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Today's News

  • Lawmakers start redistricting task

    By Barry Massey
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — All of eastern New Mexico could be consolidated into the state’s southern congressional district under a proposal outlined to lawmakers on Monday for revamping district boundaries to adjust for population trends during the past decade.

    A legislative committee reviewed seven proposals for drawing new boundaries of the state’s three congressional districts.

    The outcome of redistricting could alter the balance of political power and influence congressional races for the next 10 years.

  • Que Pasa - June 22, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • The Noon Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas will hold its annual Pancake Day fundraiser on Wednesday, June 22 at the Hillcrest Restaurant. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.,11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and children. Proceeds benefits Las Vegas Youth projects. For more info call 718-6655.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Two HU rodeo athletes in top 10

    Sammi Lane’s time of 14.65 seconds in the short go-round was enough to place ninth in barrel racing in the College National Finals Rodeo over the weekend in Casper, Wyo.

    Lane represented New Mexico Highlands University’s women’s rodeo team in the barrel racing competition.

    Along with Dirk Tavenner’s seventh-place outcome in steer wrestling, Highlands athletes secured two top 10 finishes in the national rodeo finals.

  • Big splash for triathlon return

    With more than 100 hearty souls braving a 0.9-mile swim, 24-mile bike ride and 6.2-mile run, the Storrie Lake Triathlon roared back to life on Sunday.

  • La Plaza finals: A’s and Cubs prevail

    One of La Plaza Little League’s two tournament finals on Saturday served up competitive drama for the Rodriguez Park crowd, keeping fans guessing to the very end.

    The other? Not so much.

    In La Plaza’s Minors Division, the Cubs held on for a 6-5 decision against a Phillies squad that rallied back from 3-0 and 6-1 deficits before falling short.

    Then in the Majors final, the Athletics completed an unbeaten season with more dominance, this time a 21-0 romp against the Red Sox.

    CUBS 6, PHILLIES 5

  • Looking Ahead - Sports June 22, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League games, TBA, city complex

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 6 p.m., Keyes Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League games, TBA, city complex

  • FYI - Sports

    Ladies, summer is here so get in the swing with a fun and informative golf clinic.

  • Homicide trial postponed

    Richard Baca had been scheduled to go on trial this week for the 2009 slaying of a local postal carrier, but a district judge postponed the trial on Friday after the defense objected to evidence the state plans to introduce.

    At issue is a shooting reconstruction done by state police recently that concluded that Benito Lemos “was supposedly in retreat” when he was shot, according to defense attorney Stacey Ward.

    The shooting stemmed from an apparent road-rage incident between Lemos and Baca.

  • Summer break Fun
  • Clues emerge in Mora body case

    The state police investigator looking into the death of Maxine Patsy Trujillo, whose remains were found in Mora County in February, has confirmed that blood and DNA found in the kitchen of her boyfriend’s home belonged to her.