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Today's News

  • Cowgirls show improved ‘D’

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands softball team (4-5) opened its home slate with a doubleheader sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State (2-10) by scores of 8-2 and 2-1 in the nightcap Wednesday at Cowgirl Field.

    The story of the day may have been the Cowgirls’ defense. After committing 20 errors in its first seven games of the season, Highlands had only one error in each contest against the Aggies.

  • Intrigue in 2-3A

    The road provided different fortunes for the Meadow City’s girls’ basketball teams on Wednesday night.

    West Las Vegas lost 39-36 at Pojoaque Valley, while Robertson beat Taos 60-47. That leaves the Lady Dons at 6-2, the Elkettes at 5-2, Lady Cards at 4-3.

    If RHS defeats Pojo this coming week, West clinches the district title for the regular season. If Pojo wins, the Elkettes will meet West in a one-game playoff for the top spot.

  • Luna home games on tap

    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Lady Rough Riders started off the season 2-0 after beating Lamar Community College 3-2 and 17-9.

    They lost a nailbiter to Lamar 9-8 in the final game of the series. After winning the first game at the Midland Classic in Texas, the Lady Rough Riders lost their next four.

    They beat Coastal Bend 14-5 and lost to Trinidad Junior College 10-1, Eastern Oklahoma 11-0, Vernon College 7-5 and Western Nebraska 8-0. They are now 3-5 on the season.

  • Go Fish - Feb. 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, Feb. 18:
    Cimarron River: Keep this water on your list for spring. Low water conditions this time of year make for some tough fishing.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 21, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Eastern Utah State (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU at West Texas A&M, 2 p.m., Canyon, Texas
    Basketball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado School of Mines, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    Wrestling
    • Class 1A-5A state tournaments, 9 a.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Eastern Utah State (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU at West Texas A&M (DH), noon, Canyon, Texas
    Basketball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Christian, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Youth soccer registration open

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is accepting registration for spring season on a waiting-list basis. Assignment to teams will be made as openings are available. Fee is $50 per child. To register, sign up online at lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or visit Genesys on Bridge Street.

    Parents of those who participated in the league this past fall are asked to let coaches know if their children plan to return.

    Practice begins the week of March 10; games will start March 22-23.

  • Castañeda buyer wants Plaza too

    The man responsible for bringing La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Ariz., back to life has reached a deal to buy Las Vegas’ historic Castañeda Hotel, and he is also hoping to purchase the Plaza Hotel as a package deal.

    But don’t break out the champagne just yet.

  • ‘The Tempest’ at UWC - Shakespeare meets Lady Gaga

    By Jennifer Rowland
    United World College-USA

    A king. A wizard. Some nobleman. A monster. And Lady Gaga. That’s what audiences will experience On Feb. 21 and 22 during UWC-USA’s staging of The Tempest; Shakespeare’s 400-year old play about slavery, magic, and ultimately, love.
    The performance begins at 7 p.m. on both nights and will be held in the UWC-USA auditorium. The show is free, and the community is invited to attend. Parking will be near the Welcome Center.

  • Man charged with seventh DWI

    A Las Vegas man was charged with his seventh DWI after getting his sports utility vehicle stuck on a boulder near the Montezuma Skating Pond earlier this month.

    Adan Vigil, 65, of the 700 block of Dalbey Drive, was arrested and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Feb. 8. Because it was a seventh drunk driving offense, it is considered a third-degree felony. State police also charged Vigil with misdemeanor counts of driving on a suspended or revoked license, having no proof of insurance, not having his vehicle registered and careless driving.

  • Archbishop Sheehan to resign

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Archbishop of Santa Fe Michael Sheehan announced Sunday he will resign later this year, citing church rules that will require him to submit his resignation on his 75th birthday.

    In a recorded message played to parishioners, Sheehan said he will write the letter on his birthday in July.

    “At that time I must submit my resignation letter to the Holy See,” he said. “It may take a while for my successor to be appointed.”