Today's News

  • Gents’ defense stingy in Vegas Bowl Jr. win

    A couple of long West Las Vegas runs set up by crisp blocking made the difference in a strong defensive show for both sides in Vegas Bowl Jr. this past Thursday at Perkins Stadium.

    The Gents won 16-2, snapping not only Memorial Middle School’s string of successes in the annual game but also a 19-game win streak for the Cardinals under coach Phil Leger and his staff.

    While both the Gents and Cardinals have produced some high-scoring wins this season, on Thursday it was their respective defenses that stood their ground.

  • Dead giveaway

    Take away the Cowboys’ turnovers and the resultant points surrendered to Nebraska-Kearney, and Saturday’s football game was a veritable toss-up.

    Alas, those mistakes did indeed count against New Mexico Highlands in a painful 38-14 defeat against the No. 13 ranked team in NCAA Division II.

    All told, the Cowboys (4-4, 2-4 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) coughed the ball up six times — three interceptions and three lost fumbles — for the second straight week.

  • Cardinal offense clicks at Raton

    Robertson’s football team welcomed head coach Leroy Gonzalez back to regular sideline duty with a resounding 35-6 romp over Raton in Friday’s District 2-3A opener.

    “I think we came out and executed right away,” said Gonzalez. “It wasn’t like that for the first seven games ... But it’s not how you start; it’s how you finish.”

  • Dons’ struggles continue in Taos

    West Las Vegas’ football roster was healthier Friday than it had been in weeks.

    Trouble is, the prolific Taos offense was beyond healthy.

    The host Tigers parlayed a quick 20-0 lead into a 64-20 blowout by night’s end, evening their own District 2-3A record at 1-1 while spoiling the Dons’ district opener.

    West coach Mike Ulibarri had quarterback George Martinez and two-way playmakers Jordan Lopez and Nathan Vigil all back from injuries, their recoveries aided by a well-timed bye-week break.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 24, 2011

    • NMHU women vs. University of the Southwest, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • NMHU vs. Grand Canyon, 2 p.m., NMHU at Western New Mexico, 6 p.m., Silver City
    • Pecos vs. Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    No varsity events scheduled

  • FYI - Sports - Oct. 24, 2011

    Las Vegas YABL registration for co-ed grades K-2 and girls’ grades 3-7 runs through Nov. 7 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. For boys’ grades 3-7, sign-up is Dec. 12 through Jan. 6. For details and more information, visit the Rec or call Misty, 426-3191, or the center at 426-1739.


  • Ex-city worker charged

    A former city of Las Vegas employee who told police she was “going through tough times” has been charged with embezzlement and other crimes for allegedly diverting city bank deposits for her own use.

    The former employee, Dorrie Gurule, worked in the city’s solid waste department. Gurule, 53, who lives on the 1000 block of Grand Avenue, is facing 16 counts of embezzlement and one count each of fraud and tampering with evidence.

  • Locals say ‘no’ to Cannon plan

    Air Force plans for low-level night-time training flights over northeastern New Mexico and southern Colorado drew unanimous opposition from the dozens of area residents who spoke during a community forum held here Tuesday evening.

    About 150 people attended the forum — the second highest turnout for the 15 meetings held by Cannon in New Mexico and Colorado.

  • Crunch time to address city charter

    City Manager Timothy Dodge says it’s time to start gearing up for the transition to the home rule charter that is slated to take effect after the next municipal election in March, but he’s concerned that the questions that have been raised about its validity have yet to be resolved.

    “It’s an unanswered question, and I somehow need to bring closure to this,” he told the city’s governing body during Wednesday’s City Council meeting.

  • Luna college plans mill referendum

    School finance issues highlighted the Luna Community College Board of Trustees regular meeting Wednesday night on campus.

    Specifically, board members debated whether the communities of Raton and Pecos are paying their fair share for Luna to provide educational services for students in those areas.

    The college plans a mill levy for its coverage area, which reaches from Raton and Springer in the north to Santa Rosa in the south and Pecos in the west. The mill levy, if approved by voters, would generate an unspecified amount of revenue for the school.