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  • Looking Back-10-9-15

    Thursday, Oct. 7, 1965 — A barren mountain, a spring of cool water and a tiny group of religious followers keep alive the legend of the Hermit of the Mountain. The mountain,m appropriately called Hermit’s Peak, is where a Catholic monk, John Augustiniani, lived in a cave for three years. The spring, near the summit of the peak, came forth when he tapped the ground with his staff, legend says. The small religious group called the Brotherhood of Hermits, still waits for a miracle predicted by the hermit 100 years ago.

  • Weather 10-9-15


    HIGH 65° / LOW 43°

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. North wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

    7:02 a.m. to 6:34 p.m.


  • Qué Pasa 10-9-15

    1 p.m.
    The West Las Vegas High School homecoming parade will start near Our Lady of Sorrows Church. The homecoming game between the Dons and the Rattlers of Tucumcari will take place at 7 p.m. at the Frank Herrera Complex on the school’s campus.

    October 9-11
    The West Las Vegas High School class of 1965 will have its 50th class reunion scheduled for Oct. 9 to Oct. 11. If you are a class member and have not been contacted call, Lenore Ortega at 425-8014, Rebecca Baca at 429-4642 or Connie Kemm at 425-9445.


  • Noticias 10-9-15

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    n The “Si Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 1-866-885-6562.or Frances at 575-815-8544.

  • Prep golf returns to LV

    Golfers from St. Michael’s hoisted individual championships and corralled a boys’ team title in the West Las Vegas Invitational on Monday at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Allen Sanchez’s individual win helped the Horsemen take the boys’ honors. Robertson was tied for second as a team with a 360 total.

    Meanwhile, St. Mike’s Larisa Padilla topped the girls’ leaderboard while Taos’ Lady Tigers came away with the team win.
    Neither RHS nor WLV posted a girls’ team score.

  • Youth Sports

    Las Vegas Young American Football League continues its 2015 schedule this weekend with the following games.

    JUNIOR DIVISION: Broncos vs. X-treme, 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Herrera Complex

    SENIOR DIVISION: Steelers vs. Pojoaque Crush, noon; X-Treme vs. Rio Rancho Punishers, 3:45 p.m., Sunday, Ortiz Middle School, Santa Fe

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League continues its fall 2015 schedule this weekend with the following games.

  • West tackles Rattlers

    West Las Vegas’ football team can match last fall’s win total with a victorious homecoming game Friday night against Tucumcari.

    Kickoff is 7 p.m. at the Herrera Complex.

    West (2-4) blasted Raton 59-7 this past Friday, putting the game away via mercy rule stoppage early in the fourth quarter.

  • Lady Don spikers: two sweeps

    West Las Vegas volleyball team got its school’s homecoming celebration started by sweeping two matches on back-to-back nights.

    On Tuesday, the Lady Dons downed Aztec in straight sets, 25-15, 25-8, 25-23, at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Then the following night, they made it two for two, sweeping Grants 25-14, 25-15, 25-11 for their 12th win of the fall under head coach Eric Zamora.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports-10-9-15

    Cross country
    •NMHU at Fort Hays State, TBA, Hays, Kans.
    •Robertson at Clayton, 7 p.m., Clayton
    •West Las Vegas vs. Tucumcari (homecoming), 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    •NMHU vs. Fort Lewis, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

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