Today's News

  • On to the next level

    Staying in shape.


    Working out.

    Getting mentally, physically and psychologically ready for the transition to college athletics and classes.

    In separate quick interviews Monday, Jamie Allen, Luke Aragon, Justin Bustos and Girard Maestas all said they had plenty of work on their agenda for the coming months, the summer of 2012.

    All four Robertson High seniors have signed national letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers on the collegiate level this coming fall.

  • Cowgirls head to outdoor nationals

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field squad will take the largest contingent in program history to this week’s NCAA Division II national championships in Pueblo, Colo.

    The Cowgirls enter the meet as the No. 5 ranked team in the nation and will have nine athletes competing in seven individual events and both the 400-meter and 1,600-meter relays.

    Competition begins Thursday afternoon at the DeRose Thunderbowl on the campus of Colorado State-Pueblo.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 23, 2012

    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, beginning 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • Men’s city league, 6, 7 p.m., city complex
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Co-ed city league, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 p.m., Abe Montoya Rec Center

    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park

  • Hoops camps highlight summer slate

    Young basketball players have a number of chances to hone their hardwood skills this summer with a series of camps on the schedule.

    Miranda Serna Memorial Basketball Camp
    For the past 10 years, former Mora standout Aaron Chavez has run a popular camp for youngsters ages 5-16 out of the Joseph Montoya Gym in his former hometown.

    But this year, Chavez — a coach at Bakersfield College in California — decided to do something a little different.

    He’s now dedicating a camp in honor of his cousin, the late Miranda Serna.

  • Judge tosses city lawsuit

    The long running dispute between the city of Las Vegas and Luna Community college over utility bills has finally been resolved, with a judge siding with Luna.

    The city filed suit against Luna last year seeking to recover $81,000 it said it was owed.

  • ‘Underdog’ Balderas touts his roots

    Some know him as the state auditor who has aggressively gone after waste, fraud and abuse, uncovering, among other things, a $3.3 million embezzlement scheme at one school district.

    To many others across the state Hector Balderas is the underdog who is trying to capture the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Jeff Bingaman.

    But to those in Wagon Mound and Mora and San Miguel counties he’s a native son who, despite  odds stacked against him, went out into the world and made his mark, becoming a prominent player on the state stage.

  • Blue Mass
  • Dist. 5 race: Leger and Medina

    The battle for the District 5 San Miguel County Commission seat comes down to two Democrats who both know the job well.

    Incumbent Nicolas Leger, 56, has held the post since 2009 and is asking voters to return him to a second term.

    Challenger Kenneth Medina, 50, held the post from 2001 to 2008 and was forced to sit out a term because of term limits.

    Because no Republican filed to run for the position, the winner of the June 5 primary is all but assured the seat. County commissioners in San Miguel County are paid $19,854 a year.

  • Las Vegas man faces charges

    A 22-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested earlier this month after he allegedly stole a $300 iPod from Radio Shack and ran from the scene on foot.

    Aaron Benavidez, who lives on the 1200 block of Seventh Street, was arrested May 12 after the clerk at the store recognized him from when he would go in to pay his cell phone bill. Benavidez is charged with robbery, a third-degree felony, tampering with evidence, a fourth-degree felony and battery, a petty misdemeanor.

  • Looking Back - May 21, 2012

    In 1912

    Friday, May 20 — The Cleveland Grays will visit Las Vegas. The crack military organization of Ohio will attend the upcoming boxing exhibition between Flynn and Johnson. Company H of the National Guard, based in Las Vegas, is planning to attend the championship heavyweight bout.