Today's News

  • Weather - July 23

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.


  • Hospital readies for walkout

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Contract talks are continuing but Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center says it’s preparing to keep operating in the event of a possible strike by nurses and technicians at the Santa Fe hospital.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that a union that represents the workers presented the hospital with a strike notice Monday after workers voted overwhelmingly to reject a contract proposal.

  • Que Pasa - July 23, 2014

    • Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed from Wednesday, July 23 to Friday, July 25. Municipal Court staff will be attending the Judicial Conference out of town. If you have any questions, contact the Municipal Court at 426-9403.


  • Harycki visits Germany to study education system

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Germany’s rigid school tracking system provides insight to the impact of how New Mexico schools treat children from different socioeconomic backgrounds, according to Highlands’ associate dean of education.

    When German students are in fourth grade, they are enrolled in one of three curriculum tracks: training for service work, college-bound middle level managers, or a higher-level college track for physicians to musicians, said Associate Dean Dave Braun y Harycki.

  • We need answers

    It is troubling that a woman was able to walk away with her two children during a supervised visit at the local Children Youth and Families Department office.

    We have to believe that judges don’t strip a parent of custody without having good cause. If anything, judges tend to be reluctant to take that action unless they have proof that a child’s wellbeing is at risk.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 23, 2014
  • Work of Art: ‘Let the taller ones stand’

    Whenever Dear Abby gets involved in a discussion about which people feel passionate, you know the matter is serious. Dear Abby (actually Dear Abby’s daughter) took over her mom’s advice column years ago and it remains an extremely popular feature.

    But as for feeling passionate, let me explain:

  • Sluggers battle back

    Facing elimination, Las Vegas Little League’s 10-11 baseball team bounced back with a redeeming 5-2 victory Monday morning against Albuquerque Westgate.

    That set up another must-win contest early Tuesday (after this issue went to press)

    Hunter Jordan, Isaiah Ortiz and Michael Garcia led off the top of the first by reaching and then scoring to stake Las Vegas to a 3-0 cushion. Derrick Montaño added a score in the third.

  • Train Robbers’ bats come alive in finale

    Nine Train Robbers batters recorded at least one hit, and six had multiple knocks, in a 13-2 triumph over White Sands on Sunday night in Alamogordo.

    It was the 2014 season finale — and possibly the last game in the franchise’s two-year run in Las Vegas.

    White Sands jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, but it was short-lived. Las Vegas (16-42) answered with four runs in the top of the third and didn’t trail again.

    It was 6-2 Vegas going into the eighth, when the Robbers went off for seven insurance runs.

  • Cooper battling cancer

    The Associated Press
    ATLANTA — Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team.
    He will have surgery this week at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta and a full recovery is expected, the Dream said Monday.
    The 58-year-old coach is expected to miss about two weeks, with assistant coach Karleen Thompson filling in. Atlanta plays at Minnesota on Tuesday.