Today's News

  • Just the tip of the iceberg?

    Las Vegas, N.M. — where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.
    Well, maybe that’s not the perfect description of our Meadow City. But the shock waves are as palpable as if they originated here.
    That topic ­— and others of that ilk ­— took up part of the time we news personnel devoted to the increasingly frequent reports of various sexual impropriety around the country.

  • District court adjusts to judge's absence

    Scheduling court cases and other business at the Fourth District Judicial Court is never an easy component of keeping things moving. That process was made more challenging recently by the absence of Judge Matthew Sandoval.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.

  • West's Sandoval tops 4A in tackles

    Steven Sandoval knows defense.

    The West Las Vegas senior racked up 147 total tackles this past football season, ranking first in Class 4A and second among players in all classifications.

    The only player with more? Santa Rosa’s Darren Chavez, with 148.

    “It means a lot,” said Sandoval, who has moved on from the gridiron to his last basketball season. “Every year since I was a freshman, I’ve been top five. So it’s nice to finish No. 1.”

  • West, Mora teams shine in Shootout

    Although Robertson’s good fortune didn’t carry over to the following day’s football game between the schools, the Lady Cardinal basketball team got the weekend off to a strong start by vanquishing Ruidoso 75-28 Friday evening.

    The road win, Robertson’s second in as many games this young season, moved the team to 2-0 going into a scheduled Tuesday game at Class 3A Santa Rosa.

    Alianza Darley scored 13 of her team-high 24 points in the second quarter as the Lady Cardinals grew a 19-5 advantage to a 47-20 halftime cushion.

  • College basketball: Highlands open RMAC slate

    Five Cowboys scored in double digits Saturday night as New Mexico Highlands fell 91-79 against nationally ranked Fort Lewis at the Wilson Complex. The Cowboys, who lost the previous night to Adams State, fell to 5-3 overall and 0-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    Jordan Jones led Highlands against the Skyhawks with 17 points, and Chris Lewis had 15. Nmamdi Okoro (12), Mike Nwabuzor (11) and Jacob Holland (11) also scored in doubles.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Dec. 6-8

    WEDNESDAY (Dec. 6)
    • Pecos boys (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., WLV
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Tierra Encantada, 4 p.m., Valley

    • Robertson, West Las Vegas boys at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls at Capital City tourney, TBA, Santa Fe
    • Pecos girls vs. Mesa Vista, 6:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym

  • Heartbreak in Cardinal country: Ruidoso wins state title, 57-54


    One minute and seven seconds.

    That’s how much time it took to turn elation to heartbreak for Robertson football fans on Saturday at Cardinal Stadium, where the visiting Ruidoso Warriors pulled out a 57-54 win in the Class 4A state championship game.

  • Intercepted: Plan to smuggle drugs into Detention Center thwarted by LVPD

    Six men were recently booked after an investigation revealed attempts to smuggle into drugs into the San Miguel County Detention Center by soliciting the help a food service contractor — and the sewing skills of an inmate’s mother.

    A Las Vegas Police Department investigation determined a scapular — a type of religious necklace — was used to try to smuggle strips of Suboxone, a Schedule V narcotic used to treat opioid dependence, into the jail.

  • Birth at Alta Vista highlights return of Labor & Delivery Unit

    When baby Julius greeted the world on Nov. 22, not only did he bring joy and relief to his family, but he introduced Las Vegas to the re-openng of the Labor & Delivery Unit at Alta Vista Regional Hospital.