Today's News

  • Looking Back - April 8, 2013

    In 1963

    Friday, April 5 — The winning team in the Las Vegas Women’s Bowling Association tournament was composed of Joan Diehl, Ruth Taylor, Eva Metcalf and Dorothy C de Baca; the individual winners were Sue Melton and Ann Maloney.

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 8, 2013

    Ride to Pride dance is Friday

    Ride to Pride is hosting a dance in honor of military service members and veterans. The event starts at 8:30 p.m. this Friday. Live music by Jimmy Rael and the Cuevo Band with a special guest appearance by El Gringo. Pre-sale tickets are $20 a couple of $12 per person. For more information, call 454-9738 or 429-3905.

  • Weather - April 8, 2013

    Areas of blowing dust after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Windy, with a southwest wind 10-20 mph, increasing to 20-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 34. Windy, with a southwest wind 20-30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.


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  • Que Pasa - April 8, 2013

    • The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees April Meeting, 11:30 a.m., on Monday, April 8 at KBob’s Tomás Salazar at 575-421-2455.

    • Annual Transition and Health Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 at the Joseph Montoya Gym in Mora. The community is invited to attend.


  • Another DWI tragedy

    Two young girls, a 14-year-old and a 12-year-old, are dead in what state police are calling an alcohol-related crash.

    Police say that 17-year-old Wayne Lovato, of Las Vegas, was driving the vehicle while under the influence of liquor. Lovato, who is being charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and a host of other crimes, deserves to have his day in court.

    But if the preliminary investigation conducted by state police holds up, and if Lovato was indeed driving while drunk, then this community needs to start asking itself some hard questions.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 8, 2013
  • Another Perspective - Pruning at parks set to begin

    The Las Vegas Tree Board is a volunteer committee of the city of Las Vegas.

    Its members include forestry professionals and interested citizens whose mission is to help Las Vegas plan, plant and protect its community forest.

    We have three major goals: 1. To increase public safety by removing hazardous trees and limbs; 2. To preserve the legacy of trees planted by our ancestors by pruning to increase vigor and lengthen tree lives and 3. To make our city more beautiful for its citizens and visitors.

  • Home at last - Lady Cards take game one; second contest suspended

    West Las Vegas softball coach Lucas Griego predicted the road to the District 2-3A championship will go through the Meadow City this spring.

    And he said the outcome of his Lady Dons’ series with Robertson could decide the champion.

    After an error-riddled start to the teams’ doubleheader this past Thursday at WLV field, the Lady Cardinals own the advantage. Robertson exploited a poor defensive game in the opener to win 10-7. The second game had West leading 8-6 in the fifth inning before umpires suspended the action due to darkness.

  • Robertson sluggers, miscues stifle West

    Errors loomed large over Saturday’s East-West baseball doubleheader, won by Robertson High in a sweep, 5-4 and 14-4, at West Las Vegas’ field.

    It was the first home appearance of the season for the road-weary Dons and head coach Ryan Gabaldon. The Cardinals and Ken Sandoval hadn’t been in town since the first couple of games in early March.

    West, which bombarded Capital 22-0 and 22-5 on Thursday in Santa Fe, had positive vibes going into the weekend.