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Today's News

  • Highlands athletes invade Birmingham

    Three noted New Mexico Highlands University athletes joined counterparts from around the country for national championship competition over the weekend in Birmingham, Ala.

    Birmingham was the host site for both the NCAA Division II indoor track and field and wrestling nationals.

    Highlands’ Jillisa Grant and Danisha Phipps made the trip for the Cowgirl track and field team. Unofficially, their efforts landed NMHU a 26th place team finish in the indoor nationals.

  • One and done for Vegas teams

    The Pecos Panthers will be going to the Santa Ana Star Center for this week’s state basketball quarterfinals.

    So will the Mora Rangerettes.

    And count the defending state champion (Class B) Wagon Mound Trojans in for their quarters, which play out at Bernalillo High School.

    But no teams from Las Vegas proper will join them, having been eliminated in games over the past weekend.

    CLASS 2A BOYS
    No. 2 seed Pecos throttled No. 15 New Mexico Military Institute by a 90-70 count on Saturday evening at Sanchez Gym.

  • RHS, WLV softball teams unbeaten

    Robertson softball got off to a promising start by winning a season-opening tournament at Sandia Prep in Albuquerque over the weekend.

    The Lady Cardinals went 3-0 over the weekend, defeating Estancia, Sandia Prep and Rehoboth by scores of 12-0, 25-7 and 8-3.

    RHS returns to action in the St. Michael’s tourney March 21-23 in Santa Fe.

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    West Las Vegas softball also had a good weekend, sweeping Lovington on the road.
    Game scores were 16-5 and 11-6.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 11, 2013

    Monday
    Softball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Christian (DH), 11 a.m., Cowgirl Field

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson at Santa Fe Indian (DH), 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2 p.m., Brandt Park
    Basketball
    • Class B state tournament girls’ quarterfinals, beginning 8 a.m., Bernalillo
    • Class 2A state tournament girls’ quarterfinal: Mora vs. Clayton, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho
    Wednesday
    Baseball

  • Luna election results in

    With the fate of two Luna Community College Board of Trustees races hanging in the balance, Thursday’s canvassing meeting took on a tense mood as County Clerk Melanie Rivera explained the process and rebutted claims of irregularities and alleged bias.

    And in the end, the two races up in the air — the District 7 race, which was tied and the District 3 race, which had the top two candidates separated by a single vote — were decided.

  • For love of the game - Reffing tourney honor for brothers

    As state basketball tournaments begin this weekend, all eyes will be on the players who have the honor of duking it out for a trophy and the bragging rights that come with it. But it’s also a big deal for the officials calling the games, including the Vigil brothers, who got their start in Las Vegas.

    Carl Vigil Jr. has been selected to officiate next week’s state basketball championship tournament in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. His younger brother, Curtis, will be calling basketball games this weekend as well. Curtis has also officiated college level games.

  • Man accused of giving liquor to girl

    Las Vegas police have charged a local man with two fourth-degree felonies for allegedly buying liquor for a Robertson High School student last week.

    Police secured an arrest warrant for 32-year-old Michael Blanchard, whose address is listed as HCR 81 Box 350A in Las Vegas. Blanchard is facing charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and selling or giving alcoholic beverages to a minor.

    Online court and jail records indicate that Blanchard had not yet been arrested as of Thursday morning.

  • Extras sought for TV series, movie

    If you’ve ever had a desire to be on the big or small screen, this could be your opportunity.

    The Longmire television series and a feature film titled The Homesman, directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones, will be looking for extras at an open background casting call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at Best Western Plus Montezuma Inn & Suites, 2020 Grand Ave.

    The Longmire series  filmed in an around Las Vegas last year, and filming is beginning for it’s second season.

  • Jail Log - March 8, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Feb. 25 and March 4:
    Tyler Flores, 33, Magistrate Court bench warrant
    Christa Ortega, 25, abuse of a child, battery on a household member  
    Linda Porter, 48, felony warrant
    Janaya Atencio, 19, Magistrate Court bench warrant
    Ryan Lopez, 36, Magistrate Court bench warrant
    Eric Salazar, 36, Municipal Court bench warrant
    Francisco Lovato, 23, Magistrate Court bench warrant

  • Senate debates pension overhaul

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — Current and future public employee retirees would see smaller cost-of-living adjustments under a proposal before New Mexico lawmakers to rebuild the long-term finances of a pension plan for more than 55,000 state and municipal workers.
    The Senate was expected to debate the proposal Thursday to resolve one of the largest financial problems confronting the state.