Today's News

  • Shakeup at East schools

    Aylene Romero-Griego is out as as principal of Paul D. Henry Elementary. Same goes for Robertson High Principal Eddie King and Memorial Middle School Principal Manny Lucero, who learned this week that someone else had been chosen to head those schools.

    The administrative shakeup at the Las Vegas City Schools district was announced Tuesday evening by interim superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez.

  • Two city workers on paid leave

    Two city of Las Vegas employees have been placed on paid leave as a result of the May 18 trench collapse that left two men dead.

    City Attorney Dave Romero stressed that the paid leave isn’t disciplinary action.

  • Honoring Tijerina

    He led the June 5, 1967, raid on the Tierra Amarilla Courthouse in northern Rio Arriba County that garnered national and even international attention and helped put the land grant struggle on the map.

    On Wednesday, a frail Reies Lopez Tijerina was in the spotlight again, this time in Las Vegas where he discussed his brush with history 44 years ago and where he was celebrated for his contributions to the Chicano Movement during a series of events.

  • Tragic end to a life

    The shock and sorrow spread throughout my beloved Mora County like a tsunami this week. John Harrington, our dear friend and neighbor to many, was tragically killed while riding his bicycle on N.M. 105 on Monday.

    A service will be held for him at 2 p.m. today (Friday) at the Pendaries Community Center. John, 49, was bicycling westbound on the road two or three miles east of Pendaries at about 5:30 p.m. when a vehicle driven by Calvin Postoak — a Fort Worth, Texas, man who lives part-time in Pendaries — struck him.

  • 15 counties declared drought disasters

    The Associated Press

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 15 counties in New Mexico as natural disaster areas, making them eligible for federal assistance to deal with drought, high winds and wildfires.

    The counties under the declaration are Chaves, Catron, Curry, DeBaca, Doña Ana, Eddy, Grant, Hidalgo, Lea, Luna, Otero, Quay, Roosevelt, Sierra, and Socorro. The counties of Cibola, Guadalupe, Harding, Lincoln, San Miguel, Torrance, Union and Valencia are also eligible for assistance due to their proximity to the other counties.

  • Couple facing abuse charges

    Employees at the Santa Fe Red Lobster Restaurant feared the worst on Monday when they saw a Las Vegas couple they suspected of being intoxicated leaving with a baby in a red Mustang.

    While at the restaurant, the couple had a hard time keeping their eyes open, their server told police. She offered to call them a cab, but they refused.

  • Massive Ariz. fire nears resort town

    The Associated Press

    SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. — Fire crews working feverishly Wednesday night managed to protect most of a mountain resort town threatened by a massive wildfire in eastern Arizona.

    Federal officials released an updated size of the blaze based on better mapping. The fire has scorched 525 square miles, mostly in ponderosa pine forest, down from 607 square miles reported Wednesday. It remained the second-largest fire in Arizona’s history.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

  • Looking Ahead

    Local poet’s book signing is Sunday

     Local poet Bob Johnston will read from and sign his book “At the Rim” — a book of poems — at 2 p.m. on  Sunday, June 12, at Tome on the Range.

  • Weather - June 10, 2011

    Sunny, with a high near 81. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind 15-20 mph, becoming east 5-10 mph.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 10-20 mph, becoming south. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 50.