Today's News

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 4, 2008

    Memorial football
    Memorial Middle School football practice will begin from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at the Memorial Middle School football field. You must have a current physical and consent forms to participate. The needed forms may be downloaded from the Las Vegas City Schools website. Bring your completed packet on the first day of practice. Call Coach Richard Martinez, 429-7975, for details.

    Robertson boys’ soccer
    Robertson High has begun summer practices for boys’ soccer. Call Coach Ray Parks, 918-4436, for information.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 4, 2014

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas juniors (as Team New Mexico) in Southwest Regional, TBA, Santa Fe

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas juniors (as Team New Mexico) in Southwest Regional, TBA, Santa Fe

  • King leads team to state title

    Las Vegas Optic

    Austen King of Las Vegas helped his Sidewinders, a traveling youth baseball team based in Rio Rancho, capture third place in the Denver Global World Series in July.

    The Sidewinders were third of an original field of 20 teams, falling to the Arizona Legends in the semifinals of the 13-and-under division.

    On their way to qualifying for the Denver Global World Series, the Sidewinders defeated the Las Cruces Skysox for the 2014 United States Specialty Sports Association state championship for New Mexico back in June.

  • Raises OKd for HU profs

    New Mexico Highlands University regents voted Tuesday to approve a 1.5 percent increase in faculty salaries, signing off on the pay hike previously negotiated by the Faculty Association and ratified by the faculty in an email vote.

    Under the changes to the collective bargaining agreement approved by regents, a handful of assistant professors will actually receive pay raises of roughly 2.9 percent because the minimum salary for assistant professors was increased to $48,000.

  • Another rainy day
  • Area man arrested for Eighth DWI

    A Las Vegas man was arrested by state police this past Saturday on what authorities are calling his eighth DWI.

    Louis Chavez, 61, of the 1800 block of New Mexico Avenue, was being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center.

    He has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence — seventh or subsequent offense, a third-degree felony.

  • Heritage Week events start today

    Las Vegas, get ready for a special treat this weekend. On Saturday night, musicians of all ages will hit the stage of El Rialto patio as part of as musician reunion concert and dance.

    Many musicians have called the area home, and during this concert, they will come together for what appears to be Las Vegas history told through half notes, full notes, sharps in general through music.

  • Group weatherizes homes for needy

    If you’re a low-income resident of San Miguel or Mora County and you need help weatherizing your home, the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps wants to hear from you.

    The Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, a non-profit organization, is accepting applications for its Energy Smart Weatherization program. Applications forms are available on the organization’s website at youthcorps.org, or you can call 575-751-1420 for information.

    To qualify, a family of three can make up to $39,580. A family of four can make up to $47,700.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 1, 2014

    In 1964

    Monday, Aug. 3, 1964 — A good crowd showed up for the annual City Recreation Kite Flying Contest at the Robertson High School baseball field. A Bingo set was awarded to Susie Uhrich for the most decorative kite. Bernadette Almanzar won a paint set for the largest kite. Billy Bothwell entered the smallest kite and won a model airplane kit. A $5 gift certificate, the prize for the highest and farthest flying kite, was given to Carl Gallegos.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 1, 2014

    Tax holiday starts today

    New Mexico’s annual tax holiday starts today and goes through the weekend. No gross receipts tax will be imposed on computers up to $1,000, including tablets; and computer hardware costing no more than $500. Also tax-free are certain clothing and shoes up to $100 and school supplies under $30.