Today's News

  • Art exhibit by Latino painter, Quiroz, on display at NMHU

    By Margaret McKinney

    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University presents an art exhibit by renowned Latino painter Alfred Quiroz in its Burris Hall Gallery July 30 through Aug. 31.

    The gallery is at 903 National Ave. There will be a closing reception from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 31 with Quiroz presenting a gallery talk at 4 p.m.

  • Que Pasa - July 30, 2012

    • 2012 Las Vegas Relay for Life, starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 to noon on Saturday, Aug. 4 at West Las Vegas High School. There will be live performances, entertainment, and activities for the whole family. Open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday. This is a non-alcohol and non-smoking event.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 30, 2012
  • Capital for the dam

    Two things stand out from Gov. Susana Martinez’s visit to Las Vegas last week. One is that she got an up-close look at one of our potential disasters, Peterson Dam, and came away convinced that it needs to be a priority expense. The other is that, when it comes to her estranged relationship with the state Legislature, she’s maintaining an offensive stance.

  • Editor's Note - Backstories

    When it comes to professional sports, high-profile seasons give way to higher-profile playoffs, which lead to championship matchups. And while the backstories — the personal stories that lead to the big showdown — add drama to the mix, in the pros it typically boils down to who wins and who loses.

  • Lady Cards’ Martinez signs with Lamar CC

    Jolene Martinez, whose three-point shooting touch often gave her Robertson Lady Cardinals a shot in the arm over the last several years, will be continuing her basketball career a while longer.

    Martinez this past week officially signed a national letter of intent to play ball and attend Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colo.

    The Las Vegas native said the opportunity to keep playing while working toward her degree in nursing helped her make the decision.

  • Crespin wins in return to ring

    A six-round unanimous decision victory punctuated the return of Las Vegas professional boxer Arturo “El Toro” Crespin on Friday night in Albuquerque.

    Crespin defeated Duke City native Nazareth Rojas 59-55, 59-55, 58-56, in one of the undercard matches of “Warehouse Rumble 2,” a card staged by Chavez Promotions at Albuquerque’s YDI Wool Warehouse.

  • Women’s softball tourney resumes

    A champion won’t be crowned until Tuesday night in the Las Vegas adult softball league women’s division.

    Rainy weather impacted field conditions this past Thursday and Friday, leading to cancellations of games on both evenings.

    The top-ranked Vida Encantada Cougars will play the No. 2 seed Budweiser-Dicks-Night Owl at 7 p.m. Monday with a trip to the Tuesday night final on the line.

    Two other Monday games will determine a third team to compete for the championship Tuesday.

  • Lochte leads, Phelps fades in first pool duel

    By Paul Newberry
    AP National Writer

    LONDON — Ryan Lochte strolled the deck of the Olympic Aquatics Centre wearing diamonds in his mouth and lime-green sneakers on the feet that powered him through the water faster than anyone else. Beaming, he chomped playfully on his gold medal while Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” blared throughout the massive arena.

    Michael Phelps?

    He was nowhere to be found.

    Not during the race.

    Not when it came time to hand out the medals.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 30, 2012

    • Women’s city league tournament: games TBA, 6, 7 and 8 p.m., city complex

    • Women’s city league tournament: games TBA, 6, 7 and 8 p.m., city complex

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled