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Today's News

  • Work of Art: Enjoy DST — it’s great

    She’s on the phone, railing to a fellow church member about the first days of Daylight Saving Time. “Oooh! I just hate it!” she tells her friend, Betty Quick, who agrees.

    But really now, what can we say about the extra hour of daylight except that we’re glad it’s finally here? Each year — it seems since we married in 1966 — I’ve used the parable of the man whose blanket failed to cover his feet, leaving him shivering in bed. So he cut a foot off the top of the blanket and sewed it to the bottom. Problem solved. But maybe not.

  • State champs! Pecos Panthers capture program’s first boys’ basketball title since 1966

    ALBUQUERQUE — As was the case one year earlier, the Pecos Panthers ended their journey through the state basketball tournament feeling the pain.

    This time, though, it was a different kind of pain.

    “My face hurts from smiling,” said Carlos Cordova, smiling nonetheless as a team that had somehow escaped widespread media attention all winter found itself at the center of a post-championship press conference.

    Cordova and the Panthers defeated Santa Rosa 60-49 in the Class 3A boys’ title game Saturday morning at The Pit.

  • Let the Madness begin

    The Associated Press

    There are 67 games to be played over the next three weeks to determine the next national champion, a magical time known as the NCAA Tournament.

    So what’s in store in 2017? Is there any way to top the madness of last year’s tournament filled with double-digit upsets and an incredible ending?

    Kris Jenkins’ buzzer-beating 3-pointer gave Villanova its first championship since 1985 after North Carolina tied the game on Marcus Paige’s double-clutch 3-pointer with 4.7 seconds left.

  • Quintana 11th in national meet

    Three New Mexico Highlands University women achieved All-American status to highlight the Cowgirls’ trip to Birmingham, Ala., for the NCAA Division II national indoor track and field championships.

    • Tashay Hunter, an NMHU sophomore, placed eighth in the triple jump, clearing 12.21 meters. In doing so, Hunter earned first-team All-American honors and became the fourth NMHU athlete to do so in the event. Hunter is from St. Andrew, Jamaica.

  • RHS tennis triumphs

    For the second consecutive weekend, Robertson’s tennis teams returned from a long road trip with matching team championships.

    RHS took down Mesilla Valley 8-1 and Centennial 8-1 to win both boys’ and girls’ team titles at the Mayfield Invite in Las Cruces.

    Last week, they swept to dual team Coyote Classic championships in Roswell.

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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 15, 2017

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Robertson JV vs. Capital (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    Softball
    • Robertson JV vs. Capital (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas (A,B) at Clayton, 3 p.m., Clayton

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Luna Community College vs. Frank Phillips (DH), noon, TBA
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 2 p.m., Brandt Park
    Softball
    • Luna Community College at Howard (DH), noon, Big Spring, Texas

  • BREAKING : Pecos wins state title

    ALBUQUERQUE -- As was the case one year earlier, the Pecos Panthers ended their journey through the state basketball tournament feeling the pain.
    This time, though, it was a different kind of pain.
    "My face hurts from smiling," said Carlos Cordova, smiling nonetheless, as a team that had somehow escaped widespread media attention all winter found itself at the center of a post-championship press conference.
    Cordova and the Panthers defeated Santa Rosa 60-49 in the Class 3A boys' title game Saturday morning at The Pit.

  • Styling and profiling - LV native launches fashion line

    As an actor, model and reality TV star known around the globe, Antonio Sabato Jr. is a fitting choice to be the face of the Pirata Della Strada fashion line.

    But while Sabato may be the face of the business, the heart, soul and creative brain of Pirata Della Strada belong to John Shallenberger.

    Shallenberger was raised in Las Vegas, N.M., and is a graduate of West Las Vegas and New Mexico Highlands University. Today, he and wife Courtney are raising daughter Emi, 13, and son Kian, 11, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

  • City may add user fees

    Looking to offset some of the costs associated with processing credit card and debit card transactions, the Las Vegas City Council is being asked to consider tacking on a convenience fee for various billings.

    That is among the items expected to be on the agenda for this Wednesday’s regular meeting at City Hall.

  • Martinez vetoes teacher leave bill

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed a bill Thursday that would have increased the number of sick days that public school teachers can take without impacting their job performance evaluations.

    The Republican governor said the bill threatened to reverse recent reductions in teacher absentee rates and to increase the use of substitutes in classrooms.