Today's News

  • Students of the month - Feb. 12, 2017
  • Teacher didn’t consider himself a history buff in school

    By Lara Bricker
    The Portsmouth Herald

    BRENTWOOD, N.H. — Scott Fowler didn’t consider himself a history buff when he was in high school.

    That all changed when he started teaching fifth grade at Swasey Central School eight years ago. Since then, Fowler has embraced teaching the American Revolution, complete with bringing historical reenactors to the school and having students take on an actual role in the Revolution.

  • Dear Teacher - Feb. 12, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I want to take the new SAT this spring. I know that it has really been changed. Where can I find help so I can do well on this test? — Test Taker

  • Date with history

    Unofficially, West Las Vegas senior D.J. Bustos already achieved a New Mexico state high school basketball career scoring record a few games back.

    But because of 58 points from his eighth grade season that were unable to be independently verified, Bustos’ official date with history had to be put on hold.

    Entering the weekend, Bustos was 13 points from tying the record, 14 from making it his own, with several regular-season games and one last postseason remaining in his prep career.

  • Panthers put trap on Raton

    Pecos limited Raton to 10 second-half points, showing defensive mettle to go with offensive prowess in an 80-36 win Thursday night at Sanchez Gym.

    The Panthers, No. 1 in Class 3A boys’ basketball, have won 21 straight and are 21-1 overall and 6-0 in District 2-3A this winter under Ira Harge Jr.

    Mario Archuleta (16 points), Carlos Cordova (13) and Joshua DeHerrera (12) reached double figures for Pecos.

    The Tigers were led by Jonathan Cabriales (12) and Dustin Segura (9).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 12, 2017

    • LCC at Western Oklahoma, TBA, Altus, Okla.
    • NMHU at Fort Hays State (DH), noon, Hays, Kans.
    • LCC at Lamar Junior College (DH), noon, Midland, Texas

    • Mora girls (A,B) vs. Questa, 4 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (C) and girls (C) vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS gym


  • City launches online bill pay

    City of Las Vegas utility customers who have long been frustrated at not having the ability to pay their bills online can celebrate.

    The contractor working with the city to make that happen has promised that online bill pay will be available through a link on the city’s website beginning today (Friday), said city spokesman Lee Einer. The city will accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

    But utility customers who opt to take advantage of that option will end up paying $2.50 more per transaction for the convenience.

  • Cheers! Borracho’s has birthday

    The liquor bottles are tipping and the beer taps are flowing at a Bridge Street business. Borracho’s Craft Booze and Brews, a small tavern located at 139 Bridge St., next to El Rialto Restaurant, is filled with light fixtures made of bottles is celebrating its one-year anniversary today.

    The maiden anniversary is a special time for Borracho’s owner, Sara Mathews, as she prepares for this weekend’s fun-filled birthday celebration.

  • Arson suspected in Tuesday blaze

    City of Las Vegas firefighters were able to save two San Miguel County-owned buildings that caught fire on Tuesday evening.

    Las Vegas Fire Chief Billy Montoya said no one was injured. He said arson is suspected, and the Office of the State Fire Marshal was brought in to investigate.

    Montoya said two fire trucks were dispatched to the blaze on Railroad Avenue, near Grand and Mills, at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday after passersby noticed smoke and heavy flames shooting from one of the buildings.

  • Emergency funding for juries wins approval

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A finance board led by Gov. Susana Martinez approved emergency funding to the judiciary Wednesday to avoid the suspension of jury trials and unpaid staff furloughs at the state Supreme Court, after similar funding measures were vetoed last week.

    The $600,000 infusion of cash to a fund that compensates jurors and court interpreters ensures jury trials through April 14, Supreme Court Justice Judith Nakamura told the board on behalf of the judiciary.