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Today's News

  • Children's author draws a crowd

    New York Times bestselling author, artist and illustrator Jan Brett made a stop in Las Vegas on Saturday, pulling up to West Las Vegas High School in her shinny tour bus.  About 300 people waited her arrival.  Brett said she enjoys traveling by bus, because it gives her the freedom to stop at places off the beaten path from the average author tour.

  • Field Day: West Invitational

    The Frank Herrera Complex officially unveiled its new all-weather track for a first competition on Saturday.  As it turned out, the “all-weather” part was put to an immediate test. Saturday saw brisk breezes chill the early morning, when the West Las Vegas Track and Field Invitational began. This was followed by smatterings of light rain and even snowfall, interspersed with fleeting periods of sunshine and relative warmth.

  • Veterans project under way

    Renovation of the old armory on Douglas Avenue has begun, and local officials hope to make it a center for veterans. The armory, which is next to the Las Vegas City Schools administration building, was severely damaged in a fire in 1993.

  • Highlands' teams split

    New Mexico Highlands split the first half of a series in baseball and softball over the weekend in Nebraska. Friday at Nebraska-Kearney, Jason Carr smashed two home runs to help the 12th-ranked Cowboys (19-6, 9-3) break the host Lopers’ eight-game win streak 9-6.

  • Letter: A nationwide crisis in our schools

    I’m sure you’ve seen and read many news reports lately regarding the crisis our schools are facing nationally and locally. The lack of money to support our current educational system is most often the major concern. Approximately $98 billion in stimulus funding was provided states to support education throughout the nation. New Mexico also received support from the stimulus monies. When the stimulus monies run out this next year, some states are projecting a meltdown of schools and universities.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    I am writing this thank you letter to the people of  Las Vegas who have kept me in their prayers. I suffered a number of strokes and have cancer (in remission) and a terrible fall which required a number of procedures from Dr. Mario Leyba and Dr. Salman Malik. I wish to thank these wonderful doctors and their staff, Cynthia Ridgeway and Frances Morales, for their care and professionalism. Thank you also to Dr.

  • As It Is: Endorsement's effect unclear

    Last week, San Miguel County Commissioner June Garcia ran an advertisement in our newspaper. In it, she announced that her four colleagues on the commission had endorsed her re-election bid. 

  • Cardinal netters take Carlsbad

    Youth hasn’t hurt Robertson’s tennis teams too much this year. The Cardinal boys followed a 6-3 win at New Mexico Military with a tournament title in Carlsbad over the weekend. And the Lady Cards placed third in the Carlsbad event after also beating NMMI in Roswell. Coach Juan Carlos Fulgenzi’s bunch edged El Paso Jefferson 52 points to 50 for first place in an eight-team tourney.  Amadeo Lopez won at No. 3 singles, beating Donnie Rodriguez of Carlsbad 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 in the final. The Cards also got a title at No.

  • West Las Vegas Invitational team results

    Boys 1. Hope  Christian 2. Robertson 3. Tucumcari 3. St. Mike’s 5. Santa Rosa 6. Taos 7. West Las Vegas 8. Raton 9. Peñasco 10. Springer 11. Pecos 12. Mora 13. Roy 14. McCurdy 15. Logan 16. Maxwell 16. Mesa Vista   Girls 1. Hope  Christian 2. Robertson 3. St.

  • Editorial: Why fire Jim Abreu?

    More than a week ago, the majority of the West Las Vegas school board voted against renewing Superintendent Jim Abreu’s employment contract. No reasons were given for this decision.  In our perspective, Abreu did a good job as superintendent. He has been effective in building improvements at various schoos. During the last year of declining revenue, he has worked to make sure budget cuts have the least impact possible on employees, knowing that layoffs kill morale. And he has changed the culture for the better at the top levels of the West administration.