Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 12, 2012

    • The City of Las Vegas Utilities Customer Service/Cashiers Department will be closed Friday, Oct. 12. The City of Las Vegas will be going through a software system conversion and will not have access to the system on this day.  The office will reopen on Monday, Oct. 15 using the new software system. For more information, contact the Utilities Department at 454-3832.


  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 12, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! NECESSARY CONCLUSION. Mora County resident Rudolph “Rudy” Muniz, 53, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide and two counts of causing great bodily harm. The charges stem from a February accident at Lincoln and Grand avenues in Las Vegas.
    Muniz was reportedly driving drunk — his blood-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit — when he ran a stop sign and was hit by another vehicle, resulting in the death of Muniz’s friend, Manuel Olivas, and the injury of two others.

  • Another Perspective - Water: A regional unifier

    Water is connected somehow to almost every aspect of our lives; from eating, hydrating and bathing to agriculture and recreation, we must have water to survive.

    Availability of water is also crucial to community vitality and economic development. Here in New Mexico, and particularly our northeastern region, water resources are scarce even in high-moisture years, but recent droughts have further underscored the need to be careful about how we use this resource.

  • Nuestra Historia - West system rooted in early Catholic schools

    For more than 30 years after Las Vegas was founded in 1835, there was no organized educational instruction available in the fledgling settlement. As was customary in New Mexico at the time, local clergy, if any, provided the little formal education available, though wealthy families often retained live-in tutors.

  • Another Perspective - Medicare’s open enrollment

    By Bob Moos

    Now’s the time for New Mexico residents with Medicare to check their health and drug coverage for 2013.
    Medicare’s open enrollment period runs from this coming Monday, Oct. 15, until Dec. 7.
    Open enrollment is the best time to make sure your health and drug plans still meet your individual needs, especially if you’ve had any changes in your health.
    By now insurers should have notified you of any adjustments in your health or drug coverage or any changes in your out-of-pocket costs for next year.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 12, 2012
  • Bigger tests loom for Cowboys

    Winners of three straight and 5-1 overall, the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys have some major tests ahead.

    The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s preseason favorite, Colorado State-Pueblo hosts NMHU on Nov. 3. The always tough Chadron State Eagles visit Perkins Stadium a week from Saturday.

    But first, there’s Adams State this weekend, and how Highlands fares against the Grizzlies is often a good barometer for the team’s overall fortunes.

  • RHS kickers two-step past Pojoaque

    Once was enough for the Robertson boys’ soccer team (7-8) in a key district match with Pojoaque Valley on Wednesday evening.

    Devon Maes’ goal off a header gave the host Cardinals all they’d need to put away the Elks in a 1-0 shutout that completed a doubleheader sweep.

    In the earlier match, the No. 4 ranked Robertson girls outgunned the Elkettes 6-0.

    Maes, an energetic player along the wings this season for coach Clarence Montoya’s Cardinals, broke through early on.

  • West spikers come on late, sweep Robertson

    At home in the friendly surroundings of Mike Marr Gym, the Robertson Lady Cardinals played well enough to upset visiting West Las Vegas on Tuesday evening.

    But the Lady Dons had other plans, and while they may have kept them secret early in each of the three sets, those plans didn’t allow for any upsets.

    West, 9-4 overall and the No. 5 ranked team in Class 3A volleyball, won 25-23, 25-10, 29-27 to stay on track for a District 2-3A title.

  • NFL great Alex Karras dead at 77

    By The Associated Press