Today's News

  • Noticias, Friday, Septermber 28, 2018
    • San Miguel County Magistrate Court hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.
    • A Friday bridge group plays at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 1 p.m.  New players are welcome. For information call Bill Neis, 454-4118, or email eumo@stonefieldsheep.com.
  • New Mexico doesn’t fall for the red-baiting issues

    Recently a couple of my Arkansas relatives came through town and we took the time to decry the political state of our Union. Mostly we agreed, so everyone survived.

    Talking politics can kill a friendly conversation quickly (unless it’s among like-minded people, then it’s the life of the party), and throw a little religion into the mix and you’ve got a powder keg waiting to explode. But we went there anyway.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, September 28, 2018

    There happened to be plenty of out-of-town visitors in the Las Vegas Plaza on Sunday morning. Perhaps more than usual; perhaps not. Many were searching for coffee and/or breakfast.

    Yet aside from The Coffee Shop and El Encanto and maybe a couple of other places, visitors could not be pointed toward any walking-distances eateries or coffee shops that were open. Charlie’s Bakery & Café is always busy because of its quality, but it can’t handle all the Sunday business in town.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, September 28, 2018
  • Cowboys start stretch of three road games

    By Clayton Jones, N.M. Highlands Sports Information

    Two teams looking to break two­game skids hit the field Saturday night as the New Mexico Highlands football team travels to take on Texas A&M ­Kingsville in a non-conference contest.

    The second quarter turned out to be the downfall for the Cowboys in a 43­-14 home loss last Saturday to No. 17 Colorado School of Mines, as they were outscored 20-­7 in the period and trailed 27­-0 at one point in the first half.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, September 28-30


    • Robertson at Tucumcari, 7 p.m.
    • West Las Vegas vs. Clayton (Homecoming), 7 p.m., Herrera Complex


    • NMHU at Fort Lewis, 7 p.m., Durango, Colo.
    • Pecos (A,B) at Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Cross Country

  • Voting: Court decision cut things close for county clerks

    A New Mexico Supreme Court decision made things a little close for comfort for county clerks around the state, but ballots are printed and early voting is about to begin. 

    The Supreme Court decision was released shortly before San Miguel County Clerk Geraldine Gutierrez and the rest of the county clerks in New Mexico were about to reach one of their major deadlines in the election cycle.

    "We have to have ballots printed and mailed out to stationed military by Sept. 22," Gutierrez said. "So that was a little close, but we made it."

  • Pedestrian crossings being upgraded on National Ave. at NMHU

    Many people who work or live near Highlands University probably noticed a major street closure this week. 

    According to one university official, the work that has brought about closures of some lanes of National Avenue, between Eighth and 11th streets, is a long-overdue safety upgrade.

  • 'Beasties' give Sandia Prep and the elements a battle

    If the Robertson High School girls soccer team was going to win Tuesday, the Lady Cardinals would have had to conquer not only the Sandia Prep Sundevils, but also a soggy RHS field — along with two lightning delays.

    And rain. And wind. And a late-arriving opponent. And darkness.

  • MainStreet leader has vast arts background

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    MainStreet de Las Vegas has announced the name of its new executive director. According to a news release, Michael Peranteau replaces Cindy Collins, who has led the organization for 13 years. 

    MSLV President Stella Burciaga said the MainStreet Committee interviewed seven qualified applicants, choosing Peranteau. He was set to begin work Sept. 4.

    “We knew that Michael was ‘the guy’,” Burciaga said.