Today's News

  • Wyoming ready to kick off bowl season

    By Bob Moen
    The Associated Press

    LARAMIE, Wyo. — A year ago, Wyoming freshman quarterback Brett Smith was finishing up high school and watching college bowl games on television at home in Salem, Ore.

    In a few days, people around the country will be watching Smith lead the Cowboys on national TV in the first bowl game this season. Wyoming (8-4) meets Temple (8-4) in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday in Albuquerque.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 14, 2011

    • West Las Vegas girls at Bernalillo (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Bernalillo

    • NMHU women and men at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • West Las Vegas boys vs. Santa Fe Indian (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Robertson at Amarillo Duals, Amarillo, Texas

  • West chief gets new contract

    The West Las Vegas School District’s superintendent got a unanimous vote of confidence from the district’s school board Thursday evening. The board approved a two-year contract extension for Cordova, who has been at the district’s helm for nearly 18 months.

    Cordova said he was humbled by the board’s unanimous decision to renew his approximately $100,000-a-year contract for an additional two years.

    The contract will now run through June 30, 2014.

    “This school district is a very special place,” Cordova said. “It means a lot to me to have their (the board’s) trust.”

  • Native Royalty
  • City gets $352K grant for Peterson

    The city of Las Vegas has been awarded a nearly $352,000 grant to begin addressing leaks at Peterson Dam.

    But it was the administration’s attempt to get approval to submit two more grant applications for water projects that caused a stir during Thursday’s special city council meeting.

    The money awarded will pay for a pump-back system at Peterson Dam. The city has previously said that the project is needed to capture about 200 acre feet of water that is currently leaking beneath and through the dam.

  • Candlelight vigil
  • Looking Back - Dec. 12, 2011

    In 1911

    Saturday, Dec. 9 — As a result of a disagreement last night over the possession of three chips in a pitch game in the Smith saloon on the corner of Grand and Douglas avenues occurred a fight in which J. Forton, known as “Frenchie,” was badly cut. C.R. Wilkes was arrested on the charge of assaulting Forton, but later released on $200 bond. According to the story told by Wilker “Frenchie” and W.M. Smith, proprietor of the place, were playing against C.W. Summerlin and Wilkes, when “Frenchie” accused Wilkes of taking three chips which were not his property.

  • Looking Ahead - Dec. 12, 2011

    Story Time at Carnegie

    Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., this Wednesday in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Mouse Before Christmas” by Michael Garland. The theme for the month is “It’s Christmas Time in Las Vegas.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Dec. 12, 2011

    A slight chance of snow showers before 11am, then a slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. South wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 50 percent chance of snow at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. South wind 5-10 mph.

    A chance of snow before 11am, then a chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 42. South wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. A 50 percent chance of snow at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.


  • AG slow to take action against disciplined cops

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — At least 60 police officers statewide who have been disciplined by the departments they work for — some even fired — are still licensed to carry badges and guns according to the Albuquerque Journal.

    Staff at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, which certifies men and women to be police officers, say the state Attorney General’s Office has failed at making the state’s case for sanctions against officers’ certifications during administrative hearings.