Today's News

  • Oil and Gas Issues - Impacts on emergency response, roads

    Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of articles addressing issues associated with oil and gas development in San Miguel County. The articles were written by participants in PROTECT San Miguel county, a local all-volunteer grass-roots organization. The group has been working with the county’s oil and gas task force for three years, has toured several existing oil and gas producing facilities, and has been collecting extensive research on the issues. More information is at http://PROTECTsmc.org

  • Double trouble - Mora’s Chavez brothers to reunite at NMHU

    MORA — When New Mexico Highlands University cross country coach Bob DeVries embarked on a mission to bring Mora standout Alonzo Chavez to the fold, he had help from probably the best recruiter available — Alonzo’s older brother Henrique.

    Henrique Chavez, himself a former state champion distance runner for the Mora Rangers, will be a senior at NMHU this coming fall. He’s emerged over the last couple years as a leader on the Highlands men’s team.

  • NMHU track on honor roll

    Four New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team members have earned recognition on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s all-academic teams.

  • Robbers debut in Roswell

    Las Vegas Train Robbers baseball began its inaugural season with an 8-2 loss Tuesday night in Roswell.
    The Invaders broke a short-lived 2-2 deadlock with five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and added an insurance score in the seventh.
    Las Vegas starting pitcher Edison Alvarez was solid enough, going five and one-third innings and striking out six. He allowed three earned runs on seven hits and a walk.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 17, 2013

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Roswell, 7 p.m., Roswell
    • Class 2A state tournament final, noon, Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Class 3A state tournament semifinals, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Cleveland High, Rio Rancho
    • La Plaza Little League game (see schedule on Page B3 for all upcoming Little League games)
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    • Class 2A state tournament final, 2 p.m., UNM Field, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League games

  • East to end year in black

    Las Vegas City Schools has had a run of good luck in recent weeks.  

    Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez said that in late April she received a letter that helped solve the district’s budget woes. The letter informed the district it had been approved for E-rate funding since last July.

    The approved funding is for roughly $300,000 and will help eliminate the district’s shortfall for this fiscal year, which ends June 30.

  • Celebrating success
  • Wife of ex-judge resigns

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    The wife of retired District Judge Eugenio Mathis has resigned her court clerk supervisor’s position with the 4th Judicial District, according to court records.

    Michelle Pino-Mathis resigned for “personal reasons” effective April 26, according to a May 7 letter issued by the court in response to a public records request submitted by the Optic in March.

  • FBI agent charged with wife’s slaying

    The Associated Press

    STAFFORD, Va. — An FBI agent in Stafford County is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of his estranged wife.

    The Free Lance-Star  reports that Arthur “Art” Gonzales told dispatchers he killed 42-year-old Julia Serna Gonzales in self-defense when he says she attacked him with a knife. Both Gonzales and his wife had ties to Las Vegas.

    The 43-year-old defendant surrendered to authorities on Friday and is being held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bail.

  • Looking Back - May 15, 2013

    In 1963