Today's News

  • 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.

  • Weather - Aug. 1

    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Southeast wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Showers and thunderstorms likely at night. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

  • Corrections agency eyes blood drive in DWI fight

    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — Declaring that New Mexico was locked in a long war to end drunken driving in the state, Department of Corrections Secretary Gregg Marcantel asked state residents Wednesday to “shed their blood” in an effort to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the roads.
    Marcantel announced the department was launching a statewide blood drive to call attention the physical pain DWI is causing New Mexico. He began the program with blood drives aided by various law enforcement agencies.

  • Jail Log - Aug. 1, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 18 and July 27:

    Alan Clifton, 25, hold for court
    Marcus Washington, 23, probation violation: three-day sanction
    Peter Lovato, aggravated battery, false imprisonment, resisting, evading or obstruction an officer
    Sarah Montaño, 23, failure to comply with court ordered house arrest, DWI, concealing identity, influence of drugs, bench warrant, LV Municipal/SM Magistrate
    Martin Quintana, 24, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM Magistrate

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 1, 2014

    The Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally has come and gone, but fortunately the economic benefits of the event will linger on. Motorcyclists spent lots of money this past weekend at local hotels and motels, restaurants, gas stations and assorted other benefits. That spending helps boost our economy. To those who spent countless hours organizing the rally, we thank you.


  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 1, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - Charles Ilfeld built business empire

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    The most well known of the early Jewish settlers of Las Vegas was Charles Ilfeld, who came here in 1867, when he was only 20. He had arrived in Santa Fe two years earlier, emigrating from Homburg vor der Hohe, a town in Germany near Frankfurt, then part of the Prussian Empire. According to Ilfeld family history, Charles arrived in Santa Fe with only $5 in his pocket.