Today's News

  • WLV cheer squad 4th in state

    West Las Vegas’ cheerleaders captured fourth place in the co-ed cheer category over the weekend at the State Spirit Championships, hosted by the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    With 361 team points in the Class 3A cheer category, the squad edged St. Michael’s for third and finished behind Hope Christian (502), Bloomfield (471.5) and Raton (403.5). Robertson was eighth with 349 points.

  • Suspect to face more charges

    A District Court ruling last week means that a man accused of killing another in road-rage incident could get still more years in prison.

    Rich-ard Baca, 21, already faces a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the November killing of Benito Lemos, 22, in central Las Vegas. That charge carries a maximum sentence of six years in prison.

    In recent months, the district attorney’s office has wanted to add the charge of shooting at or from a vehicle resulting in death, with a maximum of 15 years in prison.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    The 16th annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad took place in March  in Ilfeld Auditorium and was, as every other year, a huge success thanks to the participation of our community members, both those performing and in the audience.  

  • Mora's Chavez, Romero shine

    Mora’s Henrique Chavez won the 1,600-meter run and the Rangerette track team managed an 11th place team finish this past weekend in the Fort Sumner Qualifier.

    Chavez won the 1,600 with a time of 4:55.52; more than nine seconds separated him and his closest competitor.

    Chavez ran a 2:04.87 in the 800, placing second to Fort Sumner’s Skylar McMath (2:04.32). He ran third in the 400 (53.42).

  • RHS school locked down

    Robertson High School was on lockdown for 15 minutes before the end of the school day.

    It was the first lockdown at Robertson in at least two years, officials said.

    Police said they received a report that two people were in a scuffle at a Robertson High School parking lot and that one broke the other's window.

    Someone heard that noise and thought it was a gunshot, so that person called the school. Principal Eddie King then ordered all students into the building and put the campus on lockdown.

  • College late in seeking money

    Luna Community College missed out on the chance of getting a more than $100,000 grant because it was late in asking for the money.

    By 35 minutes.

    For the last year, the college has handled a $110,000 grant for a program seeking to curb alcohol and tobacco use.

    Recently, the college created a thick packet seeking the same amount of funds for the next year.

    But Elaine Luna, Luna’s interim development director, didn’t turn in the grant until 5:35 p.m. March 22 in Santa Fe. The deadline was 5 p.m. that day.

  • Turner excels in elite meet

    Pecos’ Yeshemabet Turner added to her long list of athletic accolades on Monday, cracking the top three in the elite Marilyn Sepulveda Classic.

    The meet is an annual, invitation-only affair reserved for the top high school track and field competitors across the state, regardless of school size. Much like the Joe Vivian Classic in wrestling, it combines many of the state’s top athletes for a “best of the best” competition. Great Friends of UNM Track — also site of the state finals — hosts the meet.

  • Senior Profile: Ex-governor embodies 'Arms, Man'

    The title above is no accidental allusion to Vergil’s “Aeneid,” often billed as history’s greatest Latin epic. The poet, who lived from 70 to 19 BC, says, in the original Latin, “Arma virumque cano,” or “I sing of arms and the man.”

    So what does this have to do with former New Mexico Gov. David Francis Cargo?  Perhaps if Vergil were writing today, the hero would be named David Cargo, or “Lonesome Dave.”

  • Vatos' home finale Saturday

    Fans will be treated to a full afternoon of rugby Saturday as the NMHU Vatos (6-4) conclude their home schedule at Perkins Stadium.

    The rugby begins at 2:30 with three youth games with six teams from Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Española. Beginning at 4:30 the Vatos play round robin games with Clovis/Cannon AFB and national finalist Albuquerque. A social dinner will conclude the activities. Everyone is invited.

  • Letter: Grateful for a city like Las Vegas

    My mother is Pat Harris and was talking to you about writing a letter thanking your city. She was thanking your city for the safe return of her grandson Nicholas Gage Kolb which is my son. (The letter ran May 22, 2009.)

    He made a stupid decision and ran away from home. We live in Louisiana. I am currently having the typical teenage problems out of him and I decided to put the article in his baby book for if he ever grows up he can have. I just found the article dated May 2009. This is the first time I had seen it. I just wanted to thank you again.