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  • Dispatch New Mexico - Impasse hits new low between governor, legislature

    Talk about dysfunctional.Last week, New Mexico lawmakers filed suit against Gov. Susana Martinez over budget vetoes that essentially defund the legislative branch and, if not reversed before June 30, push several state schools over a fiscal cliff. Short of any action to the contrary, the funding shortfall will create a crisis of epic proportions.

  • Highlands’ Erskine honored by RMAC

    National top 12 in the 100-meter hurdles? Check.

    National top 20 in the 100-meter dash? Check.

    Career best in the 200? Check.

    How about running a leg on the 400-meter relay? No problem.

    Osheen Erskine racked up points in each event for New Mexico Highlands’ women’s track and field team this past weekend at Texas-El Paso’s meet, and she earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honors.

  • Dons: Ram tough in Cimarron

    Miguel Coca, J.J. Esquibel and Isaiah Paiz monopolized the top three finishes in the boys’ mile run this past Monday at the Ram Relays in Cimarron, leading the Dons to a first-place team finish.

    West’s boys finished with 100 points to beat runner-up Clayton (89) and host Cimarron (80) in the 10-team competition.

  • Mora, Pecos add to state lists

    Local qualifiers for the Class 3A state track and field championships as of April 25:

    BOYS’ 800-METER RUN
    4. Isaac C de Baca, Pecos, 2:06.04

    BOYS’ 1,600-METER RUN
    1. Julian Garcia, Pecos, 4:46.74
    3. Josh DeHerrera, Pecos, 4:48.57

    BOYS’ 3,200-METER RUN
    2. Julian Garcia, Pecos, 10:27.14
    5. Josh DeHerrera, Pecos, 10:36.74

    BOYS’ 800-METER RELAY
    9. Pecos, 1:35.94

    BOYS’ 1,600-METER MEDLEY RELAY
    1. Pecos, 3:48.44

  • Luna softball sets program mark for wins

    With a record of 19-28 heading into the last series of the regular season, the Luna Community College softball team has achieved a program best in terms of wins.

    The Lady Rough Riders and head coach Lucas Griego also are fourth in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference and are in line for a trip to the postseason. Luna’s league mark of 11-13 trails only top seed Howard (39-12, 22-2), Odessa (34-13, 20-4) and Midland (31-14, 16-8).

  • Rangers maintain hold atop district

    A 13-run head start after their first turn to bat led to a 25-3 final tally, and Mora kept Mesa Vista winless.

    The Rangers (17-6 overall, 10-0 in District 5-2A) racked up 35 hits in this past Friday’s win, the team’s sixth in a row.

    They followed that up with a 19-2 romp at Questa — the second-place team in the district with records of 8-10 overall and 6-4 in 5-2A -- on Wednesday.

    The Rangers close the regular season May 2 at Cimarron.

  • Little League 2017: A composite schedule

    Editor’s note: Las Vegas Little League games are played at Keyes Park on Mills Avenue.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 28, 2017

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    • Luna Community College at Howard (DH), noon, Big Spring, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Adams State (DH), 1 p.m., Brandt Park
    • West Las Vegas JV at Rio Rancho tourney, TBA
    • LVLL games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Luna Community College vs. Midland (DH), noon, TBA
    Tennis  
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas in district tournaments, 7:30 a.m., RHS courts

  • Highlands: Harsh budget reality

    “We’re on a holding pattern,” New Mexico Highlands Vice President for Finance Max Baca told the audience at Friday’s special meeting of the school’s board of regents. “It makes us all nervous. We’re all stuck in limbo.”

    The subject and source of the uncertainty: a shaky budget forecast for the 2017-18 fiscal year that — as of this week — contains no new state funding.

  • Samaritan could be homeless

    Samaritan House is known to help others in need with housing options, but now the nonprofit organization has found itself in its own housing crisis.

    George Lyon, Samaritan House’s executive director, said that on April 11 he received a letter from the city of Las Vegas notifying him that Samaritan would need to find another location.

    “It is going to be catastrophic for us,” Lyon said during an interview  Monday. “We haven’t been successful in finding another place.”