Today's News

  • Another perspective - Time to invest in our families

    By Jacque Garcia

    Much has been made of America’s crumbling infrastructure. Rusting bridges and crumbling highways are only a part of our neglect.

    A much bigger part, and one that many of us don’t see, is the neglect of inner-city communities, distressed schools and long forgotten playgrounds.

  • Editorial cartoons - May 22, 2015
  • Just a Thought - Take time to enjoy and treasure the journey

    By Rick Kraft

    A few years after graduating from high school when I was home from college, my father sat me down to have a visit.

    With tears in his eyes, he apologized and told me how sorry he was that he did not spend more time with me while I was growing up. He told me it is sad how our lives are laid out; at the same time that we are raising our children, we are working hard seeking to get ahead in our career.

  • Editorial Roundup - May 22, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Los Angeles Times on demilitarizing America’s police (May 19):

  • Area athletes North All-Stars

    Andy Gabaldon, Mike Ortiz and Adrian Valdez of West Las Vegas have been named to the Class 1A-4A North All-Stars in baseball. So have Nathan Archuleta and Dominic Lucero of Robertson, as well as Joseph Duran and Jason Henderson of Pecos.

    Marissa Archuleta, Alicia Jaramillo and Amber Yara of Robertson and Kianna Gallegos of West Las Vegas plus Ida Valencia of Pecos have earned the same honor in softball.

    The Class 1A-4A North-South All-Star baseball and softball games will be held June 12-13 at Cobre High in Bayard.

  • Purple Invasion under way across NM

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands football team, under the direction of first-year head coach Jeff Mills, announces its “Purple Invasion Tour” to recruit in New Mexico that started on May 11.

    The goal is for the Cowboys football staff to set foot in every high school in the Land of Enchantment.

  • Boxer, 14, headed to regionals

    Las Vegas’ Michael Archuleta, 14, will be among the young boxers representing New Mexico in USA Boxing’s regional competition this coming weekend in Ogden, Utah.

    Archuleta, who fights at 106 lbs., has been boxing for two years and is trained by Las Vegas’ Carlos Crespin.

    He is slated to fight a couple times this weekend, and if he wins, he’ll advance to national competition. The regional features amateur boxers from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.

  • Robbers announce free camp for kids

    Local Little Leaguers, the Las Vegas Train Robbers are looking for you.

    The team is hosting a free training camp for Little League players at 10 a.m. Monday, June 1, at Rodriguez Park, according to a news release.

    The Train Robbers, a semipro team in the independent Pecos League, opened their third season on Wednesday in Santa Fe. They were slated to host the 2014 league champion Fuego on Thursday evening at Rodriguez Park.

  • Weight loss winners named

    In six weeks, Karlene Martinez shed 11 pounds and dropped 2 percent bodyfat.

    In doing so, she earned a victory in the Abe Montoya Recreation Center’s Fitness Challenge for the period between March 24 and May 1.

    The purpose of the city-sponsored program is overall health and wellness, according to a news release, helping participants develop and maintain healthy lifestyles by “promoting a fun and exciting opportunity to exercise.”

  • Locals star in Fitness NM show

    Several competitors with ties to the Meadow City took the stage in this past weekend’s Musclemania and Fitness New Mexico event in Albuquerque.

    Andrea Romero-Munoz, a Las Vegas native who now lives in Las Cruces, earned her pro card — the right to move up and compete in the higher-level professional shows — with wins in the bikini category.