Today's News

  • Alta Vista opens cardiovascular care department

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital and Cardiac Care Consultants announce the opening of a new department dedicated to cardiovascular patients.  

    Cardiovascular Outpatient Services was slated to begin seeing patients on Monday, according to a news release from the hospital. The new department will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and located at 104 Legion Drive in Las Vegas.

  • City retreat
  • In Brief - News - April 5, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Woman killed with ax
    A man accused of shooting and wounding a southern New Mexico sheriff’s deputy during a struggle at a hospital was charged Monday in the ax killing of a woman whose head was nearly severed.

    An arrest warrant and criminal complaint filed in Lincoln County Magistrate Court charged Andrew Poteet Magill, 25, with murder in the killing late Saturday of Mary Ann Moorhouse at a ranch about 10 miles east of the city of Ruidoso Downs.

  • Raising money for scholarships
  • Art show preparations
  • Weather - April 5, 2017


    HIGH 56° / LOW 30°
    Sunny, with a high near 56. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Wednesday night — mostly clear, with a low around 30.
    6:41 a.m. to 7:26 p.m.


    HIGH 64° / LOW 35°
    Sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
    Thursday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 35.
    6:40 a.m. to 7:27 p.m.

  • Que Pasa - April 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.


    7 p.m.
    The monthly board meeting of the El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association will meet at 49 Mira Sol Road in the Ojitos Frios Ranches subdivision. The meeting is open to the public.


    5:30 p.m.

  • Solve health care problem

    The following editorial was published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on March 31.

    The rationale heard repeatedly in Congress from Minnesota Rep. Jason Lewis and others during the debate over the Republican health reform plan boiled down to this: We should vote for this bill because we made a campaign promise to repeal Obamacare.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 5, 2017
  • Work of Art: Having and losing a Friend

    I don’t have any friends. True, there are many acquaintances, lots of colleagues, classmates, neighbors, co-workers, primos and primas, but no friends.

    At least not anymore. The only person I believe was my Friend died last week.