Today's News

  • Human rights and principled Americans

    DENVER, Colo. — Every now and then, I serve as chauffer for my good friend and former wife, Junko. She hates to drive but, from time to time, needs to take a road trip for one reason or another, and since I enjoy road trips and live nearby, I do the driving.

    Last week she needed to go to the Japanese Consulate in Denver to renew her passport, so I drove her up from New Mexico. It took her only a few minutes to take care of business, leaving us with a day to kill in the heart of the city.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, June 22, 2018


    We’re happy Tracy Wilkerson, D.O., has decided to see patients in Las Vegas. The growth of our medical community, both in terms of specialists and internal medicine / general practice doctors and nurse practitioners, at San Miguel or Mora facilities, is a big key to population growth.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, June 22, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, June 22, 2018.

  • District tourneys come to La Plaza

    Beginning Saturday morning and continuing through Thursday evening, the District 4 Little League championships will take center stage in the Meadow City.

    La Plaza Little League is hosting tournaments in all divisions for the district at its Rodriguez Park fields on the west side of the city.

    The complex is best accessed by taking New Mexcio Avenue to Grant Street, then heading uphill to the west.

    In addition to host La Plaza and Las Vegas, leagues to be represented by all-star teams include Mora, Taos, Raton, Springer and Santa Rosa.

  • Patterson home run caps rally

    Jordan Patterson blasted a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday afternoon, lifting the Albuquerque Isotopes to a rousing 7-4 victory over Nashville.
    The walk-off triumph completed a series sweep for Albuquerque, playing in a matinee at Isotopes Park. The Topes moved to 36-35, remaining in second place behind Salt Lake (41-31) in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern. They and the other teams in the PCL were off Wednesday.

  • Go Fish: Friday, June 22

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week

    Lake Maloya: Abby McIvor, age 5 1/2 of Pueblo, Colorado, caught her first three rainbow trout June 14. She was using Pistol Petes.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 22-26

    FRIDAY (June 22)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    • Little League games, including LVLL Minors final, TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park


    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies (DH), 6:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    • District 4 Little League All-Star tourneys, Rodriguez Park
    • District 4 Little League All-Star tourneys, Rodriguez Park

  • Council still has no appointments from mayor

    Toward the end of Wednesday's regular monthly Las Vegas City Council meeting, Mayor Tonita Gurulé-Girón responded to querries from Councilors about when some of the city's director vacancies might be filled.

    However, when the meeting ended, there was still no specific timetable established for when the mayor would bring to the Council her appointments for City Manager, City Attorney, Chief of Police and whether City Clerk Cassandra Fresquez will be offered a new contract.

  • Police: RHS wrestling coach struck another coach with car

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Robertson High School head wrestling coach was arrested on two charges Wednesday by New Mexico State Police, who say the coach struck another coach with his car in a May 11 incident. 

    The victim will not be identified by State Police.

  • Luna presidential search draws 80 applicants

    Even though Luna Community College is fighting for its accreditation life at the moment, interest in becoming the next permanent leader of the school is apparently high.