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  • That’s why they call it Madness

    By John Marshall
    AP Basketball Writer
    Just when you think the first weekend of the NCAA tournament couldn’t possibly top itself, it happened again.
    Last year’s ride was a wild one, filled with massive upsets that blew up brackets and spectacular performances that made it one of the most entertaining starts in tournament history.

  • Bluegrass rivals in Midwest regional

    By Gary B. Graves
    The Associated Press

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — Louisville’s quest of fulfilling coach Rick Pitino’s hopes for the Cardinals repeating as national champions and becoming a “mini-dynasty” hinge on beating archrival Kentucky.

    That’s going to be a tough challenge against the Wildcats, who have been a thorn in the Cardinals’ side.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 28, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU at Colorado School of Mines, 3 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales
    Softball
    • LCC at Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Borger, Texas
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Lincoln (DH), 3 p.m., Rio Rancho

    Saturday
    Baseball

  • FYI - Sports - March 28

    Women’s Golf Registration

    Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association is holding a sign-up coffee from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 2, at 769 Diane Avenue. New members are welcome. Call 425-6003 for more information.

    Co-ed Mushball Tournament

  • DA: Officer-involved shooting justified

    The state police officer who shot a disoriented New York man who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 25 the night of Jan. 4 has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

    District Attorney Richard Flores announced Wednesday that he has determined that officer Jonathan Wright was justified in his actions.

  • Computers stolen from Rio Gallinas

    Some time this past weekend roughly a dozen laptop computers with special programs, and several digital cameras were stolen from Rio Gallinas School. The burglars appeared to have entered the charter school by prying the front door, possibly using a crow bar.

    “I don’t think anything confidential was accessed,” school administrator Yann Lussiez said during a telephone interview Monday afternoon.

  • Computers stolen from Rio Gallinas

    Some time this past weekend roughly a dozen laptop computers with special programs, and several digital cameras were stolen from Rio Gallinas School. The burglars appeared to have entered the charter school by prying the front door, possibly using a crow bar.

    “I don’t think anything confidential was accessed,” school administrator Yann Luffiez said during a telephone interview Monday afternoon.

  • Cemetery death deemed a suicide

    Las Vegas Optic

    A 59-year-old Las Vegas woman went to the San Jose Cemetery off Piñon Street and fatally shot herself in the stomach Monday morning, according to the Las Vegas Police Department.

    Police believe the shooting occurred sometime between 8 and 10 a.m. The woman’s body was discovered by a family member, and officers were dispatched to the scene at about 10:27 p.m., Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said.The woman shot herself in the stomach with a rifle.

  • Several school bands to perform
  • P&Z favors Mora stance on drilling

    Two members of the San Miguel Planning and Zoning Commission told county commissioners on Friday that they are recommending a two-year extension to the moratorium on oil and gas drilling in part because they want to see how Mora County fares in the federal lawsuits filed against it for instituting an all-out ban on oil and gas extractions in that county.