Today's News

  • Tapia shines in Cowgirl victories

    Michelle Tapia — once a dominant presence in the paint for the West Las Vegas Lady Dons — has begun to make her presence felt on the college hardwood.

    Tapia, a sophomore at New Mexico Highlands, earned the latest Subway NMHU Student-Athlete of the Week honor after helping the Cowgirls (2-0) to wins over Texas-Permian Basin and Oklahoma Panhandle State.

    Tapia scored a combined 26 points and grabbed 23 rebounds in the two games, which were part of the Heartland vs. RMAC event in Goodwell, Okla.

  • Outlaw champs!
  • Looking Ahead-Sports- Nov. 20, 2015

    •Robertson girls (B,C) host tournament, TBA
    •Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Pojoaque tournament, TBA
    •West Las Vegas Middle School girls (6th) host tournament, TBA
    •Valley Middle School girls at Cariños, 4 p.m., TBA

    •NMHU women, men at West Texas A&M, 1 and 3 p.m., Canyon, Texas
    •Robertson girls (B,C) host tournament, TBA
    •Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Pojoaque tournament, TBA

  • Local DJ says donations needed

    Donations are low this year for the 14th Annual Turkey Drive organized by Charlynne “Charli” Otero of KMDZ 96.7 FM. 

    As of Tuesday morning, Otero said she had enough donations to cover the cost of roughly 35 turkeys for this year’s drive. That’s a far cry from the roughly 200 turkeys distributed to needy families during last year’s drive. The freezer at the radio station — normally overflowing with turkeys this time of year – is now home to only one small turkey.

  • Alta Vista named a ‘top performer’

    Las Vegas Optic

    Administrators and staff at Alta Vista Regional Hospital are celebrating after the hospital on Tuesday was recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.

    Specifically, the local hospital was recognized because it is excelling in providing treatment for  pneumonia, and for its surgical care and immunization work in 2014.

  • Auditor issues warning to school districts

    The Office of the State Auditor issued a risk advisory to all school districts on Tuesday, warning that failing to comply with the School Personnel Act could lead to serious problems.

  • French hunt second fugitive, launch new airstrikes

    By Lori Hinnant
    and Jamey Keaten
    The Associated Press

    PARIS — French police are hunting for a second fugitive directly involved in the deadly Paris attacks, officials said Tuesday, as France made an unprecedented demand that its European Union allies support its military action against the Islamic State group.

  • Editorial Cartoon Nov. 18, 2015
  • Editorial: Combatting terrorism

    Editor’s note: This editorial is from the (Peoria) Journal Star and was initially published Nov. 14.

  • A work of Art: ‘More muscle over here’

    It’s unsettling to see so much unrest in an institution that has been dear to us. I watched a clip of a lot of tussling on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus at the time the university’s president, Tim Wolfe  and a chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin, resigned their jobs in response to complaints by students at the mostly-white university.