Today's News

  • In Brief - New Mexico - June 6, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Rio Grande Sun founder dies
    ESPANOLA — A longtime northern New Mexico newspaperman known for being a steadfast champion of watchdog community journalism has died.
    Robert E. Trapp spent nearly all of his journalism career with the weekly Rio Grande Sun in Española.
    Son Robert B. Trapp, the Sun’s current managing editor, confirmed his father’s death Sunday at a Santa Fe hospital.

  • 34 injured in Staten Island fire

    By Ula Ilnytzky
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Fire tore through three townhouses on Staten Island early Thursday, injuring 34 people including two children who were tossed out of a second-floor window into the arms of neighbors below, authorities and witnesses said.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - June 6, 2014


  • Editorial Cartoon - June 6, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - The Americanization of the Old Town Plaza, Part II

    This is the second of two articles which I invited from resident scholar and historian Marcus C. Gottschalk, who has done extensive primary research concerning the development of the Old Town Plaza. As noted in our previous article, in 2001 Marcus published Pioneer Merchants of the Old Town Plaza, and we appreciate his contribution to this column.

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    By Marcus C. Gottschalk

  • Editorial Roundup - June 6, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    Daily News, Bowling Green, Kentucky, on exchange of soldiers (June 3):
    It is wonderful news that the Taliban released U.S. Army Sgt. Bob Bergdahl after five years of captivity.
    The Taliban captured Bergdahl on June 30, 2009. Some reports have speculated that he had walked away from his unit, disillusioned by the war, but those reports have not been confirmed.
    This should be dealt with later if it is true. . . .

  • Robbers on win streak

    Corey Deighan limited the Trinidad Triggers to a single earned run and struck out five through seven solid innings Wednesday night, and the visiting Las Vegas Train Robbers picked up a 5-3 win.

    It was the Train Robbers’ second win in as many nights at Central Park in Trinidad, Colo. They’d won three straight — their longest win streak to date — including a 9-4 win Monday night at the division-leading Santa Fe Fuego (14-5).

    Las Vegas never trailed, although Trinidad tied it 1-1 after one complete inning.

  • Major moves in Mora hoops

    New coaches will man the sidelines this coming winter at Mora boys’ and girls’ basketball games following wholesale changes in the high school’s coaching staff.

    Marco Sanchez, a teacher with the Mora school district, has been hired to replace veteran coach James Branch at the helm of the Rangers’ boys’ basketball team.

    And Greg Laumbach is the heir apparent to longtime coach Mark Cassidy in overseeing the Rangerettes program. Laumbach learned of his selection within hours of winning election as Mora County sheriff on Tuesday.

  • Little League - June 6

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

    Friday, June 6: Reds vs. Angels, 5:30 p.m.; Orioles vs. Red Sox, 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, June 7: Red Sox vs. Mets (makeup game), 11 a.m.

    Friday, June 6: Rivercats vs. Express, 6:15 p.m.; Rattlers vs. Threshers, 7:45 p.m.
    Monday, June 9: Owlz vs. Sandgnats (makeup game), 3:45 p.m.; Red Wings vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.; Rattlers vs. Express, 7:45 p.m.


  • Go Fish - June 6

    Fishing report, June 2
    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. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was sporadic at best this past week. A few good size trout were caught by anglers using Power Bait.