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Today's News

  • Looking Back - Sept. 17, 2014

    In 1964
    Tuesday, Sept. 15 — Miss Margaret Kennedy, 85, a resident of Albuquerque for the past 10 years, died in an Albuquerque hospital Monday afternoon following an illness. Miss Kennedy came to New Mexico in 1920. She taught English and became dean of women at Highlands. Miss Kennedy established the Newman Center at Highlands University, and Kennedy Hall was named in her honor. She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and attended Oxford, Wellesley and Brigham Young universities.

  • Looking ahead - News - Sept. 17, 2014

    West parade is Friday
    The West Las Vegas High School homecoming parade will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, starting at the county courthouse, east on National Ave. and Bridge Street to 12th Street, south on 12th Street to Douglas Ave., east on Douglas to Sixth Street, north on Sixth street until Carnegie Park.

  • Weather - Sept. 17, 2014

    Wednesday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southwest wind around 5 mph, becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Thursday

  • Recruiting Cub Scouts
  • Que Pasa - Sept. 17, 2014

    TODAY
    HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Froodle” by Antoinette Portis. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY
    JUEVES
    • Annual round-up/sign-up event for recruiting local Cub Scout members for Pack 60 of the Las Vegas Cub Scouts takes place starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Rough Rider Cafeteria on the Luna Community College campus.

  • Learning from tragedy

    Seventeen months have past since two girls were killed in an alcohol-related rollover on Interstate 25 near Tecolote, but the devastation remains.

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 17, 2014
  • Work of Art: God created zucchini

    When God created zucchini, was He was playing a monumental joke on humankind in giving us a bland, tasteless, mushy-feeling omni-present veggie?

    I believe the creator hoped to watch our expressions as we attempt to down that slick food that’s so prolific it ought to be named “rabbit.” Someone should write a book and title it, “How to Stop Growing Zucchini and Rabbits.”

  • Santa Rosa sweeps RHS

    Santa Rosa swept Robertson in a Monday night volleyball contest held in Santa Rosa.

    Game scores were 25-11, 25-19, 25-22, in favor of the Lady Lions.

    The Lady Cardinals slipped to 2-2 under first-year head coach Dominique Montoya. Santa Rosa is off to a strong start at 6-3 overall with a 2-0 record at home.

    Rachele Portillo paced Robertson with 17 kills and eight service aces. Setter Kimmeah Martinez notched 47 assists.

    Jaci Fulgenzi had seven digs, and Hannah Lopez two blocks to highlight the defensive effort.

  • Dons XC fourth at Jemez Valley

    Despite being shorthanded, the West Las Vegas boys’ cross country team had a spirited effort in finishing fourth in this past Saturday’s Jemez Valley Invitational.

    “Really, we should’ve been first or second, or at least second,” said WLV head coach Leroy “Caro” Armijo. “We were missing one, and that hurt us.”

    The Dons’ lead varsity runner, senior Moises Coca, earned an individual runner-up finish, crossing the line in 18 minutes and 49 seconds.

    Kevin Villanueva was 12th with a time of 20:01.