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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 26, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: ‘Blessings in Disguise’

    If you want to read some beautiful prose about the purity of family and friendships, J.P. Baca’s book isn’t for you.

    But if you want to read a raw expression of one man’s rise above harsh and abusive conditions to conquer his own little piece of the world, you should read “Blessings in Disguise.”

  • Second-half surge lifts Cards

    Halftime of Friday night’s homecoming game could have been the turning point for Robertson’s football season. It definitely was for the game itself.

    RHS overcame a 9-6 deficit at intermission to overwhelm visiting Capital 44-9 at Cardinal Stadium, picking up the team’s first win after tough losses to Portales, Lovington, Santa Rosa and St. Mike’s to open the season.

  • Cowboys move to 4-0

    Nick Ponce’s 1-yard touchdown pass to Kevon Williams with 11 seconds remaining lifted New Mexico Highlands to a come-from-behind 41-38 victory over Colorado Mesa on a sun-dappled Saturday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowboys are a hardy 4-0 under first-year head coach Eric Young, and Saturday’s win tested their resilience throughout.

    Highlands led most of the game but squandered control when Mesa’s Will Halboth scored from 5 yards out with 2:24 left in regulation, and the extra point put the Mavericks up 38-34.

  • Runners seize spotlight

    The running reunion of Mora’s Chavez brothers was especially joyous Saturday at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Older brother Henrique was instrumental in helping the New Mexico Highlands University men’s varsity take second place in its own NMHU XC Jam. Younger brother Alonzo won the boys’ varsity race in the Meadow City Invitational, staking the Mora Rangers to a fifth-place team finish.

  • Weekend Roundup: Lady Dons outlast tough Santa Rosa

    Tested by a scrappy, smart Santa Rosa squad, the West Las Vegas volleyball team took two of three razor-close games before dominating the decisive fourth this past Wednesday night at the Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 26, 2011

    MONDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys at Peñasco, 11 a.m., TBA
    Volleyball
    • Pecos at McCurdy, 5:30 p.m., Española

    TUESDAY
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Mora vs. Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym
     

  • Police handling of case probed probed

    The pursuit played out on city streets at about 1:26 a.m. seven weeks ago.

    A Las Vegas police dispatcher was following a family member who she reportedly described as driving erratically. And she apparently told one of her colleagues on the police force that he seemed to be drunk and that she was trying to get him to stop and to go home.

    Officers scrambled trying to intercept the silver vehicle. But that vehicle was “flying” through west side streets, one officer said. No sirens are audible in the police recordings.

  • Marine to the Core

    United States Marine Corps Sgt. Jason Pacheco doesn’t consider himself a hero.

    The Las Vegas native lost part of his right leg after stepping on an improvised explosive device or IED in Afghanistan after a firefight that lasted several hours.

    “I’m not a hero. Definitely not,” said a humble Pacheco, 23, in a telephone interview from his home in Oceanside, Calif., near Camp Pendleton. “All the heroes are no longer with their families or with us.”

  • Salazar picked for East board

    The anticipation has finally ended as the Las Vegas City Schools board voted to replace former member Ricky Serna with Las Vegas banker Ernesto Salazar.

    The vote came Tuesday night toward the end of a nearly three hour regular board meeting. Serna recommended Salazar to fill his vacant board seat last week. Serna’s resignation from the board was effective last Friday.

    The vote to appoint Salazar took place in front of a packed board room filled with family members and friends of interested candidates.