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Today's News

  • Lady Dons prevail at SF Capital

    West Las Vegas swiped a season-opening win from its trip to the Jungle. The Lady Dons downed the host Lady Jaguars of Capital High 55-37 on Tuesday night at Edward Ortiz Gymnasium in Santa Fe.

    Capital is a Class 4A school, and West head coach Jose “Majic” Medina said he was pleased with the effort he saw in his team’s season debut.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 30, 2012

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado Christian, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Mora boys at Taos tournament, TBA
    • Mora girls (A,B) vs. Tucumcari, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School, WLVMS girls at Pojoaque tournament, Jacona
    • Mora Middle School girls vs. Dulce, 4 p.m., Mora

    Saturday
    Basketball

  • Silver Gloves coming

    Many of the state’s amateur boxing hopefuls will be showcased in a tournament coming to the Meadow City next week.

    The New Mexico State Silver Gloves is scheduled to be hosted Friday through Sunday, Dec. 7-9, at Crespin’s Boxing Gym.

    Weigh-ins are set from 8 to 10 a.m. that Friday and Saturday. Matches will be made immediately following, and physicals will be performed at 4 p.m.

    First bout each day is 6 p.m.

    Admission is $12 general and $8 students. Children under 5 will be admitted free of charge.

  • Lobo bigs combine for 32

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE —  Cameron Bairstow isn’t usually known as instant offense when he comes off the bench. He provided just that when he entered Wednesday night’s game early for No. 25 New Mexico.

    Bairstow finished with a career-high 16 points, helping propel the Lobos (7-0) to a 76-58 win over Mercer.

    “Cam came in and really gave us a burst early in this game,” Lobos coach Steve Alford said.

  • BREAKING - Early morning fire leaves one dead

    One person perished in an early morning blaze at the Enchanted Hills Mobile Home Park, but authorities have yet to release the individual’s identity, saying that the Office of the Medical Investigator will need to make a positive identification.

    Las Vegas firefighters were dispatched to the mobile home at about 1 a.m., said Fire Chief Phillip Mares. He said the initial call they received was that there were possibly three people inside the home.

  • City official questions bid

    The City of Las Vegas Housing Authority Commission is poised to award a bid for a fencing project to a company with ties to a man who has been charged with fraud, embezzlement, forgery and identity theft.

    The bid is for a fencing project on New Mexico Avenue and Church Street. Bids for the project were opened on Nov. 15, and Xtreme Builders Construction LLC. had the lowest one.

  • ‘Tis the season. . .
  • Man accused of defrauding CASA

    A former employee at Luna Community College has been charged with fraud for allegedly bilking a local non-profit group that advocates for children out of nearly $2,100.

    Michael A. Adams, 54, who resides on the 2500 block of Hot Springs Boulevard, was charged in late October with a single count of fraud between $500 and $2,500, a fourth-degree felony. Online court records indicate that Adams, a former information technology director at Luna, avoided arrest by surrendering himself to the court earlier this month. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 11.

  • West board receives award

    The West Las Vegas School Board will receive the New Mexico School Board Association’s Small District – School Board of the Year award on Friday afternoon.

    Former district superintendent Ruben Cordova nominated the board for the statewide award prior to his resignation in September.

  • Millions chase Powerball jackpot

    By Jeff McMurray
    The Associated Press

    CHICAGO — Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize that would be the second highest.

    The $425 million jackpot, the largest in Powerball’s history, represents a potential life-changing fortune. But before shelling out $2 for a ticket, here are some things to consider: