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Today's News

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Where’s a genie when I need her?

    Oh, what I’d give to find that bottle that supposedly has a genie trapped inside. I’d free her, and ask her to take me back in time. Yes, way back because there are folks I’d like to meet and things I’d like to see.

    Case in point: I found a very old newspaper clipping in an aged family book not long ago. I don’t know which newspaper printed this story but I do know it is in Wisconsin. The headline says “Brown Indian relics given to state society.”

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - April 12, 2013

    THUMBS UP! $11.5 MILLION HEADED OUR WAY
    Gov. Susana Martinez signed a capital outlay bill that sets aside $11.5 million for projects in San Miguel and Mora counties. The money will help pay for things like the planning and design of the city of Las Vegas Bradner Dam and finishing phase one of the Mora County complex. A major side benefit is the construction jobs that will be created by these projects.

    THUMBS DOWN! SO LONG, ESTELLA’S

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 12, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: La Revista Católica; El Independiente

    Since the first newspaper was published here in 1869,  dozens of newspapers have emanated from Las Vegas, as we noted at the beginning of this series. 

    We began with the Optic, our town’s most enduring newspaper, and recounted how it was started by Russell Kistler in 1879, and how the irascible founder helped forge the separation of East and West Las Vegas.

  • Our Watershed: Our livelihood depends on a common vision

    Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series running over several consecutive Fridays. It is written by members of the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, which seeks to foster land stewardship in the Gallinas, Sapello and Tecolote watersheds.

    A common vision for our Gallinas Watershed can allow us to balance potentially competing uses like the city of Las Vegas water supply, agricultural uses, timber, grazing, vacation homes, recreational use and the natural ecosystem.

  • The GIFT of GAB

    When she was little, Gabrielle Griego wanted to be a dancer, not a softball player.

    To this day the whole cheer and dance scene seems to fit her pretty well, from the megawatt smile to the pink ribbon in her hair.

    Ah, but look a little closer and if you ask real nice, Gabby will show you the teeth she broke a couple seasons ago catching a hard line drive to the face during a game for the West Las Vegas Lady Dons softball team.

  • Big triumphs for Romero

    Robertson’s David Romero carved out a second head-to-head victory over Santa Fe High’s Warren Fulgenzi Jr. this season in the Española Invite on April 6. This time the win came because of a forfeit due to injury, but it gave Romero a hard-fought tournament title nonetheless.

    Romero — playing for Warren Jr.’s uncle Roman, the RHS head coach — had beaten Warren 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 in a thriller at the recent Carlsbad Invite.

  • Cardinals’ Baca shines in Combine

    Las Vegas’ Mathew Baca, 14, earned rave reviews in the recent Schuman’s National Underclassmen Combine held in Farmington.

    National Underclassmen Combine is a football competition where athletes showcase their football skills and talents in such activities as the 40-yard dash, shuttle, broad jump, vertical jump, jump reach, standing reach, and bench reps.

    The athletes are also tested on their position-specific football skills and knowledge. They are then ranked by former NFL players and college coaches.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 12, 2013

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Western Texas (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Christian (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Tierra Encantada (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • Las Vegas Little League games: Yankees vs. Angels, 5:30 p.m., Red Sox vs. Mariners, 7:30 p.m.; Keyes Park
    Softball
    • LCC vs. Howard (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Hobbs tourney, 7:30 a.m., Hobbs

    Saturday
    Baseball

  • West rocks its own meet

    Individual victories in six events and solid performances elsewhere helped the West Las Vegas girls’ track and field squad secure a team championship this past weekend at the Herrera Complex.

    The Lady Dons and Robertson’s Lady Cardinals finished one-two in the girls’ standings, edging St. Mike’s.

    On the boys’ side, the host Dons were a runner-up to the Horsemen.