Today's News

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Farmers, ranchers worry about lack of snow this winter

    What is going on, weather-wise? We should be showing snow this morning, as I write this. The temperature is 55 degrees and wind gusts have topped 50 miles per hour. This translates into all available soil moisture being sucked out of the ground. Those of us who are farmers and wildland firefighters are now very worried, rightfully so.

  • Students of the month - Feb. 19, 2017
  • Dear Teacher - Feb. 19, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My elementary school child has to do a science fair project. I have been looking online for guidance along with project ideas. What are some of the best of the many websites that will help me? ­— Confused

  • Teacher writes original musical

    By Kristin Magnusson
    The Sheridan Press

    DAYTON, Wyo. — Tongue River High School band and vocal instructor Jason McArthur, his wife Joy and his assistant Rosy Henderson have written a musical called “The Great Tie Flume” that includes six original songs and reprises.

  • College Sports Schedule - Spring 2017

    Saturday, Feb. 18
    • Luna Community College at Trinidad State Junior College (DH), noon, Trinidad, Colo.
    • NMHU vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State (DH), noon, Cowgirl Field

    Sunday, Feb. 19
    • Luna Community College at Lamar Community College (DH), noon, Lamar, Colo.
    • Luna Community College at Lamar Junior College (DH), noon, Lamar, Colo.
    • NMHU vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State (DH), 11 a.m., Cowgirl Field

    Tuesday, Feb. 21

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 19, 2017

    • LCC at Lamar Community College (DH), 1 p.m., Lamar, Colo.
    • LCC at Lamar Junior College (DH), noon, Lamar, Colo.
    • NMHU vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State (DH), 11 a.m., Cowgirl Field

    • District tournaments begin, TBA

    • LCC at Trinidad State Junior College, TBA, Trinidad, Colo.
    • District tournaments, TBA


  • West unveils school reorg plan

    Financial issues on the state level are hitting school districts across New Mexico.

    With the state yanking money back from districts, West Las Vegas school officials are scrambling to figure out a plan to ensure the money is spent effectively. Late last week, West Superintendent Christopher Gutierrez advised the board of his plans of reorganizing the district’s elementary school sites.

  • Accolades for Trolley Building - Local contractor receives award

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Franken Construction earned a New Mexico Best Buildings 2017 Award for transforming a unique historic Las Vegas, New Mexico, landmark into a state-of-the-art facility for Highlands University’s Media Arts and Technology Department.

    The Associated General Contractors of New Mexico made the award to Franken Construction of Las Vegas for its work on the university’s Trolley Building.

  • Missing teen worries family

    The family of an 18-year-old who went missing on Tuesday is asking for the public’s help in finding him.

    Alejandro Alex Alirez, 18, was last seen outside Alumbra, near the west side post office, at about 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

    Christine Pacheco, Alirez’ grandmother, said her entire family is worried because Alirez has not been acting like himself.
    She said her grandson was on life support for several days at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque a few weeks ago. She said he hasn’t been acting like himself since then.

  • Revenue forecast shows no relief

    By Morgan Lee
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A dire forecast for state government revenues in the coming fiscal year remains unchanged after a review by a group of state economists that sets parameters for government spending, a top budget negotiator in the House of Representatives said Wednesday.