Today's News

  • Work of Art: ‘Please speak English’

    A dabbler in languages, I came across a book titled Les Bon Mots. I found it at the latest AAUW book sale, where early birds can get some amazing stuff at a good price.

    The book is a guide to hundreds of French words guaranteed to make people sound oh-so learned. As interested as I am in English, Spanish, French and German, I fear that decades from now many of the lesser-spoken languages, including a host of Indian tongues, will have vanished to make room for English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.

  • State track field finalized

    Saturday’s District 2-3A meet was especially huge for several local athletes who made the cut for state by virtue of their high finishes this past weekend.

  • Little League - May 14

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games. All LVLL games are held at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    Wednesday, May 14: Yankees vs. Red Sox, 4 p.m.; Angels vs. Orioles, 6 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Mets, 8 p.m.
    Friday, May 16: Orioles vs. Cardinals, 4 p.m.; Mets vs. Reds, 6 p.m.; Yankees vs. Angels, 8 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 14: Express vs. Red Wings, 6:15 p.m.; Sandgnats vs. Threshers, 7:45 p.m.

  • Cowboys to face Mavs in regional

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    Fingers were crossed really tight among Cowboy nation, but all the good thoughts paid off as the New Mexico Highlands baseball team (32-20) learned it will continue the 2014 season with a berth in the national playoffs.

    The Cowboys will again make the jog to Grand Junction, Colo., to take on fellow Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foe Colorado Mesa in the first round of the NCAA Division II baseball tournament.

    Highlands and Colorado Mesa are the only RMAC teams to qualify for the NCAA tournament.

  • Pecos’ C de Baca top 4 in two runs

    Cassandra C de Baca medaled in two of her three distance running events at this past weekend’s Class 1A-2A state track and field championships hosted by the University of New Mexico’s track and soccer complex in Albuquerque. The Pecos junior’s individual effort was a highlight of the weekend for Las Vegas-area schools.

    C de Baca placed third in the Class 2A girls’ 800-meter run with a time of 2:26.5, just five ticks behind winner Aubri Wrye of Estancia. And she took fourth in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 12:30.26.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 14, 2014

    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Class 2A state tournament: Pecos vs. Capitan, 1 p.m., Rio Rancho High, Rio Rancho

    • NCAA Division II South Central Regional: NMHU vs. Colorado Mesa, 7 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

  • Man killed had been fired

    State police responding to a call of a suicidal man at the Country Acres mobile home park north of Las Vegas Thursday afternoon fatally shot him after he pointed a rifle at officers while aggressively walking toward them, state police Chief Pete Kassetas said during a Thursday night news conference.

    Kassetas identified the man killed as Arcenio Lujan, 48. Lujan had been fired from his job at the city earlier in the day.  

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  • Evidence of arson found at school fire

    The Rio Gallinas School at Socorro and Chavez Streets sustained significant damage after a fire erupted in the school’s kitchen area on Thursday night.

    Authorities found evidence of arson at the scene, said Las Vegas police Commander Ken Jenkins.

    Police and firefighters were dispatched to the school at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The building was vacant when they arrived.

    Heavy smoke rose from the building as firefighters worked to get water on the flames. City police, meanwhile, blocked off several streets in the area.

  • Looking Back - May 12, 2014

    In 1912
    Monday, May 11 — National Guard members Sgt. Gilbert Duran and S/Sgt. Gilbert Perea were complimented by Lt. Col . Harry Hardin from the 4th Army Headquarters at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, after the recent I.G. Inspection of the local Guard unit. Col. Hardin noted that Perea was the soldier who best answered questions and Duran was complimented for best appearance in the battalion, which is composed of units from Springer, Raton, Tucumcari, Clayton and Las Vegas.