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Today's News

  • Banner season
  • Bleil golf tourney coming to Vegas

    The second annual Fred Bleil Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is scheduled to tee off 8 o’clock Saturday morning at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    The tournament pays tribute to the former New Mexico Highlands U≠niversity football coach while also raising funds for an endowment fund in Bleil’s name. The endowment benefits the Fred Bleil Scholarship for NMHU student-athletes.

    Bleil, who led the Cowboys to the 1981 RMAC title, died in September 2011 after a distinguished career.

  • Swim classes at HU

    New Mexico Highlands University is offering swim lessons for the community — ages 4 and up — this summer.

    The next wave of classes will start July 1 and will run at 10 and 11 a.m. Mondays through Wednesdays (first week) and Mondays through Fridays (second week) for a total of eight sessions each class. Cost is $30 for the eight lessons, payable at the NMHU Natatorium just west of Perkins Stadium and the football fieldhouse.

    Registration for the upcoming wave of classes begins on Thursday. Call 454-3073 for details.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 26, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine, 7 p.m., Alpine, Texas
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer League games; men’s division: Tecolote vs. Vegas Boyz, 6 p.m., Hackers vs. Blaze, 7:15 p.m.; city softball complex

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine, 4 p.m., Alpine, Texas
    Softball

  • Guilty plea in homicide case

    The woman accused of stabbing two men in January, one of them fatally, has reached a plea agreement in the case.

    Antoinette Armijo, 39, pleaded guilty earlier this month to the most serious charges she was facing, voluntary manslaughter and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, both third-degree felonies. In exchange for her guilty plea on those charges, the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has dropped two evidence tampering charges, both fourth-degree felonies.

  • Stepping back in time
  • Recall organizers file petition

    The local group that has been pushing to recall Mayor Alfonso Ortiz Jr. filed its petitions with the City Clerk’s Office on Friday, and it says that they have more than enough signatures to force a recall election.

    City Clerk Casandra Fresquez confirmed late Friday that the petitions had been filed. But she said she wouldn’t release any additional information about the petitions until after she spoke to an outside attorney that is advising her on the recall.

  • New rift appears on Luna board

    A new rift is beginning to emerge on the Luna Community College Board of Trustees, and it appears that board Chairman Abelino Montoya has once again found himself on the outside looking in, with some of the recently elected board members gunning for him.

  • School districts must repay funds

    The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - June 24, 2013

    In 1963
    Wednesday, June 26 — The Lucy Jane Company, Inc., makers of teenage dresses, has started production work in Las Vegas. Quartered at Camp Luna and currently employing 10 power sewing machine operators, the firm started operations here last Monday under the management of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Funks. Main buyer for the company’s products is Sears-Roebuck, which has a standing-order contract for all dresses presently being manufactured. The trade-name for Sears line of dresses will be known as “Lucy Jane Frocks.”