Today's News

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 4, 2014

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine Cowboys, 6 p.m., Alpine, Texas
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    • Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run (includes 10K and 5K runs, 5K walk, children’s runs), starting lines and times vary

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Roswell Invaders, 6 p.m., Roswell
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s (DH), 12:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park


  • Go Fish - July 4

    Fishing report, July 1
    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: Fishing was fair to good using salmon peach Power Bait and worms for trout.
    Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 15 cfs. Trout fishing was very good using elk hair caddis, yellow sallies, brassies, worms, spinners and salmon eggs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using Power Bait, spinners and elk hair caddis.

  • Grand marshal pick criticized

    San Miguel County’s Democratic party chairman is criticizing the decision to make Gov. Susana Martinez the grand marshal of this year’s fiesta parade.

    In an hour-long appearance on radio station KNMX last week, Suazo blasted the decision, calling it a slap in the face to the community.

    The Republican governor is seeking a second term in the November general election. She  is running against Democrat Gary King.

  • Flying high - Three days, two championships

    Playing a lot of softball and logging a lot of miles is nothing new to these girls.

    Neither is winning championships.

    On Sunday, the Las Vegas Xplosion traveling team and manager Michael Quintana were driving back from Denver after having won the USSSA Firecracker tourney with six games in two days.  

    But there was no time to celebrate or rest after the busy weekend. The team had to play Santa Rosa in a best-of-three series the following day as part of the District 4 Little League event ongoing this week at Rodriguez Park.

  • Cops: Speed a factor in crash

    Las Vegas police are planning to cite the 17-year-old driver who crashed near the Castañeda Hotel Saturday night with reckless driving.

    The crash occurred on Railroad Avenue near Lincoln Avenue. The vehicle, a red Pontiac Sunfire, struck a light pole, and the light pole fell over and was resting on a tree. The vehicle sustained severe front end damage.

    The driver and a 15-year-old female passenger who was in the backseat were injured in the crash and were transported to Alta Vista Regional Hospital.

  • Fiestas get under way on Thursday

    Las Vegas’ signature event, the Fourth of July Fiestas, get under way Thursday evening and will run through Sunday.

    Robertson High School’s Mariachi Cardenal and Mariachi Paisano del Valle will kick off the Fiestas at 5:15 p.m. Thursday.

    Several popular headliners will perform at this year’s Fiestas, including The Blue Ventures, Jerry Dean, Sorela, El Gringo and of course, the Godfather of New Mexico music, Al Hurricane.

    Wrapping up the Fiestas on Sunday will be the band Amistad.

  • Looking Back - July 2, 2014

    In 1964

    Thursday, July 2 — Dale B. Gerdeman, president of The Las Vegas Saving Bank, has announced the promotion of three of the bank’s personnel as staff officers, by action of the board of directors. Herman Garcia has been appointed cashier; Miss Olivia L. Deutschmann has been appointed assistant cashier; and Jerry L. Fronabarger is the new assistant cashier.

  • Looking ahead - News - July 2, 2014

    County offices closing early on Thursday
    San Miguel County offices will be closed from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 3 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Offices will reopen on Monday, July 7.

  • Weather - July 2

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. East wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Showers and thunderstorms likely at night. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.


  • In Brief - New Mexico - July 2, 2014

    The Associated Press