Today's News

  • The 2018 session and priorities moving forward

    Although the 2018 legislative session has ended and campaign season has begun in earnest, the legislature’s work is not done yet.

    The results of the session allow us to intelligently plan for the future and fully vet priority issues that will improve life for all New Mexicans.

  • City/acecquia arrangement ‘es un desmadre’

    By Ray Gallegos

    I abhor individuals with 20/20 hindsight. I am writing this article before everyone starts blaming and pointing fingers in order to avert responsibility.

    I have written a series of opinion pieces  regarding the survival of the Acequias and the management of the Rio Gallinas Basin.

    I believe there will soon be nothing left to say on this matter. Las Vegas and the surrounding region have not had any measurable precipitation in more than 90 days and faces the worst inevitable drought in more than 50 years.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, March 18, 2018

    Fix the streets
    Our city council candidates are appealing to us with  “new vision,” “new direction,” and other mostly meaningless slogans.

  • Which table do you choose to sit at?

    By Rick Kraft

    You arrive by yourself at a dinner you planned to attend. You walk into a fairly large room with maybe 40 tables. Most of them are partially filled. You do not have an assigned seat so you look across the room and you see a diverse group of people already sitting at the tables.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, March 18, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, March 18, 2018.

  • Tall order

    The Robertson cheer squad and other squads in the area — including state-champion groups from West Las Vegas and Pecos — are preparing for the state spirit competition the weekend of March 23-24 in The Pit.

  • Aggies coach among first-timers

    The Associated Press

    Fifteen teams are being led by first-time NCAA Tournament head coaches. All but one is a double-digit seed, so let’s just say a run to the championship is improbable.

    Just don’t say impossible.

  • For the love of rugby

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Ever since Donavan Kandjii set foot on a rugby field as a 10-year-old in Namibia, Africa, he said he felt the joy of the game surge through his body. Now the standout rugby player is looking to help the New Mexico Highlands Vatos rugby club win more national championships.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, March 18-22

    SUNDAY (March 18)

    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, noon, Pueblo, Colo.
    • NMHU at Adams State (DH), noon, Alamosa, Colo.


    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pojoaque Valley, TBA, WLV field
    • West Las Vegas hosts WLV Invite, 9 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course
    • Mora at Taos (DH), 3 p.m., Taos

  • Trustee resigns from LCC Board

    Luna Community College Board of Trustee Severiano Sisneros resigned, effective March 7, according to a news release from the college.

    Sisneros, who represents the Santa Rosa area, was elected in March 2015.