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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - May 14, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “I’m Gonna Like Me” by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING

  • Improving education

    According to a new study by the National Education Association, New Mexico ranked 20th among states last year in total per-student education spending.

    Factoring in federal, state and local funds, New Mexico spent $11,019 per K-12 student, $81 more than the national average, the Albuquerque Journal recently reported.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 14, 2014
  • Work of Art: ‘Please speak English’

    A dabbler in languages, I came across a book titled Les Bon Mots. I found it at the latest AAUW book sale, where early birds can get some amazing stuff at a good price.

    The book is a guide to hundreds of French words guaranteed to make people sound oh-so learned. As interested as I am in English, Spanish, French and German, I fear that decades from now many of the lesser-spoken languages, including a host of Indian tongues, will have vanished to make room for English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.

  • State track field finalized

    Saturday’s District 2-3A meet was especially huge for several local athletes who made the cut for state by virtue of their high finishes this past weekend.

  • Little League - May 14

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games. All LVLL games are held at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Wednesday, May 14: Yankees vs. Red Sox, 4 p.m.; Angels vs. Orioles, 6 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Mets, 8 p.m.
    Friday, May 16: Orioles vs. Cardinals, 4 p.m.; Mets vs. Reds, 6 p.m.; Yankees vs. Angels, 8 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Wednesday, May 14: Express vs. Red Wings, 6:15 p.m.; Sandgnats vs. Threshers, 7:45 p.m.

  • Cowboys to face Mavs in regional

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    Fingers were crossed really tight among Cowboy nation, but all the good thoughts paid off as the New Mexico Highlands baseball team (32-20) learned it will continue the 2014 season with a berth in the national playoffs.

    The Cowboys will again make the jog to Grand Junction, Colo., to take on fellow Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foe Colorado Mesa in the first round of the NCAA Division II baseball tournament.

    Highlands and Colorado Mesa are the only RMAC teams to qualify for the NCAA tournament.

  • Pecos’ C de Baca top 4 in two runs

    Cassandra C de Baca medaled in two of her three distance running events at this past weekend’s Class 1A-2A state track and field championships hosted by the University of New Mexico’s track and soccer complex in Albuquerque. The Pecos junior’s individual effort was a highlight of the weekend for Las Vegas-area schools.

    C de Baca placed third in the Class 2A girls’ 800-meter run with a time of 2:26.5, just five ticks behind winner Aubri Wrye of Estancia. And she took fourth in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 12:30.26.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 14, 2014

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Class 2A state tournament: Pecos vs. Capitan, 1 p.m., Rio Rancho High, Rio Rancho

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • NCAA Division II South Central Regional: NMHU vs. Colorado Mesa, 7 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

  • Man killed had been fired

    State police responding to a call of a suicidal man at the Country Acres mobile home park north of Las Vegas Thursday afternoon fatally shot him after he pointed a rifle at officers while aggressively walking toward them, state police Chief Pete Kassetas said during a Thursday night news conference.

    Kassetas identified the man killed as Arcenio Lujan, 48. Lujan had been fired from his job at the city earlier in the day.