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Today's News

  • Commentary; 'No, I want to hug you'

    Last Thursday morning, I received a call from a friend and associate, “Lupita, are you sitting down?”

    “What’s the matter? Tell me.”

    “Well, I don’t know how to say this, but ....”.

    I learned that a dear friend and former colleague at Robertson High School, Gary Leger, had been in an auto accident near Oklahoma. He was airlifted to the nearest hospital, in Amarillo, but died a bit later.

  • Editorial: Taser ban is smart

    We’re glad Las Vegas Police Chief Gary Gold has decided not to use the electroshock weapon known as Tasers in his department. He said the history of lawsuits and the number of reported injuries that stem from their use led him to conclude that they are just too risky. We think he’s doing the right thing by banning their use.

  • Blaze 70 percent contained

    The fire near Gallinas Canyon is more than 70 percent contained, officials said Monday.

    The blaze, which started last Friday night, has burned 777 acres. No evacuations have been ordered.

    The first is about 2.5 miles south of Gallinas Canyon, northwest of Las Vegas.

    Officials said that for a time, it was the nation’s top priority forest fire because of its nearness to the Gallinas watershed, which supplies 90 percent of Las Vegas’ water.  

  • Q&A: LCC softball's Meredith Gilpin

    The following in an interview with Luna Community College softball coach Meredith Gilpin.

    How is  recruiting going so far this summer?

  • County prepares for Kilmer

    San Miguel County officials aren’t taking any chances during actor Val Kilmer’s appearance before the County Commission today.

    They are arranging for city and state police, sheriff’s deputies and jailers to be on hand to provide security. The meeting is at 1:30 p.m. on the second floor of the old county courthouse.

    The “Batman” actor has requested the commission approve a lodging business at his Rowe ranch.

  • HU rodeo wraps nationals run

    Three New Mexico Highlands University rodeo athletes came away with valuable experience gained at last week’s College National Finals Rodeo held in Casper, Wyo.

    Sarah Zybach of NMHU finished 31st in goat tying competition after missing the short go. Zybach was in the hunt after round one, having posted a time of 7.1 seconds. She had a time of 8.4 in round two and a 9.7 in round three for an aggregate time of 25.2. That left her out of the top 12, the cut-off for the Saturday championship round.

  • West worker's DWI charge dismissed

    Prosecutors have dismissed a DWI charge against a West Las Vegas school district employee who crashed a district vehicle while allegedly drunk.

    In late April, the district attorney’s office in Moriarty dropped the DWI charge against John J. Roybal, 41, West’s head mechanic. But in a plea agreement, Roybal pleaded guilty to careless driving and weaving between lanes.

    As part of the deal, Roybal must take a defensive driving course and participate in a DWI simulation program.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    The Las Vegas City Schools has held the Fifth Grade Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Tournament successfully for the past 10 years. This would not be possible without the support of the school administrators, teachers, parents, and coaches. A special thanks to Coach Fabian Trujillo, Coach Raynee Gerhart, Coach Benny Ortiz, Pete Garcia and Justin Montoya, as well as our sponsors, Elk Lodge 408 and the Bank of Las Vegas.

    Congratulations to the 2010 Champions: Legion Park Boys and the Los Niños Girls.

    Mark Herrera

    Las Vegas

  • Little League

    The following are recent scores and upcoming baseball, softball and tee-ball games for La Plaza Little League and Las Vegas Little League.

    LVLL games take place at Keyes Park off Mills Avenue.

    Recent scores:

    SATURday, June 19

    La Plaza majors (tournament final): A’s 7, Yankees 2

    La Plaza minors (tournament final): Cubs 6, Marlins 5

    La Plaza softball (tournament final): A’s 19, Marlins 11

    Upcoming games:

    WEDNESday, June 23

  • Taking it home

    Staying patient on offense, manufacturing runs with a steady hand and — most of all — clamping down on defense, the Athletics concluded a strong campaign Saturday with a 7-2 victory over the Yankees in the La Plaza majors title game.

    The final pitted the division’s top two squads against one another for a third time this season. (They’d split their two regular-season games, each winning by two runs.)

    The Yankees had the sticks going early and took a 2-1 lead after Robert Gallegos’ score in the top of the second.