Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 16, 2013

    Health Fair planned for Saturday

  • FYI - Sept. 16, 2013

    Two New Mexico boys allegedly kidnapped by their father more than a year ago have been rescued in Colorado, The Associated Press Reports.
    New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says his office had been working for months on the case with Rio Rancho police and federal agencies.
    He says the boys — ages 6 and 8 — were returned to Albuquerque early Friday by agents from the AG’s Office.
    Colorado authorities are credited with recovering the boys after a brief scuffle with their father.

  • Nature’s fury - Raging waters force evacuations

    The normally sleepy Gallinas River came roaring to life Friday morning with such force that it tore open a gaping hole in a canal, flooded homes and at least one business along its banks, threatened the stability of bridges and forced evacuations of residences and closures of schools.

    No deaths or injures had been reported as of late Saturday, although a National Guard Black Hawk helicopter was called in just after midnight on Saturday to rescue an elderly couple whose ill-fated attempt to escape the El Porvenir area left them stranded.

  • Ruptured canal wreaks havoc

    As floodwaters spread throughout the Gallinas River corridor on Friday, many were asking why the water wasn’t being channeled to Storrie Lake.

    A portion of the earthen canal that carries floodwaters to Storrie Lake ruptured early Friday, and that has contributed to the flooding that has taken place.

  • Reed-Deemer’s artwork on display at Highlands

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University presents “The Art of Observation” exhibit of paintings by Las Vegas artist Kimberly Reed-Deemer in Burris Hall Gallery, with the opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the gallery.

    Burris Hall is at 903 National Ave. The exhibit continues through Oct. 10.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 16, 2013


  • Preserve Amtrak route

    When the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Arrived in this area in 1879, East Las Vegas sprang to life. Immigrants from every walk of life started settling in Las Vegas, and a boom town was born.

    The coming of the railroad quickly transformed Las Vegas from a rural community into a regional commercial center.

    Successful merchants started building elaborate homes and commercial buildings that still exist today.

    Our city’s economic fortunes began to decline when its position as a major shipping point ended in the early 1900s.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 16, 2013
  • Another Perspective — Opportunity for northeast New Mexico

    Northeastern New Mexico has an opportunity to define itself as a place where families thrive in safe, quiet communities, where children get personal attention in good, small schools and where everyone’s contributions make a difference every day.

  • Under the weather

    It was still early in the third quarter Friday night at Cardinal Stadium, and his team was locked in a tight struggle with the visiting Santa Rosa Lions — winners of three straight Class 2A state football championships.

    Robertson running back James Gonzales, taking a breather on the sideline, resting on one knee, marveled at the action in front of him.

    “This is the funnest game I’ve ever played in my life,” he said, matter-of-factly.