Local News

  • Variety concert at Ilfeld twice this weekend

    The Highlands University HU Singers present a production titled “A Variety Show,” Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in  the university’s Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave. in Las Vegas.

  • Suspect in Rociada slaying held without bond

    The man accused of shooting and killing a Rociada man will remain in jail as he awaits trial.

    William Daniels, 60, was charged in the slaying of 46-year-old Roman Latimer Lucero after the two men got into an argument along New Mexico Highway 276 in Rociada on Oct. 27.

  • Shopping at the Sala

    Lana Gallegos displays her food at the annual Lorenzo Miguel Memorial Music Scholarship Christmas Fair held over the weekend at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands University campus.

    There are many holiday events set for the next few weekends, though the City of Las Vegas postponed some of its events after the Robertson Cardinals earned a berth in this Saturday’s Class 3A state championship football game.

  • For many families

    Luis Jorgenson was one of the volunteers serving the free community meal on Thanksgiving Day at El Sombrero restaurant in Las Vegas.

    Owner Helen Rivera began the tradition in 1996.

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  • From a will — for a wall

    At the request of his recently deceased wife, Adelina D. LeDoux, Harold LeDoux had his niece, Gina Duran, donate five works of art to the Kilgen Pipe Organ Restoration Committee at the Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

  • State Supreme Court to hear 'warrior gene' appeal

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court will review an appeals court ruling in the case of a man convicted of murder who unsuccessfully sought to introduce evidence that he was genetically predisposed to violence.

    Anthony Blas Yepez was convicted of beating, choking and burning to death his girlfriend’s 75-year-old step-grandfather, George Ortiz, during a domestic dispute in 2012.

  • One person dies in Santa Fe plane crash

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Authorities say one person is dead after a small plane crashed in Santa Fe.

    Police tell the Santa Fe New Mexican that the pilot was the only one on board when the plane went down about a mile (0.6 kilometers) short of the runway at Santa Fe Municipal Airport.

  • Superintendent, while on admin leave, has wreck near home

    A school superintendent, who was placed on paid administrative leave by his district's board of education mere hours prior, was allegedly driving his pickup truck Friday evening when it crasched it into a resident's fence near his Sapello home and slid down an embankment.

  • Holiday events adjusted to accommodate 3A championship game

    If you were wondering how many people were going to be in town this weekend while the Robertson High football team is competing for a state title 200 miles away, wonder no more.

    The City of Las Vegas announced Monday that several holiday events, set for this weekend, have been postponed by one week. The Robertson Cardinals are set to play at Dexter —195 miles south of Las Vegas — in the 3A championship game Saturday at 2 p.m., and many area residents are likely to attend.

  • Highlands awards Rodgers Hall contract to Franken

    Highlands University's Board of Regents recently awarded a contract for a major remodeling project at Rodgers Hall to Franken Construction of Las Vegas.

    At a brief Nov. 19 Board of Regents meeting, the main agenda item pertained to the selection of a contractor for remodeling of Rodgers Hall, according to a recent message from Highlands President Dr. Sam Minner.

    The Board approved a contractor for that project — Franken Construction —  and staging will commence very soon, he said.