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Today's News

  • Nationals qualifiers
  • Cards-Tigers in semifinal

    Only the Taos Tigers stand between Robertson and what would be a stunning return to the Class 3A state championship football game.

    Taos (11-1) hosts Robertson (7-5) at 1 p.m. Saturday in the state semifinals. In the weekend’s other semifinal, Ruidoso hosts Silver on Friday night in a matchup of the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds.

  • MLB Hall ballots released

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, two-time winner Tom Glavine and two-time AL MVP Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot, joining steroid-tainted holdovers Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.

    Mike Mussina, Hideo Nomo, Kenny Rogers, Jeff Kent, Moises Alou and Luis Gonzalez also are among the players eligible to be voted on for the first time by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 29, 2013

    Friday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) at Mora, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Saturday
    Wrestling
    • Memorial Middle School at Taos, 8 a.m., Taos

    Sunday
    No local sporting events scheduled
    Monday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., MMS

  • Students present at meeting

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Six Highlands University geology students presented original research at the Geological Society of America’s Annual Meeting in late October in Denver.

    The six represented the largest group in Highlands’ history who have presented at the meeting. They joined more than 6,000 scientists from around the globe that attended GSA’s 125th annual meeting.

  • Savala’s exhibit displayed at HU

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University BFA student Dawnique Savala’s exhibit in the university’s Burris Hall Gallery features acrylic paintings of shoes and hand painted shoes that symbolize Different Walks of Life.

    The exhibit continues through Dec. 6 and fills the front of the gallery at 903 National Ave. A concurrent Highlands University Fall Student Art Show fills the remainder of the gallery.

  • East board fuming over audit

    For several years, Las Vegas City Schools has been behind on its financial audits.

    This time they’re blaming the auditor. During a board meeting late last week, the board directed Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez to ask Albuquerque-based Griego Professional Services to turn in the 2011-12 school year audit this past Friday to the State Auditors Office. McNellis-Martinez also expressed her concern over the work and timeliness of Griego Professional Services and the resulting problems the district has had because of the delay.

  • Preparing a Feast
  • Bus driver apologizes for speeding

    The West Las Vegas bus driver who was cited earlier this month for speeding and reckless driving while taking students home says he was distracted and shouldn’t have returned to work so soon after his house burned down.

    “I would like to let the West Las Vegas District, community and parents know I never intended to put any one of my students I transport in any danger,” said John Lujan. “The children’s safety comes first at all times.”

  • El Sombrero continues tradition

    Helen Rivera knows about giving back to the community and saying thanks. Rivera, owner of El Sombrero restaurant, will continue her tradition of offering free Thanksgiving meals from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday at the eatery located at 825 Mills Ave.

    Rivera started offering the free traditional Thanksgiving meal in 1996 when she first purchased the business. Since then the tradition has grown with hundreds going in for a free meal.