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Today's News

  • RMAC honors Lewis, Holmes

    After leading each side of the ball for the Cowboys against the nationally No. 18 ranked Orediggers of the Colorado School of Mines on Saturday, both Emmanuel Lewis and DiAmaal Holmes have been named the RMAC/Rawlings Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week.

    Lewis earned this honor after an impressive day at the helm of the Cowboys’ offensive unit. Lewis completed 25 of 45 passes for 434 yards and four touchdowns on the day. Lewis is currently ranked second in the RMAC in passing with a 363.7 yards per game average.

  • NFL youth football contest on Sunday

    Las Vegas Flag Football League is hosting an NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition for area youngsters this Sunday at Hanna Park.

    The contest, which is free and open to boys and girls from age 6 to 15, will begin at 9 a.m. at the park, which is located off Legion Drive.

    Age groups will be 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15.

    Players will compete in each of various skills categories, with winners advancing to the sectional round.

    Sectionals are scheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque.

  • Another record falls - Mora’s Chavez triumphs in Pecos

    Alonzo Chavez shattered a course record for the second week in a row, this time dipping below the 16-minute mark for an individual victory in the boys’ varsity race of the Ron Valdez Sr. Memorial Invitational cross country meet Saturday in Pecos.

    The Mora standout finished in 15:51 — a minute and 14 seconds faster than runner-up P.J. C de Baca of the hometown Panthers (17:05).

  • West boys 7th amid crowded Manzano field

    Moises Coca ran 15th to lead the West Las Vegas boys’ cross country team to a respectable seventh in a solid field of runners at Albuquerque Manzano this past Saturday.

    The West varsity lineups for both boys’ and girls’ races had a different look this week than last, when the teams competed in Jemez Valley.

    Cecilia Gutierrez again set the pace for the Lady Dons, running 22nd with a time of 23:34. Her closest teammate was Genevieve Atencio (29th, 24:23). Atencio returned after missing the Jemez meet.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 26, 2012

    WEDNESDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Peñasco, 4 p.m., RHS field

    THURSDAY
    Football
    • Memorial Middle School at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Española, 4 p.m., Española
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., TBA
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Española Valley, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B) at Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Santa Rosa

  • East exploring food options

    Las Vegas City Schools officials have been inundated with complaints about the quality of food served to students in recent weeks, and now the district is looking at bringing in a contractor to handle school meals for its high school and middle school.

    Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez informed the school board last week that the district will explore the possibility of outsourcing the food service program for both Memorial Middle School and Robertson High School.

  • Busy Weekend
  • 3 properties declared nuisances

    Three residential properties owned by William Mora have been declared dangerous nuisances by the City Council, but members of the governing body voted Wednesday to give Mora 60 days to cleanup the properties.

    The properties are at 406 11th Street, 1305 Eighth Street and 1020 Jackson Street. Las Vegas enforcement officer Daniel Edwards told the council that he has been trying to get Mora to clean up the properties since January, but little progress has been made.

  • In Brief - Local News - Sept. 24, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Clues sought on disappearance

    Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to an arrest or conviction in the case of a woman who disappeared from her mother’s home in June.
    Cindy Rivera was reported missing on June 30.
    “It appears that Cindy was taken against her will,” authorities state in a news release issued this week. “No further information is available, and Cindy’s whereabouts are still unknown.”

  • Mayor’s ball on tap for Saturday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Department of Music will present a medley of songs from Les Miserables at the 3rd Annual Las Vegas Mayor’s Charity Ball this Saturday at the university’s Student Center Ballroom.

    Andre Garcia-Nuthmann, who directs the choral programs at Highlands, is the music director and piano accompanist for the production. Don Evans, speech and theater professor, is the artistic director.