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Today's News

  • Work of Art: Let’s not dumb it down

    Without hesitation, I declare that no person had a bigger positive influence on the English language than William Shakespeare, whose birthday was believed to have been April 23, coincidentally, also the date of his death.

    But this isn’t going to be a pep talk on Shakespeare; rather, it’s a lament.

    Let me explain:

    Daniel Burnett, secretary of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a nonprofit dedicated to academic excellence, recently wrote that Shakespeare studies are virtually non-existent today.

  • Cowgirl softball season ends

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    GOLDEN, Colo. — The Cowgirls mounted a pair of rallies to send both games on the day to the bottom of the seventh, but the Orediggers captured the win both times as the New Mexico Highlands softball team (11-39, 7-30 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) dropped a pair of 6-5 games against Colorado School of Mines (20-25, 16-20 RMAC) Sunday afternoon in Golden, Colo.

  • State rosters filling up

    As the spring sports season hits the home stretch, a number of area athletes have their sights set on the postseason.

    Robertson has a solid chance of hosting first-round state tournament games in both baseball and softball, said RHS director of co-curricular activities Juan Carlos Fulgenzi. West Las Vegas likely would have to travel but could make the cut in both sports.

  • Outrage grows over Sterling situation

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Basketball Writer
    Outrage over racist comments purportedly made by embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit a crescendo Monday, with corporations pulling their sponsorship deals with the team.
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was to address the scandal in a news conference in New York where he could reveal sanctions the league will impose on Sterling.

  • Just for kicks
  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 30, 2014

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Taos (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • West Las Vegas at Pojoaque Valley (DH), 3 p.m., Jacona
    Softball
    • RMAC playoffs begin, TBA
    • West Las Vegas at Pojoaque Valley (DH), 3 p.m., Jacona

  • Racquetball fest coming

    The Abe Montoya Recreation center is hosting the Meadow City Racquetball Tournament this coming week, May 2-4. For more information, those interested may contact Lucas Sanchez 426-3207, or Gary Mazaroff, 505-321-1110.
     

  • Woman hurt in DWI crash

    A 34-year-old Las Vegas woman is facing criminal charges after she allegedly got behind the wheel after drinking and crashed into a home on Eighth Street early Thursday morning, severely injuring herself and a passenger in her vehicle.

  • City attorney cited in hit and run

    Las Vegas City Attorney Dave Romero finds himself in a sticky situation after he allegedly wrecked into city property and then drove away.

    The incident occurred on the morning of April 10. Citations in the case were filed last Monday — 11 days after the accident happened. Online court records show that Romero was cited for three misdemeanors: failure to give information and render aid, failure to give immediate notice of accidents and careless driving.

  • Beautifying Lincoln Park