Today's News

  • Editorial Roundup

    The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, on states trying to consolidate agencies (June 13) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin spent time during the 2011 legislative session asking lawmakers to approve cost-saving consolidation measures. She wasn’t alone. A number of governors took the same course this year as they sought to deal with budgets considerably smaller than in years past. As was the case in Oklahoma, results were mixed. ...

  • NMAA chief Tripp to leave post

    Gary Tripp, a Las Vegas native, has announced he is stepping down from his position as executive director of the New Mexico Activities Association, the organization that governs sports and a number of other extracurricular activities in high schools across the state.

    Tripp, who succeeded Dan Salzwedel in March 2004, said his planned departure is effective at the conclusion of the 2011-12 school year.

  • Big Bad Brian


  • Local sportscasters win award

    When fans of West Las Vegas’ football and basketball teams can’t make it to their favorite teams’ games, Richard Tripp and Gary Chavez are there to say, “No problem — we’ve got you covered.”

    Tripp and Chavez recently earned the New Mexico Broadcasters Association award for Sports Play by Play of the Year in recognition of their sportscasting on KNMX-AM 540 in the year 2010-11.

    The NMBA announced awards last week but made them official on June 10.

  • Barrel racer among leaders at CNFR

    Through Wednesday night, Sammi Lane remained within striking distance of a national championship in barrel racing at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo.

    Lane, a junior at New Mexico Highlands University, was in fourth place in the event standings through three rounds of competition. Only the final round remained to be played out as the weeklong CNFR nears its conclusion on Saturday.

  • Debut a success
  • Go Fish - June 17, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, June 14

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 0.51 cfs. Fishing is reported as good when using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports June 17, 2011

    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    • La Plaza Little League  championships, 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park


  • FYI - Sports

    Ladies, summer is here so get in the swing with a fun and informative golf clinic.

  • Mora County Notebook: Carnival comes to Mora

    Are you ready to have a good time?” asks Bev, the friendly lady at the ticket booth, as she looks down at the eager faces of the children coming up to her booth for the  parents to buy tickets to the carnival. Then she raises her eyes to the adult and asks, “How may I help you?”

    No difference how she feels — she has a smiling face and a friendly demeanor. She is the first person customers see as they enter the carnival.