Today's News

  • We must do better

    Federal and state agencies oversee a number of programs that are supposed to serve as a safety net for those down on their luck.

    Those programs are critical for people who have lost their jobs and don’t have money for groceries or health insurance for their children.

    But in New Mexico a “perfect storm” of events has resulted in a backlog of thousands of applications from poor residents who have applied for health care and food assistance.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 21, 2014
  • Work of Art: ¿Q-vo, ese bro?

    Remember when boys would go to school, their pockets bulging with marbles, and those same marbles would work wonders when spinning around their moms’ washing machines?

    I doubt one can find a game of marbles anywhere anymore, its having gone out of style when gadgets like Rubik’s cubes and little tile games made the scene.

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  • NMHU hires new AD Falkner

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands and President James Fries announced that Jeff Falkner has been named athletic director for the university.

    “I was very impressed with his track record of academic success for his student-athletes everywhere he has been and how much he already knew about Highlands coming into the interview,” Fries said. “He also has experience raising money, which will be increasingly important in moving us forward in the very competitive Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.”

  • Robbers’ home opener Thursday

    The Meadow City’s own semiprofessional baseball team, the Las Vegas Train Robbers, will make its 2014 home debut Thursday evening against the Raton Osos.

    First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at Rodriguez Park.

    D.J. Stinsman, a veteran of the independent baseball circuit with time as a player in the Frontier League as well as the Pecos League, is the field manager for the Robbers. Stinsman succeeds Casey Dill, now the skipper for the Sonoma Stompers in California.

    The return home figures to be a welcome one.

  • Little League - May 21

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games. All LVLL games are held at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    Wednesday, May 21: Mets vs. Orioles, 4 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Yankees vs. Red, 7:30 p.m.
    Monday, May 26: Reds vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Mets, 7:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 21: Threshers vs. Express, 6:15 p.m.; Sandgnats vs. Bats, 7:45 p.m.
    Thursday, May 22: Owlz vs. Express, 6:15 p.m.; Threshers vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 21, 2014

    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Roswell Invaders, 7 p.m., Roswell

  • City water plans questioned

    City Utilities Director Ken Garcia faced some pointed questions from members of the San Miguel County Commission last week during his presentation on steps being taken to improve the city’s water situation.

    One of the key projects Garcia discussed was the $30 million expansion of Bradner Dam, a project that, if successful, will triple the city’s current water storage capacity.

    Lawmakers and Gov. Susana Martinez earlier this year earmarked $10 million for the project, which still leaves a $6 million funding gap.