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Today's News

  • 9 former Chiefs players join brain injury lawsuit

    By Bill Draper
    The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Hall of Famers Albert Lewis and Art Still are among nine former Kansas City Chiefs players who have joined a lawsuit that contends the team hid the risks of permanent brain injuries from repeated concussions.
    The concussions happened between late 1987 and early 1993 when there was no NFL collective bargaining agreement in place.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 25

    Wednesday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Sixtieth annual Stu Clark Tournament (featuring Robertson, West Las Vegas boys), Moriarty vs. St. Pius X, 1 p.m., Capital vs. Central (Ariz.), 3 p.m., West Las Vegas vs. Bernalillo, 6 p.m., Robertson vs. Atrisco Heritage, 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (B,C) at Española tourney
    • Robertson girls at Goddard tourney, TBA, Roswell

    Friday
    Basketball

  • Heartbreaking setback

    Filadelfio “Phil” Rubio, who fought in both World War II and the Korean War, is now having to pick up the pieces of his shattered life.

    Rubio, a gentle-mannered 90-year-old, lost his home to a fire in the early morning hours of Dec. 8. His home, located on Romero Street on the city’s west side, is a complete loss.

    The fire remains under investigation, but authorities suspect that it was an electrical fire, according to Las Vegas Fire Chief Philip Mares.

  • Lighting up the night
  • Highlands hires new provost

    An administrator at Our Lady of the Lake University has been tapped to be New Mexico Highlands University’s next provost and vice president of academic affairs.

    Teresita Aguilar, a first-generation college graduate who earned her doctorate from the University of North Texas, will begin her new job in early January, Highlands President Jim Fries announced during last week’s regents meeting. She replaces Gilbert Rivera, who has been trying to retire since 2011.

  • Another blaze
  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Dec. 23, 2013

    The Associated Press

    2 men accused in fraud case

    ALBUQUERQUE — A sergeant with the New Mexico Army National Guard and his father-in-law are being accused of fraudulently obtaining recruiting bonuses.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports Sgt. 1st Class Travis Nau of Albuquerque is facing one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, three counts of wire fraud and three counts of aggravated identity theft.

  • Clerk quits over gay marriage ruling

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    A rural eastern New Mexico county clerk and her deputy resigned Friday rather than abide by a state Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage, officials said.

    Roosevelt County manager Charlene Webb confirmed that Clerk Donna Carpenter and Deputy Clerk Janet Collins announced their resignations Friday morning.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 23, 2013

    In 1963
    Wednesday, Dec. 18 — A fierce rivalry will be the spirit behind the basketball game between the Dons of West Las Vegas and the Cardinals of Robertson, at Stu Clark Gym. Rosters: Dons: Jim Perdomo, Louie Huie, Sammy Abeyta, Herman Martinez, Danny Herrera, Pete Lucero, Wilfred Garduno, Frank Sanchez, Mike Tejada, Chas. Aragon, Archie Martinez and Dickie Roybal; Cardinals: Dale Bustamante, Tony Madrid, Pat Apodaca, Leroy Trujillo, Larry Archuleta, Richard Martinez, Alfred Lopez, Lloyd Tapia, Bobby Whorton. Byron Perrigo, Steve Stuckwisch and Vences Sanchez.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 23, 2013

    Caroling sing-along
    The Annual Christmas Caroling Sing-along will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24 at the Methodist Church, Eighth and National. Carolers will be accompanied by a small orchestra quartet. For information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299.