Today's News

  • Go Fish: Friday, May 18

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week
    Cowles Ponds: Natalie Chavez, age 12, of Rio Rancho, caught three 15-inch rainbow trout May 13. She was using salmon peach PowerBait.

  • Council agrees to re-zone property used for farmers market

    Re-zoning of property to accomodate a farmers market was one of the few actions taken by the Las Vegas City Council at Wednesday's three-hour regular meeting — but not without a lengthy discussion.

    The Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance moving property, located on the southwest corner of Hot Springs Boulevard and Mills Avenue, from multi-family residential zoning to general commercial zoning.

  • Police: Former Mora Schools coach raped, stabbed student

    A former Mora Schools coach was taken to the San Miguel County Detention Center this week after New Mexico State Police say he raped and later stabbed a female student.

    The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate Apoloino Leroy Blea, 21, of Mora, a former Mora and Pecos Schools coach, for criminal sexual penetration of a 14-year-old sophmore girl at Mora High School while he was an assistant coach and student manager for the MHS boys basketball team.

  • Ribera man drives up to NMSP station drunk with daughter, police say

    The New Mexico State Police say a Ribera man recently showed up to a State Police station in Albuquerque to report a child custody matter — and had been drunk while driving there with a child in his vehicle. 

    According to a news release from the Ralph Garcia, 37, of Ribera, showed up at a State Police station in Albuquerque at about 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 6. His 11-year-old daughter was with him.

  • Valley Elementary/Middle School, April 2018 Students of the Month

    Valley Elementary and Middle School Students of the Month for April 2018.

    They are Serenity Romero, kindergarten, and Abrianna Gallegos, first grade.

    Milagros Armijo, fourth grade; Lola Taylor, third grade and Julissa Acosta, second grade.

    Marco Salinas, fifth grade; Mailynn Griego, eighth grade; Faith Lyon, sixth grade; and Ezekiel Gallegos, seventh grade.

  • A handshake and a degree

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Be the kind of leaders that adhere to the highest standard for integrity, decorated Maj. Gen. Melvyn Montaño told graduates at the Highlands University main campus commencement May 12.

    A total of 983 students are on track to graduate from Highlands and its centers, with 489 students earning their diplomas at the main Las Vegas campus. Of the total graduates, 555 will earn bachelor’s degrees and 428 will earn master’s degrees.

  • Awards, presenters dominate meeting

    In the waning days before school breaks for summer, students in the West Las Vegas School District were spotlighted during the School Board’s regular monthly meeting, Monday night.

    The board also heard a presentation from Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn on land trust impacting San Miguel County and the state.

  • Decker named new ARMAS Director

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Susan Decker is the new director for the Achieving in Research, Math and Science Center at Highlands University.

    The ARMAS Center provides comprehensive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) support services to students.

  • A bit of a musical treat

    Far be it from me to consider myself musical. It’s true that I took piano lessons in my 30’s, but not much grew out of that, despite my teacher, Ann Mishler’s encouragement and keeping her fingers crossed.

    A few years ago, a neighbor knocked on my door on a hot afternoon, like this one. He wanted to join us, he explained, because he was curious about what our gathering was about. We had decided on a wholesale washing of cars.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 16, 2018.