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Today's News

  • House fire

    Fire crews received a call on Monday morning at around 6:50 p.m. for a backyard on fire, on Jackson Avenue, according to Las Vegas Fire Chief Billy Montoya.

    When they arrived on scene, it ended up being a working structure fire. Everyone in the home got out safely, and no injuries occurred among occupants or first responders.

    Fire damage extended from an attached porch area to the rear of the dwelling and attic space.

  • LVCCHP garners prestigious award

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Las Vegas Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation has been designated as the winner of the New Mexico Architectural Foundation’s annual award going to groups or individuals devoted to increasing public awareness or furthering public education in architecture in New Mexico.

  • Prospect of Native congresswoman galvanizes American Indians

    By Russell Contreras, The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico, a state with deep historical ties to American Indians whose images and symbols are rooted in everything from the state flag to town names, has moved closer to electing the first Native American woman to the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Martinez attacks GOP nominee for Congress

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says the GOP candidate in a closely watched Congressional race in southern New Mexico may not fairly represent the state.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, June 8, 2018

    Saturday, June 9
    The 14th Annual Luna Community College Car Show will include all makes and models of cars, trucks, motorcycles and bikes, original, classic and custom vehicles, music, food vendors and LCC informational booths. For more information, contact Anthony at 505-429-0425 or Dave at 505-718-9560.

    Saturday, June 9

    The Amor de La Tierra Garden Club will meet at 9 a.m. at Traveler’s Cafe on the Las Vegas Plaza. Contact Nina Marquez Johns, ninamjohns@gmail.com or 505-425-5239, for information.

  • Last day for Luna

    Luna Community College was still taking in new registrant for summer classes this week.

    The last day to register for the 2018  summer session is Friday.

    To view the summer schedule visit luna.edu or call 505-454-2500.

  • North-South fest features 29 locals

    For one last hurrah, some 28 Las Vegas-area athletes — and one coach — will suit up this weekend as North All-Stars.

    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association will host its annual North-South All-Star Extravaganza mainly on Friday and Saturday in the greater Albuquerque area.

    The NMHSCA, with input from coaches around the state, honors members of the senior class each school year with selection to the all-star lineups.

    A glance at the particulars follows.

  • Isotopes split first two in Iowa

    Victor Caratini’s line drive to left field brought in two Iowa Cub runs for a 4-3 walk-off win against visiting Albuquerque on Wednesday in Des Moines, Iowa.

    The Cubs had trailed 3-2 entering the bottom of the ninth inning. Caratini connected on a 1-2 count strike from Isotopes reliever D.J. Johnson (0-1), and both Mark Zagunis and Mike Freeman made it home.

    Iowa led 2-0 after scoring twice in the bottom of the first. Efren Navarro hit an RBI double to score Freeman, and then Caratini’s groundout enabled Taylor Davis to score.

  • Go Fish: Friday, June 8

    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
    Conchas Lake: Joshua Sped, age 13, of Albuquerque, caught a 2-pound white bass May 28. He was using shrimp. Todd Castle of Albuquerque caught a 5-pound largemouth bass June 3. He was using a Texas rigged senko.

  • Little Leagues' title games this weekend

    Both of the Meadow City’s Little Leagues are hosting a round of championship games this weekend, as regular-season action in both leagues’ Majors baseball and softball divisions wrap up.

    Las Vegas Little League will have its softball tournament final at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Keyes Park, teams to be determined. Then the LVLL Majors baseball final will follow at 7:30 p.m.