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Today's News

  • ‘The Cowgirl Way’ - Endowment program honors outstanding women athletes

    True success doesn’t happen by accident, guest speaker Dorothy Robinson told an audience at the recent Cowgirl Way scholarship luncheon. Meaningful achievement requires the ingredients of determination, grit, courage and ethical behavior.

  • Crespin boxing in Santa Fe Saturday

    Las Vegas professional boxer Amanda Crespin is slated to fight on Saturday night in Santa Fe at the Pueblo Pavilion.

    Angela Hayes has been announced as the opponent for Crespin, who is 5-4-1 as a pro after winning earlier this month in Pueblo, Colo.

    Tickets (from $15 up) are available at the venue itself, which is on the campus of Santa Fe Indian School. Gates open at 5 p.m.

    Headlining the card will be Albuquerque’s Raymond Montes (5-2, four knockouts) in a bantamweight battle with Tony Valdez (6-3-2, six KOs) of Española.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 21, 2012

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • Robertson vs. St. Michael’s, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Ruidoso (homecoming), 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado Mesa, 7 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Robertson JV boys at Santa Fe Prep, 5 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson JV girls at Santa Fe Prep, 3:30 p.m., Santa Fe
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Western State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Go Fish - Sept. 21, 2012

    FISHING REPORT, SEPT. 18

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Charette Lakes: No reports from anglers this week.

  • Middle East violence rocks presidential race

    By Brian Bakst and Charles Babington
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Middle East violence is shaking up a presidential race that otherwise looks stubbornly stable, and tight. President Barack Obama holds a tiny edge, Republican Mitt Romney is seeking a breakthrough message, and three debates are ahead in the campaign’s final seven weeks.

  • Making Montezuma - Hammer’s Legacy

    By Jennifer Rowland
    United World College-USA

    Armand Hammer loved a challenge. When Lord Louis Mountbatten wondered out loud how Hammer might succeed in founding a United World College in the United States when others before him had failed, Hammer was confident. “I’d be happy to help you,” he told Mountbatten and His Royal Highness Prince Charles in 1978.

  • Celebrating 30 years: UWC’s first president reflects

    By Emily Withnall
    United World College

    Ted Lockwood may have been United World College-USA’s first president, but as anyone who has read his book “Dreams & Promises: The Story of the Armand Hammer United World College” knows, he also played a critical role in the school’s founding.

  • Parents irate over school meals

    A revolting piece of ham served to one Memorial Middle School student last week has become the symbol for what’s wrong with school lunches at Las Vegas City Schools, and fed- up parents are saying “enough.”

    The ham, along with canned green beans, canned sweet potatoes, packaged graham crackers and half an apple, was served to East students last Wednesday. Someone photographed the lunch tray and posted it on Facebook, and the posting is drawing quite a bit of attention, with some parents saying they now know why their children are coming home hungry.

  • Mid-air Magic
  • Medite water line leak plugged

    Months after the city of Las Vegas water department began the arduous task of lining everything up to plug a massive water leak, the job has been completed.

    Albuquerque Underground Inc., the contractor hired, completed the job on Sept. 7.

    The old Medite line had been losing an estimated 80 gallons of water a minute, and the problem has been on the city’s radar for months.