Today's News

  • Looking Back May 20, 2016

    Wednesday, May 18, 1966 — Salomon Aguilar, owner of Sal’s Barber Shop, 153 Bridge St., won first place in the Stephen Barberama held in Denver last Sunday. Aguilar, who has been a barber 12 years, took first place against representatives of the 50 states. There were several barbers from New Mexico in the national contest, based on speed, accuracy and styling. Before opening his own shop, Aguilar worked for several years with Charlie Martinez at his shop on Grand Avenue.

  • Weather May 20, 2016


    HIGH 76° / LOW 46°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

    5:52 a.m. to 8:03 p.m.



  • Que Pasa May 20, 2016


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  • Professor to present on NM literature in Spain

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A Highlands University bilingual education professor will bring international attention to New Mexico Hispanic literature at a conference in Madrid.

    Highlands School of Education professor Walter Archuleta is presenting on May 31 at the 10th International Conference on Chicano and Latino Studies at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

  • Outlaws head to final

    Las Vegas Optic

    The Las Vegas Outlaws travel football team will play for the New Mexico YAFL spring rookie championship this weekend.

    The team faces Volcano Vista East — to date, the only team with a win over the Outlaws this spring — at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mesa del Sol football fields in Albuquerque.

    “It’s Round 2 and time for paybacks,” said coach Carlos Perea.

    The Outlaws reached the final by beating the Rio Grande Ravens 48-0 and Volcano Vista West 22-7.

  • Topes hosting Zephyrs

    Las Vegas Optic

    Wednesday brought a rare day off for the Albuquerque Isotopes, who complete the homestand with games against the New Orleans Zephyrs through Sunday at Isotopes Park.

    Remaining games of the homestand include Friday and Saturday night (first pitch 7:05 p.m.) and Sunday at 12:35 p.m.

    Albuquerque (20-20) split a four-game set with Round Rock (20-18) earlier this week at The Lab.

    The Topes doubled up the Express 8-4 on May 14, getting three hits from Rafael Ynoa and a three-run bomb from Ryan Casteel.

  • Free soccer clinic Wed.

    Las Vegas Optic

    Local youngsters interested in picking up some soccer skills and tricks are invited to a free one-hour clinic at 6 p.m. this coming Wednesday at the Mountain View Drive soccer fields.

    The free clinic is presented by Challenger Soccer Camps and sponsored by the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League.

    Participants and parents will have a chance to register for Challenger’s weeklong camp, coming June 6-10 to the United World College campus in Montezuma. Those who register at the clinic will receive free jerseys or T-shirts.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 20, 2016

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. New Orleans Zephyrs, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. New Orleans Zephyrs, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    •Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, Commerce and Mountain View fields

  • West applicants mixed on Parson

    Applicants for the vacant position on the West Las Vegas School board took questions during a public forum on Monday evening at the high school’s cafeteria.

    The person selected will replace Anthony “Leroy” Benavidez, who resigned last month after he was found ineligible to serve on the board due to a felony drug conviction.

  • LV utilities director gets the boot

    The Las Vegas City Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve the termination of city utilities director Ken Garcia.
    The Council also voted unanimously to appoint Maria Gilvarry, the assistant water manager, as interim utility department director.

    The actions were taken during a special City Council meeting on Monday morning that lasted about five minutes.