Today's News

  • Keller calls for new audit

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s state auditor is calling for a new audit into whether health-insurance companies have been underpaying the premium taxes they owe.

    State Auditor Tim Keller said on Monday that a new independent accounting firm should be hired under the supervision of his office and that the superintendent of insurance should be removed from any potential settlement negotiations with the companies.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 30, 2016

    Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1966 — Twelve Las Vegas City School musicians have been selected to participate in All-State activities in Albuquerque in January, according to Elmer Henry of the music faculty. They are Harriet Littleton, RHS; Ellen Gerdeman, Richard O’Connell and Becky Montoya, Junior High; and Robert Lucero, Caroline Valerio, Sharon Hedquist, Beverly Marvin, Janet Shaw, Jane Givens, Carol Thrasher and Linda Rice.                 

  • Weather - Nov. 30, 2016


    HIGH 40° / LOW 16°
    Sunny, with a high near 40. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night — Mostly clear, with a low  around 16. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
    6:51 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.


    HIGH 43° / LOW 17°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. West wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Thursday night — partly cloudy.
    6:52 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.


  • HU concerts Friday, Sunday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Department of Music presents two concerts featuring original music and the Christmas classic, Navidad Nuestra.

    The Original Music Concert is at 7 p.m. Friday in the Student Union Building Ballroom.

    The Madrigal Choir performs Navidad Nuestra, a folk music rendition of the Nativity scene by Argentine composer Ariel Ramírez, along with other selections at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The concert is in Ilfeld Auditorium.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 30, 2016


    5 to 9 p.m.
    Las Vegas Holiday Home Tour will take place and will feature several local houses fully decorated in the holiday spirit. Tickets are $10 each and available at Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation office at 116 Bridge St. For more information, call 425-8803.

  • Fighting addiction

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Commercial Appeal  of Tennessee and was originally published on Nov. 22.

    Memphis has joined the fight against substance abuse in a big way with the unveiling last week of the nation’s first center of excellence in addiction medicine.

    The Center for Addiction Science at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine is the first to receive the center of excellence recognition from The Addiction Medicine Foundation, based in Bethesda, Maryland.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 30, 2016
  • Work of Art: Where did we get that word?

    Almost daily we come across — and many of us even use — familiar expressions that, when you come to think about them, really defy explanation.

    As a person who’s made a living by using words, I confess I’m one of the biggest offenders; that is, I often use expression that I feel comfortable with and that I’ve heard before, but seldom am able to explain why I used such terms.

  • Bears down

    That burning smell in the air? It wasn’t Hatch’s chile getting roasted on Saturday.

    Arjay Ortiz roasted Hatch Valley’s secondary for 301 passing yards — more than 200 of which came in the first half — and three touchdowns through the air in a 38-20 state semifinal triumph.

    As a result, the Class 4A defending state champions (9-3), the playoffs’ No. 5 seed, were eliminated, and the top-ranked and undefeated Robertson Cardinals (12-0) advanced to the state title game for the second year in a row.

  • Successful start - LV hoops teams open with solid wins

    With a pair of double-digit wins in their own Brian Gallegos Memorial Thanksgiving Shootout, the West Las Vegas Dons pushed their record to 3-0 to open basketball season — and their pursuit of a third consecutive Class 4A state championship game.

    The Dons won 67-40 over Pecos — a talented bunch that had made it to the 3A semifinals this past March — on Saturday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    That game closed a two-day round-robin event that featured four boys’ and four girls’ teams.