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Today's News

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Egyptian Camel saddles needed to be banned

    Suddenly it is summer, and it is time to move the geranium jungle out of the living room and out on the deck. Hiding in plain sight is one of my two camel saddles. With Egypt now in the news, my two camel saddles and their history came to mind.

    Yes, my Aunt Elvira and I rode camels around the pyramids in Egypt during our big trip in 1953. Neither one of us knew what a camel saddle looked like, but there are the usual tourist photos of us riding these camels.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - July 26, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! OUR LADY OF SORROWS BURGLARIES
    You know you’ve hit rock bottom when you’re breaking into a church rectory and stealing from a priest. Documents filed in Magistrate Court this week allege that a Las Vegas man broke into the Our Lady of Sorrows rectory twice last week and made off with a laptop computer, DVD player and a number of other household items that belong to the Rev. Douglas Mitchell. One family member of the suspect told police that the suspect has a drug problem and needs help.

    THUMBS UP! A TOAST TO THE TRAIN ROBBERS

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 26, 2013
  • Another Perspective - Ribera school: The other side

    Although we weren’t asked, here is our story. In 1998 a group of citizens began the mission to resurrect the old Ribera school that was abandoned for many years. They worked with numerous governing entities to secure deeds, cure an encroachment with BLM (five years), become a nonprofit, begin seeking donations and having multiple fundraisers. In 2007, believing that as citizens of the state of New Mexico we were worthy, we requested capital outlay funds to serve these communities in northern New Mexico.

  • Nuestra Historia: Primo Lorenzo ended Romero reign in Old Town

    We now move to the west side as we continue on the rocky road to consolidation, having recounted the relatively stable growth of New Town through the early 20th century, and into the 1930s — at least until mayor Tom Truder’s stormy tenure during that decade.

  • Hits and misses - Youth sluggers represent Vegas in state and regional competition

    A roundup of results and highlights from Las Vegas youth baseball and softball teams’ runs in recent tournaments:

    Las Vegas Little League 10-11 All-Stars lost Tuesday night to Altamont, 12-10, in Clovis.
    The Vegas boys finished fourth in the state bracket with a 2-2 record.
    The team had one of the highlights of the tournament the previous evening, going extra innings to defeat Albuquerque Westgate 9-8. Vegas’ previous win came in the first round, a 15-5 triumph over Española Valley.

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  • Robbers lose finale

    Kevin Camacho scattered nine hits and four runs —none earned — over nine innings Wednesday night, leading the Santa Fe Fuego to an 11-4 verdict against the Las Vegas Train Robbers in the regular-season finale at Fort Marcy Park.

    The Fuego (36-31) was looking to keep its playoff hopes alive and did its part, sweeping the Train Robbers. Santa Fe won 6-5 Tuesday at Rodriguez Park.

  • LAS VEGAS TRAIN ROBBERS PLAYER PROFILE — MICHAEL BRADFORD PENA

    MICHAEL BRADFORD PENA ... No. 3 ... Third base
    Birthdate: April 11, 1989
    Hometown: Fall River Mills, Calif.
    Favorite MLB team: Oakland Athletics
    Favorite MLB player: Terrance Long
    Favorite baseball movie: “Moneyball”
    Favorite other sport: Women’s beach volleyball
    Funniest Train Robbers teammate: Ted LeMasters
    Biggest influence: “The Lord above, Jesus Christ”
    Favorite 1980s song: “Your Love,” The Outfield
    Favorite 2000s song: “Sandstorm,” Darude

  • Go Fish - July 26, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, July 23  
    Charette Lakes: Due to low water levels only small boats are being launched here. Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait, worms and Pistol Petes.
    Cimarron River: Water flow near Cimarron on Monday was 10 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using brassies, yellow sallies, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow to fair using salmon eggs and Power Bait.   

  • Speed is focus of camp at NMHU

    New Mexico Highlands University’s women’s track and field program will host the NMHU Speed Camp beginning 8:30 a.m. Monday at the NMHU track at Perkins Stadium.

    The Camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday.

    “All ages and abilities are welcome,” said NMHU head coach Bob DeVries. “Learn how to run and react faster for any sport.