Today's News

  • State hoops updates

    Updates from the state basketball tournaments:

    West Las Vegas girls 65, Socorro 43, final. Lady Dons play Robertson 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Pit in 4A quarterfinals.
    Robertson girls 51, St. Mike's 36, final. Lady Cardinals play West Las Vegas 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Pit in 4A quarterfinals.
    Pecos girls 48, Loving 65, final. Lady Panthers eliminated, finish 20-8.
    Mora girls 52, Ramah 36, final. Rangerettes play top-ranked Tatum 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at Bernalillo High in 2A quarterfinals.


  • Chamber shuts doors — for one day

    It came as a notice in social media Thursday morning: the Las Vegas San Miguel Chamber of Commerce is officially closed.

    But the closure lasted one day as officials from the chamber and the city of Las Vegas were finally able to agree to  allow the chamber to continue its operations.

    “I made the decisions yesterday (Thursday) to close the doors because of our budget,” chamber board chair Regina DeNardo-Sena said during a telephone interview Friday morning.

  • Fourteen DWI charges - Vegas man back in legal trouble

    James Romero, 57, of the 400 block of Tecolote Street, has landed his 14th DWI charge. He is also facing a handful of other charges including driving on a revoked license, unregistered vehicle, no proof of insurance, following too closely, and speeding.

    Romero was arrested at his home on Feb. 27 after failing DWI tests conducted by San Miguel County Deputy Eric Esquibel.

    Romero’s Breathalyzer tests calculated a .19 and a .18 — roughly double the presumed level of intoxication for adults in New Mexico (.08 percent).

  • Nationals bound - Quintana punches ticket in 800

    Next stop: Birmingham.

    Jayme Quintana, a senior on the New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team and a West Las Vegas graduate, has qualified for the NCAA Division II indoor nationals in the 800-meter run.

    Nationals are set for this coming week, March 9-11, in Birmingham, Ala.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Women’s work under way

    By Beth Urech

    Remember that childhood saying, “Men may work from sun to sun; women’s work is never done.”  Let’s amend that to read: “Women’s work has now begun.”

    In the last few weeks, I have been struck by the women I’m meeting and the work they are doing. Please men, don’t stop reading. You know I like men, especially my male readers, but for now let me tell you about women whose passion for social justice is making a difference in New Mexico.

  • Weather - March 5, 2017


    HIGH 65° / LOW 37°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Windy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon.
    6:25 a.m. to 6 p.m.


    HIGH 57° / LOW 26°
    Sunny, with a high near 57. Windy. Monday night — mostly clear, with a low around 26. Breezy.
    6:24 a.m. to 6:01 p.m.


  • Nigerian scholar to speak at women’s day event

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Nigerian sociology scholar Chine Onuegbu will talk on Wednesday about the Nigerian girls from Chibok who were kidnapped in 2014 by the extremist group Boko Haram.

    Onuegbu, a Bartos Institute Fellow at the United World College – USA, will deliver the keynote address at Highlands University’s International Women’s Day Celebration. Her research focuses on social justice, information literacy, conflict studies, and environmental sustainability.

  • Senior Lunch Menu — March 5, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for March 6 to March 10.

    Breakfast: Potato and egg burrito with cheese, and salsa
    Lunch: Chicken fajitas, salsa, Spanish rice, corn, and pumpkin muffin

    Breakfast: Cereal, and bagel with cream cheese
    Lunch: Lasagna, green beans, garden salad, garlic bread, and mixed fruit

    Breakfast: Pancakes, sausage, yogurt, and orange

  • Que Pasa - March 5, 2017

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Was it another campaign speech?

    Editor’s note: The following editorial excerpt is from the Dallas Morning News, published March 1.

    President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress Tuesday was one of his better moments since his election. It marked a welcome change of tone since his inauguration just weeks ago, when he painted such a dark, insular picture of America and its role in the world.