Today's News

  • Sports Roundup - Spikers look solid

    They didn’t leave the bus running, but the engine was probably still warm when they got back on board.

    West Las Vegas’ varsity volleyball team made quick work of host Raton on Tuesday night, sweeping to a 25-13, 25-6, 25-12 victory.

    The Lady Dons are 2-1, not counting pool play from last weekend’s Belen tournament, under first-year head coach Karli Salazar.

    Salazar reported a mostly smooth match for West — and one that saw the Lady Dons’ performance from the service line surface as a real weapon.

  • Cowboys open season vs. Hounds Saturday

    Linebacker Jared Koster made 63 tackles — 24 solo — and 14 tackles for loss along with three and a half sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery to go with seven deflections and five quarterback hurries.

    Punter Patrick Carney averaged 45.2 yards a punt with a long of 73 plus nine touchbacks, 12 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line, and 22 longer than 50 yards.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 5

    The following are Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches scheduled for this coming weekend.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 5, 2014

    • West Las Vegas at Española  Valley, 7 p.m., Española
    • NMHU women at Texas-Permian Basin, 6 p.m., Odessa, Texas
    • Robertson girls at Navajo Prep, TBA, Rehoboth tournament
    • NMHU at Texas A&M-Commerce and Texas Woman’s, 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Canyon, Texas

    Cross country
    • NMHU at George Kyte Invite, 9 a.m., Flagstaff, Ariz.
    • Robertson at Del Norte, 8 a.m., Albuquerque

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Ttom’s treasure hunt brings out sweet memories

    My nephew, and sweet brother Bill’s son Ttom (yes, that is spelled correct) and his family were just here for the annual summertime ranch visit. Ttom and John were sorting through that huge “old-stuff,” big pile of both photographs and old family papers. They found some interesting old family memorabilia.

  • Mora County Senior Lunch Menu - Sept. 5, 2014

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

    Monday — Baked chicken, wild rice, carrot raisin salad, biscuit with margarine, and mandarin oranges
    Tuesday — Pepper steak, rice, tangy carrot coins, buttered broccoli, cottage cheese, and peaches
    Wednesday — Pizza, mandarin oranges, brussels sprouts, and orange
    Thursday — Pork lion, black-eye peas, cooked cabbage, cornbread with margarine, and peach cobbler

  • Organ was church’s finishing touch

    By Ray Zimmer
    Our Lady of Sorrows Historian

    Las Vegas has a fabulous history and we read and hear about it almost daily. There are famous statesmen, notable outlaws, interesting places and historic events. One of the most interesting stories about Las Vegas’ past is the history of the grand old pipe organ.

  • Mutton busting
  • East raises lunch prices by 25 cents

    Passing through the lunch line at Las Vegas City Schools costs a quarter more for students this year. The board unanimously approved the cost increase late last month.

    The reasoning behind the increase was to be in compliance with the reimbursement amount the district receives from the state.

    The new cost for lunch at the district is $2.75, compared to $2.50 last school year. All of the district’s students get free breakfast. Students who qualify for reduced lunch will be charged 40 cents.

  • New voting machines set for elections

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico voters will be casting ballots this November on new machines that have raised concerns among a legislative agency and some county clerks.

    The voting machines, which cost nearly $12 million to buy and set up, will make their debut in the Nov. 4 general election, the Albuquerque Journal reported Friday. Clerks in all 33 counties have been thoroughly trained in their use, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.