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Today's News

  • Who was Stu Clark?

    With the 57th annual Stu Clark Tournament concluding on Thursday evening — third-place game at 6, followed by the championship around 8 — some spectators may be curious as to the origin of this Las Vegas holiday basketball tradition.

    Stuart “Stu” Clark, the tournament’s namesake, was one of New Mexico Highlands University’s most accomplished coaches and mentors.

  • Luna softball may be on upswing

    I can’t believe I’ve been covering sports in northeastern New Mexico for 24 years. Time goes by fast. Without giving up how old I am, I will tell you I’m fortunate that I age well.

    During the last two decades or so I have covered many teams — some good, some bad, many prominent, many contenders and many pretenders. But there is one team that stays close to my heart, and it’s right here at Luna Community College. I’m talking about our softball team.

  • Highlands runners honored for academics

    Three New Mexico Highlands University runners have been honored on the All-Academic Team for cross country in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in recognition of their efforts this past fall.

    Nicaise Kazingo, a Highlands junior from Bujumbura, Burundi, is one of eight first-team All-RMAC Academic Team selections. Kazingo carries a 3.8 grade point average and majors in mathematics.

    Kazingo, who has earned All-American honors as a runner for coach Bob DeVries’ Cowboys, was one of the top two performers, along with Moses Kirui, in 2010.

  • Issues facing our schools

    It’s good to see a healthy field of challengers in the races for the East and West school board positions. The contests will ensure that some debate about the issues facing our schools in Las Vegas.

  • Work of Art: Laugh? Thought I’d never start

    By Art Trujillo

    Rather than attempt Comedy Central, let me explain that I have absolutely no talent when it comes to telling those long, drawn-out, elaborate situational anecdotes that require a series of repetitive remarks (“and then the genie asked the third man ...) followed by a punchless line.

    In fact, where there’s laughter in my environment, it’s usually the result of some slip of the tongue, a one-liner, or something serendipitous, in which people are laughing at me rather than with me. And that’s all right too.

  • Residents near town to get tax cut

    Nine households southwest of Las Vegas will see a substantial drop in their property taxes next time around.

    That’s because the residents successfully argued to a valuation board that their loss of water has diminished the value of their properties.

    Earlier this month, the San Miguel County Valuation Protests Board ordered the county to reduce the residents’ property values by a third.

  • Christmas Mass
  • Anaya defends 2004 decision

    Six years later, former Gov. Toney Anaya says selecting Manny Aragon as Highlands University president was “the right decision at the time.”

    “We were looking at pursuing a different course for Highlands,” Anaya said in a recent interview.

    In 2004, Anaya was president of the Board of Regents when the panel selected state Senate leader Manny Aragon as president.

  • Family helps children in war-torn Juarez

    By Alfredo Corchado
    Dallas Morning News

    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Even in this neighborhood where gunbattles keep them awake at night, the children are filled with the anticipation of Christmas. Heidi wants a doll. Nayeli craves cream-filled chocolates. Nancy dreams of roller skates.

  • A big bowl of Stu

    The 57th annual Stu Clark Tournament begins its three-day run Tuesday in Las Vegas.

    First session of the tourney (1 p.m.) pits St. Pius X against West Mesa. The second game  matches Atrisco Heritage, against Bernalillo.

    In the evening session (6 p.m.), the Meadow City’s boys take center stage. Robertson and Portales play in a matchup of two top 10 Class 3A teams. And in the nightcap, West Las Vegas faces Silver.