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Today's News

  • RHS wrestlers inch closer to form

    As big, economy-stimulating local sporting events go, the revered Stu Clark Tournament has nothing on the Cardinal Wrestling Classic.

    The Classic, which has carved out a traditional mid-winter spot on the Meadow City’s sports calendar, brings a couple dozen teams to town for mat action Friday and Saturday at Mike Marr Gym.

    The host Cardinals are looking to pick up a little momentum after last weekend’s strong showing. The team took first place in the Belen Duals and second in Albuquerque Manzano’s tournament.

  • Developer sues city over decision

    A local developer has sued the city over its rejection of his proposed plan for a subdivision on the west side.

    Phil Warfield, owner of Warfield Properties Inc., filed the lawsuit on Jan. 14 in state District Court.

    In November, the City Council voted 3-2 against Warfield’s plans for a four-lot subdivision in the 2300 block of New Mexico Avenue. Each lot would have included a modular home.

    Warfield has contended that he followed all laws and procedures required of a subdivision.

  • Manager: Contract a distraction

    Las Vegas City Manager Timothy Dodge said Wednesday that he is reconsidering whether to ask the mayor and City Council to give him a contract.

    For months, members of the City Council have called for giving Dodge a contract, which they said would provide more stability at City Hall.

    At last week’s council meeting, a majority of members said they were still interested in entering a contract with Dodge, who started last March. But Mayor Tony Marquez and Councilwoman Diane Moore said it would be best to wait until after the municipal election in March.

  • Dulcey Amargo: Yes, you can go home again

    Unlike Thomas Wolfe’s protagonist, George Webber, in “You Can’t Go Home Again,” who returned home after writing a novel which upset his family and his hometown’s denizens by exposing the nature of the town’s failings, I’ve always been met with warmth and approbation when I return to Wagon Mound, my home for 11 years. Of course, I haven’t written a novel about the place.

    Nevertheless, no matter when I’ve returned to the village, I come away with good feelings.

  • Local boxers in ring Friday at Tingley

    A trio of boxers with local ties will be in the ring Friday night at Albuquerque’s Tingley Coliseum, site of a ShoBox card being staged by Gary Shaw Promotions.

    Michael Coca-Gallegos, an area native now living in Albuquerque, will be seeking his first professional victory after losing his first two fights. Coca-Gallegos is looking to upset fellow up-and-comer Vincent “Lil Man” Mirabal (4-0, 1 KO).

  • Above and Beyond: Robertson honors 275 students

    Robertson High School’s Marr Gym was recently packed with students and parents.

    They weren’t there for a sporting event. Rather, they were honoring academic achievement of the school’s 275 students who have been making good grades this year.

    Superintendent Rick Romero said he thought it was important that people have an opportunity to see the good in the district. He said in recent times the school has received its share of bad publicity because of the actions of a few misguided people.

  • Dons battle but fall at Pojoaque

    In its 62-46 defeat of visiting West Las Vegas on Wednesday night at Ben Lujan Gymnasium, Pojoaque pumped its district record against Las Vegas teams to 2-0.

    But the outcome was far from certain early in the fourth quarter.

    Tomas Benavidez had just driven to the hoop and scored off a pass from Ambrosio Castellano to bring the Dons within 43-40, and West looked to have a little momentum on its side. Ryan Montoya answered for the Elks, but a bucket by T.J. Esquibel made it 46-42.

  • Cards pull away to win by 20

    Justin Bustos led all scorers with 22 points Wednesday evening as host Robertson jumped back into the District 2-3A race courtesy of a 85-65 thumping of Raton at Mike Marr Gym.

    Was the final score indicative of the Cardinals’ dominance?

    Yes and no, depending on what part of the game you examine.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs UP for ... HISTORY RECORDED THROUGH ART.  Casa de Cultura, a local nonprofit organization and significant contributor to quality of life in Las Vegas, was awarded $15,000 by the city to create a mural on “The People’s History of Northern New Mexico.” The money will go for paneling and materials (though the total price tag is estimated at $25,000). The mural will be on the north end of the old Safeway parking lot at Seventh Street and Douglas Avenue.

  • Woman accused in hit-and-run

    An Ojo Feliz woman is accused of running over another woman after they got into an argument at a Las Vegas bar, state police said.

    April Alcon, 21, was at the Inn of Las Vegas bar around 1 a.m. last Wednesday when she allegedly struck Christina Leyba with her car.

    Leyba appeared to have a compound fracture to her lower left leg, with a bone sticking out of her pants leg, according to a criminal complaint. She was taken to the hospital.

    Alcon was charged with aggravated battery, a second DWI offense and failure to give immediate notice of an accident.