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Today's News

  • The Pit or bust! Area teams tip off for the state basketball tournaments

    Ladies’ Night provided three victories in as many games for the Las Vegas-area girls’ basketball teams who qualified for the state tournaments.

    West Las Vegas and Robertson both triumphed at home in the Class 3A girls’ openers on Friday, while Mora held court as well in Class 2A.

    It was a somewhat different story on Saturday, when the boys took center stage. Of the four Vegas-area squads in the mix, the West Las Vegas Dons emerged victorious. But the Robertson and Mora boys saw their seasons come to an end on the road.

  • Sluggers endure sluggish offense

    A ground ball hit into a double play wiped away a potential tying and winning run for New Mexico Highlands on Friday in a 2-1 loss to visiting Colorado State-Pueblo.

    CSUP closer Kolby Rimer earned a save and preserved a win for starter Mike Fabrizio in a classic pitchers’ duel at Brandt Park.

    The ThunderWolves held the Cowboys to five hits — two by second baseman Nick Gonzales.

    Austin Mascorro opened the scoring for Pueblo by making it home in the top of the first off a groundout by Evan Kenebrew.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 10, 2014

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque (DH), 3 p.m., Jacona
    Softball
    • NMHU at Metro State and Colorado Christian, 10 a.m. and noon, Lakewood, Colo. (RESCHEDULED)
    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque (DH), 3 p.m., Jacona

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson vs. Santa Fe Indian (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    Basketball
    • Class 2A girls’ state quarterfinal: Mora vs. Hatch Valley, 8 a.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

  • Cashing in on overtime

    Las Vegas City Schools may be strapped for cash this school year, but that hasn’t kept the district from paying out thousands of dollars in overtime to a handful of its employees.

  • Reaching for the gold - Highlands’ own Olympian

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Sochi Winter Olympic flame was extinguished Feb. 24, but New Mexico Highlands University has its own Olympian with her sights set on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.  

    Jessie Bates, a tae kwon do athlete, wore the red, white and blue for the USA team in the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympics, bringing home the bronze medal in the flyweight division. She was among 100 tae kwon do competitors from 67 countries.

  • Alta Vista has new leader

    A man with executive leadership positions in hospitals in Arizona, South Carolina and Oklahoma has been named the new chief executive officer of Alta Vista Regional Hospital.

    Chris Wolf began his new job on Monday. Prior to coming to Las Vegas, Wolf served as CEO of Payson Regional Medical Center in Payson, Ariz., a position he held since 2002.

  • Trial of LV native opens in Virginia

    Editor’s note: This article is being reprinted with the permission of The Free Lance-Star.

    By Keith Epps
    The Free Lance-Star

    A broken heart and other pressures pushed Arthur Gonzales to the breaking point last year when he snapped and killed his wife of 17 years at the Stafford County, Va., home they’d shared since 2010, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 7, 2014

    In 1964

    Thursday, March 5 — The Highlands University basketball Cowboys squad completed the 1963-64 season with a 15-7 record that included individual and team records. The team, coached by Don Gibson, scored 1,846 points by going over the 100-point mark seven times. Members of the team are Martin Nava, Clifford Powell, Billy Cochran, John Skaggs, Tony Trujillo, Ken Crouch, Don Cowan, Bill Dinwiddie, Gene Schmitz, Guy Moore and Reyes Garcia.

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 7, 2014

    Spring forward

    The good news is we will soon have an extra hour of sunlight each evening. The bad news is that we’re going to lose an hour of sleep this Sunday, when daylight saving time begins. So don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

  • Weather - March 7, 2014

    Friday
     20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 61. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. A 50 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Northwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming northeast in the evening.

    Saturday
    A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Northeast wind 10-15 mph. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 59. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 36.