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Today's News

  • Open up primaries

    Republicans and Democrats throughout the state had the opportunity to go to the polls on Tuesday and vote for the candidates of their choice.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 4, 2014
  • Work of Art: Kick the can

    Wagon Mound High School, the place from which our youngest son, Ben, graduated, has always been proud of its basketball, whose season generally  runs from Aug. 1 through July 31.

    It was the school my dad attended around the turn of the last century. “We didn’t have a fancy name for our team,” he said, when asked if he played for the Trojans.

  • Vatos reach national sevens rugby final

    In one of the prouder moments in the 22-year history of the club, New Mexico HIghlands University’s Vatos finished as national runner-up over the weekend at the National Small College Rugby Sevens Championship held in Philadelphia.

    The Vatos won their first four matches of the tournament to earn a spot in the championship, falling 22-14 to New England College, the second-ranked team in the nation. Just a couple of possessions separated the relative newcomer to the national sevens scene from the program’s first national title.

  • North-South weekend ahead

    Some of the premier Las Vegas-area athletes from the Class of 2014 will be representing their schools in the new-look North-South All-Star Games this coming weekend.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 4, 2014

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad, 6 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League games, city complex

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad, 6 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    Softball

  • Little Caesars eyeing Vegas

    One of the nation’s largest pizza chains, Little Caesars, wants to set up shop in Las Vegas, and the City Council voted last week to eliminate one of the zoning hurdles it had been facing.

    Little Caesars wants to open a store at the northeast corner of Seventh Street and Airway Road, in the vacant lot  between Shoes ‘N Boots and Walgreens. When the property, which is owned by Carlos Lopez, was rezoned in 2007, the city imposed the condition that a 2 foot wall be built along the southerly property line to eliminate any traffic on Airway.

  • Crossing the finish line
  • Dems avoid infighting in gov’s race

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — With Election Day drawing near, the five Democrats running for governor need more voters like Cynthia Feiden-Warsh and Amy Lafferty of Santa Fe, who ducked into the county courthouse during a lunch hour to cast their early ballots.

  • Lottery will cover average tuition costs

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — There’s enough money in New Mexico’s lottery-financed scholarship program to cover average tuition costs in the fall semester for eligible college students, the state Higher Education Department announced Thursday.

    In a letter to universities and colleges, the department outlined what’s happening to scholarships based on changes enacted by the Legislature earlier this year to shore up the popular assistance program’s finances.