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Today's News

  • LV wrestler wins junior state title

    Submitted to the Las Vegas Optic

    Joseph Paul Griego of Las Vegas led a strong contingent of Meadow City grapplers by capturing a state championship in this past week’s 2012 New Mexico Junior Wrestling Championships.

    Griego competed in the 12 and under age group and won his 130-pound weight class.

    Javier Mares, also reached the finals in his division, wrestling in the 10 and under group at heavyweight.

    Overall, 10 of 12 competitors representing the Las Vegas Junior Wrestling Program earned medals, which are awarded to the top six wrestlers in each weight class.

  • Romero scores 34; Mora girls top Pecos

    Mora’s Andrea Romero was nearly impossible to contain Monday night, scoring and rebounding and otherwise making her presence felt.

    So the Pecos girls’ basketball team sent her to the free throw line.

    Romero continued to do damage there, swishing 11 of 12 free throws.

    When it was all said and done, Romero had a dream stat line of 34 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and five steals. And the Rangerettes had a 60-35 win in a key district game.

    Mora, the No. 2 team in Class 2A girls’ hoops as of Monday night, improved to 21-2 overall and 4-1 in District 2-2A. Pecos fell to 13-9, 2-3.

  • Cards net two titles in L.A.

    Winning two individual weight classes and getting to the finals in three others, the Robertson wrestling team has a solid showing in a Los Alamos tournament over the weekend.

    In addition to the Cardinals, teams from Bernalillo, Capital, Foothill, Los Alamos, Taos, Tucumcari and Valencia competed in the event, which served as Robertson’s last of the regular season.

    Robertson will host the district wrestling tournament beginning at 3 p.m. Friday at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 8, 2012

  • Man killed in Friday crash

    A 28-year-old Las Vegas man died after he and his mother were struck by a vehicle on Williams Drive Friday night.

    Adam Armijo sustained massive head trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene, said Las Vegas Police Commander Kenneth Jenkins. The mother, 58-year-old Christina Armijo, was transported to Alta Vista Regional Hospital.

    “She remains in ICU in stable condition,” Jenkins said Saturday evening.

  • New arrival
  • Que Pasa - Feb. 6, 2012

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES
    • Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the San Miguel County Jail south of Las Vegas off the I-25 access road. For more information, call 429-2045.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “A String of Heart”s by Laura Malone Elliott. The theme for the month is “Leap Year Laughter.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Self-powered projects
  • Highlands honors Sanchez

    New Mexico Highlands University regents voted unanimously last week to name the gym floor in Wilson Center after Henry O. Sanchez, a legendary coach and former mayor of Las Vegas.
    “It’s a great way to remember a very great man,” Regent Jesus Lopez said after making his motion to accept the recommendation.
    Sanchez, who served as the university’s head basketball coach from 1983 until 1996, died unexpectedly of a heart attack in September. He was 74.
    The proposal to name the gym floor after Sanchez had broad support.

  • Looking Back - News - Feb. 6, 2012

    In 1935

    Thursday, Feb. 7 — There will be no further effort to unseat the San Miguel County delegation of three members in the house of representatives, The Associated Press was informed by members of the special house elections inquiry committee. The inquiry, one member said, showed irregularities, but not sufficient to overturn the 3,000 or more majorities of the representatives and therefore the contest so far as they were concerned would be dropped.