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Today's News

  • Runners seize spotlight

    The running reunion of Mora’s Chavez brothers was especially joyous Saturday at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Older brother Henrique was instrumental in helping the New Mexico Highlands University men’s varsity take second place in its own NMHU XC Jam. Younger brother Alonzo won the boys’ varsity race in the Meadow City Invitational, staking the Mora Rangers to a fifth-place team finish.

  • Weekend Roundup: Lady Dons outlast tough Santa Rosa

    Tested by a scrappy, smart Santa Rosa squad, the West Las Vegas volleyball team took two of three razor-close games before dominating the decisive fourth this past Wednesday night at the Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 26, 2011

    MONDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys at Peñasco, 11 a.m., TBA
    Volleyball
    • Pecos at McCurdy, 5:30 p.m., Española

    TUESDAY
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Mora vs. Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym
     

  • Police handling of case probed probed

    The pursuit played out on city streets at about 1:26 a.m. seven weeks ago.

    A Las Vegas police dispatcher was following a family member who she reportedly described as driving erratically. And she apparently told one of her colleagues on the police force that he seemed to be drunk and that she was trying to get him to stop and to go home.

    Officers scrambled trying to intercept the silver vehicle. But that vehicle was “flying” through west side streets, one officer said. No sirens are audible in the police recordings.

  • Marine to the Core

    United States Marine Corps Sgt. Jason Pacheco doesn’t consider himself a hero.

    The Las Vegas native lost part of his right leg after stepping on an improvised explosive device or IED in Afghanistan after a firefight that lasted several hours.

    “I’m not a hero. Definitely not,” said a humble Pacheco, 23, in a telephone interview from his home in Oceanside, Calif., near Camp Pendleton. “All the heroes are no longer with their families or with us.”

  • Salazar picked for East board

    The anticipation has finally ended as the Las Vegas City Schools board voted to replace former member Ricky Serna with Las Vegas banker Ernesto Salazar.

    The vote came Tuesday night toward the end of a nearly three hour regular board meeting. Serna recommended Salazar to fill his vacant board seat last week. Serna’s resignation from the board was effective last Friday.

    The vote to appoint Salazar took place in front of a packed board room filled with family members and friends of interested candidates.

  • Cops: Man sold stolen car parts

    A Las Vegas man is facing criminal charges for allegedly taking part in a scheme to steal two transmissions and a transfer case from a neighbor and selling them to a scrap yard.

    Ronnie James Roybal, 26, of the 200 block of Chico Drive has been charged with forgery, a fourth-degree felony and receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

  • Services for former mayor to be held Saturday

    Funeral services for former coach and Las Vegas Mayor Henry O. Sanchez will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 619 Copper Ave. NE, in Albuquerque.

    Sanchez, 74, died of a heart attack Monday at Alta Vista Regional Hospital. 

    Sanchez was an Albuquerque native and legendary basketball coach known across the state.

    Friends are remembering Sanchez for his compassion.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 23, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Sept.13 and Sept. 20:

    Norman Fernandez, 23, failure to pay child support, escape from peace officer, failure to comply, absconding
    Todd Hayes, 48, adjudicatory hearing  
    Daniel Cordova, 50, criminal trespass
    Patrick Encinias, 51, battery on household member
    Karen Montoya, 33, mental health hold
    Aaron Lucero, 24, tampering w/evidence, burglary of vehicle, larceny, absconding, failure to appear

  • Court fight looms on redistricting

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democrats in the Legislature headed Thursday toward a veto showdown with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez over proposals for changing the boundaries of New Mexico’s districts for elective offices.

    If no redistricting plan is enacted, the fight likely will shift to the courts in the coming months and a judge could end up drawing new district boundaries.