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  • QuÉ Pasa - Feb. 23, 2015

    WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES
    • Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas Annual Pancake Day, breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p/.m. and dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the Flamingo Room. Adults are $8 each and children 10 and younger eat for $5. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea or milk.

  • Preemption bill is flawed

    As expected, supporters of the oil and gas industry are proposing legislation that would severely limit the authority of New Mexico counties to regulate oil and gas drilling in their jurisdictions.

    One of those measures, House Bill 366, sponsored by Albuquerque Republican Rep. Nate Gentry, has cleared its first hurdle, making it out of the House Energy and Environment Committee last week by a 6-5 vote, with Republicans voting in favor and Democrats voting against.

  • Dispatch New Mexico — Black history and white hearts and minds

    By Tom McDonald

    This whole Harper Lee story, about a long-lost manuscript showing up after a lifetime of being a one-book wonder, really has me intrigued.

    Turns out that “To Kill A Mockingbird” has a sequel, and while I can’t wait to read it, I’m also a bit afraid to. Lee’s book about a Southern white lawyer who defends a black man against a rape charge was a masterpiece, and a sequel is seldom as good. I expect, and dread, a bit of a letdown.

  • Lady Dons outgun crosstown foes

    Celeste Trujillo scored 11 of her 16 points in the first half to propel West Las Vegas past Robertson 57-48 on Thursday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    The win kept West a game behind front-runner Taos in a competitive District 2-4A girls basketball race. The Lady Dons and coach Jose Medina were to host Pojoaque Valley in the finale Saturday night, while RHS was to host Taos.

    In the crosstown rivals’ first meeting this season, Robertson post Angelica Montoya dominated the paint and made life generally miserable for West on both ends of the floor.

  • STATE CHAMPIONS!

    RIO RANCHO -- If this past weekend’s state wrestling tournament was indeed Richard Martinez’s swan song as Robertson head coach, his Cardinals made sure it was a sweet symphony.

    Robertson overcame a ferocious challenge from Silver to capture the Class 4A state team championship, the program’s first since a run of four straight from 2006 to 2009. In doing so, the team advanced 10 wrestlers into the semifinals, nine to the finals, and won seven weight classes, tying a record.

  • Weekend Roundup: Dons clinch top spot in District 2-4A boys’ hoops

    West Las Vegas’ boys will again host the district tournament final.

    The Dons (20-5 overall, 5-1 in District 2-4A) earned that privilege by beating Pojoaque Valley 52-42 on Friday night at Gillie Lopez Gym to finish the regular season atop the standings.

    Andres Gallegos torched the Elks for 20 points to lead all scorers.

    And for the second time in three nights, Adrian Valdez was perfect at the charity stripe with the game hanging in the balance.

  • Finally! Mayweather-Pacquiao fight set for May 2

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Boxing Writer

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Fight is finally on.

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing’s richest fight ever. Mayweather himself announced the bout Friday after months of negotiations, posting a picture of the signed contract online.

    “I promised the fans we would get this done and we did,” Mayweather said.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Feb. 23, 2015

    Monday
    Basketball
    • District tournaments begin, TBA; Robertson boys at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Mora, 4 p.m., Mora

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • District tournaments, TBA
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Española, 4 p.m., Española
    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • District tournaments, TBA

  • Vegas minimum wage hike pitched

    Las Vegas City Councilor Joey Herrera is asking the city to begin laying the groundwork for an increase in the minimum wage in Las Vegas.
    Las Vegas currently has no minimum wage ordinance, meaning that businesses here must follow state law, which sets the minimum wage at $7.50 an hour.

  • Jenkins promoted to deputy chief

    Nearly two months after taking over as the city’s new police chief, Juan Montaño has a new second in command.
    Montaño announced Wednesday night that Commander Kenneth Jenkins will take over as deputy chief on Saturday. He replaces Eugene Garcia who is retiring today.
    Jenkins, who is currently a commander, has worked for the Las Vegas Police Department for 16 years.