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Today's News

  • Assault victims file suit

    A lawsuit filed by seven victims in the Robertson High School football team assaults allege that the coaches and school officials acted recklessly and with indifference.

    The lawsuit names 30 defendants, including top officials, the former coaching staff and the attackers and their parents.

    Both former and current superintendents Pete Campos and Rick Romero were named as well. Campos wasn’t superintendent when the assaults happened in August 2008 at a team camp, but the litigation alleged that he allowed the atmosphere in which they were allowed to occur.

  • Editorial: Where is West's anger?

    Should our government have a zero-tolerance approach toward drunken driving? Of course it should. Unfortunately, the West Las Vegas school district has fallen short.

    Last year, the district’s head mechanic totaled a West vehicle in Moriarty. The Torrance County Sheriff’s Department said the West employee and a friend, another local mechanic, had gone to a bar and a strip club beforehand. Both went to the hospital after the crash.

  • Work of Art: Nothing never happens

    Two things have happened recently to make me really ponder the ways in which people communicate — or sometimes don’t.

    When people say, “We’re just not communicating,” I want to say, “Yes we are, but we’re just not agreeing.” In other words, “Nothing never happens.”

    At the risk of violating the double-negative rule (nothing, never), I’m merely saying there always is communication, but not always what we desire.

  • Allegedly intoxicated woman accused of striking 71-year-old

    An intoxicated woman was arrested after she hit a 71-year-old man with a glass last week, state police said.

    Patricia Y. Sanchez, 49, 1222 Sixth St., was charged with aggravated battery against a household member, using a deadly weapon, a third-degree felony.

    According to a criminal complaint filed in Magistrate Court, the 71-year-old man told officers that he was at his house in the early morning hours of Friday when he got into a dispute with Sanchez.

  • 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:

    FRIday, June 25

    Las Vegas softball (tournament final): Lady Devils 11, Stars 0

    SATURday, June 26

    Las Vegas majors (tournament final): Red Sox 3, Yankees 0

    Upcoming games:

    MONday, June 28

    Las Vegas tee-ball: Dodgers vs. Red Sox, Giants vs. Mets, 5 p.m.

  • Sox silence Yanks in classic pitchers' duel

    Colin Pedro of the Red Sox and Brandon Trujillo of the Yankees combined for nearly two dozen strikeouts Saturday night in the defensive gem that was the Las Vegas Little League majors baseball championship at Keyes Park.

    Both pitchers were superb on this evening, demonstrating good command and mowing down batter after batter in the late innings.

    But it was Pedro and his top-seeded Red Sox who prevailed, taking a 3-0 win and adding a title to manager Rick Armijo’s collection.

  • Parts of county flooded

    New Mexico Homeland Security Secretary John Wheeler and other state officials visited San Miguel County on Friday, helping emergency management officials with damage assessments from flash flooding along the Pecos River.

    The floods hit Bernal, a village just south of Las Vegas, N.M., on Thursday night. The National Weather Service estimated up to 3 inches of rain fell over a very short period.

    Initial reports indicated there was bridge damage and road closures.

    Other villages affected include Corruco, Ojitos Frios and San Rafael.

  • City initially overlooked low bid for housing contract

    The city’s housing authority had already picked a firm to handle an electrical project, but officials forgot to open one of the bids.

    LM Electric was originally considered the low bidder, but after the bidding process, the city discovered that it hadn’t opened JR Electric’s bid. JR had the lowest bid.

    Last week, the housing authority asked the council to approve JR as the electrical contractor.

  • Members of utility seek openness

    MORA — Members of the area’s rural electric cooperative voted Saturday to require the utility to follow the guidelines of the state’s open meetings and public records laws.

    Meanwhile, they rejected a proposal to make it easier to move the headquarters —which many believed was a first step to move the cooperative’s base of operations from Mora to Pecos.

  • Lady Devils cap unbeaten season with title

    Friday’s championship game between the Lady Devils and Stars — the top two Las Vegas Little League softball teams of the year — was close for a while.

    Then came the second inning, and it was all Lady Devils.

    Manager Angela Pino’s crew punctuated a perfect season in LVLL play with an 11-0 romp in the title game. They did it using the same formula that has worked all season — a combination of stingy pitching, getting on base and making defenses pay with wily baserunning.