Today's News

  • Weather - Oct. 26, 2012

    Partly sunny, with a high near 41. South wind around 10 mph. Friday night, partly cloudy with a low around 22. South wind around 10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 56. South wind 10-15 mph. Saturday night, mostly clear, with a low around 30.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Sunday night, mostly clear, with a low around 32.

    Sunny, with a high near 64. Monday night, mostly clear, with a low around 35.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:18 a.m. to 6:11 p.m.

  • No serious injuries
  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 26, 2012
  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 26, 2012

    THUMPS DOWN! ALWAYS GOING UP. The Las Vegas recreation center is raising its rates. As of Nov. 1, swimming in the indoor pool, working out in the gym, getting extended and family passes, and renting equipment will cost more, though recreation director Loretta Martin says they’re still the lowest in the area.
    Even when finances appear to be solid, public facilities are still inclined to raise charges. The increases aren’t too high, but it’s still something we don’t like to see.

  • Another Perspective - Water then, water now

    I was born in 1946. Our winters were much different in the ‘50s.

    Snowfalls measured up to 2-1/2 feet and stayed on the ground for a long time. Today, sometimes we only get traces of snow, if any at all.

    Whatever happened to those days? Our heavy rains especially during the Fourth of July Fiestas, were a welcomed sight. Farmers loved it. Crops and fields came alive. Ditches were full of water, ranchers had hay and corn for their horses and cattle.

  • Nuestra Historia - Town High closed: the Dixon case

    Seldom recounted today, there erupted in New Mexico in the late 1940s, an impassioned struggle between Catholics and Protestants — especially in Hispanic communities ­— over the dominant role of the Catholic church in tax-supported public schools.

    So acrimonious was the conflict, that near-riots broke out in the small community of Dixon, in Rio Arriba county, where public school facilities were owned by the Catholic church and run by Catholic nuns, who provided religious instruction as part of the public school curriculum.

  • Editorial Roundup - Oct. 26, 2012

    The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, on the so-called perversion files (Oct. 21) — The real perversion of the Boy Scouts of America’s so-called perversion files, compiled to blacklist accused sexual predators, is that they did more to protect the reputation of the organization than to safeguard young, vulnerable boys.
    By quietly pushing volunteer scout leaders to resign in lieu of reporting accusations of sexual abuse to the police and other authorities, the Boy Scouts failed boys and their families, denying them an opportunity to seek justice.

  • Historic victory for Vatos
  • West spikes RHS

    For the second time this season, West Las Vegas swept Robertson in volleyball, this win elevating the Lady Dons to 12-5 and 4-1 in District 2-3A.

    Individual game scores were 25-22, 25-12, 27-25.

    Before a crowd of several hundred at Gillie Lopez Gym on a night dedicated to the fight against brest cancer, West started strong and stayed a frontrunner most of the match.

  • Monster game by Sandoval opens Series

    By Ben Walker
    AP Baseball Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO — A roly-poly Kung Fu Panda outslugged the Triple Crown winner. An October outcast outpitched the Cy Young ace.
    With Pablo Sandoval and Barry Zito taking star turns, this World Series is off to a rollicking start.
    Sandoval hit three home runs and joined Reggie Jackson, Babe Ruth and Albert Pujols as the only boppers to do it in the Series, and the San Francisco Giants jolted Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers 8-3 on Wednesday night in Game 1.