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Today's News

  • Stu Clark tourney opens Monday

    The 56th annual Stu Clark Tournament begins its usual three-day run in town Monday at the Wilson Complex.

    Tickets and tourney passes are available at the door and from various local merchants.

    In the opening session (1 p.m. Monday), Stu Clark newcomer Del Norte takes on St. Pius X, and Artesia meets Portales.

    Day one’s evening session features West Las Vegas vs. Shiprock at 6 p.m., followed by Robertson vs. Bernalillo.

    Monday winners play in the evening session on Tuesday; losers go to consolation bracket play 1 p.m. that day.

  • Senior Profile: Who sets the boundaries?

    The dapper gentleman wearing a steel-gray ascot that matches his suit waits at his front door.

    I fumble with my writing tools, exit the car and cross the street. Per his cachet of impeccable elegance, he kisses my hand in true gentlemanly fashion. I feel that “I have arrived.” I had looked forward to talking with this couple — the word was out that they are the essence of the true meaning of volunteerism.

  • Amarillo a test for young Cards

    Looking to toughen his team, Robertson wrestling coach Richard Martinez added a duals tournament in Amarillo, Texas, to the schedule this year.

    Wins were difficult to come by in the event, held this past week, but count the Cardinals tougher for the experience.

  • KFUN planning development

    The owners of KFUN radio station have plans for a major development on their land.

    Last week, the City Council unanimously ap-proved zoning changes to help make Joseph and Loretta Baca’s plans a reality.

    They hope for a 50-room hotel, a restaurant, a convenience store, a visitors center and a gated community that will include single-family housing and assisted living developments.

    The Bacas have dreamed about a development for a long time on KFUN Hill. They were helped along when Joseph Baca won a $1 million Powerball ticket in 2008.

  • Lujan visits Vegas, talks about economic issues

    U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., was in Las Vegas Sunday to participate in a Christmas gift distribution at the Plaza Hotel, followed by a discussion on job creation and economic development at Kennedy Hall.

    Lujan thanked Plaza’s Troy Denison, Las Vegas Motorcycle Rally members and Big Brothers-Big Sisters for their contributions to the children of Las Vegas as they handed out more than $3,600 in gifts to kids. The money came from the auction of Christmas trees.

  • Mil Gracias letters

    Parent Night or Open House was held on Monday, Oct. 19, at West Las Vegas High School. Parents were invited to meet and speak with their children’s teachers regarding grades, attendance, or any other matter in regard to their child’s education. Sign-in sheets in the front lobby indicated that 302 parents attended the event.

  • Cowboy slugger Carr honored

    New Mexico Highlands University baseball standout Jason Carr has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association 2010 NCAA Division II Preseason All-America second team.

    Carr, a 6-5, 225-pound senior from Puyallup, Wash., was a menace in the batter’s box the entire 2009 season for the Cowboys.

    He was tied for second in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with 15 home runs. Carr was named to the ABCA/Rawlings All Central Region team in the 2009 season. Carr was also All-RMAC first team in the 2009 season.

  • Let the Gallinas be the Gallinas

    I have walked the path on the Gallinas River from Bridge street to Independence street many times. It is a place which could be the better in some respects if we did less with it, or more to the point, less TO it.

  • City, county differ on ETZ

    A quarter century ago, the city of Las Vegas and San Miguel County signed an agreement for the regulation of areas just outside city limits.

    But it’s never been followed to the letter.

    Last month, Alex Aragon, the chairman of the city Planning and Zoning Commission, sent a letter to the city inquiring about the city and county’s roles in regulating the extra-territorial zone, an irregular buffer zone around the city.

  • Chamber under scrutiny

    The Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce has come under increasing criticism over the last couple of weeks.

    This is in the wake of the controversial firing of Vince Howell as the marketing coordinator in November.

    At last week’s City Council meeting, Councilman Andrew Feldman suggested the city conduct a performance and fiscal audit of the chamber because the city gives money to the group. He said the chamber was suffering from “serious problems,” although he didn’t say what they were.