Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 9, 2012
  • Work of Art - Highlands’ big event

    Volunteerism is alive and well in Las Vegas. Just ask Sharon Caballero.
    Several months ago, she set out to create a celebration of Jim Fries’ five years as president of Highlands University. A former Highlands president herself who now runs the university’s foundation, she saw it as an opportunity to celebrate a lot of accomplishments under Fries and to raise money for a good and timely cause — scholarships.

  • Lady Dons split with No. 1 Rams

    Ranked third in the state among Class 3A softball teams, West Las Vegas went toe to toe with the No. 1 Portales Rams on Thursday and came away with a mostly satisfying split.

    Lady Don errors proved costly in a 10-4 game one loss. After spotting Portales a 2-0 lead in the first inning, West came back and pulled within one.

    But miscues allowed the Rams to pull away.

    WLV ace Marrissa Cordova struck out 10 and held Portales to three hits but allowed five walks.

  • West sweeps Sundevils in dramatic style

    “Maybe the baseball gods are finally starting to smile down on us,” shrugged West Las Vegas coach Dean Gallegos after his team pulled off a dramatic 5-4 comeback win in extra innings against Class 4A Española Valley on Thursday afternoon.

    The Dons, who also went on to a messy 9-1 win over the Sundevils in game two of a doubleheader at WLV Field, are rated ninth in the state as they prepare to meet up again with crosstown rival Robertson this Tuesday.

  • Isotopes open 10th season

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    If the Opening Day roster is any indication, the 2012 Albuquerque Isotopes are shaping up to be an offensive juggernaut, with established Triple-A sluggers Jerry Sands and Trent Oeltjen combining with up-and-coming stars Scott Van Slyke and Alex Castellanos, among others, for one of the most prodigious Opening Day offenses in team history.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aprl 9, 2012

    • LCC at University of the Southwest JV (DH), noon, Hobbs
    • Robertson at Jaguar Invite, 9 a.m., Santa Fe

    • LCC at University of the Southwest JV (DH), noon, Hobbs

    • LCC at University of the Southwest JV (DH), noon, Hobbs


  • Police warn of invasions

    Two men armed with a crowbar and a handgun reportedly showed up at a home on the 500 block of Old National Road Tuesday morning pretending to need help.

    “They were claiming they needed help for some reason ... and that’s what they used to get the homeowners to actually open the door and come out to them or let them in,” state police Lt. Craig Martin said.

    The couple inside the home, however, had a weapon of their own, and they used it to scare the suspects off, Martin said.

  • Second Chances

    Five horses, five teenage boys and one incredible project.

    Fifteen-year-olds Raymond Martinez, Seth Eschaugh, Joaquin Lucero, Roger Montaño and Paul Garcia have different backgrounds, but they’ve had one common goal since October: to break-in a horse while improving their own lives as part of “Project Hope.”

    Later this month, they’ll get to see the results of their work and dedication.

    Their horses will be put up for sale as part of the local Ride to Pride organization’s “Project Hope Colt Sale.”

  • Member ousted from P&Z board

    The Planning & Zoning commissioner who illegally parked a manufactured home on his daughter’s property has been ousted from the commission.

  • New refuge step closer to reality

    After months of studying the idea, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to move forward with plans to establish a new wildlife refuge in Mora County.

    And it wants to use that new refuge to anchor a much larger conservation area in the Rio Mora watershed in Mora, San Miguel and Colfax counties.