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Today's News

  • Isotopes eye playoffs

    The hottest team in the Pacific Coast League just last week has cooled off in recent days, but the team hoping to catch up hasn’t been able to close much ground.

    The former is the Oklahoma City RedHawks, who lost their fifth consecutive game on the heels of a lengthy win streak to end July.

    The latter is the Albuquerque Isotopes, who on Wednesday lost their second straight to visiting Salt Lake, thus remaining two games behind the RedHawks in the pursuit of the PCL American Southern Division title.

  • Go Fish - August 16, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, Aug. 13  
    Charette Lakes: Due to low water levels only small boats are being launched here and with some difficulty. Trout fishing was fair to good trolling Christmas tree-worm combinations. A few were also caught by anglers using power bait. No reports on perch.
    Cimarron River: Water flow near Cimarron on Monday was 8.9 cfs. Trout fishing was good using parachute adams, zebra midges, elk hair caddis and small stimulators. A few trout have also been taken on salmon eggs.  

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 16, 2013

    Friday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s and women’s playoff games TBA; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    Saturday
    Boxing
    • “Crespin’s Boxing Showdown,” amateur fights, 5 p.m., Crespin’s Boxing Gym, 900 W. Valencia
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s and women’s playoff games TBA; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street
    Volleyball

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 16, 2013

    Memorial Middle School cross country will begin practice Monday, Aug. 19. Students are to change in the gym and meet on the track immediately after school. Students should have physicals and insurance information. Boys and girls in sixth through eighth grades may participate. For more information call coach Mike Maldonado, 429-1971.

  • BREAKING: Gallegos appointed to magistate judge position

    Governor Susana Martinez announced the appointment of Edward “Eddy” M. Gallegos to fill the vacant magistrate judge position earlier today. Gallegos will fill the vacancy left by Philip J’s Romero whom retired earlier this year.

    See Friday's paper for additional coverage of Martinez’s appointment.

  • Senator proposes merger

    A powerful state senator is asking the state Higher Education Department to study whether it makes sense to merge New Mexico Highlands University with Luna Community College to save money.

    Sen. John Arthur Smith, D-Deming, made the request in a July 26 letter to Gov. Susana Martinez.

  • Music from Angel Fire - Concert series opens this Friday

    The 30th season of Music from Angel Fire kicks off on Friday. Once again, the Meadow City will be part of the music program featuring works of classical and contemporary masters. The local concert takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23 at Ilfeld Auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University.

    This year’s concert series also includes stops in Raton, Angel Fire and Taos. The first concert will be this Friday at 7 p.m. at the Angel Fire Community Center.

  • County seeking disaster aid

    The San Miguel County Commission was scheduled to vote Tuesday on a resolution that would officially declare a disaster for San Miguel County due to flooding rains in July.

    The county’s Office of Emergency Management had already submitted a request to the state for help, noting that numerous roads throughout the county were damaged by the heavy rainfall in July. The resolution will merely formalize the request for funding to help the county pay for emergency repairs.

  • Maloof building remains in limbo

    The saga of the Maloof building at 105 Bridge St. continues.

    On Thursday, the West Las Vegas School Board was informed that the Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP firm will be taking over the effort to try to clear the property’s title so that it can be sold.

    Local attorney Nicolas Leger had been handling the matter, but he is closing his office to teach full time at Highlands University’s School of Business.

    Leger said he had hoped to have the title cleared by now, but a last- minute stumbling block prevented that from happening.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 14, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Aug. 13 — Miss Wardie Maloof, a senior at Robertson High School and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George O. Maloof of Las Vegas, was a blue ribbon winner in public speaking, senior division at the 4-H State Encampment held at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, last week. Miss Maloof was also a blue ribbon winner in public speaking, junior division, in 1960 at the district elimination held in Roy. For state and national awards, Miss Maloof must submit her record book in the National 4-H Awards Program before Sept. 1.