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Today's News

  • Weather - Oct. 17, 2011

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 75. North wind 10- 20 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 34. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming south.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. South wind 5-10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 62. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 70 and a low around 37.

  • FYI - News

    Las Vegas is in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns at all. At-home car washing is also prohibited. Local car washes may remain open as long as they are using recycled water. Fines range from a warning for a first offense to a $450 fine for a third and subsequent offense.

  • For a good cause
  • Que Pasa - Oct. 17, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Even Monsters Need Haircuts” by Matthew McElligott and the theme is “Trick or Treat.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • What’s owed

    San Miguel County officials are preparing another batch of liens against property owners who have run up thousands of dollars in unpaid trash collection bills. Last week, the finance department gave commissioners a list of 207 property owners who owe between $1,199 and $1,742 on accounts going back to mid-2003. Altogether, we’re told, the tab totals about $300,000.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 17, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Protests and movements

    Late last week, as soon as I read that more “Occupy” protests were being organized in New Mexico, including one each in Taos and Santa Fe, I immediately wondered why one has yet to take place here in Las Vegas.

    After all, we’re about as left-wing a town as you’ll find in this state, so why are protests being staged elsewhere but not here?

  • Turnovers costly for Cowboys

    The schedule officially got tougher on Saturday for the New Mexico Highlands football team (4-3, 2-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference).

    After a string of games decided — for better or worse — in the final minutes of regulation or overtime, the Cowboys lost 42-14 at Chadron State (Neb.).

  • NMHU spikers can’t slow 12th ranked Roadrunners

    A difficult three-night swing through the Denver area resulted in three defeats for Highlands’ volleyball team (8-13 overall, 3-9 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference).

    Highlands opened the trip Thursday with a 25-14, 25-23, 25-22 loss at No. 12 nationally ranked Metro State, which hit a blazing .365 and improved to 17-4 and 9-3 with additional weekend wins over Colorado State-Pueblo and Adams State.

    The Cowgirls got nine kills from Darian Mullen and eight by Dominique Benton.

  • Sixth straight win for Cowgirl soccer team

    Janelle McGee scored twice and Julissa Rodriguez had one goal and one assist Friday night as Highlands’ women’s soccer team won its sixth straight match, a 3-0 shutout of visiting Colorado-Colorado Springs (7-6, 3-6).

    The Cowgirls ran their record to 8-6 overall and 6-4 in the RMAC.

    The Mountain Lions managed just three shots on goal, and all three were stopped by Bianca Contreres, the third goalkeeper the Cowgirls employed Friday.