Today's News

  • Calling it a Day

    Wallace “Wally” Sanchez won’t miss the early mornings, or the parades, or the evening football and basketball games that have more often than not monopolized his time for decades.

    What he will miss is working with students, who have taken to calling him “Sanch” over the years.

    After 32 years of nurturing the musical talents of area students, Sanchez has retired from his position as Robertson High School’s music director.

  • City water storage hits critical level

    Continuing severe drought conditions in northern New Mexico have prompted the State Engineer’s Office to ask area acequia users to get off the river so the city can replenish its storage, and the conditions are also forcing the Santa Fe National Forest to go to Stage 2 restrictions beginning this Friday.

    The new rotation schedule for the Gallinas River went into effect on Monday.

  • Man gets 10 years for 2009 shooting

    A Las Vegas man who admitted to shooting a man outside a Grand Avenue bar in 2009 has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, District Attorney Richard Flores announced last week.

    Gary Esquibel, 24, will also be on parole for two years.

    He pleaded guilty in October to charges of shooting from a motor vehicle causing great bodily harm, trafficking cocaine, and two counts of tampering with evidence.

    A third evidence tampering charge and a charge of attempted murder were dismissed by prosecutors, according to online court records.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Friday, June 9 — Running at the rate of fifty miles an hour, Santa Fe train No. 3, the crack California Limited, collided with a work engine on the main line near Domingo, N.M., this morning at 10:14 o’clock. Engineer A. W. Green of the crew of the work engine was fatally injured and died before being removed from the scene of the wreck. Engineer George Selover of the crew of the engine drawing the limited, was badly injured... All of the injured trainmen, with the exception of Conductor Clark, are residents of Las Vegas.

  • Looking Ahead

    Farmers Market open twice a week

    It’s that time of year again. The Tri-County Farmers Market is open from 7 a.m. until sellout on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Sixth Street and University.

  • Weather - June 8, 2011

    Sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a west wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a west wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Clear and breezy at night, with a low around 53.

    Sunny, with a high near 87. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 51.

  • FYI - News

    Carnegie Public Library is now registering young readers for the Summer Reading Program. Registration forms may be picked up at the library. Independent reading is ongoing, and participants will meet at 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays at Carnegie Library Park. Regular Story Time on Wednesdays will resume in August. For more information, contact Carnegie Library at 426-3304.

  • Que Pasa - June 8, 2011


    • “El Tigre” Reies Lopez Tijerina returns to Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 8, 10 a.m. to noon — academic panel discussion, Ilfeld Auditorium; noon to 3:30 p.m., community celebration, Plaza Park; 4:30 p.m to 6 p.m., the People’s History of El Norte mural dedication, Old Safeway parking lot. All events free and open to the public. Sponsored by Casa de Cultura, City of Las Vegas, New Mexico Highlands University and Alianza del Norte.

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  • Lessons yet to learn

    As the murals go up celebrating The People’s History of El Norte, it’s hard to imagine a better guest for the occasion than Reies Lopez Tijerina, a dynamic leader of the Chicano Movement during the second half of last century. His personal history coincides with “the people’s history” in a way that gives added meaning to the day’s events.