Today's News

  • Luna board tables employee raises

    The employees of Luna Community College will have to wait at least a little longer before a decision is made regarding raises.

    On Tuesday, the Board of Trustees tabled a mid-year compensation increase as some of the trustees questioned the fairness of the proposed increase.

    The board is now scheduled to take up the issue again on Jan. 14.

  • Senior Profile - Jane Hyatt

    Jane N. Hyatt calls herself a curmudgeon (a surly or bad-tempered person). Maybe so, but a loveable one, who shoots straight, and that’s often preferred to mealy-mouthing.

    A Las Vegan since her arrival in 1992, she’s also an accomplished writer, but more on that later.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Dec. 30, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Man accused of shooting dog

    A Roswell man accused of shooting his family’s dog was arrested on an animal cruelty charge.

    KRQE-TV reported that 25-year-old Robert Youngblood shot his family’s 2-year-old pit bull mix in the leg on Saturday. The dog, whose name is Spike, survived the shooting.

    The bullet went through the dog’s leg and missed bones and arteries.

  • Jail Log - Dec. 30, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Dec. 21 and Dec. 28:

    Jason Williams, 27, aggravated stalking
    Marcos Carrillo, 34, contempt of court.
    Juan Maes, 58, failure to report to parole officer, failure to obtain travel permit
    Antonio Goke, 19, false imprisonment, battery and assault
    Brant Roybal, 21, aggravated burglary
    Crystal Quihuis, 24, failure to pay fines, failure to register for DUI school

  • Looking Back - Dec. 30, 2011

    In 1911

    Saturday, Dec. 30 — The costumes for the big masquerade ball to be given Monday evening by the East Las Vegas firemen arrived today from Denver and are on display in the Coors building, Sixth and Lincoln. The room will be kept open tonight, Sunday and Monday, and those who desire costumes should purchase early. There is a wide variety from which to choose.

  • Looking Ahead - Dec. 30, 2011

    Polar plunge this Sunday

    Every year, for 15 years, a dedicated group has jumped into the frigid waters of Storrie Lake, often times alongside floating chunks of ice, to bring in the new year. This year, of course, is no exception. The 16th annual Polar Bear Plunge will take place at noon on Sunday, New Year’s Day, at Storrie Lake just north of Las Vegas. The public is invited to attend and, if you are so inclined, make the jump yourself.

  • Weather - Dec. 30, 2011

    Sunny, with a high near 57. West wind around 5 mph.Mostly clear at night, with a low around 27. West wind around 10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 24.

    New Year’s Day
    Sunny, with a high near 41. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 23.

    Sunny. High near 46 and a low around 24.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! BETTER MEALS AT SCHOOL. We applaud the discussion taking place among Las Vegas City Schools board members to serve healthier meals to the district’s students. Gloria Lovato-Pacheco got the discussion going with her objection to a list of processed foods being purchased by the district. “I would like our students to have food that is fresh and made in our cafeterias,” she said. “I would like to serve food that looks like it would be served at home.”

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 30, 2011
  • Nuestra Historia - Immaculate Conception church and school

    After the railroad arrived in 1879 and east Las Vegas began to grow, its Catholic population decided to establish a church on the eastside,  apart from Our Lady of Sorrows.  

    They enlisted  the support of the Italian  priests who had earlier founded the Jesuit College in Old Town, and by the early 1880s, the Rev. Blasé Antonio Schifinni of the Jesuit College began holding religious services in a building on Railroad Avenue. (The history of the Jesuit College appears in  Nuestra Historia, June  2011.)