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Today's News

  • Guard play boosts Lady Dons vs. Clayton

    Cameron Sandoval scored her team’s last six points — including a 4-for-6 stretch at the foul line — as West Las Vegas held off a scrappy Clayton bunch 59-54 on Thursday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The Lady Dons improved to 8-3 going into Saturday’s home game against Hot Springs. Clayton slipped to 6-5.

    The narrow victory was a valuable test for a young Lady Dons team still learning how to close out games. Two nights earlier, they had led much of the way against undefeated and No. 3 ranked Moriarty only to lose in overtime.

  • Pecos wins big in NRG

    Winning by its most lopsided margin yet this season, the Pecos boys’ basketball team opened the Northern Rio Grande tournament by spanking Questa 86-11 on Thursday in Jacona.

    The Panthers’ high-octane offense was matched only by its stingy defense in the first period, when they raced to a 33-1 lead.

    It was 44-1 before the Wildcats broke through for their first field goal. And it was 54-3 at halftime.

  • Welcome back: After more than a year away, Bree Roybal returns for Lady Cards

    It took place on Sandia Prep’s gymnasium floor two hours down the interstate in Albuquerque.

    But make no mistake about it — Thursday night was homecoming for Brianna “Bree” Roybal.

    The Robertson senior made her eagerly awaited return to the lineup for the Lady Cardinal basketball team after more than a year out of action due to injury.

    And it was all that a homecoming should be.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 8-12

    MONDAY (Jan. 8)
    Basketball

    • Mora Middle School boys vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., Mora

    TUESDAY
    Basketball

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Moriarty, 4 p.m., Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym
    • Mora girls (A,B) vs. West Las Vegas, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym  
    • Pecos girls vs. Cottonwood Classical, TBA, Sanchez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Los Alamos

  • Mora gets magistrate court approval

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Mora County has taken a major step forward in building a new Magistrate Court.

    In late December, the Board of Finance approved a lease agreement between Mora County and the Administrative office of the Courts for use of a portion of the Mora County Complex for a court facility.

  • Las Vegas man arrested twice in nine-day span

    A Las Vegas man, who has a case pending in San Miguel Magistrate Court on a charge of criminal damage to property, committed on Dec. 16, was arrested again early on Christmas morning.

    According to court records, a Las Vegas Police Department officer was dispatched to Pino’s Truck Stop on North Grand Avenue at about 12:15 a.m. Dec. 25, where contact was made with Jeffery A. Shelton, 39, of Las Vegas.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, Jan. 5, 2018

    UP: SURGING SPARTANS, FANS
    We thank all the out-of-town visitors who made a trip to Las Vegas for the 64th annual Stu Clark boys basketball tournament.
    We especially salute the Bernalillo Spartans and the 14-0 record they left with after sweeping St. Pius, West Las Vegas and Robertson in order.
    We thank the parents and other fans who came to Highlands University’s Wilson Complex to see one of the oldest holiday hoops tournaments in the state.

    UP: AN AWARD-WINNING WRITER

  • Out with the old predictions, in with the new

    Guess I’m making it an annual thing, this review of predictions past followed by predictions present. The future is anyone’s guess.
    Last year, for my first column of 2017, I reviewed my ‘16 predictions — and didn’t do half-bad, though I didn’t ace it either — and then made some new predictions for the coming year. Let’s do it again, for ’17 and ’18:

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Jan. 5, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Jan. 5, 2017.

  • Free Highlands hoops this weekend

    Basketball fans can catch the New Mexico Highlands hoops teams in action free of charge this coming weekend.

    The school is offering free admission for NMHU men’s and women’s basketball doubleheaders on both Friday and Saturday evenings at the Wilson Complex.