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Today's News

  • Noticias - May 29, 2016

    •  Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Community First, Legion; Southwest Capital, Douglas; State Employees Credit Union, Mills. Optical: Eye Associates, Infinite Vision, Insight Optical, Walmart, Other: Alta Vista Hospital Gift Shop, Legion. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

  • Alex Kirk hoops camp in town June 8

    Las Vegas Optic

    Alex Kirk, who made headlines starring for the University of New Mexico Lobos before a stint in the NBA, will bring his basketball camp for area youngsters back to Las Vegas on June 8.

  • Litherland heads to Montana school

    Nicoletta Litherland was an all-district goalkeeper for a strong Robertson girls’ soccer program, one that reached the state semifinals in 2014.

    But for her senior season, Litherland jumped at the opportunity to shake things up. New head coach Jeff Houdek gave her (and others) the option to try new positions, and Litherland decided to move to a spot in the field.
    “My senior year, we just needed more players to play in the field,” she said. “So I moved to defense.”

  • Gonzalez signs with Rough Riders

    J.R. Gonzalez caught touchdown passes and intercepted enemy throws in his years with Robertson football.

    He executed takedowns and made thrilling escapes and reversals and pinned multiple opponents as a Cardinal wrestler.
    He won state team championships with both programs.

    But it’s his love for baseball that stood out.

    Earlier this month, Gonzalez signed a letter of intent to continue his education and play baseball for the Luna Community College Rough Riders.

  • FISHING REPORT, MAY 24

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ.

    Catches of the week

    Ute Lake: Mickey Trousdale of Tucumcari caught and released a 4.78-pound largemouth bass May 22. He was using a chigger craw.

  • Looking Ahead - May 29, 2016

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Iowa Cubs, 11:08 a.m., Des Moines, Iowa
    •  Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    •  La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park; La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

  • Decision 2016 - Primary Election

    Registered Democrats and Republicans throughout New Mexico will go to the polls on June 7 to pick their nominees for the November general election.

    In San Miguel and Mora Counties, where no Republicans filed to run for open commission, treasurer and clerk positions, the June 7 election is particularly important because the winners in the Democratic primaries are all but guaranteed the posts.

  • Students of the month
  • Though born deaf, 11-year-old among nation’s best spellers

    By Ben Nuckols
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee is an amazing achievement for any kid, but for 11-year-old Neil Maes, being born deaf made his journey especially unlikely.

    After receiving cochlear implants in both ears as a baby, he had to train his brain to understand spoken words. It took countless hours of speech therapy.

  • Dear Teacher - May 29, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I know it’s late, but can I still find some summer programs that are both fun and educational? — Searching

    Answer: You will definitely be able to still find some summer programs for your children. Not all will be filled up yet.

    • Start with your  school to see what summer programs they are putting on. Many offer more than summer school.

    • Local libraries almost always will offer programs.