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Today's News

  • Air as a ‘public trust’

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. That could well be the battle cry for a group of litigants who are targeting states with a legal effort to force government intervention on climate change.

    Last week, The Associated Press reported on an effort being mounted to get earth’s atmosphere declared a “public trust” and therefore deserving of special protections. It’s an approach that helped clean up polluted rivers and coastlines in times past, and its proponents think it might just work in this case, too.

  • Work of Art: Not exactly a barrel of fun

    Video games have spoiled it for many of us. We have grown so inured to realistic things coming toward us that I fear too often we don’t know how to react when danger is imminent.

    Let me explain: Many years ago, we brought some friends home from a dance at Immaculate Conception School. Because my dad was the first one on his block to own a genuine adjustable camera (an Argus C-3), he wanted to take a group photo of us.

  • State softball brackets set

    Four area teams got the news they’d been waiting for on Sunday afternoon with the announcement of the state softball tournament selections and brackets. The tournaments for all classifications begin on Thursday.

    Robertson received the No. 7 spot in the Class 3A tournament and plays former district rival Santa Fe Indian School at noon Thursday on the campus of Cleveland High in Rio Rancho. The Lady Cardinals finished the regular season 14-12 overall and were District 2-3A runners-up under first-year head coach Adrian Jaramillo.

  • Miranda winning

    After Miranda Garcia walked off the court at Jerry Cline Complex in May 2010, having just placed third in the Class 3A girls’ singles tennis tournament, she didn’t spend much time celebrating.

    Instead, she began thinking about next year.

    It would be a year of longer hours on the practice courts, a year of tougher workouts, a year of more focused preparation, a year of hard work and sweat equity — all leading to a much sweeter final outcome.

  • ‘Twists and turns’ lead to team title

    The first state team championship in Robertson girls’ tennis history.

    A state singles’ title for Miranda Garcia.

    A state runner-up finish for Emilio Gomez.

    A third-place medal for Juliana Guerin.

    Two girls’ doubles teams and one boys’ doubles team plus one boys' singles player all making it to the state quarterfinals.

  • Cowgirls in sixth through Day 2

    Day one and two (Monday) and Tuesday) highlights from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo.:

    Women's triple jump: 1. Danita Wyatt, Colorado State-Pueblo, 40-8 1/4; 3. Jillisa Grant, NMHU, 38-10 1/4; 11. LaShondra Ray, NMHU, 35-1 1/4; 13. Shantella McCoy, NMHU, 34-11 3/4; 17. Bhupinder Sandhu, NMHU, 33-8 1/2

    Women's discus: 1. Alyssa Norton, Chadron State, 143-7; 3. Kemoy Christie, NMHU, 141-4; 12. Victoria Dominguez, NMHU, 119-10; 14. Lydia Aligaz, NMHU, 118-11

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 11, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • RMAC tournament: NMHU vs. Nebraska-Kearney, noon, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Class 2A state tournament: Pecos vs. Tucumcari, 2 p.m., Cleveland High, Rio Rancho
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY

  • Paid leave a concern for public

    Four finalists for the Las Vegas City Schools superintendent post made their cases last week for why they should get the job while the fifth withdrew his name from consideration on the eve of the interviews.

    Board President Felix Alderete said finalist Paul Gregory Rockhold called and asked for his name to be withdrawn just before the on-site visits were to begin. Rockhold did not give a reason, according to Alderete.

  • ‘Twisted Minds’

    Finals week has always been a challenge for area college students. This finals week, however, is exciting for a group of Luna Community College students.

    The introduction to theater class will perform its own twists to classic fairy tales this week. They will present “Twisted Minds” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Plaza Hotel Ballroom. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and there is no charge for admission.

  • Heinrich Visits Las Vegas