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Today's News

  • Editorial cartoons - May 18, 2015
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Unconventional advice for graduates

    It’s that time of year when just about every newspaper in the state gives front-page attention to at least one local graduation. They’re always a big deal, especially to those who walk across that ceremonial stage and make their families proud.

    Graduations mark a transition in our lives, but sometimes I think it’s over-emphasized. Anyone who thinks a diploma or degree is a ticket to success is sadly mistaken. It’s just a ticket to ride; you still have to get there on your own.

  • Lady Cards soar into top four

    Their quest may have fallen short of the coveted blue trophy, but the Robertson softball team gave fans some thrills with a fourth-place finish in the Class 4A state tournament this past weekend in rain-soaked Rio Rancho.

    Coach Adrian Jaramillo’s Lady Cardinals finished 3-2 in the tournament, reaching the consolation semifinals before losing to No. 5 seed Cobre.

  • No rain on this parade

    Neither rain nor hail nor lightning could keep Morgan Diefendorf from her appointed rounds Saturday — specifically, winning the Class 4A girls’ state championship in the 800-meter run.

    Diefendorf, a Robertson junior, ripped across the finish line in 2:24.14, more than a second faster than Sandia Prep senior Kalei Yepa, who’d had the fastest time in the event all spring and was considered a favorite to win Saturday.

    The Lady Cardinal standout turned it up a notch in the final quarter of the race to pull away with the win.

  • Slack, DeVries, Johnson sweep honors

    NMHU Sports Information

    On the eve of the NCAA outdoor nationals, the No. 2 nationally ranked New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team has  accomplished a rare feat, announced the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Friday.

    Senior Salcia Slack — who won both of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Female Performer of the Year honors for indoor and outdoor track — swept those same awards in the South Central Region.

  • Little League - May 18

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by Las Vegas Little League. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    MONDAY: Cardinals vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Mets, 7:30 p.m.
    WEDNESDAY: Mets vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Reds vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    MONDAY: Red Wings vs. Threshers, 6:15 p.m.; Sandgnats vs. Thunder, 7:45 p.m.
    TUESDAY: Rivercats vs. Red Wings, 6:15 p.m.; Owlz vs. Sandgnats, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 18, 2015

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento RiverCats, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento RiverCats, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Wednesday
    Baseball

  • Garcia: City won’t run dry

    As we head into the summer months, Las Vegas is down to just one reservoir, but the city’s top water official says there’s no need to worry.

    “The question that gets asked over and over is ‘do we have enough storage and supply available for a drought with Bradner offline?’ The answer is yes,” Utilities Director Ken Garcia told the governing body during Wednesday’s City Council work session. “We have enough water supply to deal with a drought even with Bradner offline.”

  • Collins River Ranch - The autistic call this place home

    Situated between large pine trees in the vast forest just north of Mora lies a ranch that several call home. The Collins River Ranch is a tranquil place on its sprawling 300 acres. But deep within the ranch lie several buildings used for autistic residents who call this place home. People would normally not know this ranch even existed unless they  took a dirt road to explore the mountains around Mora. But for several, this ranch is home and brings them the quiet place they need when dealing with autism.

  • County attorney pick criticized

    San Miguel County’s decision to hire an out-of-town law firm to replace its county attorney is drawing sharp criticism from several community members.

    Prior to Tuesday’s Commission vote to hire the Albuquerque-based Stetson Law Office, P.C., at least six members of the public urged commissioners to hire a local attorney.

    “We say shop locally. We should shop locally for our own lawyer...,” said Las Vegas resident Molly Smollett. She told commissioners that we have good people in our community and should shop for talent here.