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Today's News

  • Que Pasa Jan. 29, 2016

    1.30.2016
    SATURDAY
    1 to 3:30 p.m.
    Eighth Annual Literacy Fair will take place at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center gymnasium. This event is sponsored by The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico, a division of the LV Arts Council. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dorothy T. Maestas at 454-0005.

  • Quintana sets marks for Cowgirls

    Las Vegas Optic

    Jayme Quintana, who once starred for West Las Vegas in golf and basketball as well as track and field, broke new ground in her collegiate career this past weekend.

    Quintana reportedly set a school record for New Mexico Highlands University’s women in the 600-meter run as part of the Cherry & Silver Invitational hosted by the University of New Mexico at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

    Quintana finished 10th individually with a time of 1:38.3. That time eclipsed M.J. Oheue’s record set in 2014, according to the school.

  • Cardinal Classic in town

    Finally, the Robertson wrestling team will be competing on its own mats this weekend.

    The annual Cardinal Classic gets under way early Friday, and the two-day tournament should wrap up late Saturday afternoon at Mike Marr Gym.

    More than two dozen teams from across New Mexico are expected to vie for championships and log ample mat time in one of the last grappling events of the regular season.

  • Going long

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice — or maybe three times or six — and it’s shame on me.

    Robertson’s Samantha Montaño found an open shot in 3-point range along the right wing early in Wednesday night’s basketball game with visiting Mora. She stopped her dribble and fired.

    Swish.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports Jan. 29, 2016

    FRIDAY
    Basketball

  • Local wins $10K scholarship

    By Mercy López
    Las Vegas Optic

    Shannon Crespin is chasing her dream of becoming an actress on Broadway.

    The 21-year-old recently received a $10,000 scholarship to the New York Film Academy during the annual International Model and Talent Association’s competition in Los Angeles.

  • Vegas man gets 7 years for child porn

    Las Vegas Optic

    A 23-year-old Las Vegas man was sentenced last week to seven years in federal prison followed by 15 years of supervised release for possessing child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

    Guy N. Martinez pleaded guilty in August to possession of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He was sentenced last Wednesday in federal court in Albuquerque. Besides the prison sentence and the supervised release, he will also be required to register as a sex offender.

  • City police arrest robbery suspects

    These alleged robbers are probably wishing they had skipped the Crown Royal.

    Las Vegas police have arrested two men in connection with last week’s armed robbery of Leger’s Package Liquor. And the break in the case came as a result of the suspects going to Wal-Mart after the robbery to buy Coca-Cola to drink with the Crown Royal Apple that one of them took from Leger’s, along with the cash.

  • City police arrest robbery suspects

    These alleged robbers are probably wishing they had skipped the Crown Royal.

    Las Vegas police have arrested two men in connection with last week’s armed robbery of Leger’s Package Liquor. And the break in the case came as a result of the suspects going to Wal-Mart after the robbery to buy Coca-Cola to drink with the Crown Royal Apple that one of them took from Leger’s, along with the cash.

  • NM considers opening primaries to all voters

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democratic state lawmakers have introduced a proposed constitutional amendment to open Democratic and Republican primary elections in New Mexico to all voters amid a surge in independent voter registration.

    Currently, only Republicans and Democrats can vote in their respective primary elections in New Mexico. Critics say the system effectively disenfranchises independent voters and contributes to low election turnout.