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Today's News

  • Handwriting off the wall

    Remember those looping, joined-up letters that for centuries have stood as signs of education and sophistication? We used to call that bit of artistry penmanship, or, so as not to offend anyone, let’s call it “penpersonship.”

  • Street soccer at The Pit

    Several Las Vegas-based teams took part in the En La Kalle Street Soccer Tournament held July 30-31 at the parking lot of the University of New Mexico Arena, better known as The Pit. A portion of the proceeds benefitted UNM soccer player Patrick Grange, who has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
     

  • RHS grad coaching at S.C. school

    Jennifer Keiner continues to be an ambassador for her Las Vegas hometown and the Robertson High School tennis program from which she emerged several years ago.

    This past month, Keiner, 25,  accepted her first head coaching position, taking over the program at Converse College in South Carolina.
    Converse College is an all-female Division II school based in Spartanburg, S.C.

    Joy Couch, athletic director at Converse, announced Keiner’s hiring in late July.

  • Woods remains standoffish self

    By Doug Ferguson
    AP Golf Writer

    JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Tiger Woods stepped from behind a microphone, thankful to be done with a short interview that felt like an intrusion. He took 23 questions, most of them about his golf, a few others about his left leg, then walked off without looking at anyone.
    “That’s why you guys listen,” he muttered under his breath, “and I play.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports August 10, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Hackers vs. Tecolote, 6:30 p.m., Buzzards vs. Vegas Boys, 7:30 p.m., city complex

    THURSDAY

    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s game: Young Bucks vs. Good Doodz, 6:30 p.m., city complex

  • FYI - Sports

    Mandatory practice for Robertson girls’ soccer players began on Monday, Aug. 8, at the RHS field. Practice runs from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Players must have a current sports physical to participate. Call head coach Ray Parks, 795-9256, for more information.

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  • Residents seek county help

    Area residents are no doubt grateful for the recent rainfalls, but those rains have made a muddy mess of dirt roads in the Glenwood Estates subdivision off NM 518 near the Drive-In.

    Like many of his neighbors, Rudy Romero is fed up and wants the county to step in and begin maintaining those roads. Many of those residents have signed a petition asking the county to adopt the private roads in the subdivision as county roads and to begin maintaining them. They are also asking the county to pave Harlan Drive, the main road through the subdivision.

  • Mythical creature acts out
  • Highlands foundation may buy land

    The New Mexico Highlands University Foundation is planning to buy 1.25 acres of prime land in Rio Rancho, and Highlands President Jim Fries is hoping that the land deal results in a windfall for student scholarships.

    Washington Federal and foundation officials have already agreed on an undisclosed purchase price, but the deal is still subject to a due diligence period and final approval from the entire foundation board. The foundation is a separate, non-profit organization that raises money for the university.

  • New District 4 engineer discusses job, dwindling resources

    By Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    State Department of Transportation District 4 Engineer Jimmy Camp is used to the complaint: highway crews aren’t doing the amount of maintenance that they used to.

    He doesn’t disagree.

    “We’re just spread thinner,” said Camp, who took over as this area’s district engineer less than three months ago.  He replaces Paul Gray, who held the post for about eight years.