Today's News

  • Leaders cut ribbon for veterans service center

    While music blared from the annual fiesta from across the river, local leaders cut the ribbon on Saturday for a veterans service center on Douglas Avenue.

    The center will be in the old armory, which was severely damaged in a fire in 1993 and has been sitting vacant ever since.  

    According to a press release, the state appropriated $650,000 for the project three years ago. The city has been the fiscal agent for the money.

  • Ever-popular Fiesta run is Sunday

    Runners (and walkers, too) of all ages will grace the Meadow City on Sunday morning for the Las Vegas Fourth of July Fiesta Memorial Run. And it’s not too late to join in, either.

    Entry fee is $30 adults, $10 children.

    A 5-kilometer walk and 5K run will start at 7 a.m. at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds, and the 10K run will begin at the same time at United World College in Montezuma.

    A 1-mile children’s run begins at 8:15 a.m. behind the Plaza Hotel. Parents and guardians may accompany their youngsters on the course.

  • Letter: Equality not in tax filings

    For the past several years, I have been hearing about “equality” from domestic partnership activists, our governor, and even the director of the Internal Revenue Service. I am in favor of “equality,” especially when it comes to paying income taxes, however, with the legalization of same-sex marriages and domestic partnerships by several states and D.C., the failure of the Internal Revenue Code to recognize these relations has given them an unfair advantage over heterosexual couples.

  • Adult softball

    The following are recent scores and upcoming games from the City of Las Vegas adult softball league.

    Games take place at the city’s Rodriguez Softball Complex.

    Men’s division

    Upcoming games:

    WEDNESday, June 30

    Hackers vs. Buzzards, 6:15 p.m.; The Best vs. DB’s Milkmen, 7:30 p.m.; Tecolote vs. Vegas Boyz, 8:45 p.m.


    1. Hackers        7-0

    2. DB’s Milkmen    4-2

  • Above and Beyond: It's fiesta time

    April Esquibel saw herself as nerdy — and she wanted to change her self-image. So she started competing in pageants.

    The 18-year-old now is Miss Santa Fe and held the titles of Miss Las Vegas 2009 and Hispanic Teen New Mexico 2006. She is this year’s Fiesta queen, with the event taking place this weekend.

  • Adult Softball

    The following are recent scores and upcoming games from the City of Las Vegas adult softball league.

    Games take place at the city’s Rodriguez Softball Complex.

    Men’s division

    Recent scores:

    MONday, June 28

    Tecolote 42, Louisville Chuggers 24; Dream Team 16, Vegas Boyz 7; DB’s Milkmen 25, Blaze 10

    Upcoming games:

    MONday, JuLY 5

    Tecolote vs. Dream Team, 6:15 p.m.; DB’s Milkmen vs. Buzzards, 7:30 p.m.; Vegas Boyz vs. Blaze, 8:45 p.m.

  • County changes panel after criticism

    The San Miguel County Commission this week decided to change the composition of its oil gas task force after some contended that it was heavily weighted toward the industry.

    County officials said they wanted to change the makeup of the 10-member task force after they received disclosure forms from applicants.

    In April, the commission formed the task force to make recommendations for an ordinance that would deal specifically with oil and gas drilling. No requests for drilling are pending, but there are some in neighboring counties.

  • RHS probation kept quiet

    Diehard Robertson High School football fans know that the team won the state championship in 2005 and 2006.

    But it wasn’t publicly known that the New Mexico Activities Association placed the football program on probation for two years.

    The information came out in a lawsuit filed this week by victims in the sexual assaults during a football camp in August 2008. It was included to demonstrate alleged incompetence and negligence in the program.

    Three school board members interviewed this week said they had no idea about the probation.

  • Vegas man gets 10th DWI

    A Las Vegas man was charged with his 10th DWI over the weekend, with an officer’s having to place a spike strip to stop him, state police said.

    Michael Benavidez, 49, 2328 N. Gonzales St., was charged with aggravated DWI, driving on a suspended or revoked license, evading an officer and having an open container of alcohol.

  • Little League

    The following are recent results and upcoming games for Little League.

    LVLL games take place at Keyes Park off Mills Avenue.

    Recent results:

    TUESday, June 29

    Las Vegas minors (tournament): Red Sox d. Dodgers, Diamondbacks d. Padres, Cardinals d. Mariners, Cubs d. Rockies

    WEDNESday, June 30

    Las Vegas minors (tournament): Red Sox d. Diamondbacks, Cardinals d. Cubs

    Upcoming games:

    FRIday, JuLY 2

    Las Vegas minors (tournament final): Red Sox vs. Cardinals, 6:30 p.m.