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Today's News

  • Seventh-grade MMS boys finish 20-3

    Memorial Middle School’s seventh-grade boys’ basketball team recently wrapped up a dominant season with a 60-16 victory over West Las Vegas Feb. 27 at the MMS gym.

    Later, WLVMS defeated MMS in the season-ending eighth-grade boys’ game, 43-37.

    For the seventh-graders from MMS, it was another day at the office in what has been a strong winter.

    Led by head coach Benny Ortiz and assistant Jeff Houdek, the Cardinals posted a 20-3 overall record that includes several “B” team games and forfeits.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 13, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Santo Domingo (DH), 3 p.m., Santo Domingo Pueblo
    Basketball
    • Class B state tournament boys’ quarterfinals, beginning 8 a.m., Bernalillo
    • Class 2A state tournament boys’ quarterfinal: Pecos vs. Mesilla Valley, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho
    Softball
    • NMHU at Oklahoma Panhandle State (DH), 1 p.m., Stilwell, Okla.

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas at Questa, 4 p.m., Questa
    Basketball
    • Class 2A state tournament boys’ semifinals, TBA, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

  • Anti-tethering law in effect

    The city of Las Vegas is getting ready to begin enforcing its anti-tethering ordinance, and it’s reaching out to the Animal Welfare Coalition of Northeastern New Mexico for help in educating people about the law and assisting those with limited means to come into compliance.

  • Playing with Fire
  • Man jailed for stabbing sister in arm

    One of the individuals who acknowledged his role in the December 2007 slayings of Stephanie Dimas and Damian Ortiz is in trouble with the law again.

    Joebary Vigal, 22, of the 1200 block of Pecos Street, is being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center for allegedly beating and stabbing his sister last month.

    He has been charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, both third-degree felonies, and a misdemeanor count of aggravated battery in the incident involving his sister.

  • Senate panel OKs $5.9 billion budget

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE  — A proposed $5.9 billion budget is heading to the Senate with a more than 4 percent increase in spending next year and money for pay raises for educators and state workers.

    The Finance Committee unanimously endorsed the budget on Friday, sending the measure to the 42-member Senate for consideration.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - March 11, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Senate OKs pension change

    SANTA FE — The Senate has approved a proposal that would allow former and current lawmakers to enroll in a state pension fund if they had failed to meet previous deadlines for joining the retirement system.
    The measure cleared the Senate with almost no debate on Saturday on a 30-3 vote. It goes to the House for consideration.

  • Senators postpone vote on Skandera

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The Senate’s top Republican leader complained Saturday that politics had become a driving force behind a lengthy confirmation hearing for Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera, who is awaiting a vote by lawmakers with no guarantee it will happen before the Legislature ends.

  • Looking Back - March 11, 2013

    In 1963
    Wednesday, March 13 — San Miguel County Representative Fidel “Chief” Gonzales, who served on the House Appropriations and Finance Committee during the 26th session of the state legislature, yesterday reviewed several important economic advances for San Miguel County institutions. One of the most important economic advances was raising salaries of State Hospital and Meadows Home employees to a minimum of $200.00 a month, up from $168.00.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 11, 2013

    Reception for Fort Union superintendent
    The Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation is hosting a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday to formally welcome Charles Strickfaden, the new superintendent of Fort Union National Monument. The reception will be held at the CCHP building, 116 Bridge St.