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Today's News

  • Letter: Memories make Las Vegas home

    After many years living in a small community such as Las Vegas, one begins a list of the friends and acquaintances who have passed away. And gradually, a kind of phantom city begins to co-exist alongside the actual city. Here and there, as one goes about town, one passes a house that once belonged to someone now numbered among the dead. The house has new occupants. It is their house now. Yet it stirs up memories of its former occupant. It is still their house too!

  • State tournament brackets set

    Fans of local area high school basketball teams now know whom and where their favorite hoopsters will be playing in the opening round of the New Mexico state tournaments.

    Girls' first-round games will take place Friday at the home campuses of the higher seeds. The boys will play Saturday.

  • P-Rod nabs honor again

    New Mexico Highlands University baseball player Phillip Rodriguez has been named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference-Rawlings Player of the Week for the second time this season.

    Rodriguez posted another strong statistical weekend for the Cowboys in their doubleheader against RMAC rival Colorado State-Pueblo. He finished the weekend with a .500 batting average, going four for eight with three runs and one run batted in.

    Rodriguez is second overall in the RMAC in batting average with a season batting average of .556.

  • As It Is: An unlevel playing field

    A few weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against longtime bans on corporate and union contributions to political campaigns.

    The court said such bans infringed on First Amendment rights.

    Really?

    No law has prohibited people from exercising their free-speech rights, especially when it comes to politics. Yet some argue that restrictions on contributions are a form of free-speech infringement. If so, then wealthy people have been suffering for years. Or have they really?

  • City election set for Tuesday

    Las Vegas voters will go to the polls today to cast their ballots for mayor, City Council and a proposed new city charter.

    The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Running for mayor are San Miguel County Treasurer Alfonso Ortiz and write-in candidates Daniel Holguin Sr. and Las Vegas City Schools board member Patrick Romero. The city clerk’s office said voters won’t be required to write in Holguin’s or Romero’s names to the letter, but they need to be close enough so poll workers can discern voters’ choices.  

  • Police: Drug suspect attacked mom

    A Las Vegas man is alleged to have attacked his mother and threatened his wife, state police said.

    The man was also found to have been carrying crack cocaine, according to a criminal complaint filed in Magistrate Court.

    Pedro Griego, 27, was charged with battery on a household member, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting officers, bringing contraband into a jail and criminal damage to the property of a household member.

  • Man charged with murder

    A Las Vegas man is now facing an open count of murder in the death of his grandmother.

    Ryan Garcia, 27, 1116 Columbia St., is accused of killing his grandmother, Margaret Garcia, and hurting his uncles, Robert and Ralph Garcia.

    The attacks allegedly occurred late in the afternoon of Feb. 16 at 1116 Columbia Street.

    Ryan Garcia’s grandmother died three days after the attack. The suspect allegedly threw the woman over the porch onto some concrete, where she landed on her head.

  • Elks down WLV, RHS boys

    Boys’ basketball teams from Robertson and West Las Vegas saw their District 2-3A tournament hopes dashed by the same opponent this week — Pojoaque Valley.

    The Elks, veterans of extended postseason runs — including a state championship — in recent seasons, pummeled West Las Vegas 57-44 on Tuesday evening in the opening round. Then they beat Robertson 61-50 on Wednesday, advancing to Thursday’s semifinal at St. Michael’s.

  • HU sluggers sweep Cougars; now 9-1

    The New Mexico Highlands baseball team swept the Colorado Christian Cougars on day two of the series by scores of 15-10 and 9-8, completing a four-game series sweep to open the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schedule over the weekend.

    The offense was again the main story of the day as the team hit .420 on Saturday.

    The Cowboys are now 9-1 overall and 3-0 in RMAC play; they trek to Portales on Tuesday to take on the Greyhounds of Eastern New Mexico University in a non-conference matchup.

  • Letter: Ash Wednesday not in Bible

    I noticed on Wednesday, Feb. 17, several people wore crosses in ash on their foreheads, and I remembered it was Ash Wednesday. I would like to ask your readers to consider something.

    Is Ash Wednesday found anywhere in the Bible? No, it is not. Then where did it come from? It is merely human tradition and man-made doctrine.