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Today's News

  • Medina accepted into program

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University graduate student Sebastian Medina was accepted into the Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

    The 24-year-old native of rural Mora is a first-generation college student who completes his master’s in natural sciences in May, with an emphasis on environmental sciences and management.

  • Lady Cardinals punish Taos in shutout

    Bryanna Duran made sure the Lady Cardinal seniors went out in style.

    Duran smashed her fifth home run of the spring on Tuesday, a two-RBI bomb that brought a merciful end to Robertson’s home softball finale against Taos via the 15-run rule.

    Final score: Robertson 16, Taos 0.

    Elena Garcia proved durable through a complete-game pitching win, although it lasted only three innings.

  • HU’s McPherson garners another honor

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    National Athlete of the Week, check.

    Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion, check.

    RMAC Female Freshman Indoor Athlete of the Year, check.

    Indoor national champion, check.

    Well now RMAC Female Field Athlete of the Week can be checked off as freshman Shanice McPherson was bestowed this honor by the conference offices on Wednesday.

  • Little Leagues - April 18

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little  League games. All games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS BASEBALL DIVISION.
    Angels vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m. Friday
    Yankees vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m. Friday
    Yankees vs. Mets, 5:30 p.m. Monday
    Cardinals vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m. Monday

    MINORS BASEBALL DIVISION
    Owlz vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m. Friday
    Rivercats vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m. Friday
    Bats vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m. Monday
    Rivercats vs. Sandgnats, 7:45 p.m. Monday
     

  • On your marks...
  • Boston strong one year later

    By Denise Lavoie
    The Associated Press
    BOSTON — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city’s resilience in the face of a terror attack.

  • Go Fish - April 18

    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 15:
    Catches of the week
    Bluewater Lake: April 8, Matt Pelletier of Albuquerque caught and released a 48.5-inch tiger musky. He was using a jerk bait.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 18, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Howard (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Adams State (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    Softball
    • LCC vs. El Paso (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Western New Mexico (DH), noon, Cowgirl Field
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Taos tournament, 8 a.m., Taos
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Western State, TBA, Gunnison, Colo.

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, noon, Brandt Park

  • Gurule-Giron wins runoff

    Voters in Ward 1 handed a victory to incumbent Tonita Gurule-Giron in Tuesday’s runoff, electing her to a second, four-year term on the City Council.

    The last time the two faced off for the March 4 election, Gurule-Giron received just nine more votes than L’Esperance.

    This time around, Gurule-Giron increased her margin of victory, garnering 65 more votes than L’Esperance. She walked away with 55 percent of the vote.

    Gurule-Giron celebrated her victory with friends and family at Plaza Burger.

  • A warm welcome - Hundreds show up to celebrate Castañeda

    Area residents packed into the 115-year-old structure by the hundreds, each one seeming to look beyond the dining room’s peeling red paint and seriously outdated wallpaper, and sharing in the vision of the historic hotel coming back to life.

    The Castañeda Hotel’s days as the “Nasty Casty” appear to be numbered, and the jubilant crowd that turned out Monday afternoon to welcome the building’s new owners couldn’t have been happier.