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Today's News

  • Final Four teams have history in prime time

    The Associated Press

    The invitation to this year’s Final Four seemed to have specific rules: No upstarts or Cinderellas. Big boys only.

    Yes, we’re well aware that Kentucky was a No. 8 seed and UConn was a 7. But c’mon. These are two power programs with storied histories, each with a championship under their belt within the past four seasons.

    Following a string of NCAA tournaments with mid-major party crashers, the Final Four is going back to the big time with Florida and Wisconsin joining the Wildcats and Huskies in North Texas.

  • Youth Soccer - April 4

    The following are this coming weekend’s scheduled Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches:

    U6 DIVISION
    All U6 matches are played at 8:45 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Peru vs. Chile, Field 1
    Russia vs. Mexico, Field 2
    USA vs. Italy, Field 3
    Croatia vs. Greece, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    All U8 matches are played at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Spain vs. Belgium, Field 1
    Switzerland vs. Portugal, Field 2
    Colombia vs. Germany, Field 3

  • Go Fish - April 4

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, April 1:
    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was rated as sporadic but there were a few good-sized trout caught by anglers using Power Bait and marshmallows.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 4, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. New Mexico Junior College (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Regis, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Robertson (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    Softball
    • LCC at Odessa (DH), noon, Odessa, Texas
    • West Las Vegas vs. Ruidoso (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • West Las Vegas JV at Rio Rancho tourney, Rio Rancho
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Air Force, Colorado Springs
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Santa Fe Indian, 3 p.m., Santa Fe

  • Couple charged in deaths

    Five months after two boarding home residents died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a backyard shed where they were being housed, the couple caring for them is facing criminal charges.

    Denise A. Encinias, 41, and Jose Encinias,, 47, who reside on the 3500 block of Ning Road, north of Las Vegas, have each been charged with two counts of neglect of a resident resulting in death, second-degree felonies. Jose Encinias is also facing a misdemeanor count of installing an LP gas heater without a license and not having that installation inspected or certified.

  • State Champs - Three-peat for Pecos cheerleaders

    One, two and now three cheer state championships call Pecos High School home. After a nearly flawless cheer routine, the highly spirited green and gold team captured its third state championship at the State Spirit Competition on Saturday at the Pit in Albuquerque.

    But it was not the only blue trophy brought home by an area native. Las Vegas native and Santa Fe High School cheer head coach Christie Baca led her squad to its Class AAAA state cheer championship title.

  • Co-op chair, manager ousted

    The Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative Board  of Trustees appointed Chief Financial Officer LaDonna LaRan as the utility’s interim CEO and manager on Monday evening.

    That action came four days after the board majority voted to fire Chief Executive Officer and Manager Alex Romero and to remove Diego Quintana from his position as chairman of the board.

  • Firearms stolen in burglary last week

    Las Vegas police are asking for the public’s help in finding the person or people responsible for several burglaries last month, including one that occurred last Thursday on the 100 block of Commerce Street in which several firearms were taken.

    A reward is available for information leading to an arrest and/or conviction. Tips can be called in to Crimestoppers at 425-8884.

    In the Commerce Street incident, the burglar forced his or her way into the home and got away with six firearms and 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - April 2, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - April 2, 2014

    In 1964