.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Stu Clark Tourney opens Monday

    For more than half a century, the Stu Clark Tournament has carved out a place for itself among the most cherished northern New Mexico holiday traditions. The anticipated annual boys’ basketball event enters year 55 today, with the first session tipping off at 1 p.m. at New Mexico Highlands University’s Wilson Complex.

     

  • COLUMN: Sensible, sentimental or something

    Growing up in post-World War II, small-town New Mexico left its mark on many of us.

    We watched our mothers and grandmothers saving everything, in advance of running out of or being caught unawares. It didn’t matter that we were on the cusp of the “throw-away” mentality going into the ‘50s — saving, recycling — doesn't matter how you want to euphemize it, it’s the way it was.

  • Pecos boys to meet Cimarron in Tri-City conso final

    The Pecos Panthers are scheduled to meet Cimarron today at 4 for the consolation championship of the Tri-City Tournament.

    A 24-12 third quarter sent Pecos into the loser’s bracket of the Tri-City Friday against Peñasco in a 53-50 loss.

    “They came out intense in the third quarter,” said Panther head coach Clyde Sanchez. “We didn’t respond to their halftime adjustments. We actually gave it away.”

  • Residents help with blood efforts

    It will be a day of celebrating on Jan. 28 at the annual United Blood Services luncheon to honor hundreds of volunteer blood drives coordinators that host blood drives throughout New Mexico.

    Las Vegas will be represented by Chuck Griego, winner of the Outstanding Government Agency award, and Jackie Romero, winner of the Outstanding Collegiate Drive award. Winners were selected from coordinators throughout the state.

    Tribute will be paid to Griego and Romero and other coordinators at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid Hotel.

  • EDITORIAL: Thumbs

    UP thum ...BIG MEN, SOFT HEARTS. The Los Hermanos Motorcycle Club distributed 513 toys for children in its annual and appreciated Toys for Tots drive. Hundreds of children stood in line at Sala de Madrid for the chance to see Santa Claus and receive some brand-new toys; one family, who had fallen victim to a theft in which their presents were taken — got some extra gifts to make their Christmas better.

  • New law targets grafitti in Vegas

    The Las Vegas City Council last week approved an ordinance targeting graffiti. Much of it reflects an existing state law.

    The ordinance makes defacing of another person’s property with a variety of materials, including charcoal, to be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine from $150 to up to $500, court costs, 40 hours of community service and a possible 90 days in jail in addition to payment of restitution for the property damage.

    It is already illegal in the state to do graffiti without the permission of the property owner.

  • COLUMN: Corruption in New Mexico

    SANTA FE — “Corruption is the most enduring tradition in New Mexico’s history.”

    Those are the words of my favorite historian, Dave Clary of Roswell reacting to last week’s column about New Mexico ranking low in a recent study to identify the most corrupt states in the nation.

    USA Today analyzed Department of Justice statistics for the past 10 years to find the states with the most convictions of public officials per 100,000 population.

  • EDITORIAL: The meanings of Christmas

    (Editor’s note: This editorial first appeared on Christmas Day 2007.)

    We don’t think a secular, general circulation newspaper is the place to advance any one religious belief. It isn’t appropriate or even right to push our faith off on good people who believe differently. And, frankly, inclusiveness is consistent with our view that there are many paths to the Truth, and our search isn’t the only way to get there.

  • EDITORIAL: Christmas in jail

    It’s been a full year since Gilberto Reyes has been in the San Miguel County jail. His trial for a charge of distribution of marijuana is set for late February.

    We suppose the players in our local justice system would argue that they are ensuring Reyes’ constitutional right to a speedy trial. We think such a claim is hogwash.

    As we have stated in this space before, we consider this case a huge failure of our justice system. And the blame goes around to all involved — the judge, the prosecutors and the defense attorney.

  • Bikers still giving out toys

    There were lots of smiling faces as kids lined up for toys at the annual Toys for Tots give away sponsored by the Los Hermanos Motorcycle club.

    Club president Gerald Romero said, “We do this as a way to give back to our community. When you see children in line who might not otherwise get a present, that brings a great joy to our hearts — to see the smile on their little faces when they get a toy makes this special. Even though we’re grown men, this is enough to bring us close to tears because of the joy we see all around.”