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Today's News

  • Cardinals top 10 in Joe Vivian Classic

    Rico Montoya pinned three opponents and gave up a mere two points all tournament in compiling a 5-0 record over the weekend at the Joe Vivian Classic, the premier high school wrestling event in New Mexico.

    Montoya and Joe Crespin — who reached the finals before falling in ultimate overtime — led Robertson to a ninth-place team finish.

    “We continue to make progress every week,” said RHS head coach Richard Martinez. “I am satisfied with the ninth-place finish.”

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  • WLV teams third in Hope tourneys

    A roundup of basketball scores from the past weekend:

    • West Las Vegas: Dual third-place trophies were the reward for West’s hoops efforts over the weekend in Albuquerque.

    The Lady Dons captured third place in the Hope Christian Classic, beating Hatch Valley 43-34 on Saturday. They had won 61-37 over Hot Springs on day one but lost in the semifinals to top-ranked Hope 73-29 on Friday.

    Meanwhile, the Dons rocked Socorro 77-60, lost a close semifinal to district foe Taos 60-55 and routed Rehoboth 75-52 for third place.

  • Former Isotopes tabbed for World Baseball Classic

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Provisional rosters for the 2013 World Baseball Classic have been announced, and six former Isotopes are among those chosen to play for four different teams in the tournament, which runs from March 2-19 in Japan, Taiwan, Puerto Rico and the U.S.

    In addition, six current Dodgers are among the Classic’s provisional participants: Ronaldo Belisario (Venezuela), Luis Cruz (Mexico), Adrian Gonzalez (Mexico), Hanley Ramirez (Dominican Republic), Nick Punto (Italy) and Paco Rodriguez (Spain).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 23, 2013

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Valley Middle School boys vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., Valley gym

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. Raton, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Air Force, 8 a.m., Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Friday
    Basketball

  • East hoping for GO bonds

    Voters will soon head to the polls to vote for school board candidates and bond elections. For Las Vegas City Schools, voters will decide on a $6 million, four-year general obligation bond for infrastructure improvements.

    “We need the bond in order to keep our buildings and our technologies current for our students, and that is the only way we are going to be able to do it,” Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez said.

  • Making it Official - Fla. ceremony marks new refuge

    It’s official.

    Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area now has an official plank at the Pelican Island Walkway in Florida. Earlier this month Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was joined by Rob Larrañaga and Teresa Gray at Pelican Island, Fla., for a ceremony celebrating the establishment of six national wildlife refuges across the nation this past year.

  • Council OKs Bradner contract

    The City Council took another major step last week toward pursuing the expansion of its Bradner Reservoir.

    City councilors voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a professional services agreement with URS Corporation for pre-design engineering services for the project. The contract stipulates that the amount the company will be paid won’t exceed $828,991.

  • Five flu deaths confirmed in state

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico health officials on Thursday confirmed the first five flu deaths of this season.

    The cases involve a 91-year-old woman and a 94-year-old woman from Rio Arriba County, a 67-year-old woman from Bernalillo County, a 57-year-old woman from Lea County and a 56-year-old man from Chaves County.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 21, 2013

    In 1963
    Friday, Jan. 18 — The medical staff of the New Mexico State Hospital was augmented by the arrival of Dr. Walter G. Moss, who reported for duty Jan. 16. Dr. Moss, who is 48 years of age, was previously employed at State Hospital South, Blackfoot, Idaho. The former superintendent of the New Mexico State Hospital, Dr. C.G. Stillinger, is presently superintendent at the Idaho institution and, Dr.; Moss said, recommended that he accept the position at Las Vegas.