Today's News

  • Court fight looms on redistricting

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democrats in the Legislature headed Thursday toward a veto showdown with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez over proposals for changing the boundaries of New Mexico’s districts for elective offices.

    If no redistricting plan is enacted, the fight likely will shift to the courts in the coming months and a judge could end up drawing new district boundaries.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 23, 2011

    In 1911

    Monday, Sept. 25 — Amid harmony and good feeling the Republican county convention was brought to a close late Saturday afternoon following the endorsement of Secundino Romero as the choice of San Miguel County Republicans for governor of the new state and the selection of thirty splendid delegates to the Republican state convention, which will be held in Las Vegas on Thursday of this week.

  • Looking Ahead - Sept. 23, 2011

    Wildlife Refuge concert is Sunday

    Concert for the Birds and Kids Fun Day at the Refuge from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Las Vegas Wildlife Refuge Headquarters east of Las Vegas. This is a free event and will feature Las Vegas City Schools’ Mariachi Cardenal Infantil under the direction of Gary Sena.

  • Weather - Sept. 23, 2011

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5-10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 46. Southeast wind around 5 mph, becoming calm.

    Sunny, with a high near 80. North wind around 5 mph, becoming southwest. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 47.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 46.


  • FYI - News

    About 17 of the city’s fire hydrants will be flow tested today, Sept. 23, as part of an Insurance Services Office inspection of fire protection in the community. The outcome of the inspection affects property insurance rates in the area, and city Fire Chief Phillip Mares said the hydrant testing needs to get done despite the Stage IV water restrictions.

  • Shining bright
  • Super hero day
  • Que Pasa - Sept. 26, 2011


  • Border, immigration issues subjects of conference

    Border and immigration issues are of increasing concern to us all. What are the issues facing families split by the border? Should undocumented migrants have driver’s licenses? What are the implications of people crossing the border? Do we have a responsibility to be informed and involved? What are the laws? What’s the Dream Act? How does immigration affect us in Las Vegas?

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS ... A handful of renewable energy projects in New Mexico will be funded through federal grants and loans, according to a recent Associated Press report. In all, more than 500 agricultural producers and rural small businesses across the country are being awarded funds for renewable energy and efficiency projects, with businesses in Deming, Belen, Roswell and Los Lunas getting a piece of the action.