Today's News

  • West boys 7th amid crowded Manzano field

    Moises Coca ran 15th to lead the West Las Vegas boys’ cross country team to a respectable seventh in a solid field of runners at Albuquerque Manzano this past Saturday.

    The West varsity lineups for both boys’ and girls’ races had a different look this week than last, when the teams competed in Jemez Valley.

    Cecilia Gutierrez again set the pace for the Lady Dons, running 22nd with a time of 23:34. Her closest teammate was Genevieve Atencio (29th, 24:23). Atencio returned after missing the Jemez meet.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 26, 2012

    • Robertson boys vs. Peñasco, 4 p.m., RHS field

    • Memorial Middle School at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Española, 4 p.m., Española
    • Robertson girls vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., TBA
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Española Valley, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B) at Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Santa Rosa

  • East exploring food options

    Las Vegas City Schools officials have been inundated with complaints about the quality of food served to students in recent weeks, and now the district is looking at bringing in a contractor to handle school meals for its high school and middle school.

    Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez informed the school board last week that the district will explore the possibility of outsourcing the food service program for both Memorial Middle School and Robertson High School.

  • Busy Weekend
  • 3 properties declared nuisances

    Three residential properties owned by William Mora have been declared dangerous nuisances by the City Council, but members of the governing body voted Wednesday to give Mora 60 days to cleanup the properties.

    The properties are at 406 11th Street, 1305 Eighth Street and 1020 Jackson Street. Las Vegas enforcement officer Daniel Edwards told the council that he has been trying to get Mora to clean up the properties since January, but little progress has been made.

  • In Brief - Local News - Sept. 24, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Clues sought on disappearance

    Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to an arrest or conviction in the case of a woman who disappeared from her mother’s home in June.
    Cindy Rivera was reported missing on June 30.
    “It appears that Cindy was taken against her will,” authorities state in a news release issued this week. “No further information is available, and Cindy’s whereabouts are still unknown.”

  • Mayor’s ball on tap for Saturday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Department of Music will present a medley of songs from Les Miserables at the 3rd Annual Las Vegas Mayor’s Charity Ball this Saturday at the university’s Student Center Ballroom.

    Andre Garcia-Nuthmann, who directs the choral programs at Highlands, is the music director and piano accompanist for the production. Don Evans, speech and theater professor, is the artistic director.

  • Looking Back - News - Sept. 24, 2012

    In 1962

    Monday, Sept. 24 — The call for all Democratic precinct committees was termed successful by observers present. Highlight of the gathering Sunday afternoon was a talk by Ivan J. Hilton, who stressed the importance of politics in the economy of the area. He said that many referred to the term "politics" as a dirty word, but little do they realize that without politics our area would be nil in terms of economics and survival.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 24, 2012

    Community fair slated for Saturday

    A Community Fair hosted by Adolescent and Family Services in partnership with OptumHealth, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. For more information, call Kathy at 454-8151.

  • Weather - Sept. 24, 2012

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind 10-15 mph.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.