Today's News

  • Lopers turn away Cowboy challenge

    With wins by 8-1, 8-1 and 5-3 counts, Nebraska-Kearney stormed to a home series win over visiting New Mexico Highlands in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball action over the weekend. The series finale was set for Sunday, after this issue went to press.

    Todd Stachura set the tone in game one, shackling the Cowboys for three hits in a nine-inning complete-game pitching showcase.

    Jarod Robinette drove in the lone Highlands run (by Luis Saenz) to make it 3-1 in the top of the fourth, but the Lopers allowed no more.

  • Weekend Roundup: Raton holds court, takes district titles

    Controlling their own destiny heading into the final weekend of the regular season, the Raton Tigers left nothing to chance Saturday — in baseball and in softball.

    As a result, the Tigers are district champs — times two.

    Raton’s baseball team swept visiting Robertson 10-0 and 15-10. The Tigers put the first game away in five innings, quieting a Cardinal offense that had come off a string of 10-run rule wins.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 2, 2011

    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Robertson in district tournament, TBA, Tucumcari
    • 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

  • FYI - Sports

    City of Las Vegas presents Spring Road Running: Spring Running is a fun program designed to teach the basics of running. Recreation staff will provide instruction which includes stretching exercises, running techniques, running games, timed races and cool down techniques. This five-week program will let you kick up your heels and shake off the winter cobwebs. Participants will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 25 through May 26 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

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  • Fire destroys couple’s home

    A Mora County couple narrowly escaped a fire that erupted as they were sleeping early Wednesday morning, destroying their home and injuring one of them.

    Deet Schumacher, who is in his late 60s, was initially taken to Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas before being transported to University of New Mexico Hospital’s burn unit in Albuquerque.

    He was treated for smoke inhalation and suffered burns to his legs but is in good condition, said Joel Peters, chief of the Ledoux Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Senior Profile - Ruben Salazar

    Try to imagine living for nearly a century. Ruben Salazar has. Born June 18, 1916, Salazar will be 95 years old soon.

    His parents, Manuel and Juanita (Medina) Salazar survived to ages 105 and 103, respectively, so Ruben might meet that or surpass it. He attributes their and his longevity to “living right — eating from their own garden.”

    Ruben hails from Maes, about 40 miles east of Las Vegas. He said that there are a lot of small communities in that area. Some, like La Encinosa, now consist of only one household.

  • Luna avoids employee pay cuts

    Students at Luna Community College will pay more for tuition next year, but faculty and staff at their school will escape the cut in take-home pay that other state employees are facing, the LCC Board of Trustees decided Wednesday.

    In order to balance the state budget, lawmakers increased the contributions state employees must make into the retirement fund next fiscal year. While most colleges, universities and other state agencies are passing that cost on to employees, Luna won’t.

  • Highlands regents approve budget

    New Mexico Highlands University Regents have approved a $42.1 million unrestricted operating budget that covers a number of increased expenses and spares the school’s rodeo and wrestling programs.

    The budget submitted to regents is balanced, and it includes a 2.2 percent overall reduction in state funding, Highlands President James Fries told regents Monday. He said part of that funding decrease includes retirement changes approved by state lawmakers earlier this year.

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  • Looking Back

    In 1911

    Saturday, April 29 — When Ben Bruhn arrived this morning at his livery stable, which is located on Twelfth Street between Douglas and National avenues, he discovered an attempt had been made last night to crack his safe. He also discovered that a man named Charles Williams, who had been employed by him at the stable, had disappeared together with a valuable horse, saddle and bridle... Three holes were bored in the safe door... Evidently the robbers had been frightened away before being able to complete their job.