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Today's News

  • Editorial Roundup: Newspaper opinions from around the nation - Sept. 20, 2013

    The Austin American-Statesman on leaving science textbooks alone. (Sept. 16, 2013):
    Oh, brother.
    Once again, evolution is before the State Board of Education, which holds a public hearing this week on proposed new science textbooks. Religious and social conservatives have challenged the textbooks’ presentation of evolution and are demanding publishers give alternative views equal ink.

  • Cowboys to open home slate

    After opening with two road games, the New Mexico Highlands University football team makes its much-anticipated home debut Saturday afternoon against Fort Lewis College.

    Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Perkins Stadium.

    Coach Eric Young and his Cowboys are 1-1 after beating Eastern New Mexico 31-28 on Sept. 7 in Portales, then losing at Abilene Christian 52-28 last Saturday in Texas.

  • Quintana qualifies first leg for state golf tournament

    West Las Vegas girls’ golf standout Joedy Quintana has gotten back to work on the links this fall, and she’s already one step closer to making a return trip to the state tournament.

    Quintana, a junior, shot a 92 on Monday at the Los Alamos golf course, qualifying her first leg necessary to make the cut for state. Golfers are required to post three qualifying scores — three legs — to be eligible for state as individuals.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 20, 2013

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League has kicked off its fall 2013 slate, which will run through Oct. 27.

    This past weekend saw a full slate of scheduled matches cancelled due to the storm.

    Approximately 300 youngsters age 4-12 are competing in 28 teams split among four age divisions. The LVYSL is run by volunteers, including a board led by presidents Shelby and Rachel Curtis.

    This year the league is carrying a World Cup theme, with teams named for various countries. The FIFA men’s World Cup takes place in 2014.

  • Cowgirl soccer silences Wolves

    Andrea Duke found the back of the net in the 70th minute Wednesday night, lifting New Mexico Highlands past Colorado State-Pueblo 1-0 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer.

    The Cowgirls, who improved to 3-0-2, dominated the Perkins Stadium pitch much of the evening. They kept the action largely on the CSUP side with 26 shots, including 10 on goal.

    Crystal Schuder had four of those shots on goal; Duke had three.

    That pressure finally caught up to ThunderWolves goalkeeper Savannah Thompson, a preseason All-RMAC honoree.

  • Trujillo, West drop Prep; Bradley, RHS beat Capital

    Santa Fe Prep’s volleyball team had a good start to Tuesday night’s match at West Las Vegas.

    But the Lady Dons’ Celeste Trujillo had a better finish.

    Trujillo delivered five kills in the fourth set alone, leading West to a 3-1 triumph over the Blue Griffins.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 20, 2013

    Friday
    Football
    • West Las Vegas at Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Ruidoso
    Rodeo
    • NMHU at Din é College, TBA, Tsaile, Ariz.
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Mesa, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Tournament of Champions, TBA, Santa Fe

    Saturday
    Cross country
    • NMHU at West Texas A&M Regional Preview, 10 a.m., Canyon, Texas
    • Robertson at Bosque, TBA, Albuquerque
    • West Las Vegas at Manzano, 8 a.m., Albuquerque

  • Go Fish - Sept. 20, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, Sept. 17
    Charette Lakes: Due to low water levels only small boats are being launched here and with some difficulty. Fishing was slow but there were a few trout caught by anglers using worms and Power Bait. We had no reports on perch.  

  • Assessing the Damage - Storrie canal repaired, carrying water to lake

    UPDATE: The repair to the Storrie canal continues to hold as the Storrie Project Water Users Association diverts all the water from the river.

    "We now are taking the entire river," said Robert Quintana, the president of the association. "As of 4 p.m. today we are taking the entire river."

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    Las Vegas and San Miguel County finally got a break from the rain on Monday, and that reprieve helped crews working on a breached canal to complete the repair.

  • Crowded classrooms irk East parents

    Exactly how overcrowded are classrooms in the Las Vegas City Schools district remains unclear, but one thing clear is a group parents unhappy with the class sizes at Los Niños Elementary.

    On Thursday evening, four parents expressed their frustration with the district’s response to class sizes at the east side elementary, particularly the school’s third grade immersion classroom, during a board meeting. The parents encouraged the district to seek another teacher to help ease the large enrollments in both the second and third grade immersion classrooms.