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Today's News

  • Nuestra Historia: Encinias, Martinez & King nixed consolidation

    In March 1967, when the House of Representatives voted on Sen. Junio Lopez’ bill to consolidate East and West Las Vegas, the lower chamber deadlocked 34 to 34, and Speaker of the House Bruce King would break the tie.

    Already considering a run for governor, King wanted to ruffle as few feathers as possible in Las Vegas, and his tie-breaking vote was against consolidation. (Three years later, King was elected New Mexico’s 23rd governor, defeating then Albuquerque City Commission Chairman Pete Domenici.)

  • Editorial Roundup: Newspaper opinions from around the nation - Sept. 27, 2013

    Lansing State Journal on learning from Detroit’s mistakes (Sept. 18):
    Months into Detroit’s bankruptcy, leaders of other Michigan cities have had time to contemplate the stunning implications for their own communities.
    Surely no other city could fall as spectacularly as Detroit has done. As the state’s largest city, the size and scope of Detroit’s finances dwarf those of others, so it’s likely no other Michigan city will face an $8 billion deficit.

  • NMHU runners No. 11 in nation

    Coming off a win at the West Texas A&M Buffalo Stampede, the New Mexico Highlands University men’s cross country team held on to the No. 11 ranking in the nation in the USTFCCCA poll released Tuesday.

    Buena Vista native Alonzo Chavez won his first collegiate race and led the Cowboy runners to victory this past Saturday in Canyon, Texas.

  • Birds hope for homecoming respite

    Robertson head football coach Leroy Gonzalez has stuck with a familiar refrain the past several seasons — play a bunch of tough schools early to get his team battle-tested in time for the District 2-3A portion of the schedule.

    It’s a formula that has worked in terms of district competitiveness, although the rigorous early slate tends to take a toll.

  • Highlands teams fall to national powers

    Nobody could much argue about strength of schedule for New Mexico Highlands opponents this past week.

    The NMHU women’s soccer and volleyball teams both faced nationally ranked teams in recent days, with both meetings resulting in defeat.

    For Cowgirl soccer, Wednesday night’s 2-1 loss at Fort Lewis in Durango, Colo., was the squad’s first blemish of the fall schedule.

    Fort Lewis came into the match ranked No. 5 in the NCAA Division II.  

  • Twin wins
  • Go Fish - Sept. 27, 2013

    FREE FISHING: Saturday, Sept. 28, is Free Fishing Day in New Mexico. Anglers of all ages — residents and nonresidents — can fish without a license. All other rules apply.
    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.

    FISHING REPORT,
    Sept. 24

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 27, 2013

    The following are this coming weekend’s scheduled Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches:

    U6 DIVISION
    All U6 matches are played at 8:45 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Chile vs. Mexico, Field 1
    Peru vs. Italy, Field 2
    Russia vs. Greece, Field 3
    USA vs. Croatia, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    All U8 matches are played at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Belgium vs. Portugal, Field 1
    Spain vs. Norway, Field 2
    Switzerland vs. Germany, Field 3

  • Late coach to be honored

    On the first anniversary of his death, the late Joshua Paul Garcia will reportedly be honored with the naming of Mora’s baseball and softball fields.

    The ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Mora High School.

    Garcia, a well-liked softball and football coach in Mora and Las Vegas, died last fall in a one-vehicle car crash.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 27, 2013

    Friday
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Capital (homecoming), 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Hatch Valley, 7 p.m., Hatch
    Rodeo
    • NMHU at Cochise College, TBA, Douglas, Ariz.
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado Christian, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Western State, 7 p.m., Gunnison, Colo.
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Los Alamos

    Saturday