Today's News

  • Tigers roll Tide in epic sequel

    By Ralph D. Russo
    The Associated Press

    TAMPA, Fla. — College football’s first national championship rematch was even better than the original, with an incredible twist at the end.

    Deshaun Watson and Clemson dethroned the champs and became the first team to beat Nick Saban’s Alabama dynasty in a national title game, taking down the top-ranked Crimson Tide 35-31 Monday night in the College Football Playoff.

  • Padilla nets 23; Lady Dons throttle Hot Springs

    Jenika Padilla outscored the Hot Springs girls’ basketball team by herself on Saturday, 23 points to 12.

    And the West Las Vegas Lady Dons’ 56-12 road win pumped their record up to 9-3.

    West was to host Mora, winner of this past weekend’s Northern Rio Grande girls’ bracket, on Tuesday.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 11, 2017

    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Mora, TBA, Mike Marr Gym

    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys, girls at Hope Christian tournaments, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Pecos girls (A,B) vs. Monte del Sol, 6 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Eagle Ridge, 4 p.m., TBA

    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Man shot on Interstate 25

    A couple driving south on Interstate 25 near Wagon Mound late last month were shot at by another motorist, and the bullet struck one of the vehicle’s occupants.

    The suspect later fired more shots at the victims’ vehicle in an apparent attempt to carjack them.

    The quick-thinking couple drove through the median and sped northbound on I-25 in an attempt to evade the person shooting at them.

    The suspect, 22-year-old Juan Macias, was apprehended by state police a short time later. The SUV Macias was driving had been reported stolen in Colorado.

  • Making progress - Rec center on track for May 5 finish

    In May 2014, a portion of the roof at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center blew off due to fierce winds. But the roof issue was just part of the problem. The structural integrity of the massive facility was at risk as several other significant problems hid between the walls.

    Due to a malfunctioning dehumidification system, which regulates temperature and controls the moisture in the air, the building’s metal frame, including the joists, girders and inside steel studs had rust damage and corrosion.

  • Motive in murder unclear

    Acquaintances of Ruth Rivera, the 52-year-old woman accused of murdering her father-in-law by repeatedly stabbing him in the face and chest, are expressing disbelief and shock.

    And the arrest warrant affidavit filed in San Miguel County Magistrate Court last week isn’t shedding much light on the alleged motive in the homicide.

    Arthur Rivera, 81, was found dead in the bathroom of his Ribera home on Dec. 28.

  • Weather - Jan. 8, 2017


    HIGH 51° / LOW 37°
    Sunny, with a high near 51. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Sunday night — mostly clear, with a low around 37.
    7:11 a.m. to 5:05 p.m.


    HIGH 56° / LOW 39°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Monday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Breezy.
    7:11 a.m. to 5:06 p.m.


  • Senior menu - Jan. 8, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals.

    Menu for the week of Jan. 9 to Jan. 13.

    Breakfast: Potato, egg and cheese burrito, and salsa
    Lunch: Green chile pork stew, mexicorn, salad with dressing, tortilla, and cookie

    Breakfast: Cereal, juice, and bagel with cream cheese
    Lunch: Baked chicken, green beans, stuffing, dinner roll, and mixed fruit

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 8, 2017

    10:30 a.m.
    The local First United Presbyterian Church will host a dramatic reading from “The Other Wise Man” by Henry Van Dyke, adapted and read by local performer Beth Urech.

    5:30 p.m.
    San Miguel County Federation of Democratic Women will meet on at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 at NMHU Engineering Building, 916 11th St., in room 120.

  • Sanctioning Russia

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Denver Post and was originally published Dec. 30.

    President Barack Obama’s decision to punish Russia for orchestrating a hacking campaign meant to influence the 2016 election is a welcome move, and one that should be supported by good patriots everywhere.