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Today's News

  • Reward offered in search for missing man

    Family and friends and law enforcement are still hoping a lifelong resident in the area turns up safe. Johnny Garcia, 42, was last seen on or about Friday, Oct. 6, along NM 518 in the Sapello area.

    He was dropped off by a friend, but has not been spotted anywhere, and police, family and friends don’t have many clues about his disappearance.

  • Tuesday night hoops: Lady Cards coast to third straight road romp

    Alianza Darley and No. 1 ranked Robertson played Lion tamer Tuesday night, routing Santa Rosa 76-34.

    It was the third straight road win for the Lady Cardinals, who got 26 points from Darley and a double-double (12 points, 11 assists) from Maria Barela.

    Tessa Ortiz and Jazmyne Jenkins added 11 and 10 points, respectively, and Angelica Montoya blocked eight shots.

    The Lady Cards led 18-7 after eight minutes and 41-16 at the half after breaking the game open with 23 points in the second quarter. It was 56-24 going into the fourth period.

  • Holiday fun

    Theresa Wesner photos

    Holiday magic was found in Las Vegas over the weekend. Not only did a Special Olympics group and the Robertson High School marching band light up Bridge Street and other thoroughfares during the Electric Light Parade, but Santa also made an appearance, as young Chase Coca discovered.

  • Relocated shelter helps protect many from cold

    Imagine freezing cold numbing your face, your ears, and fingers. This week, that’s probably easy to visualize.

    If the wind churns up in the frosty morning air, you sense you need more cover than the clothes you’re clutching against your body. If you’re living on the streets, or in your vehicle, the cold is more than a topic of conversation.

  • The Nation In Brief, Dec. 6, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Tribes oppose Trump monument reductions

  • New Mexico In Brief, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Padilla withdraws from Lt. Gov. race

    SANTA FE — A rising figure in the Democratic Party has dropped out of the race for lieutenant governor in New Mexico, amid renewed concerns about decade-old complaints of sexual harassment at a previous job.

  • Man charged with DWI, hitting parked cars at NMHU

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    An Albuquerque man was recently arrested on several charges after police say he hit parked cars at Highlands University while driving intoxicated and later punched an officer in the groin.

  • San Juan man charged with assault, child abuse

    A recent call to the New Mexico State Police resulted in officers finding a suspect, who only has one leg, lying on his back, in an arroyo.

    At about 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 12, police were called to a home located near County Road B41A and Camino Montoya in San Juan, near the Pecos River Cliff House, for a a domestic dispute in progress. Two State Police officers and one sergeant responded to the call and ended up arresting Anthony J. Benavidez, 49, of San Juan.

  • City passes March 2018 election resolution

    At November’s regular meeting, the Las Vegas City Council approved a resolution for a calendar of important mandated dates involving the March 6, 2018 regular city elections, as presented by City Clerk Cassandra Fresquez.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

    Wednesday, Dec. 6

    Old Town Shop-and-Share Evening: Enjoy warm soup as a benefit for local soup kitchens, Pam’s Event Center, 225 Plaza, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $5 per bowl. Live music and a raffle are scheduled. Businesses on Bridge Street and the Las Vegas Plaza will be open late for holiday shopping.

    Wednesday, Dec. 6