Today's News

  • Local sportscasters win award

    When fans of West Las Vegas’ football and basketball teams can’t make it to their favorite teams’ games, Richard Tripp and Gary Chavez are there to say, “No problem — we’ve got you covered.”

    Tripp and Chavez recently earned the New Mexico Broadcasters Association award for Sports Play by Play of the Year in recognition of their sportscasting on KNMX-AM 540 in the year 2010-11.

    The NMBA announced awards last week but made them official on June 10.

  • Barrel racer among leaders at CNFR

    Through Wednesday night, Sammi Lane remained within striking distance of a national championship in barrel racing at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo.

    Lane, a junior at New Mexico Highlands University, was in fourth place in the event standings through three rounds of competition. Only the final round remained to be played out as the weeklong CNFR nears its conclusion on Saturday.

  • Debut a success
  • Go Fish - June 17, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, June 14

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 0.51 cfs. Fishing is reported as good when using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports June 17, 2011

    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    • La Plaza Little League  championships, 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park


  • FYI - Sports

    Ladies, summer is here so get in the swing with a fun and informative golf clinic.

  • Mora County Notebook: Carnival comes to Mora

    Are you ready to have a good time?” asks Bev, the friendly lady at the ticket booth, as she looks down at the eager faces of the children coming up to her booth for the  parents to buy tickets to the carnival. Then she raises her eyes to the adult and asks, “How may I help you?”

    No difference how she feels — she has a smiling face and a friendly demeanor. She is the first person customers see as they enter the carnival.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - June 17, 2011

    Community Calendar
    1 p.m. - Mora Fiesta Volunteers meeting, Mora Courthouse
    6 p.m - T-Ball - Yankees vs.Rangers Little League Field, Holman. Little League – Braves vs. Rockies-Field #1 and Rangers vs. Angels Field #2
    6:45 p.m. - T-Ball - Mariners vs. Pirates Little League Field, Holman
    11 a.m. - ECHO Food Distribution, Helping Hands Inc.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Betsy also known as the the green-grass guzzler

    One would say it is a dog’s life on this old ranch, but it is also a horse’s life, to be sure. Our horses are mostly retired, are fat and sassy, and roam around a small pasture at ranch headquarters. Quite a picture of happiness, I’d say.

  • UPDATED: City bracing for natural gas emergency

    The fire that has burned more than 24,000 acres near Raton has damaged at least one gas valve on the line that services Las Vegas.

    In order to conduct repairs, the main pipeline that provides gas to the city of Las Vegas will be shut down at about 7 p.m.

    But Zia Natural Gas, the company that owns the pipeline, has told city officials that there is enough pressure already in the 100-mile line to sustain the city's natural gas customers for three to five days, meaning that city gas service will continue.