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Today's News

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 19, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! TURNING TO CHAPTER 11. With Highlands University and other entities filing suit against Makwa Builders LLC, perhaps a bankruptcy was to be expected. The former-and-fired builder of the university’s student center has filed Chapter 11, putting Highlands and others on hold in efforts to collect on and/or settle disputes with Makwa.
    Did Highlands enter into a contract with a house of cards? If so, it’s worth assessing the situation that led to such a misjudgment.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 19, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - West schools began with North, South Public

    Under public education laws enacted by the territorial legislature, a county school system existed in San Miguel County since 1884, and consisted of more than 40 separate schools throughout the county.
    Under that early system, one-room schools were organized in most rural communities, overseen by an elected county school superintendent.

  • Another Perspective - Las Vegas, a political bellwether

    As a journalist and political junkie, I have had countless conversations with my contemporaries about the special perspective I have because of my hometown.

    Recently, the New York Times ran a piece about the country’s changing political demographics, and I was pleasantly surprised to see “Las Vegas, N.M.” as the dateline for the story (“NM Offers Look At US Elections Of The Future,” Sept 29). Seems some of those contemporaries are starting to notice what I’ve been crowing about for years.

  • Lady Don spikers sweep Taos

    It might be developing chemistry, or it might be simply increasing experience working together as a unit this season.

    One way or another, the West Las Vegas volleyball team is beginning to look increasingly cohesive, at least on the court.

    And that’s got head coach Mary Bustos smiling.

    “We’re getting better,” she said Tuesday night after her Lady Dons (11-4) swept visiting Taos at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Chase intensifies - Eagles pose major hurdle

    Highlands’ biggest challenge to date, at least as far as the 2012 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football schedule is concerned, takes place this Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

    Chadron State is 5-2 overall, having lost only to non-conference foe Montana State and the current No. 1 team in the nation, Colorado State-Pueblo; the latter contest was decided by a touchdown, 45-38.

  • Chase intensifies - Eagles pose major hurdle

    Highlands’ biggest challenge to date, at least as far as the 2012 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football schedule is concerned, takes place this Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

    Chadron State is 5-2 overall, having lost only to non-conference foe Montana State and the current No. 1 team in the nation, Colorado State-Pueblo; the latter contest was decided by a touchdown, 45-38.

  • Rankings stay much the same

    Robertson and West Las Vegas football teams stayed in their same positions on NM Preps’ weekly gridiron poll released late Sunday.

    The Cardinals (3-3 overall, 1-0 District 2-3A), who defeated Pojoaque Valley 24-15 this past Friday, stayed at 11th. They play host to No. 3 Ruidoso (6-1) this Friday evening at Cardinal Stadium.

    The Dons (1-6, 0-1) picked up their first win in a 38-6 romp at Santa Fe Indian to hold on to the 16th spot. West is off this weekend.

  • ‘Boom Boom’ one busy boxer this fall

    Amanda “Boom Boom” Crespin is making up for lost time —and then some.

    The Las Vegas professional boxer broke a bone in her hand in April, forcing her to take it easy for a while. But she quickly grew restless, itching to get back in the ring.

    “I told my manager, my dad (Carlos Crespin), that once I would get my cast off I planned on staying busy as much as possible. And that we have been!”

  • Youth Soccer - Oct. 19, 2012

    The following is this coming weekend’s schedule of Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches.

    U6: Chivas vs. Earthquakes, Fire vs. Dynamo, Crew vs. Galaxy, United vs. Sounders, all at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street Park; Rapids have bye week

    U8: Barcelona vs. AC Milan, Bayern vs. Real Madrid, Hot Spurs vs. Mora, Juventus vs. Manchester City, all at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street Park