.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Mil Gracias letter

    I would like to thank both the members of the Las Vegas Fire Department and Gallinas Fire Department  for all the help they gave me while I was in need of heart surgery. Also, thanks to everyone who contributed toward my cause.

    Everything was greatly appreciated. I went through my heart surgery and am doing well. Thank you again.

    Frank Lovato

    Las Vegas

  • Lawyer mum on charter position

    The Las Vegas city attorney declined to say Wednesday whether he believed local voters passed a new charter, which is the city’s constitution.

    But the city manager didn’t hesitate to give his opinion: The voters passed it.

    Last week, 56 percent of voters voted for the new charter. But some, including former City Attorney Danelle Smith, have argued since the election that a super-majority of 60 percent was required for passage.

  • City manager gets a contract

    With the new mayor breaking a tie, the City Council on Wednesday voted to give the city manager a three-year contract.

    City Manager Timothy Dodge, a Santa Rosa native, will get $95,000 a year, which is what he has been making since the city hired him last spring. Dodge will be able to get increases of 1 to 5 percent a year, based on the council’s evaluations of his performance.

    In another decision, the council voted unanimously to hire interim City Attorney Dave Romero for the permanent position. He’ll make $100,000 a year.

  • Las Vegas man gets 15 years

    In an emotional hearing Monday afternoon, the Las Vegas man accused of killing a 6-year-old girl was sentenced to the maximum of 15 years in prison.

    David Levi Chavez, 22, was convicted by a jury in Santa Rosa last year of second-degree murder in the 2008 death of Jasmine Garcia, who had graduated from kindergarten weeks before her killing.

    Chavez must serve 85 percent of his sentence, District Attorney Richard Flores said. The state Department of Corrections has the authority to knock off 15 percent of the prison sentence for good behavior.

  • Cowgirl softball wins UCCS series

    Before this past weekend, it had been a while since the New Mexico Highlands softball team won a four-game series with Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rivals.

    But with 7-1 and 7-5 wins in day two of a two-day, four-game set at Colorado-Colorado Springs, the Cowgirls and coach Shellie Broyles put an end to that drought.

    NMHU, now 7-6 overall and 3-1 in the RMAC, continues league play at home this weekend, hosting Colorado School of Mines on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Cowboys to face Vikings

    For the first time in school history, New Mexico Highlands University’s men’s basketball team will play in the NCAA Division II tournament this coming weekend.

    Highlands (20-10) was awarded the No. 6 seed in the Central Region and will play No. 3 seed Augustana College, S.D., in the opening round Saturday on the campus of Minnesota State-Mankato.

  • New council sworn in

    A new mayor and City Council members are now on the job, and they’ll take part in their first meeting today.

    Alfonso Ortiz, who officially swore in after a canvassing of votes last Wednesday, took the ceremonial oath of office before a crowd of around 200 people at the Plaza Hotel on Monday night.  He replaced Tony Marquez, who didn’t run in last week’s election.

  • Paralegal to run for magistrate

    Ruth Trujillo plans to run for the magistrate judgeship now held by Philip Romero, who hasn’t announced his plans.

    She is a certified paralegal and has 30 years of experience in the judicial system, having retired after working for seven district attorney administrations.

    She worked for an attorney in the private sector for two years and is currently employed as a trial court administrative assistant in the Fourth Judicial District Court.

  • Lady Dons head to state championship

    West Las Vegas is headed to the state championship game in Class 3A girls' basketball after surviving an overtime thriller against district rival St. Michael's early Thursday in The Pit.

    Miranda Martinez hit a buzzer-beating basket to lift the Lady Dons (28-5) to a 47-46 triumph over the Lady Horsemen. The Lady Dons and coach Jose Medina now prepare for tonight's title tilt against the winner of Thursday's other semifinal between Santa Fe Indian School and Lovington. Tipoff of the championship game is 6 p.m. today, also at The Pit.

  • ASC women making NCAA hoops tourney debut

    ALAMOSA, Colo. — School history was made Sunday evening as the Adams State College women's basketball team — led by former West Las Vegas standout Vera Jo Bustos — was selected to participate in the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time.