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Today's News

  • State awaits RHS girls

    Robertson is the 10th seeded team in the Class 1A-3A state girls' soccer tournament and will play at No. 7 Portales at noon Saturday. The winner advances to a quarterfinal with No. 2 Hope Christian on Nov. 4 in Rio Rancho.


    It’s an interesting matchup, given that the Lady Cardinals and Rams played twice in the regular season, with each winning once. The Rams cruised to a 3-0 shutout in the season opener back on Aug. 28 in Las Vegas. But the Lady Cardinals exacted a measure of revenge in a 3-2 victory Oct. 14 in Portales.

  • Guerin in national team tennis event

    Las Vegas’ Juliana Guerin is part of a junior tennis team competing in a national tournament this weekend in Surprise, Ariz.


    Guerin and her teammates from Albuquerque captured  a Southwest sectional title this past August in Scottsdale, Ariz.  Champions in the section will compete against other sectional victors throughout the U.S. in the tournament Oct. 29-31.

  • Woods to meet fans

    Don Woods, who was the National Football League’s Rookie of the Year in 1974, will be meeting with fans and signing autographs this weekend at the Las Vegas Wal-Mart.


    Woods will be at the store at different times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


    A native of Denton, Texas, Woods played college ball as a running back for New Mexico Highlands University.

  • Niners repeat winning ways in YAFL

    For the second straight year, the Las Vegas 49ers struck gold in the city’s Young American Football League competition.


    The team, led by head coach Benny Ortiz and assistants Robert Alarcon and Benjamin Mora, compiled a 6-0 record against fellow Las Vegas YAFL teams. The Niners swept the Lions 59-9 and 26-0; the Lobo 12-0 and 33-0; and the Rangers 28-0 and 38-8.


    By virtue of their regular-season title, the team will represent the city in the state playoffs next weekend.

  • Que Pasa-Oct. 29, 2010

    TODAYHOY
    • A haunted house is set for 4-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30, and 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at Highlands University’s Hewett Hall on National Avenue between 11th and 12th streets. Admission is $3. Organizers said it will be child safe and family friendly.

  • Giron best pick for sheriff

    Upon reading Mr. Rico Giron’s platform for running for San Miguel County sheriff, I felt compelled to write this letter endorsing him and also to ask San Miguel County residents to do the same.

  • Another perspective: Local colleges work together, which helps students

    In August, while I was at Highlands University taking pictures at a town hall meeting with the New Mexico Department of Higher Education, I saw my old buddy, longtime Highlands University Recruiting Director Gil Gonzales. He stopped and asked me if I could set up a meeting with him and some of our officials here at Luna Community College about a 2 plus 2 initiative.

  • Police: Officer drove drunk

    A Mora County sheriff’s transport officer was found Monday driving drunk in an unmarked sheriff’s car on Interstate 25, state police said.
    Ramon Montoya, 28, of Sapello, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated.


    His blood-alcohol level was reported at .30, more than three times the state’s presumed level of intoxication.


    Montoya, who started in July, is on unpaid leave from the Sheriff’s Department pending an internal investigation. He is an uncommissioned officer who transports inmates.

  • Mentor of the Month: Director seeks more time in classroom

    Conni Reichert, director of Allied Health Sciences at Luna Community College, has taught hundreds of students throughout her years as a nursing instructor.

    Reichert, a native of Iowa, started her career at Luna in 1999 as a part-time nursing instructor following a self-directed tour of New Mexico with her husband Steve.


    “We love this area,” Reichert said. “I wanted to teach nursing. We also found that Las Vegas had a rich post-secondary education infrastructure for our children.”

  • Medical pot user to lose rent subsidy

    Las Vegas resident Robert Jones isn’t shy about saying that he grows marijuana plants in his house. His cancer qualifies him as a legal user.
    But that apparently doesn’t matter to San Miguel County’s housing voucher program — known as Section 8.
    On Oct. 12, the program’s executive director, Gilbert Almanza, informed Jones that he would no longer be getting the Section 8 benefit, effective Nov. 30.