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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sept. 14, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    THURSDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Portales, 3 p.m., RHS field
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Nebraska-Kearney, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

    FRIDAY
    Cross country
    • NMHU at Texas Tech Open, 8 a.m., Lubbock, Texas
    Football
    • West Las Vegas at Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Ruidoso
    • Mora vs. Laguna Acoma, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium

  • FYI - Sports

    Adult swimming classes (for ages 16 and older) are now being offered at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The course will include six sessions from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 4 to Oct. 20. Cost is $30 for six sessions. Only 10 spots are available, so registration as soon as possible is recommended. Contact the Rec at 426-1739 for details.

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  • SEC hopeful on Texas A&M

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive said he remains hopeful Texas A&M will join the league by next season and that the SEC has started to look at schedules for next year involving 13 teams.

    In a statement Monday, Slive also said the SEC was not currently looking to expand beyond Texas A&M.

  • In the Rough
  • Round one: Raiders top Broncos

    The Associated Press

    DENVER — Sebastian Janikowski figures his celebration over his long field goal will be short-lived.

    After all, Matt Prater kicks at this altitude eight times a year to Janikowki’s one.

    “He’s the only guy I’ve got to worry about if he’s going to break the record,” Janikowski said after his record-tying 63-yarder helped the Oakland Raiders beat the Denver Broncos 23-20 Monday night.

  • Baca found not guilty

    SANTA ROSA — Twenty-two months after Richard Baca shot and killed the man who was punching him during a road rage incident, a jury found him not guilty of voluntary manslaughter.

    Baca stood quietly with his defense team as the verdict was read inside a courtroom here at 2:46 p.m. Friday. He could have been sentenced to up to seven years in prison if he had been convicted.

    Audible gasps of relief spilled out from the handful of Baca family members in the courtroom as Judge Eugenio Mathis read the verdict.

  • Remembering 9/11

    By Larry Neumeister and Samantha Gross
    The Associated Press

    The names of the Sept. 11 dead, some called out by children barely old enough to remember their fallen mothers and fathers, echoed across ground zero Sunday in a haunting but hopeful tribute on the 10th anniversary of the terror attack. “Hope can grow from tragedy,” Vice President Joe Biden said at the Pentagon.

  • Air Force cuts flights in new plan

    The Associated Press

    CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force says it determined that its controversial proposal for low-level night-time training flights over New Mexico and Colorado would have no significant impact on the environment, but still made adjustments to proposed fly-zones.

    A map released with an updated proposal last week cut out planned flights over northern New Mexico’s population corridor from Albuquerque north through Santa Fe and Taos. It also removed proposed flights over Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Trinidad in Colorado.

  • Dedication of West gym is Tuesday

    The gymnasium at the Valley Elementary and Middle School will soon have a new name.

    The West Las Vegas School Board will dedicate and formally name the gymnasium after Jesus “Jesse” Griego at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the school in Ribera.

  • LCC program huge success

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College’s Future Leaders Summer Program had a 100 percent  retention rate. The program allowed qualifying high school students and 2011 graduating seniors to earn college credit in science, math, engineering and technology, while instilling leadership and college success skills.

    All the students costs were defrayed by the program.