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Today's News

  • Stu Clark Day Three: Atrisco outlasts West in final

    Class 6A Atrisco Heritage Academy beat West Las Vegas four quarters to three Friday night to win the 63rd Stu Clark Tournament.

    Officially the Jaguars won 66-47, taking the collection of trophies for the second time in four years. 

    West played close most of the way, and it was tied 45-45 with about two and a half minutes left in the third quarter. But Atrisco scored 21 uninterrupted points to seize control. 

  • Homicide conviction overturned

    The state Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of the man accused of causing the death of a baby while driving recklessly on Interstate 25 in San Miguel County in June of 2012.

    Ramon Hernandez — a Guatamala native who had been residing in Santa Fe — has consistently maintained that he wasn’t driving when the collision occurred. He was sentenced to nine years in prison after a San Miguel County jury convicted him in December 2013 of homicide by vehicle, great bodily harm by vehicle and reckless driving.

  • 2016 Year In Review —

    There’s no question that 2016 was Tonita Gurule-Giron’s year. She started the year off as a city councilor and as one of six candidates for mayor and ended it as the city’s first female mayor, having survived a recall effort.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - ‘Hold on a second’

    By Beth Urech

    Ever heard that? Ever said that? This year we can “Hold on a second” longer! At exactly 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds UTC (coordinated universal time), a leap second will be inserted into atomic clocks around the globe. We’ll get that extra second at 4:59:59. Maybe you’re already pulling on your fish-net stockings or feeding your cat or polishing your shoes (Who polishes shoes anymore? But I digress.)  Hopefully you’ll join us party-goers Saturday, Dec. 31, 2017 and celebrate locally!

  • Importance of the Press

    Editor’s note: The following is an editorial from the SunSentinel of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and was originally published on Dec. 27.  on the importance of the press:

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 1, 2017
  • Just a Thought: Planning for a successful 2017

    By Rick Kraft

    It has been said that people don’t plan to fail, but they do fail to plan. As the great philosopher Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” Or the father driving his family who said, “We are lost, but we are making good time!”

  • Students of the month - Jan. 1, 2017
  • Weather - Jan. 1, 2017

    Sunday

    HIGH 46° / LOW 27°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
    Sunday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 27.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:10 a.m. to 4:58 p.m.

    Monday

    HIGH 46° / LOW 28°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Monday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:10 a.m. to 4:59 p.m.

    Tuesday

  • Senior Lunch Menu — Jan. 1, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals.
    Menu for the week of Jan. 2 to Jan. 6.

    MONDAY
    Closed in observance of New Year’s Day
    TUESDAY
    Breakfast: Potato, egg and cheese burrito, juice, and salsa
    Lunch: Sloppy Joe on bun, corn on the cob, green beans, and yogurt
    WEDNESDAY
    Breakfast: Two boiled eggs, muffin, orange, and yogurt
    Lunch: Pork roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, and
    pineapple upside-down cake