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Today's News

  • Ortiz wins in nationals

    Elijah Ortiz could use a larger trophy case for his next birthday.

    Sooner, if you can help him out.

    The 6-year-old Las Vegas resident completed a long undefeated season in junior wrestling that began in October and concluded in March with a national championship. Ortiz is the son of Angelo and Olivia Ortiz and the brother of Noah and Jonah Ortiz.

  • Lobos all business this time

    By Glen Rosales
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — It’s a memory that everybody connected to the New Mexico basketball program is hard-pressed to forget.

    A year ago, the Lobos were media darlings. They were seeded third and were a popular pick to reach the Final Four.
    This from a program that had never won more than one game in any NCAA tournament.

    Rather that reaching the last weekend of the season, however, New Mexico fell to unheralded and 14th-seeded Harvard in the opening game.

  • Roundup - Dons down Rattlers

    Getting production from both sides of the ball, West Las Vegas scored its second varsity baseball victory in as many days on Tuesday evening against visiting Tucumcari.

    This time the Dons won 12-2, relatively smooth sailing after Monday’s close-shave 5-4 win against Monte del Sol.

    “Our (defense) was on,” said WLV skipper Ryan Gabaldon, “and our sticks all around.”

    Andy Gabaldon prevailed as the winning pitcher, and his father hailed “a total team effort — it was great.”

  • Go Fish - March 21

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, March 18:
    Charette Lakes: No reports.
    Cimarron River: Trout fishing was fair to good using worms and salmon eggs.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 21, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Mesa, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • Robertson at St. Mike’s tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas at Socorro tournament, TBA, Socorro
    Softball
    • LCC vs. Clarendon (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • Robertson at St. Mike’s tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Carlsbad tournament, 7:30 a.m., Carlsbad
    Track and field
    • Memorial Middle School at Santa Fe Indian, 3 p.m., Santa Fe

    Saturday

  • City to begin removing signs

    The city of Las Vegas is warning political candidates that it plans to begin removing political signs from public property and from the public right of way, including utility poles.

    City officials have been looking into the issue for about two weeks after Ward 1 candidate Oliver L’Esperance complained about opponent Tonita Gurule-Giron’s signs being in the public right of way.

  • Beating the odds - ‘50 to 1’ hits the big screen

    He defied all the odds and captured the Kentucky Derby in 2009. The story of Mine that Bird, a thoroughbred racehorse, will soon be seen on the silver screen in Oscar-winning director Jim Wilson’s “50 to 1” movie.

  • Assessor’s office closed due to odor

    A musty odor in the San Miguel County Assessor’s Office and complaints of headaches and nausea from employees prompted county officials to shut down that suite of offices Tuesday morning. By early afternoon, all county offices had been shut down as a precautionary measure.

    They were slated to reopen to at 8 a.m. today.

    Employees who work in the Assessor’s Office were asked to go to the emergency room to get checked out, County Manager Les Montoya said. He said they all checked out OK.

  • Two arrested on DUI charges

    A Las Vegas woman was arrested and charged with driving drunk and multiple counts of abuse of a child. In an unrelated case, state police also arrested an Anton Chico man for driving under the influence and for having a pistol while intoxicated.

    Both were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center.

  • Looking Back - March 19, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, March 23 — Melvin A. Hill of Las Vegas was elected district governor of Rotary for 1965-66 at the district Rotary convention in Ruidoso Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hill has been a Rotarian since 1942. He was president of the Washington, Iowa, Rotary club in 1951-52 and president of the Las Vegas club in 1961-62 He has served on a number of committees and has given programs for many Rotary Clubs. Hill is also active in Boy Scout work.