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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoons - July 27, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - Judge Armijo finds Magee not guilty

    In June 1926, exactly three years after his celebrated trial for criminal libel, Carl Magee again stood trial in Las Vegas, for killing John Lassetter in the lobby of the Meadows (El Fidel) Hotel 10 months earlier.

  • Go Fish - July 27, 2012

    FISHING REPORT,
    JULY 24

    Charette Lakes: No reports from anglers this week.
    Cimarron River: Trout fishing was good using tricos, brassies, elk hair caddis, Cimarron specials, red copper John Barrs, small gold Panther Martins and worms. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 22 cfs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was fair using salmon eggs.

  • LV sluggers reach Final 4

    “We were close enough to grab it, but we just didn’t grab it,” said team manager Rick Armijo of his Las Vegas Little League 11-12 All-Stars’ run at the state title this past week in Taos.

    Las Vegas reached the final four of the tournament, which brought the best majors division teams in nine districts from around the state.

    The run ended Wednesday with a 14-2 defeat to Carlsbad.

    “I’m real proud of the kids,” Armijo said. “We had a great run. We were part of the last 48 players (in the age division) to be playing in the state.”

  • Mora All-Stars
  • Camp is about more than just hoops

    Basketball is just the starting point for a learning experience about healthy choices, said Michael Cooper II, the founder and director of this weekend’s Coops Life Skills camp.

    The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday at Mike Marr Gym. Cost is $80, which includes a camp T-shirt and a chance to win prizes including sports memorabilia from NBA legends. Registration forms are available at La Fiesta Restaurant on Seventh.

  • Hackers stroll to repeat title

    Nobody’s perfect, but their record is.

    With a 21-6 crushing of Tecolote in Tuesday night’s final, the Benavidez Construction Hackers earned another Las Vegas men’s adult softball league championship.

    The team went 13-0 in the regular season and breezed through the postseason tournament with four wins, seeming to get stronger as the competition got tougher.

    On July 18, the Hackers opened the tourney with a 14-6 verdict over the eighth-seeded Yo Momma. The next evening, Alta Vista’s Balls Deep bunch gave the defending champions their biggest scare before losing 10-5.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 27, 2012

    FRIDAY
    Softball
    • Women’s city league tournament: games TBA, 6, 7 and 8 p.m., city complex

    SATURDAY
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    SUNDAY
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

  • FYI - Sports - July 27, 2012

    Memorial Middle School football practice will begin at 7 a.m. Aug. 6 at the MMS field. Athletes must have a current physical to practice; bring form on first day of practice or you will not be able to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Martinez at 429-7975.

    West Las Vegas football workouts are ongoing at 5 p.m. daily at the Herrera Complex. Two-a-days start Aug. 6; first practice will be at 6 a.m., and second practice will start at 5 p.m.

  • Mora County Notebook - Mora celebrates annual fiesta

    The Mora Fiesta was held last weekend with the usual happy crowd. On Friday evening, it started with a Mass as this is La Fiesta de Santiago y Santa Anna.

    After the mass folks gathered at the American Legion Pavilion for the dance and crowning of the queen. The Agua Negra Band played at the dance. The Fiesta Queen is April Gallegos, daughter of David and Mellisa Gallegos
    Saturday morning, the festivities began with a political breakfast which was attended by political officers and those running for office and many people who came to greet them. It was well attended.