Today's News

  • Looking Back - Oct. 17, 2011

    In 1911

  • Looking Ahead - Oct. 17, 2011

    Cannon meeting is Tuesday

    Air Force officials will take public comment from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Highlands’ Kennedy Lounge, 905 University Avenue, on the proposed low altitude training area.

  • Weather - Oct. 17, 2011

    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.

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

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

    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

    • 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.).