketball against Augustus “Auggie” French.
    The 6-foot-7 New Mexico Highlands sophomore has been putting the “power” in power forward this season with his defensive prowess.
    He blocked eight shots over the weekend in games at Colorado State-Pueblo and UC-Colorado Springs. On Jan. 18, he shattered a league record by swatting 12 shots in one game against Chadron State.

  • Rico leads RHS effort

    A methodical performance in the 120-pound championship match resulted in a major decision for Robertson’s Rico Montoya against Los Lunas’ Ricardo Alvarado on Saturday afternoon.
    The win, Robertson’s only title in the Cardinal Classic’s Gold bracket, helped stake RHS to an eighth-place team finish in the field of nearly two dozen schools.