Today's News

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 20, 2014

    Roughly 39 years after the Vietnam war ended, the 33 servicemen from northeastern New Mexico who lost their lives in it were honored with a new memorial. The names of those 33 men were carved onto flagstone to create the memorial, which was unveiled at Veterans Park last Saturday. It’s a fitting tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.


  • Editorial Cartoon - June 20, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - The extraordinary Romero Brothers

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    In the first years of his freighting business, Miguel Romero and his five sons, and other family members, made the long journeys on the Santa Fe Trail themselves, from Las Vegas to St. Louis, Missouri and the great Mississippi River. Within a short time, however, Don Miguel was able to hire and provide for the many teamsters who would drive his wagons and caravans along the Trail, a journey of two months, as described in our previous column.

  • Editorial Roundup - June 20, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Chattanooga (Tennessee) Times on homeless veterans (June 17):
    Fixing the problem of homeless veterans — actually of all homelessness — is much harder than it sounds. Even with sufficient resources, homelessness is problem that keeps coming back if we lose focus. And we have.
    Still, in recent weeks we’ve made plans for a new day with a new group of disillusioned, disaffected people — especially the veterans among them.

  • Williams pursues Olympic goal

    As a wide receiver and kick returner for the New Mexico Highlands football team, Kevon Williams got used to long road trips, crisscrossing the region to Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and the like.

    In his second act, as an emerging star of the Vatos rugby club, Williams has taken travel to a new level, racking up frequent flier miles to Philadelphia, Denver, Houston and now San Diego.

    San Diego is especially notable because it’s where Williams goes to camp to chase an Olympic dream as member of the United States “sevens” rugby squad.

  • Distance memory

    Beverly Torres mastered the distance walk again on Saturday morning, winning her third consecutive title in the Fabian Trujillo Memorial Invitational at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Torres’ win, which came in a time of 15 minutes, 15 seconds, was but one highlight of the annual event, held to honor the late coach, teacher and All-American cross country runner.

  • Tripp to head WLV athletics

    One of West Las Vegas’ proudest alumni is due to make his return to the school district, this time in the position of athletic coordinator.

    Richard Tripp, who most recently has worked as a play-by-play radio and Internet sportscaster, said he has accepted the post for the upcoming school year.

    Herman Gallegos had served as athletic director for the 2013-14 school year, succeeding Jose “Majic” Medina. Andrea Gabaldon will remain as the top assistant in the WLV athletics office.

  • Trinidad too tough

    The Trinidad-Las Vegas final score was lopsided, a 20-7 tally better suited for a football game.

    But the statistical results didn’t keep the Las Vegas Train Robbers’ fighting spirit in check after a losing effort for the second night in a row in their own yard.

    Corey Deighan’s angry words for game umpires late in Wednesday’s four-hour marathon earned him an ejection.

  • Reigning champion Spain eliminated by Chile

    By Paul Logothetis
    AP Sports Writer
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Spain’s players had different explanations for the team’s early World Cup exit.
    Captain Iker Casillas said there was lack of commitment, midfielder Xabi Alonso thought there wasn’t enough hunger. According to Fernando Torres, Spain was “just not good enough.”
    Chile’s 2-0 victory on Wednesday meant the 2010 World Cup champion is the first title holder to exit after just two games following the opening 5-1 loss to the Netherlands.

  • Go Fish - June 20

    Fishing report, June 9
    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was good with several limits caught by anglers using salmon peach Power Bait. No reports on perch..