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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 15, 2017

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Softball
    • NMHU at Eastern New Mexico (DH), noon, Portales

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • Mora boys (A,B) and girls (A,B) vs. Escalante, 3 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos girls (A,B) vs. McCurdy, 4 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

  • BREAKING: Dons' forfeits upheld

    West Las Vegas will have to forfeit four boys' basketball games after all, according to one of the plaintiffs in a case decided in district court.

    The decision came Monday morning after a daylong hearing Friday pitted coaches David Bustos and Steve Sandoval and their players against the New Mexico Activities Association in the courtroom of Judge Abigail Aragon.

    A final hearing in the matter is set for the morning of Feb. 21, but that will be after the District 2-4A tournament is set to begin.

  • BREAKING: Bustos breaks record

    D.J. Bustos scored 34 points Saturday night, treating an appreciative home crowd to a slice of history. The West Las Vegas senior pushed his career total to 2,612, a New Mexico scoring record for boys' basketball.

    The new figure surpasses the 2,591 points tallied by Alfred Romero of Wagon Mound as of 1977.

    Bustos' milestone came as part of the Dons' 66-61 win over Taos, essential as West makes a run at the District 2-4A championship -- with up to three prescribed forfeit losses still to be determined in a Las Vegas courtroom.

  • Robertson, Pecos win district wrestling titles

    Wrestling teams from Robertson and Pecos captured district championships over the weekend, and it's on to state for many of their grapplers.

    It's the first for the Panthers and coach Mel Rael since breaking off from their old district to join District 1/3-4A. Pecos won five individual weight classes, placed second in two others and third in three more. The tournament was hosted at Sanchez Gym on Friday.

  • BREAKING: Testimony wraps in WLV basketball hearing

    After a full day of testimony, both sides rested Friday evening in a district court hearing to determine whether West Las Vegas boys basketball will have to forfeit games as prescribed by the New Mexico Activities Association.

    Judge Abigail Aragon was to take the weekend to render her decision, expected on Monday.

    Aragon last week issued a temporary restraining order against the NMAA, allowing for unplayed games that had originally been ruled forfeits to be played.

  • Optic move stirs up lots of memories

    Most of the boxes are packed, the furniture has been moved to our new offices, and the movers have finally gotten my hundred-pound dictionary out the door.

    About all that remains is junking the unwanted equipment and finding the best place for my Pulitzer Prize. OK, so I don’t really have a hundred pound dictionary, much less a Pulitzer, sadly. The closest thing I have to that coveted award is what results when I try to make breakfast and come up with a Pullet Surprise.

  • Man facing 10 years for fatal DWI crash

    A Las Vegas man is facing a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide, DWI and reckless driving in connection with the June 6, 2016, death of 25-year-old Monique Martinez.

    Tobe J. Apodaca, 24, entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors last week. District Judge Abigail Aragon accepted the plea during a Monday hearing.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Love is in the Air

    By Beth Urech

    Valentine’s Day was my mother’s birthday. When she turned 80, my brother gave her a sweatshirt proclaiming “No more birthdays! Just Valentine’s Day!” which she wore every birthday for the next 13 years. After Mother died Sep. 5, 2005, we were all involved in her memorial service.

    Thomas created the program, Sarah sang “Amazing Grace.” My mother’s middle name was Grace so that was especially fitting. I said a few words. My brother dealt with the funeral director, but that’s another story.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 12, 2017
  • Senior Lunch Menu — Feb. 12, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals.

    MONDAY
    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, cheese, bacon and tortilla
    Lunch: Baked ham, stuffing, green beans, dinner roll, and diced pears

    TUESDAY
    Breakfast: Cereal, bagel and cheese
    Lunch: Frito pie, lettuce, tomato, onion, squash, Spanish rice, and gelatin

    WEDNESDAY
    Breakfast: Hardboiled egg, cheese stick, English muffin and jelly