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Today's News

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, June 8, 2018

    THUMBS UP: MR. HOUDEK’S OPUS

    If Jeff Houdek had decided not to speak at Robertson High School’s recent graduation ceremony — the first to take place since the tragic passing of his wife — we all would have completely supported his choice. We also support his courage to speak, and it reminded us how important it is to work together.

    Lacy Houdek was the medical care provider of choice for the editor of this newspaper as well as many, many others in the community. She reminded us preventive care is a group effort.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, June 8, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, June 8, 2018.

  • Surprises, predicted outcomes both part of primary results

    Primary elections are criticized in concept for the small percentage of the total voting-age population captured in voter turnout. However, voter turnout was high for Tuesday’s New Mexico primary, and some new faces from the northern part of the state —  especially San Miguel and Mora counties —will be sworn in during the year ahead.

  • Closure order lifted in Ute Park fire area

    The Associated Press

    UTE PARK  — Forest officials have lifted a closure order put in place as the result of a wildfire that has charred more than 57 square miles, or at least 36,000 acres, in Colfax County.

    The Valle Vidal area is now open as authorities say the Ute Park Fire is no longer a threat. The fire, burning south of the Valle Vidal area, is 66 percent contained.

  • Chamber Corner: ECC Solar

    NOTE: This is the second item in a series on members of the Las Vegas / San Miguel Chamber of Commerce businesses.

    One San Miguel County business is about to open a new location and expand a business — in a growing industry many are hoping will continue to expand.

  • House fire

    Fire crews received a call on Monday morning at around 6:50 p.m. for a backyard on fire, on Jackson Avenue, according to Las Vegas Fire Chief Billy Montoya.

    When they arrived on scene, it ended up being a working structure fire. Everyone in the home got out safely, and no injuries occurred among occupants or first responders.

    Fire damage extended from an attached porch area to the rear of the dwelling and attic space.

  • LVCCHP garners prestigious award

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Las Vegas Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation has been designated as the winner of the New Mexico Architectural Foundation’s annual award going to groups or individuals devoted to increasing public awareness or furthering public education in architecture in New Mexico.

  • Prospect of Native congresswoman galvanizes American Indians

    By Russell Contreras, The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico, a state with deep historical ties to American Indians whose images and symbols are rooted in everything from the state flag to town names, has moved closer to electing the first Native American woman to the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Martinez attacks GOP nominee for Congress

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says the GOP candidate in a closely watched Congressional race in southern New Mexico may not fairly represent the state.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, June 8, 2018

    Saturday, June 9
    The 14th Annual Luna Community College Car Show will include all makes and models of cars, trucks, motorcycles and bikes, original, classic and custom vehicles, music, food vendors and LCC informational booths. For more information, contact Anthony at 505-429-0425 or Dave at 505-718-9560.

    Saturday, June 9

    The Amor de La Tierra Garden Club will meet at 9 a.m. at Traveler’s Cafe on the Las Vegas Plaza. Contact Nina Marquez Johns, ninamjohns@gmail.com or 505-425-5239, for information.