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Today's News

  • City may put grips on Fiestas

    The city of Las Vegas is proposing greater controls over the Fiesta Council, a group mired in controversy over the last few months.


    Last week, city officials presented a proposed contract between the city and the council that would require the group to provide a 2010 financial report and have the mayor appoint a third of the council’s membership.

  • Trail for bikes, walkers planned

    Ray Finck is a big fan of San Miguel County’s plan to build a pedestrian and bike path along Cinder Road.

    “This will help me immensely,” he said. “I try to use my bicycle anytime I can. I ride my bicycle because it makes me feel better.”

    Finck’s bike was placed in front of a row of shovels stuck in a pile of dirt at the groundbreaking ceremony for the path on Friday.

  • Bond would mean $12M for county

    Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    Education Bond D is on the statewide ballot Nov. 2, giving New Mexico voters an opportunity to support infrastructure improvements at public colleges and universities throughout the state.


    Statewide, Bond D would fund $155.2 million in higher education improvements. In San Miguel County, funding would total $12.1 million, with $7.1 million allocated for Highlands University and $5 million allocated for Luna Community College. More details are online at www.educationinnewmexico.com.

  • Local case drew national attention

    Las Vegas has its divisions, but it generally enjoys “relative harmony,” a local historian said at a banquet Friday.


    But from time to time, things come to a head, Las Vegas attorney Jesus Lopez said at the annual banquet of the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation.


    Lopez, who has a local history program on KFUN every Monday, was the banquet’s keynote speaker. The committee honored property owners who have improved their historic buildings in recent times.

  • Dons triumph on final play

    Martin Blea’s prayer of a pass to Jared Morales with no time left in regulation gave West Las Vegas a dramatic 29-23 victory over Taos on Friday night at Perkins Stadium.


    The increasingly resilient Dons (2-6 overall, 1-0 District 2-3A) came back after trailing three times in the game.


    “We’re moving in the right direction,” WLV coach Mike Ulibarri told KNMX’s Richard Tripp in the postgame radio show. The Dons are tied with Robertson for first place in 2-3A; games at Raton and vs. Robertson remain.

  • Cardinals handle No. 6 Raton

    Robertson’s defense all but handcuffed the highly touted arm of Raton quarterback Dustin Walton in a 32-13 bodyslam Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.


    On Senior Night for the Cardinals, upperclassman quarterback and linebacker Daniel Martinez stole the show from Walton, who has agreed to attend and play for the University of New Mexico Lobos next fall. Martinez intercepted two passes from his Raton counterpart and overcame his own shaky start on offense.

  • Home run: Kirui a champ as NMHU XC Jam makes a successful return to Vegas

    Running in his first home meet ever as a Highlands Cowboy, Moses Kirui cruised to a decisive individual victory on a chilly Saturday morning at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Mora’s Henrique Chavez, now a Highlands freshman, was welcomed at the finish line by family members and his old coach.

    Pecos native Ashley Quintana, a veteran of the champion Adams State roster, had her share of well-wishers present as she raced to a women’s title.

    So THIS is how a home cross country meet feels!

  • Robust crowd cheers on Vegas Bowl Jr.

    Memorial Middle School’s strong start propelled the team to a 46-16 win over West Las Vegas in a battle of unbeatens Thursday in front of a mostly full Perkins Stadium.

    Marcelo Cedillo opened the scoring on an 11-yard touchdown run with 3:29 left in the first quarter; Dominic Lucero’s 2-point conversion made it 8-0 MMS.

    Cedillo did it again, this time on a 2-yard plunge with 6:27 to go in the half.

  • A good night for local spikers

    West Las Vegas moved closer to clinching first place in the district. Robertson looked solid in a sweep. And all told, Saturday night was good to Meadow City volleyball.

    At Gillie Lopez Gym, Jacquelyn Sanchez’s Lady Dons played catch-up all evening against Raton before taking control in the decisive fifth set, 19-25, 25-18, 8-25, 25-23, 15-6.

    Game four almost went Raton’s way, but Elena Armijo sparked the Lady Dons late and served an ace to give West game point. Raton then mishandled a Vanessa Lucero attack.

  • NMHU soccer topples Mesa

    Highlands’ women’s soccer team hosted the Mavericks from Mesa State College on what turned out to be a frigid Friday. In the end, the Cowgirls came away with the win with a score of 2-0, their fourth shutout — and 10th victory — of the year.

    The Cowgirls and Mavericks battled back and forth in a physical game just to stay off the ground. The Cowgirls had 17 fouls on the game as the Mavericks came away with 13 fouls.

    Highlands outshot the Mavericks 14-12.