Today's News

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, March 16, 2018


    There could be so many places to start in praising the hard work of everyone committed to (or associated with) the Pecos High School boys basketball program. From the young men who set the actual screens and blocked the shots on the court to the adults who stood up for the program and led by example, to every screaming gradeschool-age supporter, it takes a special effort to win back-to-back state championships.

  • Rounding up some notable municipal election results

    There were a lot of interesting outcomes in last week’s municipal elections, all over the state. I thought the one I covered up close and personally was exceptional, but it turns out there were plenty of others.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, March 16, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, March 16, 2018.

  • Vacancies piling up among city staff

    Need a job? If you have the correct qualifications and/or certifications, the City of Las Vegas might have something for you.

    From the City Manager position to some part-time jobs, the city had about 20 vacancies as of late Friday morning. Some were created by some retirements; others are simply due to a high amount of tunrover.

  • B.J. Gonzales hoops tourney this weekend

    The biggest pickup basketball games of the year in the Meadow City are on tap for this weekend, and you’re invited to check out all the action.

    The 16th annual B.J. Gonzales Memorial Tournament will take place Friday through Sunday at Gillie Lopez Gymnasium on the West Las Vegas campus. Tickets start at $3.

    Proceeds benefit the B.J. Gonzales Scholarship Fund, which honors the memory of a former WLV and Pecos alumnus who died in a motor vehicle accident in the early 2000s.

  • Roundup: Vegas sluggers win

    Robertson baseball continued its strong start, winning big at Ruidoso on Tuesday.

    Zach Jordan drove in three runs and was one of three Cardinals to record two hits in a 19-4 game-one triumph.Brandon Lucero and Caleb Marrujo also had two hits.

    RHS scored once in each of the first four innings and twice in the sixth. But the Cardinals blew the game wide open in the top of the seventh, scoring 13 runs.

  • Spring 2018 prep sports schedule

    Friday, March 16

    • Pecos at Santa Fe Indian tournament, TBA, Santa Fe

    • Robertson at Cobre tournament, TBA, Bayard
    • Mora, Pecos at Santa Rosa Lady Lion Invite, Santa Rosa

    • Robertson at Carlsbad Invite, TBA, Carlsbad

    • Mora Middle School, Memorial Middle School, Valley Middle School at ATC/SFIS meet, 3 p.m., Santa Fe

    Saturday, March 17


  • Dozens file for June 5 election

    Thirteen people filed to run for elected offices by filing Tuesday at the San Miguel County Clerk's office — although a couple of the current office holders were not among them. 

    San Miguel Sheriff Gary Gold was not among the office holders who decided to file Tuesday to run in the June 5 election. The longtime Las Vegas Police officer and chief and West Las Vegas Schools board member will serve out the only four-year term he's held in the months ahead and then yield to one of three candidates who filed to run Tuesday.

  • Luna student-athletes rally around coach

    Several important topic areas and anouncements were covered during the Luna Community College Board of Trustees' monthly meeting Tuesday. However, most of the people in attendance were there to address one subject.

  • 2018 State Legislature: What went wrong in Santa Fe?

    State Sen. Pete Campos and Rep. Tomas Salazar spoke before a group of about 25 people, during a breakfast forum that took place at Charlie’s Spic N Span , and was sponsored by the American Association of University Women.

    The two legislators discussed how the legislative session will help the region, from funding higher learning, to salary increases for educators and district attorney staff.