Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 23, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - The best presents are given freely, not bought

    Christmas brings out the best and worst of our way of life.

    Crass consumerism runs rampant this time of year, as if owning things equates to happiness. If that were the case, then why are there so many miserable rich people?

    Sure, it’s the season of giving, but it’s also for getting. People go into debt to buy things for those they love and are close to, and then they go into debt a little more to buy that special something for themselves. You know you do. I do too.

  • Hoops in the valley - Lady Dons make quick work of Bernalillo

    Ten Lady Dons scored at least two points apiece — seven players in the opening quarter — as West Las Vegas routed Bernalillo 74-26 on Tuesday night.

    The game was held at Valley Middle School’s Griego Gym, part of what has become an annual occurrence.

  • Junior Hackers hitting stride

    Together as a team for only a year and a half, the Las Vegas Junior Hackers 14-and-under travel baseball squad recently captured the gold first-place trophy at the Toys for Tots tournament in Carlsbad.

    The championship rounded out a productive autumn for the Hackers, who placed second in similar USSSA events in Amarillo and El Paso. They also competed in an Albuquerque tournament, although they did not place.

    The team is coached by Roy Pacheco, who said he’s “amazed” by how well the players have progressed in a limited time together.

  • Bowls galore

    By Ralph D. Russo
    The Associated Press
    Every bowl game is special in its own way and for the third straight year we are here with a reason to watch each and every one. And to pick the winners, which may also provide a reason to watch. Strictly for entertainment purposes, of course. (Part two of a series.)

    FRIDAY, DEC. 23

    Bahamas Bowl in Nassau
    Eastern Michigan (plus 4) vs. Old Dominion, 11 a.m. (ESPN)

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 23, 2016

    No local varsity events scheduled

    No local varsity events scheduled

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    No local varsity events scheduled

    • Stu Clark Tournament: Atrisco Heritage vs. Sandia Prep, 1 p.m.; Moriarty vs. St. Pius X, 2:30 p.m.; Robertson vs. Cobre, 6 p.m.; West Las Vegas vs. Bernalillo, 7:30 p.m.; all games at Wilson Complex

  • City police re-accredited

    The New Mexico Law Enforcement Professional Standards Council has re-accredited the Las Vegas Police Department, signaling that the local police force continues to follow best law enforcement practices.  

    “To be re-accredited is a major accomplishment for our department,” Las Vegas Police Chief Juan Montaño said Tuesday. “It benefits not only the city of Las Vegas as an organization but also the citizens because we will be operating off of best practices.”

  • And a big ho-ho-ho: Cyclists brighten yuletide

    Members of the Los Hermanos Motorcycle Club provided more than 700 toys to children for the 37th year on Saturday.

    It is part of the bikers’ Toys for Tots drive. The organization raised about $6,000 to purchase the toys.

    Sponsors for the event included the Eagles, Elks, Southwest Capital Bank, Rincones Presbyterian Credit Union, Plaza Hotel, Daylight Donuts and Popular Dry Goods. 

  • Catholic church denounces ‘food tax’ idea

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    A proposal to reinstate a food tax in New Mexico is drawing strong opposition from the Roman Catholic church and anti-poverty groups over concerns the plan would raise grocery prices largely on the state’s poor.

  • Wind gusts damage San Antonio roof

    Severe winds on Friday damaged a small portion of the San Antonio Church roof.

    According to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, wind gusts of 63 miles per hour were reported in the Las Vegas area on Friday.

    Father George Salazar said that about three panels of the church’s tin roof flew off as a result of the wind gusts.

    “The portion is being fixed already,” Salazar said. He added that water got into the building.

    “It is going to get fixed … the whole roof did not come off,” Salazar said.