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Today's News

  • Editorial Roundup: Newspaper opinions from around the nation - Oct. 25, 2013

    Gainesville (Fla.) Sun on cruel punishment (Oct. 20):
    It’s hard to have sympathy for someone executed for committing a horrific crime.
    In fact, some would say that murderers who make their victims suffer get off too easy when executed by lethal injection.
    Yet as long as our nation’s Constitution bans cruel and unusual punishment, and its people desire to be guided by their best and not their basest instincts, we need to question whether those values are consistent with our use of the death penalty.

  • World Series: Sox up early

    By Ben Walker
    AP Baseball Writer

    BOSTON — Given a bit of help by the umpires and a lot more by the Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox turned this World Series opener into a laugher.

    Mike Napoli hit a three-run double right after the umps reversed a blown call, Jon Lester made an early lead stand up and the Red Sox romped past sloppy St. Louis 8-1 Wednesday night for their ninth straight Series win.

  • Lady Dons sweep

    West Las Vegas completed a regular-season sweep of crosstown rival Robertson on the volleyball court Tuesday night, winning 25-17, 25-12, 25-19, at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    “I’m very proud of the girls,” said WLV head coach Mary Bustos. “They work as a team and communicated very well.”
    Celeste Trujillo hit at a .520 clip to pace the Lady Don offense. Sarah Gold got things started with 92 percent accuracy from the service line. On defense, Deanna Bustos  anchored the back row and converted 88 percent of her digs.

  • RMAC meet is Saturday

    The first step to glory for New Mexico Highlands’ distance runners is this weekend in Silver City, host of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships.

    The meet begins at 11 a.m. Saturday and is hosted by Western New Mexico University. As usual, the national juggernauts of Adams State and Western State are favorites in both men’s and women’s races.

    NMHU last raced in the Arkansas Chile Pepper Festival on Oct. 5 in Fayetteville, Ark., where seniors Henrique Chavez and Marie-Josiane Ohoueu paced their respective squads.

  • Gridders have work to do

    With less than a month left on the schedule, Highlands football will try to reverse its recent fortunes, but it won’t be easy.

    Two of the Cowboys’ remaining four games feature the top two programs in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference from last season — defending champion Colorado State-Pueblo (Nov. 9’s opponent) and runner-up Chadron State, which hosts NMHU on Saturday afternoon in Nebraska.

  • Last weekend
  • Youth Soccer - Oct. 25, 2013

    The following are this coming weekend’s scheduled Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches, which will conclude the fall season:

    U6 DIVISION
    All U6 matches are played at 8:45 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Chile vs. USA, Field 1
    Croatia vs. Russia, Field 2
    Greece vs. Peru, Field 3
    Italy vs. Mexico, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    All U8 matches are played at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    France vs. Colombia, Field 1
    Norway vs. Switzerland, Field 2

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 25, 2013

    Friday
    Football
    • Robertson at Raton, 7 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas vs. Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado Mesa, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Robertson boys at Moreno Valley, 5 p.m., Angel Fire
    • Robertson girls at Moreno Valley, 3 p.m., Angel Fire
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Colorado Christian, 7 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.

    Saturday
    Cross country
    • NMHU at RMAC championships, 11 a.m., Silver City
    Football

  • Ex-cop sentenced to prison

    A former Las Vegas police officer was sentenced to four years in prison Monday after pleading guilty six months ago to multiple fraud, forgery and domestic violence felonies.

    Shawn Montoya was also ordered to pay $3,872 in restitution. And after he is released, for the entire period that he is on probation or parole, Montoya will not be able to work as a contractor.

    Under the terms of his plea agreements, Montoya faced from no prison time to four years behind bars. District Judge Abigail Aragon imposed the highest sentence possible under that plea agreement.

  • Mobile music - Hitting road in converted Snap-On truck

    Carl Bernstein and Marilyn Priddy will soon hit the road, leaving Las Vegas in the rear-view mirror of their converted Snap-On Tool truck. On Sunday afternoon, the duo performed several songs at the Las Vegas Arts Council as a farewell concert.

    The couple plans to travel the nation performing along the way in their truck, converted into a motor home. Eventually they hope to go into Mexico and possibly South America.