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Today's News

  • Soccer coach allegedly got into scuffle at party

    Robertson High School’s girls soccer coach got involved in a fight during a party over the summer, according to testimony last week.


    Ray Parks, 43, has been charged with a petty misdemeanor count of battery. After a preliminary hearing Wednesday, a magistrate judge reduced a felony aggravated battery charge against Parks’ wife, Brenda Parks, to a misdemeanor.


    The alleged victim was a 17-year-old girl, who was at a Fourth of July party in the Sapello area, where the couple was.

  • Cowboys let one slip away

    A trying season for New Mexico Highlands football came to an end Saturday afternoon, with host Fort Lewis pulling away in the second half for a 36-13 win.


    Highlands led briefly in this, the season finale for both teams. Mychal Leupepe’s 6-yard touchdown run with 10:11 left in the third quarter, coupled with Ernesto Guerra’s extra point, gave the Cowboys a 13-9 edge.

  • Cowgirl rally not enough in D2 regional

    The 2010 season came to a close for the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team as the Regis Rangers outscored them 3-2 in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday in Minnesota.


    The Rangers built a 3-0 cushion going into the half and the Cowgirls were only able to answer back with two goals after intermission. The late surge in the cold and wet conditions wasn’t enough for the Cowgirls to get the win.

  • Area spikers make runs at state

    So much for pre-tournament seeding.


    Saddled with the 12 seed on Selection Saturday Nov. 6, West Las Vegas reached the quarterfinals of the Class 3A state volleyball tournament over the weekend. West led a solid contingent of local area schools — WLV, Robertson, Mora, Pecos — in the big event.

  • Saturday night’s alright for fighting

    Meadow City fighters fared well in front of an estimated 800 hometown fans Saturday night in “Boxeo en Las Vegas II,” Crespin’s Promotions’ second professional boxing card at Gillie Lopez Gym.
    Arturo Crespin (6-1) fought off a game Charles Alderete — a late substitution — for a six-round unanimous decision in the main event.


    Sister Amanda Crespin (4-2-1) unleashed the evening’s most explosive flurry of punches en route to a three-round technical knockout of D.J. Morrison.

  • County must reverse ruling

    President Obama made it clear in his 2008 campaign: He didn’t want to pursue those using marijuana for medical purposes where it’s legal. And after he took office, the Justice Department announced a policy reflecting the president’s position.

  • As It Is: Pitfalls of social networking

    I belong to Facebook, as do many others in Las Vegas. Social networking has transformed how we relate to one another.
    But sometimes sites such as Facebook and MySpace can get us in trouble. That became apparent for a young woman who testified in Magistrate Court last week.


    The case involved Brenda Parks, 41, who was accused of attacking a 17-year-old at a party. Parks’ husband, Ray Parks, 43, Robertson High School’s girls soccer coach, also allegedly took part in the dust-up.

  • Que Pasa-Nov. 15, 2010

    TUESDAYMARTES
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly board meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the U.S. Forest Service, 1926 Seventh St. For more information, call 425-9088.
    • The Mora school board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the board room at the administration building.

    WEDNESDAYMIERCOLES

  • Vegas Bowl 2010 imagery
  • Vegas official pleads guilty

    A top city official has pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge in connection with attacking a man at a local bar.


    Ken Garcia, 45, the city’s utilities director, admitted to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a fourth-degree felony.


    Garcia will be on supervised probation for 18 months. He must write a letter of apology to the victim and pay the victim’s costs associated with the attack.