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    RIO RANCHO -- If this past weekend’s state wrestling tournament was indeed Richard Martinez’s swan song as Robertson head coach, his Cardinals made sure it was a sweet symphony.

    Robertson overcame a ferocious challenge from Silver to capture the Class 4A state team championship, the program’s first since a run of four straight from 2006 to 2009. In doing so, the team advanced 10 wrestlers into the semifinals, nine to the finals, and won seven weight classes, tying a record.

  • Weekend Roundup: Dons clinch top spot in District 2-4A boys’ hoops

    West Las Vegas’ boys will again host the district tournament final.

    The Dons (20-5 overall, 5-1 in District 2-4A) earned that privilege by beating Pojoaque Valley 52-42 on Friday night at Gillie Lopez Gym to finish the regular season atop the standings.

    Andres Gallegos torched the Elks for 20 points to lead all scorers.

    And for the second time in three nights, Adrian Valdez was perfect at the charity stripe with the game hanging in the balance.

  • Finally! Mayweather-Pacquiao fight set for May 2

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Boxing Writer

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Fight is finally on.

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing’s richest fight ever. Mayweather himself announced the bout Friday after months of negotiations, posting a picture of the signed contract online.

    “I promised the fans we would get this done and we did,” Mayweather said.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Feb. 23, 2015

    • District tournaments begin, TBA; Robertson boys at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Mora, 4 p.m., Mora

    • District tournaments, TBA
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Española, 4 p.m., Española
    • District tournaments, TBA

  • Vegas minimum wage hike pitched

    Las Vegas City Councilor Joey Herrera is asking the city to begin laying the groundwork for an increase in the minimum wage in Las Vegas.
    Las Vegas currently has no minimum wage ordinance, meaning that businesses here must follow state law, which sets the minimum wage at $7.50 an hour.

  • Jenkins promoted to deputy chief

    Nearly two months after taking over as the city’s new police chief, Juan Montaño has a new second in command.
    Montaño announced Wednesday night that Commander Kenneth Jenkins will take over as deputy chief on Saturday. He replaces Eugene Garcia who is retiring today.
    Jenkins, who is currently a commander, has worked for the Las Vegas Police Department for 16 years.

  • Icy Interstate led to fatal crash

    A 72-year-old Rio Ranch man died Tuesday after crashing into a tree near Watrous.
    State police said Robert Padilla, who apparently wasn’t wearing his seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.
    The single-vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 25 at milepost 366, near Watrous. State police responded at about 9 a.m.
    According to a state police news release, Padilla was traveling northbound on I-25 in his 1993 Toyota pickup. The truck went off the road and stuck a tree.

  • A conversation with Stella Burciaga

    By Anthony Lopez

  • Jail Log Feb. 20, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 6 and Feb. 15:
    Paul Baca, 33, criminal damage to property, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Jason Atencio, 40, driving on suspended revoked license, speeding.
    Bernabe Mares, 47, aggravated DWI (sixth offense), driving on suspended/revoked license.
    Steven Quintana, 38, failure to pay child support.
    Macario Garcia-Lopez, 45, failure to pay fines, bench warrant, SM Magistrate

  • Alderete thanked for service on East board

    Las Vegas City Schools board member Felix Alderete attended his last official board meeting Tuesday evening.
    Alderete did not seek re-election to the position he held since 2011. Board member Luis Ortiz who lost his re-election bid to Robert Duran III, did not attend Tuesday evening’s meeting. A statement read by board member Gabe Lucero said Ortiz was visiting his ill grandmother who is battling cancer in Clovis.