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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - We lose them by threes
  • Work of Art - We lose them by threes

    It was impressive watching a procession of friends making their way up to the podium Monday to pay tribute to the friend of many: Mel Root.

  • Cowgirls cap weekend sweep

    A clean sweep of both Black Hills State and Chadron State over the weekend gave New Mexico Highlands’ softball team a boost as the season enters its final month.

    The Cowgirls improved to 14-21-1 overall and 7-15-1 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Highlands defeated BHSU 7-2 and Chadron 7-3 on Saturday in town, duplicating the previous day’s sweep of those teams.

    Highlands and head coach Shellie Broyles are on a four-game tear, reversing the six-game skid they’d been on entering the weekend of RMAC pod play.

  • Noah’s (shooting) arc

    Las Vegas native Noah Leger won the 2013 Southwest Regional Elks Hoop Shot Free Throw Contest championship on March 23 in Dallas.

    Leger represented New Mexico after winning the state level competition, advancing from the local contest sponsored by the Las Vegas Elks Lodge.

    Leger won the boys’ 12-13 age division by swishing 22 free throws in 25 attempts, beating the second-place finisher by one shot.

  • Netters split with Hope

    In home tennis action this past week, Robertson’s boys dominated Hope Christian 8-1 while the Lady Cardinals fell 7-2.

    On the boys’ side, the Cardinals’ top five singles competitors — David Romero, Nick Newman, Michael Salas, Daniel Hasch and Marcos Gallegos — each won their matches. Lawrence Marquez “lost a tough one,” said RHS head coach Roman Fulgenzi.

    Marquez and Hasch paired up to win their doubles contest, as did the teams of Romero-Newman and Salas-Gallegos.

  • Chavez off to a good start

    Defending state champion Alonzo Chavez cruised to victory in three events this past Thursday at the Pojoaque Valley Invitational, highlighting a solid showing by area track and field athletes in Jacona.

    Chavez won the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:14.23, the 1,600-meter run in 4:33.43 and the Chris Peterson Memorial 800-meter run in 2:02.35. He qualified for state in each event.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 3, 2013

    Wednesday
    Softball
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico (DH), 1 p.m., Cowgirl Field
    Track and field
    • Pecos Middle School hosts Pecos Invite, 3 p.m., Pecos

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas at Capital (DH), 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Robertson (DH), 3 p.m., TBA
    Tennis
    • Robertson boys at Bosque, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls vs. Bosque, 3 p.m., Fulgenzi Complex
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Air Force, TBA, Colorado Springs
    • Robertson hosts Fabian Trujillo Memorial Invite, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium

    Friday
    Baseball

  • 2 nominated for judgeship

    Longtime attorneys Anna M. Aragon and Gerald E. Baca have made the shortlist for the vacant judgeship in the 4th Judicial District.

    The nominating committee screening applicants for the post announced its recommendations Friday afternoon after interviewing the four people who applied for the job.

    It’s now up to Gov. Susana Martinez to decide whether Aragon or Baca will replace Eugenio Mathis, who resigned his judicial post in late February amid allegations of wrongdoing by the Judicial Standards Commission.

  • Good Friday walk
  • Head Start at West to cut 3 jobs

    Three administrative positions at West Las Vegas Head Start are on the chopping block next school year courtesy of the federal sequester and an audit finding.

    During a special board meeting Wednesday, Head Start Director Joseph Griego told the board the current plan is to cut 5 percent of his annual budget, and that would require the reduction in force of three employees.