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Today's News

  • Miranda winning

    After Miranda Garcia walked off the court at Jerry Cline Complex in May 2010, having just placed third in the Class 3A girls’ singles tennis tournament, she didn’t spend much time celebrating.

    Instead, she began thinking about next year.

    It would be a year of longer hours on the practice courts, a year of tougher workouts, a year of more focused preparation, a year of hard work and sweat equity — all leading to a much sweeter final outcome.

  • ‘Twists and turns’ lead to team title

    The first state team championship in Robertson girls’ tennis history.

    A state singles’ title for Miranda Garcia.

    A state runner-up finish for Emilio Gomez.

    A third-place medal for Juliana Guerin.

    Two girls’ doubles teams and one boys’ doubles team plus one boys' singles player all making it to the state quarterfinals.

  • Cowgirls in sixth through Day 2

    Day one and two (Monday) and Tuesday) highlights from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo.:

    Women's triple jump: 1. Danita Wyatt, Colorado State-Pueblo, 40-8 1/4; 3. Jillisa Grant, NMHU, 38-10 1/4; 11. LaShondra Ray, NMHU, 35-1 1/4; 13. Shantella McCoy, NMHU, 34-11 3/4; 17. Bhupinder Sandhu, NMHU, 33-8 1/2

    Women's discus: 1. Alyssa Norton, Chadron State, 143-7; 3. Kemoy Christie, NMHU, 141-4; 12. Victoria Dominguez, NMHU, 119-10; 14. Lydia Aligaz, NMHU, 118-11

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 11, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • RMAC tournament: NMHU vs. Nebraska-Kearney, noon, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Class 2A state tournament: Pecos vs. Tucumcari, 2 p.m., Cleveland High, Rio Rancho
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY

  • Paid leave a concern for public

    Four finalists for the Las Vegas City Schools superintendent post made their cases last week for why they should get the job while the fifth withdrew his name from consideration on the eve of the interviews.

    Board President Felix Alderete said finalist Paul Gregory Rockhold called and asked for his name to be withdrawn just before the on-site visits were to begin. Rockhold did not give a reason, according to Alderete.

  • ‘Twisted Minds’

    Finals week has always been a challenge for area college students. This finals week, however, is exciting for a group of Luna Community College students.

    The introduction to theater class will perform its own twists to classic fairy tales this week. They will present “Twisted Minds” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Plaza Hotel Ballroom. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and there is no charge for admission.

  • Heinrich Visits Las Vegas


     

  • Franken: Forget new gateway

    A prominent businessman is urging city officials to forget about its planned gateway project and focus instead on fixing the city’s water problem.

    “Please do not waste our tax dollars on such a project,” Alan Franken wrote last month in a letter to Mayor Alfonso Ortiz.

    The city held a public meeting on the project last week and will hold a second one at 5:30 p.m. this Tuesday at the City Council chambers on Grand Avenue.

    Franken, president of Franken Oil & Distributing, said businesses in Las Vegas are hurting.

  • State sues former investment chief

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    A state government agency brought lawsuits Friday claiming its former top manager and a financial advisory firm improperly steered New Mexico investments to political supporters of former Gov. Bill Richardson.

    The lawsuits contend that there was a pay-to-play scheme in New Mexico that resembled a corruption case involving a New York state pension fund scandal that has swept up political and financial figures — some of whom were involved in New Mexico investment deals.

  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Friday, May 12 — Sheriff Secundino Romero and his deputies have practically completed the work of summoning jurors and witnesses for the May term of the district court for San Miguel County, which will begin Monday. The job has been a big one and while it was underway the sheriff’s office has been deserted by practically everybody but W.B. Stapp, under sheriff.