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Today's News

  • Work of Art: But you ordered taquitos

    For a man who’s younger than I and who doesn’t make a posh living through the manipulation of language, Mayor Alfonso Ortiz appears to have broad knowledge of terms we use in Spanish and English.

    He said that “some day” we’d get together, where he could brief me on terms his and my ancestors used in their prime.

    A while back, I’d written about the diminution of terms in Spanish, used by my parents, especially Mom.

  • Dons take Cholla Classic

    Individual wins in five events propelled West Las Vegas’ boys to a team championship over the weekend in the Cholla Classic hosted at Santa Fe High School’s track and field complex.

    Moises Coca won the 800-meter run and teamed with Rosendo Gonzales, Stephen Urioste and Victor Ulibarri to win the 1,600-meter relay. Miguel Sena’s title in the high jump, Gonzales’ victory in the triple jump and a one-two finish for Nicholas Gurule and Salvador Lopez in the javelin helped the Dons achieve first place in the boys’ standings.

  • Huskies win 4th title as No. 7 seed

    The Associated Press

    ARLINGTON, Texas — No conference wanted them. Several teammates and their coach left them. The NCAA kept them out for a year.

    UConn won it all anyway.

    Shabazz Napier turned in another all-court masterpiece Monday night to lift the Huskies to a 60-54 win over Kentucky’s freshmen and a national title hardly anyone saw coming.

    Napier had 22 points, six rebounds and three assists, and his partner in defensive lock-down, Ryan Boatright, finished with 14 points.

  • Fulgenzis lead RHS in Los Alamos

    Jaci and Jenese Fulgenzi earned a spot in the No. 1 girls’ doubles final of this past weekend’s Los Alamos Invitational, but the young Robertson duo lost to Farmington’s Riley Coleman and Liza Briody-Pavlik.

    The Scorpions cruised to a 6-1 win in the first set before the Lady Cardinal pair got the equalizer with a 6-4 verdict in the second. But Coleman and Briody-Pavlik answered with a 6-2 win in the clincher.

  • Little Leagues - April 9

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

    MAJORS BASEBALL DIVISION.
    Angels vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday
    Reds vs. Red Sox, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
    Mets vs. Reds, 4 p.m. Friday
    Yankees vs. Angels, 6 p.m. Friday
    Cardinals vs. Red Sox, 8 p.m. Friday

    MINORS BASEBALL DIVISION
    Express vs. Thunder, 6:15 p.m. Wednesday
    Rattlers vs. Bats, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday
    Owlx vs. Rivercats, 6:15 p.m. Thursday

  • Slack win highlights strong day

    NMHU Sports Information

    Highlands University junior Salcia Slack won the heptathlon and automatically qualified for the NCAAs — also provisionally qualifying in the 100 hurdles, long jump and javelin — while freshman Shanice McPherson (100 meters) and sophomores Michelle Traynham (javelin) and Destiny Dilworth (heptathlon) also qualified for the NCAA Championships to wrap up a successful day at the Air Force Relays and the Texas Tech Open this past Saturday.

  • East board picks Cordova

    During a marathon meeting on Saturday, the Las Vegas City Schools board unanimously chose Ruben Cordova for superintendent.

    Cordova, who is currently retired, will be offered a two-year contract to run the east side school district at a $110,000 annual salary. The other finalist for the position was longtime educator and Las Vegas native Barbara Perea Casey, who interviewed with the board late Saturday morning. Neither Perea Casey nor Cordova stayed for the board vote that was held around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at the board room.

  • Band Fest
  • Family caregivers focus of study

    State Rep. Tomás Salazar knows first hand what it’s like to care for elderly family members.

    He, his siblings and other immediate family members took care of Salazar’s father until he died at the age of 86 in 1999.

    They are now caring for their mother, who is 92.

    "The challenges center in insuring that they remain safe and that their numerous daily and health care needs are met,” Salazar said.

  • Shootings prompt calls for change

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    The recent fatal police shooting of a homeless camper who spent years in and out of jail and New Mexico’s only psychiatric hospital has sparked a push for more mental health resources in the state and a law requiring people with severe mental illnesses to take medications or face involuntary hospitalization.