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Today's News

  • Gov’s directive upsets lawmakers

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has clamped down on the Legislature’s watchdog committees in what some lawmakers consider an attempt to limit their oversight of the Republican governor’s agencies.

    At the direction of the governor, administration agencies are telling the Legislative Finance Committee and the Legislative Education Study Committee that their requests for information must be sent first to the governor’s chief of staff, Keith Gardner, for his approval before the agency will respond.

  • A great tradition

    It’s hard to believe, but it has been 20 years since Fiesta de la Hispanidad made its debut in Las Vegas, and we’re thankful that the event is still going strong.

    On Friday evening, area performers will once again take to the stage at Ilfeld Auditorium on the Highlands University campus showcasing their musical and dancing talents. Fiesta de la Hispanidad has always drawn large crowds, and this year should be no different.

  • Work of Art: A two-piece baseball bat?

    “Where do you get all your ideas?” Readers of Work of Art ask me occasionally. The main thing is having a good memory, although all my siblings insist that accounts I relate about our childhood favor me.

    Except for obvious, grotesque exaggerations, I go by what I remember. And no, the many nuns I’ve Christened in my almost 600 columns might not have had exactly those names, but that’s part of legitimate editorial puffery.

  • QuÉ Pasa

    TODAY
    HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Bad Birthday Idea” by Madeline Valentine. Free and open to the public.

  • Four make North-South hoops

    Robertson’s Abbey Bradley and Mora’s Gerty Herrera and Destiny Pacheco will represent the area in the Class 2A-3A North-South All-Star girls’ basketball game.

    And Gabriel Cruz from Wagon Mound will be part of the Class 1A-1B boys’ all-star game.

    No locals were named to the initial Class 2A-3A North boys’ squad, although it’s possible the final game day roster could include names not on the list now.

  • Luna softball 7-1 in league

    Luna Community College
    The Luna Community College Lady Rough Rider softball team continues to impress in conference play; the squad took three of four games from Clarendon Junior College over the weekend.

    After dropping the first game 7-2, the Lady Rough Riders bounced back to win 13-8, 16-4 and 18-10.

    Earlier in the week, LCC lost to Adams State junior varsity 6-4 and 15-5.

    The Lady Rough Riders are now 11-12 overall and more importantly 7-1 in Western Junior College Athletic Conference play.

  • FYI - Sports

    City Softball

    An organizational meeting for the City of Las Vegas’ adult softball league is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

  • Looking Ahead- Sports

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson vs. Espanola Valley (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    • Robertson JV at Hope Christian, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pojoaque (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Hope Christian, 3 p.m., Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Eagle Ridge (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park

  • Cowgirls sweep in RMAC pod play

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowgirls took the lead with a three-spot in the bottom of the third in game one and never trailed the rest of the day as the New Mexico Highlands softball team (7-19, 3-14 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) knocked off Fort Lewis 5-3 (16-14, 12-8 RMAC) in game one before claiming a 2-0 win over host CSU-Pueblo (12-13, 9-5 RMAC) Sunday afternoon in the RMAC pod in Pueblo, Colo.

  • West teams defend turf to start week

    Las Vegas Optic

    Jorge Gallardo hit the baseball where he was supposed to on Monday — where the defense wasn’t.

    Gallardo was credited with an inside-the-park home run and a triple as part of the West Las Vegas baseball team’s 20-5 romp against visiting Santa Fe Indian School.

    “Everyone hit the ball,” said West coach Ryan Gabaldon. “Everyone had multiple hits.”

    The game was called in the fifth inning due to the 10-run rule.

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