Today's News

  • Students argue issues, but still show respect

    Back in the 1930s, a teacher at a small school in the South told his students they could compete with anyone if they learned the proper skills.

    Teacher Melvin Tolson’s students came from historically black Wiley College in the time when Jim Crow laws were common, and lynch mobs were a pervasive fear for black men and women in the United States.

    Eight decades later, a movie staring Denzel Washington was made based on Tolson, his debate team and their efforts to get on an equal footing with whites in a segregated nation. 

  • Editorial: Empower, don't just spend

    We expect the Las Vegas City Council to scrutinize all expenses — whatever the funding source. Last week, the council, to its credit, did just that.

    A majority voted down a request from the public housing authority to pay up to $5,700 to a consultant to form a residents council. Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron questioned why the city’s staff couldn’t form such a committee.

  • Little League

    The following are recent scores and upcoming baseball, softball and tee-ball games for La Plaza Little League and Las Vegas Little League.

    La Plaza games take place at Rodriguez Park off Grant Street; Las Vegas games at Keyes Park off Mills Avenue.

    Recent scores:


    Las Vegas majors: Yankees 8, Mets 5

    Las Vegas minors: Red Sox 16, Padres 3


    Las Vegas majors: Reds 11, Rockies 10

    Interleague majors baseball: La Plaza A’s 4, Pecos A 2; La Plaza Dodgers 10, Pecos B 1

  • Letter: All sides should have input

    I moved to New Mexico 35 years ago. The clean air, wildlife, earth, people and culture make this a most beautiful place to live. Now the oil and gas industry wants to move in and ruin our home.

  • City launches cleanup efforts

    City officials say they are working on cleaning up the community in a number of ways.

    Recently, a majority of city employees took part in a cleanup, and they picked up more than 12 tons of trash around town.

    At a recent City Council meeting, City Manager Timothy Dodge said the city plans to keep in place for the time being a moratorium on fees collected at the solid waste transfer station.

  • 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 off Grant Street.

    Men’s division

    THURSday, June 3

    The Best 21, Dream Team 10; Vegas Boyz 10, Buzzards 2; Blaze 32, Louisville Chuggers 6

    Monday, June 7

    Buzzards 17, The Best 12; Hackers 25, Tecolote 12

    Upcoming games:

    Wednesday, June 9

  • Editorial: Distancing herself

    If Democrat Diane Denish wants to be elected governor in the November general election, she likely will have to make a strong statement against Gov. Bill Richardson’s practice of awarding top jobs and lucrative contracts to his campaign contributors and buddies. She certainly didn’t do that in her campaign stop in Las Vegas last week.

  • Local man's conviction upheld

    The state Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of an area man convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

    The high court reversed a previous Court of Appeals decision for the case of Lloyd Lucero, 27.

    The Court of Appeals had ordered a new trial on the grounds that a requested self-defense instruction was not given to the jury by presiding Judge Eugenio Mathis, according to the district attorney’s office.

  • Letter: Business manager shouldn't get more

    This letter is in response to the May 24 story regarding the West Las Vegas budget and the business manager. Boy, she sure has nerve demanding a 28 percent increase in salary. ...

    Why should the whole West Las Vegas staff have to settle for a zero percent increase — people who, incidently, have been with the schools for years — while she sits back and enjoys a $20,000 pay increase? Just who does she think she is?

  • Cops moved to code enforcement

    The Las Vegas Police Department has transferred two of its officers to code enforcement, where they will focus on parking and animal control violations.

    The police recently took over code and animal control enforcement from the city Community Development Department.

    Police Chief Gary Gold said the code officers’ shifts will include nights and weekends. He said the department had divided the city into six sectors for enforcement.