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Today's News

  • Great Vegas events

    Last year, the bottom almost fell out of a big mariachi conference for youth when, just three weeks before it was scheduled to begin, organizers discovered that Santa Fe would not be able to host the event. So Memorial Middle School band director Martin Sena, a skilled mariachi performer in his own right, volunteered to bring it all to Las Vegas. The result was a rousing success.

  • Work of Art: As easy as falling off a pie

    Only a couple of weeks away from spring, we’ve gotten restless, tired of checking the weather reports to discover whether traffic’s stuck in Glorieta Pass. Newcomers to this area are often surprised that there’s actually visibility, sun and clear roads after trudging along, following a million semis crawling on I-25. We’ve stayed home more than we’re accustomed to, due to the weather, and we’ve acquired cabin fever.

  • LV ref selected for state

    Going to the state high school basketball tournament — arguably the No. 1 sporting event in New Mexico in terms of popularity — is considered a major achievement for coaches and players.

    It’s also a pretty big deal for the referees, too.

    State tournament game officials are chosen only after an annual voting process designed to ensure the best-qualified referees are on the courts of The Pit and Santa Ana Star Center as championships are decided.

  • It’s Cards-Warriors II

    If their previous meeting this season is any indicator, Robertson and Socorro will give fans a treat when they battle this evening in the Class 3A boys’ state basketball tournament.

    The RHS-Socorro quarterfinal is scheduled to tip off at 4:45 p.m. at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    The Warriors edged the Cardinals 49-48 Jan. 8 at Mike Marr Gym in Las Vegas. That game stayed tight throughout, and Robertson led late before relinquishing control in the closing seconds.

  • Sure is Monday
  • ‘Pokes get first RMAC win

    Thomas King went 3 for 5 and drove in two runs as New Mexico Highlands’ baseball team (5-6, 1-3) picked up its first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference victory of the season Sunday at Brandt Park.

    Highlands beat Regis 10-4 in the finale of a four-game series. Regis had won 4-2 on Friday and swept a Saturday doubleheader 8-5 and 3-0.

  • Officials crack down on peddlers

    The city of Las Vegas plans to begin cracking down on people going door to door peddling their wares and services without a proper business license.

    The vendors can be selling anything from magazines to flowers, and sometimes go door to door offering to replace a roof or do other jobs, City Attorney Dave Romero said.

  • Mariachi Extravaganza

    Mariachi music has been alive and well in the area for years.

    This past week the strumming of the guitars, guitarrones, vihuelas, violins and trumpets filled music rooms with their melodies and rhythms during the Second Annual Youth Mariachi Conference.

    Mariachi Tenampa taught more than 130 students at the three-day conference held at New Mexico Highlands University.

  • West chief: Funding to be bleak

    West Las Vegas superintendent Ruben Cordova briefed board members on a number of topics during a special meeting at Valley school last week, including how much state money the district can expect after the 60-day legislative session ends later this month.

  • Suspicious dorm fire displaces 11 students

    The state fire marshal’s office and Highlands University police are investigating a suspicious fire the broke out Tuesday evening inside a university dorm room.

    The small fire at Connor Hall was contained to a single room, said Highlands spokesman Sean Weaver. It was quickly extinguished by the building’s sprinkler system, he said.

    No one was injured in the blaze, which apparently started with either a towel or a T-shirt, Weaver said.

    The woman who lived in the dorm was not there at the time.