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Today's News

  • Q&A: LCC softball's Meredith Gilpin

    The following in an interview with Luna Community College softball coach Meredith Gilpin.

    How is  recruiting going so far this summer?

  • County prepares for Kilmer

    San Miguel County officials aren’t taking any chances during actor Val Kilmer’s appearance before the County Commission today.

    They are arranging for city and state police, sheriff’s deputies and jailers to be on hand to provide security. The meeting is at 1:30 p.m. on the second floor of the old county courthouse.

    The “Batman” actor has requested the commission approve a lodging business at his Rowe ranch.

  • HU rodeo wraps nationals run

    Three New Mexico Highlands University rodeo athletes came away with valuable experience gained at last week’s College National Finals Rodeo held in Casper, Wyo.

    Sarah Zybach of NMHU finished 31st in goat tying competition after missing the short go. Zybach was in the hunt after round one, having posted a time of 7.1 seconds. She had a time of 8.4 in round two and a 9.7 in round three for an aggregate time of 25.2. That left her out of the top 12, the cut-off for the Saturday championship round.

  • West worker's DWI charge dismissed

    Prosecutors have dismissed a DWI charge against a West Las Vegas school district employee who crashed a district vehicle while allegedly drunk.

    In late April, the district attorney’s office in Moriarty dropped the DWI charge against John J. Roybal, 41, West’s head mechanic. But in a plea agreement, Roybal pleaded guilty to careless driving and weaving between lanes.

    As part of the deal, Roybal must take a defensive driving course and participate in a DWI simulation program.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    The Las Vegas City Schools has held the Fifth Grade Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Tournament successfully for the past 10 years. This would not be possible without the support of the school administrators, teachers, parents, and coaches. A special thanks to Coach Fabian Trujillo, Coach Raynee Gerhart, Coach Benny Ortiz, Pete Garcia and Justin Montoya, as well as our sponsors, Elk Lodge 408 and the Bank of Las Vegas.

    Congratulations to the 2010 Champions: Legion Park Boys and the Los Niños Girls.

    Mark Herrera

    Las Vegas

  • Little League

    The following are recent scores and upcoming baseball, softball and tee-ball games for La Plaza Little League and Las Vegas Little League.

    LVLL games take place at Keyes Park off Mills Avenue.

    Recent scores:

    SATURday, June 19

    La Plaza majors (tournament final): A’s 7, Yankees 2

    La Plaza minors (tournament final): Cubs 6, Marlins 5

    La Plaza softball (tournament final): A’s 19, Marlins 11

    Upcoming games:

    WEDNESday, June 23

  • Taking it home

    Staying patient on offense, manufacturing runs with a steady hand and — most of all — clamping down on defense, the Athletics concluded a strong campaign Saturday with a 7-2 victory over the Yankees in the La Plaza majors title game.

    The final pitted the division’s top two squads against one another for a third time this season. (They’d split their two regular-season games, each winning by two runs.)

    The Yankees had the sticks going early and took a 2-1 lead after Robert Gallegos’ score in the top of the second.

  • A's get last laugh in softball

    With just two teams in La Plaza’s softball division, there wasn’t much mystery as to who would meet in the final on Saturday morning.

    But given the competitiveness of both the A’s and Marlins — not to mention the one-run difference between them in their most recent meeting — there wasn’t a clear favorite going into the championship game.

  • Nearby fire 40% contained

    The Tecolote Fire south of Gallinas Canyon on the Pecos district has burned 777 but now is 40 percent contained.

    No evacuations have been ordered for residents in Gallinas Canyon and El Porvenir. No buildings have been affected.

    The fire is about 2.5 miles south of Gallinas Canyon; it is not near Tecolote.

    More than 500 firefighters from several Western state have helped with putting out the fire. The blaze is happening in the Santa Fe National Forest.

  • Letter: Services available via state provider

    We want to make sure you know that mental health services are available in your community.

    The New Mexico Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Institute Community Based Services Division (CBS) is a licensed community mental health provider that has a long history of providing quality community-based mental health services in northern New Mexico. We have operated mental health clinics in San Miguel and Mora counties for 20 years and in Guadalupe County for 15 years.