Today's News

  • Weather

    Sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 27. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 63. Windy, with southwest wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Mostly clear and breezy at night, with a low around 33.

    Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 63. Partly cloudy and breezy at night, with a low around 31.

  • FYI

    New Mexico has retained its place as the most Hispanic state in the union — and Hispanics were responsible for most of the state’s growth between 2000 and 2010. U.S. Census figures show that the state grew to 2 million, and 78 percent of the increase was among Hispanics. Hispanics made up more than 42 percent of the state’s population in 2000. That’s now more than 46 percent.

  • High-speed chase leads to charges

    A Las Vegas man was arrested and jailed after he allegedly led police on a high-speed chase Friday night.

    Paul S. Trujillo, 23, of the 300 block of Moreno Street, is charged with aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, false imprisonment, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, reckless driving, driving with a suspended or revoked license and seven counts of failure to stop.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 23, 2011
  • The city and the acequias

    Remember when the Las Vegas Community Water Board was formed a few years ago? One of the reasons given for its need was that the varying interests needed to resolve their differences without lawyers, and a non-governmental entity would be more likely to accomplish that.

    To that end, give the water board credit for its role in resolving the differences between the city and the Storrie Lake Water Users Association. A mutually beneficial agreement was reached in 2009.

  • Work of Art: Enough wire to gift-wrap Texas

    “There sure wuzzn’t a shortage of baling wire on the farm where you grew up, Trujillo.”
    There are many things one can say about this, not the least of which is that, for me, there was no farm to grow up on. I’m a Las Vegas city slicker.

    Baling wire? Oh, you mean that two-story pile behind the barn? Those tons of metal wrought by decades of having hay loaded on to the loft in the barn?

    Let me explain:

  • Wedding bells
  • Que Pasa - March 23, 2011

    • “SLIDE-Ireland” — Celtic music from Ireland, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23 at NMHU’s llfeld Auditorium. Ticket prices: General admission: $10, NMHU students with valid I.D.’s: free and local band/choir students: free. Advance tickets on sale from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at KEDP radio station, studio 103 on the NMHU campus for more information, contact Donna Martinez at martinezda@nmhu.edu or 454-3238.

  • Locals go the distance

    Dramatic tape-measure shots played a key role in strong performances by the Robertson and West Las Vegas baseball teams this past weekend.

    The Cardinals captured a championship in a St. Michael’s tournament with wins over Española, Capital and Valencia — all Class 4A schools — in Santa Fe.

    And the Dons came back from a close defeat to Hope Christian by beating Kirtland Central and Cobre to take fifth place in the Aztec tournament.

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  • Bradley says she needed break

    While she acknowledges that her team’s early exit from this year’s state tournament was a disappointment, Aunna Bradley said her resignation from the Robertson girls’ basketball job she’d held for nearly a decade was in the works well before that.

    “I’ve been thinking about it for a few years,” she said. “I’m just tired ... I love basketball, and I don’t want it to get to the point that I don’t.”