Today's News

  • In Brief 10-9-15

    The Associated Press

    Duran hearing pushed back

    SANTA FE — A state district judge has decided embattled Secretary of State Dianna Duran’s legal team should get more time to mount a defense in her fraud case.

    Judge T. Glenn Ellington ruled Thursday he would push back a preliminary hearing until Dec. 1 after a motion filed by Duran’s attorney.

  • Thumbs 10-9-15

    Raton native Paul Modrich, 69, and fellow researchers Thomas Lindahl and Aziz Sancar have been awarded a Nobel Prize for chemistry. The trio’s research explains and maps how the cells repair DNA, a discovery tht helps physicians understand and combat diseases. Modrich said the biological diversity around Raton helped spark his curiosity.


  • ‘Watchman’ highlights ‘gradualism’

    Earlier this year, I wrote about the latest manuscript written by Harper Lee, author of the classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” saying I was both excited and anxious about reading “Go Set a Watchman” since one of the central characters, Atticus Finch, reminded me of my own father.

    I wasn’t too excited about tarnishing the heroic deeds of either man, but I knew I’d feel compelled to read the book anyway. And now I have.

  • Looking Back-10-9-15

    Thursday, Oct. 7, 1965 — A barren mountain, a spring of cool water and a tiny group of religious followers keep alive the legend of the Hermit of the Mountain. The mountain,m appropriately called Hermit’s Peak, is where a Catholic monk, John Augustiniani, lived in a cave for three years. The spring, near the summit of the peak, came forth when he tapped the ground with his staff, legend says. The small religious group called the Brotherhood of Hermits, still waits for a miracle predicted by the hermit 100 years ago.

  • Weather 10-9-15


    HIGH 65° / LOW 43°

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. North wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

    7:02 a.m. to 6:34 p.m.


  • Qué Pasa 10-9-15

    1 p.m.
    The West Las Vegas High School homecoming parade will start near Our Lady of Sorrows Church. The homecoming game between the Dons and the Rattlers of Tucumcari will take place at 7 p.m. at the Frank Herrera Complex on the school’s campus.

    October 9-11
    The West Las Vegas High School class of 1965 will have its 50th class reunion scheduled for Oct. 9 to Oct. 11. If you are a class member and have not been contacted call, Lenore Ortega at 425-8014, Rebecca Baca at 429-4642 or Connie Kemm at 425-9445.


  • Noticias 10-9-15

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    n The “Si Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 1-866-885-6562.or Frances at 575-815-8544.

  • Prep golf returns to LV

    Golfers from St. Michael’s hoisted individual championships and corralled a boys’ team title in the West Las Vegas Invitational on Monday at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Allen Sanchez’s individual win helped the Horsemen take the boys’ honors. Robertson was tied for second as a team with a 360 total.

    Meanwhile, St. Mike’s Larisa Padilla topped the girls’ leaderboard while Taos’ Lady Tigers came away with the team win.
    Neither RHS nor WLV posted a girls’ team score.

  • Youth Sports

    Las Vegas Young American Football League continues its 2015 schedule this weekend with the following games.

    JUNIOR DIVISION: Broncos vs. X-treme, 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Herrera Complex

    SENIOR DIVISION: Steelers vs. Pojoaque Crush, noon; X-Treme vs. Rio Rancho Punishers, 3:45 p.m., Sunday, Ortiz Middle School, Santa Fe

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League continues its fall 2015 schedule this weekend with the following games.

  • West tackles Rattlers

    West Las Vegas’ football team can match last fall’s win total with a victorious homecoming game Friday night against Tucumcari.

    Kickoff is 7 p.m. at the Herrera Complex.

    West (2-4) blasted Raton 59-7 this past Friday, putting the game away via mercy rule stoppage early in the fourth quarter.