Today's News

  • Arrest made in July homicide

    Nearly five months after a Las Vegas man was found dead inside his South Pacific apartment, city police have charged the person they believe killed him.

    Daniel M. Sullivan, 26, of the 100 block of Independence, was arrested Monday on a charge of second-degree murder.

    An arrest warrant affidavit filed in San Miguel County Magistrate Court on Friday alleges that the victim, 43-year-old Steven Marquez, had been doing drugs with Sullivan the night he was killed.

  • Nobody’s perfect - Robertson’s unbeaten run ends in title game

    PORTALES — On the verge of an epic achievement made possible by countless hours of work, the Robertson Cardinals found that 24 minutes can make all the difference.

    The RHS football team’s second-half struggles were enough to send the previously undefeated Cardinals down to defeat at Portales on Saturday in the Class 4A state championship football game.

    The Rams (12-1) won 43-14 on their home field, the new Greyhound Stadium they share with Eastern New Mexico.

  • Economists slash revenue projections

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico expects to collect far less revenue this budget year and next than previously forecast as employment, wages and economic growth lag, a group of state economists said Monday.

    The economists from three executive agencies and the Legislature said the state will collect $109 million less during the current budget year than last year.

    The forecast indicates spending is likely to eat through all the state’s reserve funds and require another $69 million if changes are not made.

  • Boy Scouts to relocate museum

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — From merit badges and uniforms to an impressive collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and drawings, the Boy Scouts of America will be packing up more than a century of scouting history and taking it to the wilds of northern New Mexico.

    The organization announced Monday that it will move its national museum from its current home in Texas to the Philmont Scout Ranch, which has served as an adventure destination for generations of troops and their families.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 7, 2016

    Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1966 — Charles F. O’Malley was honored by Rotary Club members for his 90th birthday Tuesday. The Rotarian who made the presentation was Rotary president Charles Trumbull. O’Malley, a Las Vegas resident for 65 years, has served as fire chief, rodeo parade marshall and in other civic capacious. He still operates his electrical repair business and has never missed a Rotary meeting.

  • Honoring Kurt
  • Weather - Dec. 7, 2016


    HIGH 39° / LOW 8°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
    6:57 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.


    HIGH 32° / LOW 18°
    Sunny, with a high near 32. South wind around 10 mph. Thursday night ­ — mostly clear, with a low around 18.
    6:58 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.


  • Que Pasa - Dec. 7, 2016

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    5:30 p.m.
    The San Miguel County Federation of Democratic Women will hold its next meeting at the Student Union Building on the campus of Highlands University.

  • Small businesses are the backbone

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Lehighton Times-News of Pennsylvania and was originally published on Nov. 28.

    Last weekend, while Americans were recovering from their Thanksgiving feasting, the nation’s retailers were having their Super Bowl.

    The sales push began on Thanksgiving Day and continued into Black Friday for major retailers, leading into Small Business Saturday and then into Cyber Monday.

    Small businesses, defined as having 500 or fewer employees, have long been the backbone of the U.S. economy.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 7, 2016