Today's News

  • Ex-Cowboys make NFL debuts

    A couple of former New Mexico Highlands University football standouts saw their first unofficial official action as professionals over the weekend as the NFL began its preseason schedule.

    Jordan Campbell recorded one solo tackle and one tackle assist to help the Cincinnati Bengals defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-10 on Friday evening. Campbell entered the game and played at middle linebacker early in the fourth quarter. He wrapped up Falcon Ronnie Wingo for a solo stop on a run play and was an active part of the defense.

  • ‘Topes hit for power, sting Bees

    Albuquerque Isotopes
    The Isotopes (67-56) backed Angel Castro’s stellar outing with three home runs and seven doubles in a 13-2 rout of the Salt Lake Bees (70-53) Monday. It was the most extra base hits, ten, that Albuquerque has tallied in a game this season.
    Justin Sellers (4 for 4, three runs, 4 RBI) and Brian Barden (3 for 4, 4 RBI) each doubled twice and homered while Chili Buss (3 for 5, three runs, RBI) also doubled. Sellers leads the club with 26 on the season.

  • Little League to target PEDs

    By Genaro C. Armas
    AP Sports Writer
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.  — Little League Baseball plans to introduce an educational program for coaches and volunteers intended to raise awareness about the use and dangers of performance-enhancing drugs among young players.

  • Flooding hits Vegas area

    By Martín Salazar and Art Trujillo
    Las Vegas Optic

    It was sunny outside on Friday evening, and Michael Romero was painting when he heard it.

    “I just heard a big roar and trees breaking,” the owner of Michael’s Precision Automotive at 514 S. Commerce St. said.

  • Puckering for a porcine
  • Man booked for fifth DWI

    A 58-year-old Ribera Man was arrested earlier this month for driving drunk for the fifth time, according to state police.
    Court documents filed last week identify the driver has Louie J. Rivera, who resides on Highway 3 Curruco Road.

    Rivera was arrested on Aug. 2 and appears to have been released on bond from the San Miguel County Detention Center three days later. Online court records state that his bond was set at $1,000.

  • Union Elementary reopening at West

    When West Las Vegas students return to school next Monday they will see several changes. Some will be returning to the newly remodeled Union Street Elementary, and at the high school students will by trying out something called  5X5 Block Scheduling.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 12, 2013

    In 1963
    Monday, Aug. 12 — The Las Vegas Airport recorded 1.04 inches of precipitation Saturday and Sunday while Fritz Broeske’s rain gauge in the Gallinas Canyon registered over two inches. The high yesterday was 79, the low last night 54, and the noontime reading 74. The forecast is for more afternoon and evening thunderstorms and thundershowers. Weekend rains drenched all sections of New Mexico and more showers were forecast for Monday.

  • Looking Ahead - Aug. 12, 2013

    Two Nook HD’s to be raffled
    Friends of the Las Vegas Carnegie Library will raffle two Nook HD’s at the people’s Faire at 4 p.m. this Saturday. Raffle tickets are $2. All donations and sales benefit the Carnegie Library. For more information, call Gina Harris at 575-641-5455.

  • Weather - Aug. 12, 2013

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind 5-10 mph.

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind around 5 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.