Today's News

  • Publisher's Note: CAVE dwellers

    Last week I told you about my tour of the spaceport near Truth or Consequences, following a New Mexico Press Association meeting down there, but I didn’t say anything about TorC itself.

  • Lopers end Cowboys’ run

    New Mexico Highlands may have been the sixth and last team to make the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball tournament, but the Cowboys were one of the last teams playing by Saturday night, as the tourney field narrowed toward the finals.

    Nebraska-Kearney held off the Cowboys 12-8 in a Saturday night semifinal to end Highlands’ run.

    Highlands spotted UNK a 9-0 lead by the halfway point of the third inning before getting on the board in the bottom of the third. Eric Maupin drove in Erik Scott, and A.J. Alexander later did the same for J.P. Hollywood.

  • Strong finish

    Daniel Martinez, Jon Adam Dimas, Danielle Gurule, the combination of Abbey Bradley, Chantel Davis, Kristen Montaño and Erica Herrera, and the team of Martinez, Johnathan Lucero, David Coca and Keen Martinez captured individual championship medals over the weekend, and Robertson’s boys surged to a second-place team finish in the Class 3A state track and field championship meet.

    The Cardinal boys accumulated 58 team points, trailing only Lovington (67).

  • Area teams battle it out in state playoffs

    A roundup of state baseball and softball results involving area teams:


    That last-minute doubleheader with fifth-ranked Portales (resulting in a split on the final day of the regular season) almost paid off for the West Las Vegas softball team.

    The Lady Dons put up a fight before being eliminated 4-2 by those same Rams in the losers’ bracket of the state tournament Friday morning at Rio Rancho’s Cleveland High School.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 16, 2011

    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • Recycling plan moving forward

    If everything goes according to plan, recycling in San Miguel County and Las Vegas will get a little easier by the end of August.

    The San Miguel County Commission on Tuesday approved a memorandum of understanding with the city that will effectively create a regional recycling system. The city still needs to sign off on the agreement.

    “It’s going to be a unified effort between San Miguel County and the city,” said Harold Garcia, the county’s public service foreman. “We’re appreciative the city is working with us on this.”

  • Air transport venture takes flight lenging and rewarding’

    Steve and Susan Spande saw a need in the community and decided to invest their  life savings on addressing it.

    In March, the Pecos couple launched their new business venture, Western States Air Medical LLC, a company that provides medical air transport for Alta Vista Regional Hospital patients.

    “We had seen need specifically out of this hospital for a more rapid medical transport,” Steve Spande said. “We decided that this would be a good time to get going so we basically cashed in all of our savings and put this business together.”

  • Many back city project

    More than 60 people packed into the City Council chambers Tuesday evening to hear the city’s gateway project plans, and while a few spoke against it, many more voiced support.

    “I think anything that will help economic development in Las Vegas and bring in more tourism is a plus,” said Ken Mares, who told city leaders he supports the project.

  • Two women face burglary charges

    Two women were arrested Tuesday after they allegedly went into a house on 2800 Louden, kicked open a bedroom door and injured a child while fighting with people inside the home.

    Court documents don’t specify a motive for the alleged attacks.

    Abigail Aragon, 27, who lives on the 1200 block of Third Street in Albuquerque, has been charged with aggravated burglary, conspiracy and abuse of a child, all felonies. She was being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center on a $15,000 cash bond.

  • Hearing set for PNM rate hike request

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico regulators have a tough decision to make, and no matter what they decide, not everyone is going to be happy.

    The Public Regulation Commission has to decide whether to approve a proposal by Public Service Company of New Mexico that would mean higher rates for its 500,000 residential and business customers.

    The utility is scheduled to present its case during a public hearing that starts Monday in Santa Fe.