Today's News

  • Editor's Note - The parent-teacher disconnect

    As a parent, I sometimes find it’s been easy to be supportive of my children’s public school education. Other times, not so easy.

    The difference lies in the teacher. I have a great affinity and want nothing more than to support the good ones, but my patience has been tested with the bad ones. And, yes, I’ve had to deal with both.

  • Cowboys go yard

    A Derek Ward home run to lead off the game held plenty of promise, but the Cowboys had a tough time delivering the rest of the way Saturday evening in a 4-2 defeat to St. Cloud State that eliminated New Mexico Highlands from the NCAA Division II Central Region baseball tournament.

  • Isotopes, RiverCats trade one-run wins

    Solo runs in each of the last two innings enabled the visiting Sacramento River Cats to overtake Albuquerque in a 7-6 thriller Saturday night at Isotopes Park.

    It was the second one-run margin verdict in as many nights between the two clubs. Albuquerque (25-18 as of Saturday) won 9-8 on Friday night.

    Meanwhile, the star attraction of the evening had little impact on the proceedings.

  • Third and short
  • ‘I’ll Have Another’ eyes Crown

    By Richard Rosenblatt
    AP Sports Writer

    BALTIMORE  — I’ll Have Another had Bodemeister in his sights again, a shot at the Triple Crown hanging in the balance.

    Two weeks ago, he ran down his rival and won the Kentucky Derby. This time, the chestnut colt needed to be even more relentless to win the Preakness.

    Jockey Mario Gutierrez asked for more at the top of the stretch, and I’ll Have Another closed the gap with each stride, finally surging past Bodemeister a few yards from the wire.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 21, 2012

    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, beginning 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • Men’s city league, 6, 7 p.m., city complex
    • Women’s city league, 5:30, 6:30 p.m., city complex
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park

    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park

  • A $30,000 mistake

    The former Planning & Zoning commissioner who illegally parked a manufactured home on property owned by his daughter will now have to move it, following a vote on Wednesday by the City Council.

    Joining City Councilors Vince Howell and Joey Herrera, Mayor Alfonso Ortiz cast the tie-breaking vote to overturn a Board of Adjustment decision granting Ashley Salazar a variance to setback requirements on her property at 807 Erb. Councilors Tonita Gurule-Giron and David Romero voted against the motion.

  • Gearing up for Torch Run
  • East chief gets 1-year contract

    The Las Vegas City Schools board unanimously approved a one-year contract for Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez on Tuesday, al-though there was disagreement among board members on the length of the contract.

    “I look forward to next school year and all of the exciting initiatives taking place,” McNellis-Martinez said. “There is a great staff at Las Vegas City Schools in every department and I am honored to work with each and every one of them.”

  • Roads a major issue in District 4 race

    The race for the District 4 San Miguel County Commission seat comes down to two political newcomers.

    Gilbert Sena, a retired educator and lifelong rancher is battling Joel Baca, a former county employee who went on to work in construction. Sena and Baca are both Democrats. Because no Republican filed to run, the winner of the June 5 primary is all but assured the seat.

    David Salazar, who currently holds the position, couldn’t seek re-election because of term limits. County commissioners in San Miguel County are paid $19,854 a year.