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Today's News

  • Looking Back - April 2, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 2, 2014

    Band Fest 2014
    The Band Fest 2014 concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at Ilfeld Auditorium. Music students from Robertson, West Las Vegas and Highlands University will share a common stage for the concert. The $5 ticket price will go to help the three schools’ music programs.

  • Weather - April 1, 2014

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Windy, with a southwest wind 15-20 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. Windy, with a southwest wind 25-30 mph, decreasing to 15-20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

    Thursday
    A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Northwest wind around 15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 23.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.

  • Que Pasa - April 2, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Extraordinary Jane” by Hannah E. Harrison. Free and open to the public.
    • Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association Sign-up Coffee, 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 2 at 769 Diane Ave. New members welcome. For more information, call 425-6033.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Fire season is here

    Dry, windy conditions have prompted the National Weather Service to issue warnings about the potential for wildfires in northern New Mexico and throughout the state in recent days, and we all need to heed the warning.

    Hundreds of thousands of acres have burned in New Mexico in recent years, and some of those fires were caused by careless acts. In other words, they were preventable.

    Fire danger is of particular concern in this area.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 1, 2014
  • Work of Art: Is it a couch, divan, sofa?

    “Moooonnn River, wider than 1) a mile, 2) the Nile. Well, thanks my listening to trivia on Martha Johnson’s early show on KFUN, I know the answer: It’s No. 1 above, and my miss was wider than a mile.

    In my medieval torpor upon waking a few days ago, I heard a radio conversation with a caller about how easily we misunderstand lyrics to songs, in this case Nile and mile, but I wasn’t awake enough to let it register.

  • Montoya pins down national title

    Robertson junior Rico Montoya became the first local grappler to win a national title in the National High School Coaches Association wrestling championships over the weekend in Virginia Beach, Va.

    Montoya, a four-time state champion in New Mexico, went 7-0 in the three-day tournament, one of the largest and most prestigious wrestling events in the country. He won the 126-pound championship in the Junior Division.

  • Solid work by locals in meet

    Results from Saturday’s West Las Vegas Track & Field Invitational held at the Herrera Complex:
     
    BOYS’ TEAM STANDINGS

    1. St. Michael’s, 93 points
    2. West Las Vegas, 66 points
    3. Clayton, 63 points
    3. Santa Rosa, 63 points
    5. Cimarron, 24 points
    6. Robertson, 20 points
    7. Santa Fe Prep, 19 points
    8. Española Valley, 18 points
    9. Tucumcari, 17 points
    10. Peñasco, 16 points
    11. Santa Fe Indian, 9 points
    12. Raton, 7 points

  • Cowgirls win seventh straight

    It’s official,
    New Mexico Highlands softball is on a winning streak.

    The Cowgirls (11-19 overall, 7-14 in league) swept Black Hills State on the road all the way north in Spearfish, S.D., over the weekend to extend their number of consecutive wins to seven.

    “We played great this weekend,” said head coach Karin Gadberry in a news release from NMHU. “Anytime you can get a sweep, especially on the road, is great.”