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Today's News

  • Chavez third in Rio Rancho

    Alonzo Chavez’s run to third place in the boys’ race highlighted the performance of area runners in this past Saturday’s Rio Rancho XC Jamboree.

    The Mora star clocked in at 16:23, behind a pair of runners from Class 5A Cleveland — Luis Martinez (15:50) and Aaron Flores (16:15). Chavez competed in the big-school run to battle those top competitors.

  • ‘Beastie Girls’ post 9-0 shutout in home finale

    Cruising to a 9-0 verdict against outmanned Moreno Valley, the Robertson girls’ soccer team padded its win column with another shutout and the team’s second in three days.

    It was a strong send-off for the Lady Cardinals, who paid tribute to parents during halftime of their last home match of the regular season.

  • ‘El Toro’ heads back to ring

    Las Vegas’ Arturo “El Toro” Crespin is set to fight Jose Garcia on Saturday night at Albuquerque’s Kiva Auditorium.

    Tickets for the card are available via Ticketmaster and by calling Carlos Crespin, 429-4068.

    Arturo Crespin is 7-2-1 as a pro. His last bout — a Sept. 1 clash with Nate Hicks in Pueblo, Colo. — was ruled a no contest in the second round after a headbutt opened a cut over one of Crespin’s eyes.

  • MMS now 6-1
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 24, 2012

    Wednesday
    Volleyball
    • Mora (A,B) at Santa Fe Prep, 5:30 p.m., Santa Fe

    Thursday
    Cross country
    • Mora, Pecos, West Las Vegas at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., Santa Rosa
    Football
    • Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas, 7 p.m., TBA
    Volleyball
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Raton, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Mora Middle School at Cuba, 4 p.m., Cuba

    Friday
    Basketball

  • 3 alleged DWI drivers nabbed

    Three area men with histories of drunk driving arrests are once again in trouble with the law for allegedly getting behind the wheel after drinking. None of them had valid driver’s licenses, and one of them had his 2-year-old son with him.

    Albino Alcon, 31, whose address in court documents is listed as County Road A-6, has been charged with aggravated DWI, third offense, child abuse, driving with an open container, speeding, driving with a suspended or revoked license and not having insurance. State police arrested him on Oct. 14.

  • West union upset with school chief

    The union that represents teachers at West Las Vegas School District is concerned about the process used in the shifting of several key administrators.

    The school board promoted Gene Parson  to the superintendent post earlier this year after the abrupt resignation of Ruben Cordova. That created a vacancy in the associate superintendent position that Parson had previously held, and it set off a series of administrative shifts at the district.

  • Career opportunities - Program offers leg up for students

    Getting through college with the skills needed to tap into good jobs available in this area isn’t always an easy task.

    But several students from area colleges and universities are getting a leg up, thanks to the Accelerate program, which shows participants what jobs are available, helps them pick the classes that will prepare them for those jobs and even gets them ready for  interviews. The program also exposes students to successful people who overcame their own struggles to get where they are.

  • Gov emails subject of federal probe

    The Associated Press
    The U.S. Attorney’s Office has confirmed that prosecutors and the FBI are investigating a complaint by Gov. Susana Martinez that her campaign emails were stolen.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales late last month confirmed in a letter to Martinez that an investigation has begun.
    “I can report that the FBI and this Office have initiated an investigation into this matter,” Gonzales wrote to Martinez who had inquired about the status of her complaint.

  • Violent crimes rose 18 percent in 2011

    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Violent crimes unexpectedly jumped 18 percent last year, the first rise in nearly 20 years, and property crimes rose for first time in a decade. But academic experts said the new government data fall short of signaling a reversal of the long decline in crime.