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Today's News

  • West Las Vegas, Mora open pool play Thursday

    West Las Vegas and Mora are both headed to the state volleyball tournaments, which run Thursday through Saturday in Rio Rancho.

    The Lady Dons, coached by Felix Flores, earned the No. 9 seed in the Class 3A tournament after winning the regular-season title in District 2-3A and finishing as runner-up to Raton in the district tournament.

    They play in Pool A along with No. 1 Pojoaque Valley and No. 8 Lovington beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • State XC: Repeat title for Pecos star

    By winning another individual state cross country championship, Pecos senior Antonio Varela helped his Panthers wrap up a second consecutive runner-up finish in the small-school division.

    He also assured himself a permanent place in history.

    Varela won by a 37-second margin in a time of 15:59, completing a stellar cross country career with Pecos.

    Not far behind was Mora’s Alonzo Chavez, who ran third in 16:53; the Rangers finished 12th as a team on the boys’ side.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 9, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    No varsity sports events scheduled

    THURSDAY
    Volleyball
    • Class 2A state tournament: Mora in pool play, 8 a.m., followed by evening bracket play TBA, Cleveland High, Rio Rancho
    • Class 3A state tournament: West Las Vegas in pool play, 2 p.m., followed by evening bracket play TBA, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

    FRIDAY
    Volleyball
    • Class 2A and 3A state tournament quarterfinals and semifinals, TBA, Rio Rancho

  • YAFL season wraps up

    Another season of Las Vegas Young American Football League action is in the books, and a couple of local teams made solid region playoff runs over the weekend in town.

    The 49ers, a group of fifth and sixth graders, beat Tucumcari — and a bitter chill — on Saturday morning with a 45-6 score.

  • East district gets negative audit

    Las Vegas City Schools received a failing grade on its latest audit report, with auditors saying some of the district’s financial records are in such disarray that they are unable to issue an opinion on whether the district’s financial statements are accurate.

  • Mad Hatter’s Ball prep
  • Whooping cough cases found in LV

    The state Department of Health has confirmed a whooping cough outbreak at Rio Gallinas School for Ecology and the Arts.

    As of Thursday, two of the West Las Vegas charter school’s students and two of its faculty members had tested positive for whooping cough, also known as pertussis, said Catherine Sanchez-Praiswater, the school’s director.

  • Feds assess sites for renewable energy

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Determining the potential of former landfills, brownfields and Superfund sites around the country to host solar panels and other renewable energy projects is the focus of a new assessment federal researchers announced Friday.

  • Highlands mulling car rental program

    New Mexico Highlands University is exploring the possibility of bringing WeCar to campus, a program that provides vehicles that students can rent to run errands.

    “One of the problems we have is that many of our students don’t have cars,” Highlands President Jim Fries said at a recent board of regents meeting. That, coupled with the limited public transportation in Las Vegas, creates an inconvenience for many students on campus, he added.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 7, 2011

    In 1911

    Saturday, Nov. 4 — A warrant for the arrest of Clarence C. Shields on the charge of forgery was issued yesterday afternoon by Judge D.R. Murray upon the complaint of Laubach and Benjamin. The sheriff of San Miguel County, Secundino Romero, has taken hold of the matter and it is thought that the accused man will soon be brought to time. Shields, it is thought, left Las Vegas several days ago after signing the alleged bogus check but where he went is a question that is at the present without an answer.