Today's News

  • Weather - March 18, 2015

    A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.


  • Que Pasa - March 18, 2015

    • The Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed through Wednesday, March 18 for court software conversation and software training. The court will re-open at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 19.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Word Bird’s New Friend” by Jane Moncure. Free and open to the public.

  • A frightening wake-up call

    Anyone who has doubts that the public education system in New Mexico is in desperate need of reform should read the column written by D’Val Westphal in last Friday’s Albuquerque Journal.

  • Editorial cartoon - March 18, 2015
  • Work of Art: Honor code among players

    One gets cabin fever. It was easy to be stricken by that affliction during last week’s frigid days of winter.

    Outside of the Optic, stalactites and stalagmites grew to about 12 feet. I craved air and sunshine, which I received with a quick walk around nearby Lincoln Park.

  • NMSU teams going dancing

    The Associated Press
    LAWRENCE, Kan.  — Kansas, after winning its 11th straight regular-season Big 12 Conference title, will open the NCAA Tournament as a No. 2 seed in the Midwest Regional against 15th-seeded New Mexico State.
    The Jayhawks (26-8) will remain close to home when the open tournament play on Friday in Omaha, Nebraska — with a potential matchup against in-state foe Wichita State looming in the third round.

  • Lady Dons take two from SFIS

    Sonya Lujan blasted two home runs in her first two at-bats of the 2015 softball season, and West Las Vegas cruised to the first of two decisive wins over visiting Santa Fe Indian School on an idyllic Monday afternoon at WLV Field.

    Lujan accounted for four runs batted in courtesy of the two home runs, one delivered to each side of the outfield, in a 14-2 win for Lucas Griego’s Lady Dons.

    In the nightcap, West rolled to a 16-6 decision. Both games were called early due to the 10-run mercy rule.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - March 18, 2015

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    • Robertson at St. Michael’s tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas vs. Hope Christian, 4 p.m., WLV field
    • Robertson at St. Michael’s tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    Track and field
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Pojoaque Valley, 3 p.m., Jacona
    • Robertson JV at Los Lunas, 3 p.m., Los Lunas


  • Spring 2015 sports schedule

    Friday, March 20
    LCC at Midland (DH), noon, Midland, Texas
    NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 6 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    Robertson at St. Michael’s tournament, Santa Fe
    Robertson at St. Mike’s tourney, Santa Fe
    West Las Vegas at Pecos tournament, Pecos
    Robertson at Carlsbad, 7:30 a.m., Carlsbad
    NMHU women at Colorado State-Pueblo, Pueblo, Colo.

    Saturday, March 21
    LCC at Midland (DH), noon, Midland, Texas

  • BREAKING: Commission postpones action on nominating replacement for Griego

    Concerns about being in violation of the state’s Open Meetings Act and about not having sufficient time to make a thoughtful decision have prompted the San Miguel County Commission to wait until Friday to nominate someone to fill the vacant Senate District 39 post.

    The county is now soliciting letters of interest from residents of Senate District 39 who want to fill the vacancy.