Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 15, 2017

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    7 p.m.
    Rhythm of the Dance performance by The National Dance Company of Ireland will take place at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 per child (10 and younger) and NMHU students are free with valid ID. Advanced tickets available at KEDP Radio station, studio 103 or by calling 454-3238.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 15, 2017
  • Another Perspective: PA treasure worth restoring

    By Bonnie Bolton

    What is a community treasure? Is it people, buildings, cultural traditions? Webster defines it as wealth, often jewels or precious metals.

    Las Vegas has many community treasures in the categories suggested. However, the most precious, in my opinion, is a 137 year-old mixture of wood, metals, leather and ivory enclosed in a Gothic box.

  • A disservice to our nation

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The (New London) Day (Conn.), and was originally published on Feb. 7.

    President Trump won the presidency running as an insurgent. But he barely won, receiving 46 percent of the popular vote and finishing nearly 3 million votes behind the Democratic candidate. If not for the Electoral College system, he would not be president. His unsubstantiated ranting that millions voted illegally — all against him, of course — does not change those facts.

  • A night to remember - D.J. Bustos shoots his way into history books

    D.J. Bustos scored 34 points Saturday night, treating an appreciative home crowd to a slice of history.

    The West Las Vegas senior pushed his career total to 2,612, a New Mexico scoring record for boys’ basketball — although the new record soon would be temporarily shelved.

    The new figure surpassed the 2,591 points tallied by Alfred Romero of Wagon Mound as of 1977.

  • Area teams add to wins as season winds down

    On a night when D.J. Bustos scored 34 points, blasting through a 40-year-old state career scoring record in the process, the Taos Tigers were eager to spoil the party.

    Having won just one district game to date and playing on the road at a partisan West Las Vegas gym, Taos nonetheless gave the Dons all they could handle before falling 66-61 Saturday.

  • Cowboys squander lead in Utah

    New Mexico Highlands’ men (9-15, 7-12) let an 11-point lead slip through their hands Saturday night in an eventual 86-74 setback at Westminster (Utah) in Salt Lake City.

    Mangisto Deng’s three-pointer off a Kieran Woods assist put NMHU ahead 20-9 six and a half minutes into the contest before the Griffins countered with a 10-3 run. Twice the Cowboys rebuilt their lead back to 11, both after three-pointers by Ron Lawton. The Cowboys led 44-37 at halftime.

  • Cards back on top

    Winning individual titles in four weight classes and reaching the finals in four others, Robertson reclaimed the top spot in District 2/5-4A wrestling on Saturday in Taos.

    It’s the first district championship to go with coach of the year honors for second-year RHS head coach James Mark Martinez.

  • Pecos wins district title

    A change did them good.

    On Friday, the Pecos Panthers wrestling team won its first district championship upon being moved to District 1/3-4A in the offseason.

    The Panthers captured five individual titles, with two second places and three third places at the district tournament held at their own Sanchez Gym.

    Pecos, coached by Mel Rael, garnered 158 team points to hold off Shiprock (152) for first place. Wingate (94), Foothill (82), Tierra Encantada (80) and Newcomb (53) trailed those two.

  • Highlands splits two duals

    Cowboy wrestling bounced back from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournaments by splitting a pair of dual meets, both on the road.

    Highlands beat Colorado Mesa 20-16 Friday night in Grand Junction, Colo.

    Cody Marquez (197) clinched the dual with a 5-0 shutout over George Stagg.