Today's News

  • Ute fire: U.S. 64 still closed between Cimarron, Eagle Nest

    CIMARRON — A wildfire raced across a swath of tinder-dry forest in Colfax County this week, sending up a thick plume of smoke that forced residents to flee their homes as heat and wind threatened to drive the flames.

    The blaze destroyed about a dozen empty buildings on the Boy Scouts' storied Philmont Ranch and threatened about 300 homes, officials say. The flames were first reported Thursday and ballooned quickly, leading the towns of Ute and Cimarron being evacuated and the closure of U.S. 64 and other Colfax County roadways.

  • A champ on and off the field

    By Margaret McKinney
    New Mexico Highlands University

    Earl Smith, the New Mexico Highlands Vatos rugby club captain and president, is a champion on and off the field.

    His team is headed back to the national sevens rugby tournament this weekend, looking for a third championship win — and he is nominated for a Life of Significance Award for his volunteer service.

  • Vatos seek national title No. 3

    For New Mexico Highlands University’s Vatos rugby team, a third time would be a charm.
    But will it happen this weekend?
    The Vatos are in the Philadelphia area for this weekend’s National Small College Rugby Organization sevens championship playoffs. They’ve won two previous national titles in sevens, a small-sided, faster version of the sport. But with a number of players gone from their last national championship lineup, the Vatos aren’t necessarily the favorites in Philly.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 3-7

    SUNDAY (June 3)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 1:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • NMHU Vatos at NSCRO 7s national championships, TBA, Philadelphia


    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park

  • Dry-cleaning dropoff available at hotel

    As part of an ongoing effort to revive the small, multi-purpose indoor mall that serves as the lobby of the El Fidel Hotel, a number of services are being added.

    One of the services that's been in place since the summer of 2017 has been "Wrinkles" a relocated dry-cleaning service that has found a new home and new clientele.

  • Luna’s display of road beauty now in its 14th year

    Clean lines, loud stereos and some of the most meticulous paint jobs in the southwest will be on display in Las Vegas on an upcoming day.

    Luna Community College will be having its 14th annual car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 on the LCC campus. There is no admission charge to the public.

    A $20 fee is required for each vehicle entered. Entries will be received until the day of the event.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, June 1, 2018

    Saturday-Sunday, June 2-3
    Two Democratic Party candidates will be a part of campaign events this weekend. State Auditor candidate Brian Colón will appear Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Travelers Café, 1814 Plaza St, Las Vegas. Sunday, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Congressman Ben Ray Lujan will visit with constituents at Charlie’s Spic N Span. Charlie’s will have a special chicarron bar set up for the event.

    Monday, June 4

  • Three primary races set the stage

    Here we are, on the eve of New Mexico’s primary elections, which will set the stage for November’s general election.

    There are races galore around our state, from local county races to the titanic contests for the top, and soon we’ll be able to analyze the partisan moods of the electorate by the collective decisions made.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, June 1, 2018

    Not only has Virginia Marrujo worn many hats for the City of Las Vegas this sporing, one of those hats is Fiestas coordinator, which includes helping arrange vendor placements along Bridge Street.

    Some businesses close during the six-day event (a six-day Fiestas seems a bit long for Las Vegas these days); others remain open.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, June 1, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, June 1, 2018.